Advice

April 15, 2014

From Little Girl’s Room to a Teen’s Dream

Pink Problems Writes: Hi, I'm a 14 year old girl and my room which was painted pink when I was 8. It’s getting a bit young for me so recently my parents gave me permission to repaint. I'm not sure exactly what I want but my colors are gray and teal. But I feel like so need an accent color are not sure which color to choose I picked out a coral pink but I'm now looking at purples and other colors should I not do gray or what accent color should I choose??? HELP!! See Answer From Lindsay Ballard »
Categories: Bedrooms, Color
April 15, 2014

Turquoise at the Office

Megan Writes: I will have a new office at work this summer. It is a small space with no windows. I am refinishing an old wood desk in a turquoise color. I want the office to feel warm and cozy. My style tends to be eclectic and retro mixed together. What color would you suggest I paint the walls? Three of the walls are cement block. Thank you. See Answer From Nicole Balch »
Categories: Color, Offices
April 15, 2014

From the Bottom to the Top: Choosing a Wall Color When You Have Bossy Carpet

Stacy Writes: We close on our home tomorrow and the home has chocolate brown carpeting.  The walls and ceilings are painted the same color, a light color that almost looks a hint of peach which won't go with our decor.  I know I want to go a light tan color or beige in the house and possibly a pop of color in the kitchen, my question centers around the color of the ceiling.  Should I paint the ceiling to match the walls or make them an eggshell or white?  Ceilings are popcorn and we're not prepared to remove the popcorn at this time and they have been painted over before. See Answer From Erika Ward »
April 15, 2014

Accent Colors for a Pink Bedroom

Anonymous Writes: Hello. We have a pink master bedroom with a white ceiling. The floor is grey-white marble, and there are no rugs, at least for now. We have carved solid wood bedroom furniture in a dark stain. What colours should we use for curtains and bedding? I am told that dark grey would help balance the 'sweetness' in the pink walls but I suspect it may not work with our walnut doors and windows and traditional dark furniture. Do you think mint green and white patterned/floral curtains might give the room a fresh and airy feeling while also being consistent with an eclectic style? What other colours might complement this colour scheme? Regards.   See Answer From Melissa Michaels »
Categories: Bedrooms, Color
April 15, 2014

Coordinating Bedding with Muted Yellow Walls

Anonymous Writes: My master bedroom is now a somewhat muted yellow, new home, and my comforter etc. Is croscill chambord, which combines sage, smoky plum, off white and some gold.  Do I really need to repaint the room, or can I accessorize with those colors? See Answer From Diane Henkler »
Categories: Bedrooms, Color
April 15, 2014

Making Things A Bit Brighter

N Writes: We have a dark, north-facing living room/dining room, vaulted ceiling in living room, fireplace where wall above juts out about 6 inches (good for accent color). One wall of dining room is currently dark red accent wall, would like to keep that accented too but different color.  We will be getting hickory colored wood flooring installed, and need a bright color to lighten the room. Looking at yellows and greens (currently taupe/tan), but kitchen is also yellow and seems like too much yellow. Ideas? See Answer From Eduardo Rodriguez »