Paint Colors, Home Ownership, and Winning

It’s been a busy week between working with clients and going to several events, including the Sherwin-Williams ColorMix 2015 designer event.

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The Decorologist on Color Placement – It’s More Important Than You Think

I just staged a property to sell in a high-end suburb of Nashville.  The realtor who hired me sent some preview photos last week, asking what color the dining room should be painted.

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Let me put you in my shoes – what might you do to make the biggest impact (for the least amount of money) in showcasing this dining room? What kind of impression would you want to make on homebuyers?

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Should the Sidelights Match the Front Door or Match the Trim?

I did a paint consultation on Monday for a front door of a couple who live in Washington state. The current color of the front door is red, and I chose two better options for them to consider. Below is the before:

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The Green I Would Have Chosen Instead – Benjamin Moore’s 2015 Color of the Year

Benjamin Moore announced their 2015 Color of the Year, Guilford Green HC-116.  It’s a perfectly nice color, and it certainly has it’s place – but not as Color of the Year.  Let me tell you why not.

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When I think about a paint color that’s dubbed “Color of the Year,” I assume it would be:

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Consider Black Windows and Doors To Punctuate Your Color Palette

I’m giving you a peek inside the new farmhouse I showed you earlier this week.  It’s a new build and about to go on the market, so it’s not furnished at this point. I did a complete interior and exterior paint color and design consultation on this home a couple of months ago, and I got to take a look at the progress just last week.

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The above photo is a “before” of the breakfast room.  The builder was considering wood beams on the ceiling.  I recommended a light gray wall, warm white trim, and almost black on the windows and interior doors.

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Exterior Paint Colors – Painting the Body and Trim the Same Color

I always say that the proper paint color placement is as important as the actual paint colors you choose, in both interior and exterior applications.  Here’s an example of an exterior I recently specified colors for:

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new Franklin, TN upscale farmhouse

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Would You Paint Your Ceiling Black?

What would you consider painting black?  Perhaps surprisingly, black-painted windows draw your eye to the landscape beyond – more so than if the window were painted white.

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