With the recent popularity of painted ceilings, hardly a home décor magazine can be opened without seeing multiple, colorful examples of such. Historically, tray and vaulted ceilings have perplexed homeowners with the various paint opportunities they offer. In fact, some wonder if they’ve paid the … [Read more...] about Creative Ceilings
Selecting & Using Color
Every day I witness empty-handed customers peruse the chip rack for 2-3 minutes before making their way to the paint counter with what they hope will be the "perfect" color. There they place an order for several gallons of paint and blissfully walk out to their cars knowing they checked one more … [Read more...] about Don’t Throw All Caution to the Wind
Are accent walls gaining in popularity once again? If you live in the Midwest, the answer is a decisive yes. In the last year, I’ve noticed a marked increase in requests for accent walls; something that hadn’t occurred in some time. Some have chosen to accent with the color and design option … [Read more...] about Are Accent Walls Au Courant?
Off white walls are a versatile, and sophisticated, color choice for multiple architectural styles. Are you a fan? WHO IS USING OFF WHITES? From cottages, to contemporary, and even 19th century homes, off whites have been a homeowner favorite for years. While the reasons for its … [Read more...] about Off Whites
When was the last time you thought about working plum into your color scheme? If it's been a while (or never before), Benjamin Moore's Kalamata AF-630 may be just the ticket to jump-start your creative juices. One Color But Very Different Interior Design Styles Very recently, I’ve … [Read more...] about Deep Plum
I once made such a large paint color mistake that it required me to learn a new way of using my paint color chips. You can use this technique, as well! My Disastrous Paint Color Selection Years ago while working in residential construction, I discovered a secret that I've never forgotten. By … [Read more...] about Forget What Your Mother Told You