Archive of ‘Choosing Colors’ category

A Blue Room Fit for a Teen

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Sometimes I wish I were a teenager again. Well, only some days…and only if I could take my adult mind with me. Since that will never happen, the next best thing is when I get to hang out with a super-cool teen who loves color. In this case, I had the pleasure of working with […] Read more…

Getting Gray Right

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Gray continues to be at the top of the list when it comes to popular neutrals. In fact, when I do color consultations, gray paint colors are the most frequently requested hues among my clients. I think it’s safe to say that gray is here to stay–at least for the foreseeable future. So, if you’ve […] Read more…

How to choose the perfect blue

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Blue is an insanely popular color and I believe that’s what makes choosing the ‘perfect’ blue so hard. As a color consultant, I’ve helped many clients choose all kinds of blues over the years and I’ve come to a conclusion:  We see so much blue around us everyday — the sky, the ocean, our denim […] Read more…

WHY YOUR HOME NEEDS DARK COLORS

WHY YOUR HOME NEEDS DARK COLORS

You may be one of those people who automatically rule out dark paint colors for your home. And your reason probably is because you don’t want your rooms to “look small” or feel “closed in.”  Or maybe you just want a space that appears “light and airy.”  I know it’s hard to use a color […] Read more…