Advice

May 9, 2016

Updating a Mountain Home with Fresh Color

Cynthia Writes:  Hi there!         We just bought a house that has always been a mountain vacation home. Some of the walls are white, while others are rustic, yellowy pine paneling. The curtains in the living, dining, and kitchen are slate blue with peach and pink flowers. We also kept the like-new sofas, which are cream with narrow bands of peachy pink and slate blue woven in.     I'd really like to update the room from the late 80s, but new thermal curtains and new sofas aren't in the budget. What color(s) can you recommend that will bring the room into the 21st-century?   See Answer From Lindsay Ballard »
Categories: Color, Project Planning
April 29, 2016

Going Grey

Mary Writes: My dining room is painted Sahara Desert Tan and I love it!  I want to paint my kitchen in a light /medium gray that has the same undertones as the Sahara Desert Tan since both rooms are visible from the other room.   Can you give me some suggestions; I am horrible at determining undertones.     Thanks for your help! See Answer From Kate Riley »
April 11, 2016

Warm Greys are the Ultimate Neutral

Donna Writes: I am moving and want to have more of a coastal theme for my new home. My bedroom furniture is cream colored wood, the carpet is light brown, and the tile flooring is a mix of light grey, cream, and tan. I need a little help figuring out what color to paint my bedroom walls! I am leaning toward silver greys, but it doesn't look good with my furniture (or carpet)     Thank you! See Answer From Stefanie Schiada »
Categories: Color
April 11, 2016

A Rustic Cabin Color Palette

Shelby Writes: I am decorating a rustic cabin with knotty pine walls/ceilings, hickory cabinets, and dark brown wood floors. The kitchen has black countertops and white appliances. I wanted to keep with the rustic theme and I was thinking of a color palette with distressed gray, white, black, and a slash of yellow. I’m definitely open to other options. Thanks! See Answer From Melissa Michaels »
Categories: Color
March 25, 2016

A Splash of Much Needed Color

Jennifer Writes: We just bought a new house, which is a split level.  The entry way opens to the hall/living room/dining room/kitchen area. The kitchen and dining area have a tannish tile floor, brown dark cabinets, dark tan countertops, and tannish backsplash. The floors in the living room and hallway are dark brown. What colors would you suggest I paint the walls? They are all white with a white trim and I’m looking to give them some color. I really like yellows, blues, and greens   Oh! There are also French doors in dining area and a big bay window in living room, so lots of light. The ceilings are fairly tall too.   Thanks for your help!     See Answer From Eduardo Rodriguez »
March 24, 2016

Opening the Door to a New Color

Rita Writes: Hi Lindsay!   I will be selling my house soon and I want to paint the exterior of the front door a dark color. Should I also paint the interior-facing side of the door or keep it painted Country White?  There is also brass hardware on the exterior of the door that has weathered over time. What can I do to bring back the shine without having to replace the handle? Thanks!   See Answer From Lindsay Ballard »
Categories: Color, Painting Tips