October 16, 2015

Goodbye Yellow, Hello Green

Debbie Writes: We recently bought a 20 yr. old home that has yellow flowered wallpaper in the kitchen above a chair rail and yellow paint below. The cabinets and appliances are white and the counters are a medium green colored granite and we purchased a geometric patterned gray/white rug for under the kitchen table. We aren’t big fans of the wallpaper and I am considering painting the walls a greenish/gray color. I'd like to paint the chair rail white with contrasting (subtle) colors above and below the chair rail. Any thoughts?    Thanks! See Answer From Nicole Balch »
September 9, 2015

Pesky Pink Tones

Tori Writes: I am renovating my living room which has a strange color of terra cotta/ pink floor tile that I am not prepared to replace at this time. The room gets a lot of natural light and has golden oak woodwork. My problem is that I don't know to select a paint color that won't clash color of the floor tile that will be in harmony with the rest of the house. I prefer neutrals that are on the cool side; in fact the rest of my house is all neutral cool off whites, grays and muted green. Any help you can provide would be great! See Answer From Kate Riley »
September 4, 2015

Like butter!

Sandra Writes: I am not quite ready to replace my kitchen cabinets, so I have decided to paint them. I have black appliances, a dark terra cotta colored tile floor and a neutral granite countertop. Not sure what color would work best. What would you suggest? See Answer From Stefanie Schiada »
Categories: Kitchens
September 3, 2015

Going Green

Pam Writes: I recently renovated my kitchen with white cabinets, marble counters, and a wood floor. I picked a color for the walls that is a very light grey to bring out the color in the marble. I was wondering if you could help me out with choosing a color for my dining room? It's not an open space plan but there is a large opening between both rooms. Should I paint the walls same color as kitchen or choose a different color? I was thinking about a light green but I’m not sure. Thanks for your help! See Answer From Kate Riley »
Categories: Kitchens
August 27, 2015

Interior Color Options for a Victorian-Era Home

Bambi Writes: I have a living room with a red brick, arched accent wall that leads to our basement. I'm completely stumped for a wall color! My couch is dark brown leather and we have a hunter green leather recliner (would love to replace that, but can't at this time.) The house is old (it was built in the 1800's) and the walls are plaster. There are two standard windows, so there isn’t much natural light. There is also a wainscoting on the lower half with a chair rail. I love color, but I prefer warm and inviting as opposed to cool. The walls are a darker tan right now. Boring and dark. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! See Answer From Lindsay Ballard »
August 7, 2015

What shade should I choose to complement peach and gray for a bedroom?

Kathy Writes: We have painted my 16y/o niece's room peach daiquari and painted trim Gray Tweed. Can you suggest a bold color for accents. We are considering painting her dresser and would appreciate your help with color choice.  See Answer From Jennifer Hadfield »