National color trends make headlines. But, what about those at the local level? How important are they, and how are they determined? Color Trends Local color trends tend to take their nod from those found on the national level. They may be hues that combine nicely with, are an extension of, or … [Read more...] about What Dictates Local Color Trends?
Selecting & Using Color
For "older" home lovers, historical integrity is very important. That's why I took a brief moment to think through the work involved before accepting a recent historical home renovation. When Opportunity Comes a Knockin' In the dead of last winter, I received a phone call to select colors for … [Read more...] about Color Palettes for Older Homes
This is the time of year that homeowners get the urge to improve the curb appeal of their homes. The most simple way to do this is by painting your front door. Here are some of my favorite front door colors from Benjamin Moore. Nothing revives lackluster curb appeal quicker than a new … [Read more...] about Favorite Front Door Colors
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
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?