Advice

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
February 20, 2014

Something Old is New Again

Kellie Writes: Hi! I'm fifteen and I'm moving into a new room and I get to pick the color. My mom doesn't want to pay for a new comforter and the color of it is bright turquoise and the flip side of it is brown. I'm so sick and tired of bright turquoise walls and sheets! What color can I paint my room that matches either turquoise or brown? All of my furniture is white. See Answer From Melissa Michaels »
Categories: Bedrooms, Color
February 20, 2014

Matching Neutrals

Travis Writes: My wife and I recently bought new furniture. The couch and loveseat are a light gray color and the recliner is black. We are trying to find a good color to paint our living room that will match with our new furniture but want to make sure that its not a dark color. The color needs to be neutral because she wants to use accent pillows to change the color scheme if she wants. Also she mentioned something about painting one of the other walls as an accent wall a totally different color yet still a neutral color. What colors should we use? See Answer From Kate Riley »