Advice

September 8, 2014

Adding a Wall of Color

Barbara Writes: I have just bought a dark chocolate colored couch and loveseat, and my curtains are a maroon color. I would like to color one wall a dark color and I’m not sure what color to go with..the walls are currently painted eggshell white. Thanks! See Answer From Michael Wurm Jr »
September 8, 2014

Try Herbal Hues for a Calmer Kitchen

Cynita Writes: I want to paint my kitchen in a soothing green, and my cabinet are dark and counter tops are earth toned.  My appliances are stainless steel and the backsplash has browns and tans. Greens are very difficult, and I don’t want a bright lime color, so what is a good choice? See Answer From Erika Ward »
Categories: Color, Kitchens
September 8, 2014

Painting Trim for a Victorian Italianate Home

Myrna Writes: Painting trim for an 1882 Victorian Italianate home. The new siding will be dark tan, and there are no shutters. I think I want a Red Delicious door, but what other warm colors would go with the brown siding and red door?  See Answer From Eduardo Rodriguez »
Categories: Color, Painting Tips
September 8, 2014

Warm Paint Colors To Coordinate with Australian Cypress Flooring

Ruth Writes: What color of paint could I use in my living room if I have Australian Cypress floors (has an orange tint to it).  I would like a warm color not a cool color like grey or taupe.  Any help you give me would be greatly appreciated. My husband and daughter like spa like green colors, beiges and earthy colors.   Thanks. See Answer From Diane Henkler »
September 8, 2014

Lightening Up a Cave-Like Space

Amy Writes: I have a very small living/kitchen area in my home. There is one double window in the living area and one small window and a sliding glass door in the kitchen area. My furniture is very neutral (beige) and my cabinets are white. The walls are currently a darker blue, but it makes the room feel like a cave. Any suggestions on a color that would lighten up the room, but not make it feel like it is all the same color? My new curtains are a medium gray and I would like to keep those. See Answer From Melissa Michaels »
August 20, 2014

Getting Light Right

Fay Writes: I have a mountain cabin that's being completely redone due to water damage and then sold.  I want light neutral walls and trim in 'popular' colors.  I thought about antique beige (walls) and crisp linen white (trim) or eloquent ivory (walls) and parchment white (trim), but the ivory looks far yellower on your web site than the paint chip. The rooms are small so I’d like them to look larger.  Flooring will be a mix of carpet, wood, ceramic and all would blend with beige/cream colors.  Any suggestions?  Thanks! See Answer From Kate Riley »