Advice

October 11, 2012

Picking Purples

Maria Writes: I recently purchased Toasted Coconut for a bedroom color. I would like to paint an accent wall and a desk purple in the room. I am looking for advice on which shade or specific color of purple will go best in the space. See Answer From Nicole Balch »
November 9, 2012

A Turquoise Palette

Joni Writes: Our bedroom colors are red, black, and charcoal gray and I'm wanting a change!! Our bed frame is black and I'm looking for a color pallette that works with that. I have my grandma's old dresser that I want to paint turquoise (picture below). I am repaiting it today but I'm not sure if my black bed frame and charcoal gray comforter can somehow create a fun color pallette with a turquoise dresser. Help me! See Answer From Lindsay Ballard »
December 10, 2012

Making a Small Room Feel Larger

Nathan Writes: Hi! I have a small bedroom and I want to make it feel BIG. How can I go about achieving this using pastel colors (soft blues, greens, browns) or colors like that? Thank you!  See Answer From Nicole Balch »
February 27, 2013

Seeing Red...And Orange

Anonymous Writes: Hi! My son and daughter share a bedroom which needs to be painted.   One loves red and the other orange.   How can I add their favorite colors even though they do not coordinate well? I was thinking of maybe a neutral wall and then horizontal lines of each color?   The room has nothing specific to point out except for adequate lighting, white trim, and a closet. Thanks  See Answer From Lindsay Ballard »
Categories: Bedrooms, Color
July 19, 2013

Making Hot Pink Work

Debbie Writes: My 7 year old daughter wants a pink room...okay, no problem! Now she clarified her desire is "hot pink". Needless to say I don't want hot pink walls but I was thinking navy and white with hot pink accents. There is a chair rail in her room; I was thinking white below and navy above. Is there a color that you would recommend? There is one window that faces east in the room. Thank you!  See Answer From Eduardo Rodriguez »
Categories: Bedrooms
July 19, 2013

Brightening The Room

Judy Writes: Hi! My 18 year old daughter has a small bedroom (approximately 15x10). She likes the color Terra Cotta Rose, complimented with Aged Teak. I am concerned that this color combination will be very dark for her room as it doesn't get enough sunlight to make this color combination work (1 window faces North, the other faces West)? Is there another color that would work well with the Terra Cotta Rose? I would appreciate any suggestions you can offer! See Answer From Diane Henkler »
Categories: Bedrooms
February 10, 2014

Teen Bedroom Transformation

Lexi Writes:     Teen bedroom ideas? My sister and I share a room and we both have different tastes. She likes soft colors and I like more vibrant colors. We were thinking coral, soft yellow, or blue. I also like green. I want a color that stands out, but she doesnt want something that will jump out at her or give her a headache. We agreed that the room should have a spring theme. There's also lots of posters and pictures on the walls. We have a pink desk and chair. We were thinking about painting our white chest of drawers a color that would match the theme. Please answer if you can. Thanks! :) See Answer From Lindsay Ballard »
Categories: Bedrooms, Color
February 11, 2014

Painting a Home to Sell

Lynn Writes: We have a "hill country" style home in Texas with all walnut stained trim, no white anywhere.  We are preparing to sell our home and were wondering what neutral color you would suggest.  Our home tends to be very dark inside with not a lot of natural light.  Wanting an all-around good color that would be appealing to buyers.  See Answer From Eduardo Rodriguez »
February 11, 2014

Matching with Cherry Wood

Mary Ann Writes: I have a small guest room with cherry wood furniture with black and white accent pieces. I was wondering what color would work for paint? The room also has double windows. See Answer From Nicole Balch »
Categories: Bedrooms, Color
February 10, 2014

Many Shades of Gray

Suzanne Writes: I can't decide which shade of grey to paint our master bedroom and what shade to paint our bath.  The trim is white and the hardwood floors are a medium colored oak.  I want it to transition nicely into our bathroom which has a natural stone beige tile shower, light tan floor and granite countertop with browns and blacks of various shades.   The bedroom is roughly 250 sq ft with a large bay window so lots of natural light.  I tried Valspar Cathedral and did not like it. Any suggestions? See Answer From Stefanie Schiada »
Categories: Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Color
February 18, 2014

A Mature Makeover

Robbie Writes: I want to redo my daughters room now that she is a junior in college.  Give it a more mature feel to match her age.  It's a bright green room from ceiling to floor.  I was thinking of adding a white ceiling, but not sure what else to do? Stripes? Chevron? I don't want to change the entire room, but maybe add to what the base color is. It is a large room with dresser, nightstand, bed, desk, & plenty of space. I don't want to change the window treatment, which is a white background with black, green, browns in it.   Any suggestions would be appreciated! See Answer From Kate Riley »
Categories: Bedrooms, Color
February 21, 2014

