Advice

July 13, 2016

A Paint Color to Complement Natural Stone

Tracy Writes: I have a bedroom which is about 13 x 20 feet. One wall is various colors of green natural stone and another wall is wood framed windows with off white blinds. The carpet is light green and off white. I would like to paint the other two walls, and I'm thinking of beige with green undertone.  What is your suggestion?                                                  See Answer From Melissa Michaels »
July 12, 2016

A Rustic Farmhouse Vibe

Cherie Writes: My husband and I are re-doing our kitchen in phases. We've already replaced our island and flooring, and now we're ready to choose the rest of the cabinets. Our island is a beautiful dark-ish green, and my plan was to NOT have the island the same color as the other cabinets, but to let it compliment the cabinet color instead. Our floors are a wood look porcelain tile with a rustic farmhouse appeal. The problem is I've always assumed my cabinets would be a golden/honey wood stain but now I'm afraid that trying to blend wood cabinets with the wood look floors will be a problem and we should get painted wood cabinets instead, but still, I have no idea what color we should get. Please give me some direction so I can finally have the beautiful kitchen I've always wanted! See Answer From Eduardo Rodriguez »
July 12, 2016

The Magic of an Accent Color

Faith Writes: I have turquoise walls and am planning to have black and white furniture, a white bed and desk, black dresser and bookshelf. I have ruffled curtains and a matching bedspread.  I am trying to find accent pillows. I couldn't find the type I wanted in anything other than a pale pink. Would two or three pale pink pillows look odd or out of place? Would adding a few other light pink objects help? Or should I just stick with white and black and go find other pillows? See Answer From Diane Henkler »
June 13, 2016

Bring out the Crown

Brensy Writes: My walls, ceiling, and crown molding are all the same shade of antique white. I have soffits around all four sides of my dining room with high ceilings. I am thinking of painting the soffits a darker neutral beige or taupe color and leaving the walls as they are. I want the crown molding to pop and my husband wants the walls to stay white. What do you think?                   See Answer From Stefanie Schiada »
Categories: Dining Rooms, Color
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 »