The Colortopia® Blog

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

June 22nd, 2016

Garage Makeover: Adding Elegant Curb Appeal

This has been a project in the making for the longest time. This lackluster detached garage has been in desperate need of a makeover ever since we… Read more »

Categories: Before & Afters, Color, Inspiration

June 16th, 2016

How to Choose an Exterior Paint Color for Your Home

When painting a home, we often think of neutral as the perfect exterior paint color because neutral is safe. Neutral exterior paint colors are good… Read more »

Categories: Color, Examples, Inspiration, Planning Your Project

June 14th, 2016

My Hand-Painted Open Concept Home

When we were looking a floor plans to build, my husband and I were really drawn to open concept homes. Not only did we love the openness and bright… Read more »

Categories: Color, Examples, How to Paint, Inspiration

June 8th, 2016

Small Room Ideas From a Manhattan Designer

Living in small space can be tough—and decorating even more so. But, in all honesty, living in Manhattan has taught me a little creativity can go a long… Read more »

Categories: Color, Getting Started, Inspiration, Living & Family Rooms, Planning Your Project

June 2nd, 2016

5 Tips for Scoring Interesting Flea Market Finds

I am always on the hunt for new and interesting flea market finds. It’s a fun hobby! My home offers a mix of new and old furnishings and accessories,… Read more »

Categories: Inspiration

June 1st, 2016

How I Painted a Minecraft-Themed Wall Mural

Making a wall mural makes me happy, but there also are two semi-practical reasons for this project: 1) My 7-year-old Jack is obsessed with Minecraft. 2)… Read more »

Categories: Bedrooms, Inspiration, Planning Your Project

May 19th, 2016

4 Easy Steps to Plan a Project

Often, the hardest part of figuring out how to plan a project is knowing where to start. Even with all the years of projects under my belt, I… Read more »

Categories: Getting Started, Inspiration, Planning Your Project

May 17th, 2016

Neutral Paint Colors That Help Sell a Home

As homeowners, it’s fun to personalize our interiors with bright or bold colors in our preferred shades of paint, but when putting a home on the market… Read more »

Categories: How to Paint, Inspiration