Tag Archives: color

Taming the Tray Ceiling

It’s an age old-question:  how do you properly paint out a tray ceiling?     This is how some people think you should paint out a tray ceiling: One Word:  YIKES! That kind of multi-color chaos draws TOO much attention to the ceiling, and NOT in a good way. Looks like it’s time for The […]

Color and The Hunger Games

Wowza.  It’s been a crazy week around here.  My kids have been on Spring Break, I’ve done six Color Consultations, and I received a nifty little award from Greater Nashville House & Home.  House & Home Magazine   Greater Nashville House & Home is the only shelter magazine in the Nashville area, and they awarded […]

Are Your Paint Colors Chopping Up Your Flow?

Many homes don’t have a thought-out plan for the interior paint color palette.  It seems that most people just decide, for example, to paint one room a color they like.  Then at some point they decide to try out some other color in another room, without much thought to the colors that are in the […]

Turn Your Builder-Grade Bathroom Into a Spa In One Simple Step

Who wouldn’t want to spend every morning in a bathroom that feels like an oasis of calm?  source   So you have a drab, neutral bathroom.   It’s your typical builder-grade bathroom – the cabinets and hardware are fine, just nothing special.  You’re tired of it, but you don’t have the budget for a major […]

Haint It Lovely? Using Haint Blue on Exteriors

If you live in or have visited the deep South, you may have noticed a popular color on historic houses called Haint Blue.  source   You’ll will find these blue and green tints on windowsills, mullions, shutters, doors, and/or porch ceilings of many historic homes.

Are You Living In Color?

Do you love color, but are afraid to use too much of it in your home?  Are you scared that it’ll be too chaotic, or make you feel out of control?    The makeover I am sharing today involved an adjoining living room and dining room.  The dining room was already painted a fresh green which […]

For the Love of Gilt and Downton Abbey

I bought this interesting coffee table for my living room at an estate sale a few months back for $85.  I’ve been debating over what color to paint the base of it.  I’ve been dying to try out the new Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, but couldn’t decide on a color.  Off-white would be too predictable, […]

Nashville Interior Decorator Weighs In: What’s “Out” in Design Trends

In my last post, I wrote about a recent Elle Decor article where high-end designers were deeming certain decor trends to be “so out.”   I obviously disagreed with them and (judging from the unprecedented amount of responses from you guys) so did you!  Several of you wanted to know what’s on the The Decorologist’s list […]

Proof That Colors Read Lighter on the Ceiling

As a paint color consultant, one of the things I always explain to my clients is that paint colors appear lighter on the ceiling than they do on the wall.  I’m not sure they always believe me. source   The reason this is true has to do with the way in which lighting hits the ceiling […]

The Real-Life Results of a Virtual Exterior Paint Color Consultation

As a paint color specialist in the Nashville area, an Exterior Paint Consultation is one of the services I offer.   A  few months ago, I did an Exterior Color Consultation for a client who was wanting to have the brick painted on her home.  If you remember from this post, my client wasn’t sure what color to choose or whether […]