Advice

January 14, 2015

Girl Talk

Gwen Writes: I am painting my 10-year-old daughter’s room light lavender, her bedroom furniture is white, there is one 55 in. window, and a glass panel door in her room. Can you please provide some suggestions on accent colors? See Answer From Kate Riley »
Categories: Bedrooms, Color
January 13, 2015

Creating a Cohesive Color Story

Jenna Writes: Hello!! I really need help picking out a dining room color. I just painted our entrance way a very light tan (more towards off white) and the kitchen a medium tan. I really want the dining room to add color to the first floor; my first thought was either an aqua or teal (the colors in our house are tan, brown, aqua, green, and red). However, I am having trouble picking out a color, because I also painted our front door Glidden Totally Teal- which I absolutely LOVE! When I painted the door I painted the front and back to add color in the entrance way, but now you can see it from the dining room. I guess my question is, what would be a good color to paint the dining room that goes with the different shades of tans in the kitchen and living room, but also with the Totally Teal door? Thank you for your help! See Answer From Eduardo Rodriguez »
Categories: Dining Rooms, Color
January 13, 2015

Creative Sophistication

Pam Writes: Hello!   I am having a hard time choosing a color for a north facing room with only one north facing window. My carpet is light beige. My furniture is white. The room is only 12 x12 and is going to be my craftroom. I tend to lean towards cooler palettes such as pinks, teals, greys and blues.  I want the room to spark my creative side without being too cold or uninviting.  What color or color combos do you suggest that are creative and sophisticated without being being too bold?  See Answer From Eduardo Rodriguez »
Categories: Color
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 »