Advice

February 27, 2014

Matching with Dark Green

Melanie Writes: What are the best colors for a family room with dark green carpet? The room has crown molding and a chair rail that I want to be bright white. See Answer From Diane Henkler »
February 27, 2014

Going to Tahiti

Jess Writes: We are remodeling the master bath and I would like the overall feel to be Tahiti...tropics....We will have natural elements...shower with pebble floor, sea shells above the tub and a gray wood vanity.  The floor will be browns and we will have a bamboo room divide. My question is how many bright colors can I paint the walls and have it still flow together?  I would like to do a Caribbean Sea by the tub, and New Grass Green above the vanity, a sky blue for the ceiling, and pops of red or fuchsia (topical flower colors)?  What color could the other walls be to tie it all together?  Will there be too many colors?  Please help us relax in Tahiti when we enter the bathroom. Thank You See Answer From Eduardo Rodriguez »
Categories: Bathrooms, Color
February 24, 2014

Warming Up a Dark Room

Jewell Writes: I need your help! My family will be moving soon and I want to paint my new room a different color than the one I have now. We haven't selected a house, so I have no idea on the amount of light the room will receive or how big it will be. However, I want a light, airy look, with pops of color. The problem is, my bed is black cast iron, my desk and side table are glass-topped with black metal legs, and my desk chair is also black. Airy? Anything but! These items absolutely must stay in the room, though I can decorate with paintings/accessories any way I want. My sheets are baby blue, and I have an ancient quilt my great-grandmother sewed that is checkered pastel pink, green, white, and blue, but the quilt is very faded (not bright at all).  One more thing. My room is for relaxing, reading, and writing. It should be soothing but inspiring too. Thank you for helping in any way! See Answer From Erika Ward »
Categories: Bedrooms, Color
February 24, 2014

Color for an Open Concept Living Space

Amy Writes: We are building a house and have decided to go with black cabinets and gray/white granite in kitchen.  We are having trouble deciding what color to paint the kitchen and living room since it will be an open concept. See Answer From Nicole Balch »
February 21, 2014

How to Paint with an Open Floor Plan

Cynthia Writes: I have a small home with an open floor plan; everything is open from the kitchen to the dining room to the living room. The walls are in desperate need of paint. Most of my furniture is earth tones with a few black pieces (entertainment center, book case, cabinet). Is it best to select one neutral color with an open floor plan? I also want to paint my kitchen cupboards (and walls). Again, struggling with color choices since it will be seen from all other rooms in the house. My countertop is a yellow rich cream color and appliances to match. I would love some color (favor rich red or oranges), just not sure how to go about doing it. (I included a picture of my kitchen). Thank you! See Answer From Michael Wurm Jr »
February 21, 2014

Richer Tones

Tessa Writes: Hi, my bedroom carpet is lavender and the furniture is beige lacquer what color could I paint the walls?  Help please. : )  Thanks. See Answer From Stefanie Schiada »
Categories: Bedrooms, Color