Over the years, I've visited plenty of homes where the paint colors theoretically worked with the client's furnishings, yet were wrong for the client. Good color cannot be chosen by theory alone, but through theory and the thoughtful discernment of ones likes, dislikes, wants, and needs. During … [Read more...] about What You Absolutely MUST Do Before A Paint Color Consultation
Selecting & Using Color
The ability to distinguish color undertones can be learned. This article will point you in the right direction to select colors with the correct undertones moving forward. Several times a week I meet with clients after they've selected and painted their walls a "neutral beige" only to find … [Read more...] about What Color Are Your Undertones?
Trusting what a paint color looks like in a magazine, Pinterest, or Instagram is a great way to set yourself up for disappointment. It’s been said that a picture is worth 1000 words, which is a good thing IF it’s conveying the correct words. Is it any wonder then that shelter … [Read more...] about Don’t Trust Paint Colors Found On Pinterest
Do you paint your doors and moldings bright white because of the crisp contrast it provides? That works well with the most current color trends, but what if your home is painted, and furnished, in soft earth tones? Have you visited a paint store lately and taken inventory of the vast array of … [Read more...] about White, or Off White, Doors & Moldings?
Some say stained doors and moldings are as easy to pair with color as your favorite pair of blue jeans. I say, au contraire! You've may have heard that wood doors, moldings, and floors work with any paint color. Yet, intuitively you know that isn't the case. Or, maybe you've already painted … [Read more...] about Stained Doors, Moldings & Floors
Incorporating teal into your color scheme doesn't necessarily have to bold. Why This Color Works Without Being Overpowering Benjamin Moore’s Caribbean Teal 2123-20 has been a favorite of mine for years. I’ve personally used it on my own “unremarkable” flat panel front door with fabulous … [Read more...] about The Tale of Teal