August 1, 2014

Lightening Up Wood Paneling

Tina Writes: I am going to paint the paneling in my living room.  The paneling was installed in the 80's and is a good quality, medium brown color.  However, I want an upgrade and to lighten the space some.  My furniture (which I won't be replacing) consists of a light beige recliner, burgundy leather sofa and love seat with a beige slipcover that also has a burgundy floral pattern on it.  Side tables are dark brown/burgundy wood.  Any suggestions? See Answer From Melissa Michaels »
August 1, 2014

Pale Staining Options

Rach Writes: I plan on doing my future bedroom lavender, gray, and maybe some silverish colors but I have an old dresser that I stripped the paint off of and I'm not sure what color to stain it. Do you have any suggestions? See Answer From Stefanie Schiada »
Categories: Color, Painting Tips
August 1, 2014

Southwestern Great Room

Carolyn Writes: We are redoing our great room with new everything. It has two big windows in back and three long windows in front. The new carpet is a warm grey. I need to know what color of walls would look best. Also, we are going to get new leather furniture, because of our dogs. What color furniture should we get? We want to keep the warm look and right now we have a southwestern theme. See Answer From Diane Henkler »
August 1, 2014

Choosing Paint Colors for a Rustic Living Room

Sharlot Writes: I am looking for a rustic look. I would like to use greens in my living room, and in the past I have preferred more of a sage green color. I would like three walls to be a lighter green with one darker green as an accent color. My preference right now is the Dark Eucalyptus Leaf as an accent wall. Can you recommend a lighter green/sage color for the other 3 walls? I am using the Warm Caramel on the walls in the kitchen that meet the living room walls, so I would like it to compliment that as well.     Thanks for your time! See Answer From Lindsay Ballard »
July 31, 2014

Wall Color for a Nautical Bedroom

Diane Writes: My bedroom walls are taupe and I have navy and white bedding with white, navy and red nautical pillows. Should I paint the room white with a blue tone or do you have any other suggestions? See Answer From Melissa Michaels »
Categories: Bedrooms, Color
July 31, 2014

Saying Goodbye to the '90s

Phenie Writes: My house has blue carpet throughout and all of the walls are white, think 1990's style.  I'm not sure how to add color to the walls without it being too much color.  Help! See Answer From Eduardo Rodriguez »