Richer Tones

Tessa Writes: Hi, my bedroom carpet is lavender and the furniture is beige lacquer what color could I paint the walls?  Help please. : )  Thanks. See Answer From Stefanie Schiada »
Categories: Bedrooms, Color
February 20, 2014

Something Old is New Again

Kellie Writes: Hi! I'm fifteen and I'm moving into a new room and I get to pick the color. My mom doesn't want to pay for a new comforter and the color of it is bright turquoise and the flip side of it is brown. I'm so sick and tired of bright turquoise walls and sheets! What color can I paint my room that matches either turquoise or brown? All of my furniture is white. See Answer From Melissa Michaels »
Categories: Bedrooms, Color
February 24, 2014

Warming Up a Dark Room

Jewell Writes: I need your help! My family will be moving soon and I want to paint my new room a different color than the one I have now. We haven't selected a house, so I have no idea on the amount of light the room will receive or how big it will be. However, I want a light, airy look, with pops of color. The problem is, my bed is black cast iron, my desk and side table are glass-topped with black metal legs, and my desk chair is also black. Airy? Anything but! These items absolutely must stay in the room, though I can decorate with paintings/accessories any way I want. My sheets are baby blue, and I have an ancient quilt my great-grandmother sewed that is checkered pastel pink, green, white, and blue, but the quilt is very faded (not bright at all).  One more thing. My room is for relaxing, reading, and writing. It should be soothing but inspiring too. Thank you for helping in any way! See Answer From Erika Ward »
Categories: Bedrooms, Color
March 18, 2014

Getting Rid of a Boring Beige

Kim Writes: Hello, I NEED to paint my bedroom, but am stumped and hoping you can help! The headboard is a charcoal grey, current bedding in shades of steely blues and lilac, with purple accents.  Furniture is mirrored side tables and antiqued metallic dressers. I have NO idea what direction to go in painting the room. It is currently a drab, boring beige (we have not painted since moving in). There are two large floor to ceiling windows in room, flooring is light wood. Can do nice rug once painting completed.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!!! See Answer From Melissa Michaels »
Categories: Bedrooms, Color
March 17, 2014

Decorating to Sell

Sherie Writes: We are preparing to sell our rental house. We would like to paint the inside of the entire house. We want neutral but not boring. There is a chair railing in the dining room. Thinking about two different colors for that room. Carpet will be neutral as well. I would like suggestions. See Answer From Stefanie Schiada »
March 31, 2014

Neutral with a Pop of Color!

Terri Writes: I'm painting my granddaughter's room. She has bed covering with white background and teal, pink mustard, and lime green large flowers. Not overwhelming pattern. She likes teal and I'm looking for a neutral color for her room. The room is kind of shabby chic. I want to paint one wall and her bathroom teal.   Thank you!   See Answer From Michael Wurm Jr »
Categories: Bedrooms, Color
April 15, 2014

Accent Colors for a Pink Bedroom

Anonymous Writes: Hello. We have a pink master bedroom with a white ceiling. The floor is grey-white marble, and there are no rugs, at least for now. We have carved solid wood bedroom furniture in a dark stain. What colours should we use for curtains and bedding? I am told that dark grey would help balance the 'sweetness' in the pink walls but I suspect it may not work with our walnut doors and windows and traditional dark furniture. Do you think mint green and white patterned/floral curtains might give the room a fresh and airy feeling while also being consistent with an eclectic style? What other colours might complement this colour scheme? Regards.   See Answer From Melissa Michaels »
Categories: Bedrooms, Color
April 15, 2014

Coordinating Bedding with Muted Yellow Walls

Anonymous Writes: My master bedroom is now a somewhat muted yellow, new home, and my comforter etc. Is croscill chambord, which combines sage, smoky plum, off white and some gold.  Do I really need to repaint the room, or can I accessorize with those colors? See Answer From Diane Henkler »
Categories: Bedrooms, Color
April 15, 2014

From Little Girl’s Room to a Teen’s Dream

Pink Problems Writes: Hi, I'm a 14 year old girl and my room which was painted pink when I was 8. It’s getting a bit young for me so recently my parents gave me permission to repaint. I'm not sure exactly what I want but my colors are gray and teal. But I feel like so need an accent color are not sure which color to choose I picked out a coral pink but I'm now looking at purples and other colors should I not do gray or what accent color should I choose??? HELP!! See Answer From Lindsay Ballard »
Categories: Bedrooms, Color