The Colortopia® Blog

July 28th, 2016

Pro Tip: Painting Over Wallpaper

Not long ago, I gave my bathroom and powder room a style update. Both rooms had the same peach and scallop-shell wallpaper and I found out the hard way… Read more »

Categories: Before & Afters, How to Paint, Painting Tips, Planning Your Project

July 26th, 2016

Summer Colors: Havana Style Edition

Cuba appears to be the ‘in’ place to see and recently my partner had the amazing opportunity to visit this colorful island. Besides an array of… Read more »

Categories: Color, Examples, Inspiration

July 21st, 2016

Your Guide to a Stylish Patio

The dog days of summer are upon us, which means everyone tends to move outdoors for some cool breezes. Whether you have a tiny patio or an expansive… Read more »

Categories: Color, Getting Started, Inspiration, Planning Your Project

July 19th, 2016

Are Popular Colors for Kitchens Right for Your Home?

I am thrilled to say that one of the last remaining builder’s beige rooms in my home has finally been banished! Even though I’ve lived in my home for… Read more »

Categories: Color, Inspiration, Kitchens

July 15th, 2016

Get Inspired by These Pretty Front Door Colors

Pretty front door colors and tidy landscapes make homes feel so much more inviting. And a careful selection of colors for the exterior of your home can… Read more »

Categories: Color, Examples, Inspiration, Planning Your Project

July 12th, 2016

8 Reasons to Create a White Living Room

Let’s be honest – white rooms can sometimes get a bad rap. “Uninspired”, “flat” and “boring” are three comments I’ve heard about white. Let’s dispel… Read more »

Categories: Color, Inspiration, Living & Family Rooms, Painting Tips, Planning Your Project

July 8th, 2016

4 Coastal Living Trends That Capture the Sea Breeze

Coastal living decor goes way beyond gluing seashells to vases—it’s about capturing that seaside style where you can almost feel the salty breeze… Read more »

Categories: Color, Examples, Inspiration, Nurseries

July 6th, 2016

Get Started With This Printable Painting Checklist

Are you ready for a color change? Are you thinking of doing a DIY paint job yourself, but don’t know where to start? If so, I can help… Read more »

Categories: Getting Started, How to Paint, Painting Tips, Planning Your Project

June 29th, 2016

Painted Bookcases: Function + Fashion

Most homes have built-in or freestanding bookcases and usually they’re wood or white. But with a little color, painted bookcases can go beyond… Read more »

Categories: Color, Examples, Inspiration, Painting Tips

June 24th, 2016

Classically Modern Wall Art Inspired by Dorothy Draper

Bold colors mixed classic design are two of my favorite elements to combine in a room’s interior. Wall art is like a magic fairy dust in a room,… Read more »

Categories: Color, Inspiration, Living & Family Rooms