April 13, 2015

When in Doubt, Go with Grey

sierra Writes: I bought a house that has vaulted ceiling in the living room. As soon as you walk in the house you have the stairs and you can see the living room, dining room and kitchen. Its a very open floor plan. You can also see part of the hallway wall. I really would like to paint but i have no idea of what colors will look good together. I have kids so really don't want anything to light. I have two windows in the living room and the dining has 3 bay windows. And kitchen has one over the sink.  See Answer From Stefanie Schiada »
April 10, 2015

Match Cool and Warm colors using your existing molding

Teresa Writes: We have a ranch home and have "opened it up" somewhat.  Specifically, remodeling our kitchen and opening it up into our dining room.   The kitchen has light cherry and black cabinetry with dark brown/black granite countertops.  We will be putting up a travertine backsplash. Essentially we have a peninsula that separates the dining room and the kitchen.  I am trying to modernize the dining room, but it has a white chair rail and crown molding which I want to keep.  Any ideas on wall colors?  I do have some expensive navy blinds on the front bay window of the dining room that I want to keep. I just can't figure out how to do the walls to tie into the kitchen. See Answer From Stefanie Schiada »
Categories: Dining Rooms, Kitchens
April 7, 2015

Accent Walls Rock!

Rahila Writes: Hi, I want to paint my master bedroom. Should I paint the entire room one color or have an accent wall as well? It is a semi large  room. Light colored carpeted, espresso wood furniture and light turqouise curtains. What color should I go with? Any help would be appreciated! Thanks Rahila See Answer From Eduardo Rodriguez »
Categories: Bedrooms, Color
April 7, 2015

Complimentary Colors are Often the Best Choice

Ann Writes: I need help picking out a paint color for my family room.  The room is 16x21 with plenty of light.  3 windows on the back wall & windows on either side of the fireplace.  The room also opens to the kitchen.  The flooring is hardwood & oak waincotting on the walls.  I have a sofa & a loveseat with a sand herringbone fabric.  2 red & creme chairs on either side of the fireplace.  I also have an antique bookcase & desk in the room.  I am not afraid of dark colors & love navy & red. See Answer From Eduardo Rodriguez »
February 2, 2015

A Red Accent Wall?

anonymous Writes: My livingroom and kitchen are connected by a long wall which is the wall your eyes go to when you first walk in the front door.  In the kitchen there is a big sliding glass door that let's in a lot of light and in living room 2 tall windows.  The furniture is neutral mocha and cabinets and trim are light oak.  The walls now are all a light neutral but I want some color. My decor Is a deep red and burnt orange (the big accent piece also has a touch of goldish color) I was thinking of painting the wall a red color and keep the rest of the walls neutral but I'm nervous it will be too dark and make the space feel smaller than it already is.  Should I go with a red or a different color? See Answer From Nicole Balch »
January 20, 2015

Paint Colors that Complement Brown

Vicki Writes: My question is, we have built a home made out of block but with sheetrock interiors.  The exterior has been painted a chocolate brown color. My question is I do not know what trim color to go with for my exterior doors.  I also have a dilemma for the interior cause I have almost espresso colored cabinets and I want to incorporate a grey that I can paint on my walls that will go with both browns.  I am looking for both wall color and trim color. See Answer From Melissa Michaels »
Categories: Color, Kitchens