January 12, 2015

Goodbye White Walls

Linda Writes: Hello , My leather sofa and 1 1/2 chair color is coffee brown and my glass top lamp and coffee tables are oak with gold trimming. My wall to wall carpet is burgundy. My walls and fireplace mantle is a off white . I want to paint the walls a nice color that will work with the furniture and carpet. I'm having a hard time choosing the right colors. Your advice is much appreciated. See Answer From Lindsay Ballard »
January 12, 2015

Old Farmhouse Colors

Lauri Writes: I have a an old farmhouse, with the original woodwork (which I do not want to paint). I want to paint the dining room but I don't know what color. It has 4 large windows, and a window bench seat on one wall. It also a wooden plate shelf all the way around about 1/4 of the way down from the ceiling.  It then has wood slats about 3 inches wide coming down from there and there is 18 inches in between them.  The wood has a hint of orange. Do you have any advice on paint colors? Thank you in advance for any advice. See Answer From Diane Henkler »
Categories: Dining Rooms, Color
January 12, 2015

Picking a Color To Paint an Entertainment Center

Ashley Writes: Hello! We recently bought a new bedroom set for the master bedroom and woud like to turn the old dresser into an entertainment center. We have figured out all the details except for what color to paint it. Our walls in the living room are beige with white trim. Our sectional is a chocolate brown and we have burgundy curtains and pillows. The old entertainment center is black. Would a burgundy entertainment center be too dark? There are two windows in the living room. We are new to decorating our first home and are open to any suggestions. Thank you! See Answer From Diane Henkler »
January 12, 2015

When its crowded, go with white.

lost in the bathroom Writes: I am redecorating my bathroom. I am on a strict budget, so current fixtures are remaining the same - I'm simply painting the walls and ceiling. The vanity, medicine cabinet, baseboards, and door are a dark cherry wood color. The decor is bamboo, with green and cream colors. I would like a bamboo green paint color, with some lavender, as well. But, I'm at a loss as to whether the walls should be green or lavender, and which color to paint the ceiling. It is not a large bathroom; and there is really only one wall that will be solid color. Any suggestions? See Answer From Stefanie Schiada »
Categories: Bathrooms, Color
November 10, 2014

Paint the Back of Your Built-Ins for Instant Pop

Mary Writes: My living room walls are a light coffee color and there is a built-in bookcase (which is currently white), but needs some color to pop. What would you suggest for paint color? The floors are hardwood, and the trim in the room is also white.  See Answer From Stefanie Schiada »
November 5, 2014

Repainting Over a Dark Paint Color

Kim Writes: My kitchen is a very dark green, but I want to paint it Frosted Pine. Do I need to do more than one coat? Will one coat cover up the dark green?   See Answer From Lindsay Ballard »