Advice

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
March 15, 2016

Flowing Color Scheme for Main Living Area

Mary Writes: I'm looking for advice for painting my small kitchen/breakfast nook/back entry, living room, and dining room that is laid out in a U shape. The kitchen and back entry are at the top right, followed by the breakfast nook and living room. The dining room at the top left closes the U shape at the top left. My biggest concern is to get the color scheme to flow. There is a red and teal color scheme in the kitchen and back entry that I love but I’m not set on keeping it. The kitchen counter is a green marble Formica that I would also be willing to replace. The kitchen features black and stainless steel appliances and white cabinets.   The kitchen is a 139"L x 96"W galley styled kitchen with a 34"W x 71"H window at the top of the U shape. There is another 34"W x35"H window halfway down on the outside wall. The breakfast nook/outside entry way is 136"L x 96"W with a large 59"W x 71 1/4"H window at the end. The outside entry door is positioned where the kitchen dimensions stop and the breakfast nook starts. The living room dimensions are 146" W x 208" L and there are two 34"W x 43"H windows, one on each side, with a 71"W x 59 1/2"T fireplace/mantle on the end wall. The dining room is 124"Wx141 1/2" H with a window measuring 34"W x 71"H and front door measuring 36"W x 80"T on the end wall, all ceilings are 8 ft.  See Answer From Diane Henkler »