Tag Archives: paint color

America’s Favorite Paint Colors

Have you noticed lately that all the big shelter magazines are flooded with content about COLOR?  Specifically, PAINT COLOR.  The latest issue of House Beautiful featured a survey that asked thousands of readers and several hundred interior designers and design bloggers about their favorite (and least favorite) paint colors. Photo by Matt Barker for The […]

The Most On-Trend Family of the Year

Shall we dish about the most popular family in town?  No, not the Kardashians.  The most popular color family.  As a Nashville Color Consultant, it’s my job to know the movers and shakers in the land of Color.  Let me introduce you to the Green sisters:  Lime Green, Kelly Green, and Emerald Green. Let’s start with the […]

How Paint & a Fresh Perspective Can Re-Energize Your Tired Space

I’m really excited to share this makeover with you today!  The homeowner is a prolific artist who has lots of beautiful paintings and amazing antiques gathered from many of the different countries she and her husband have lived in over the last 40+ years.   However, she had grown tired of the look of her […]

Painting the Exterior of Your Home – How Color Placement Can Change the Whole Look

Painting your exterior is a scary and daunting task.  Visualizing options that would work for a given house is beyond the imagination of most people – it’s just not easy!  A recent Nashville client hated the exterior of her stucco home and needed help from a Color Consultant (that’s me, by the way).  When I […]

Emerald City – Why I’m Crushing on Dark Greens

Lately I can’t seem to get enough of inky, dreamy emerald green.  It’s sophisticated and glamorous with white trim and fabulous art. via Pinterest   Jewel tones like emerald and jade can’t help but read dramatic in a glossy or lacquered finish.    Recent Kipps Bay Showhouse – library by Jamie Drake Maybe I’m loving it because it […]

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 […]

In the Pink at the Southern Living Showcase House Tour

The Southern Living Showcase Home was open to tour here in Nashville through this last weekend, and it did not disappoint.  I love the exterior – the REAL shutters with actual shutterdogs, the gas lamp above the entry, the gray gutters. Southern Living Show House in Nashville   Let me get the bragging out of the […]

Knowing What to Change and What NOT to Change When Decorating

Here in Nashville, there are many houses that were built in the 1960s and 1970s.  I see a lot of entry floors from that era that look exactly like this: Existing Entry Floor   This client had grown weary of her dark, dated entry but wasn’t sure she wanted to completely redo the floor.  Entry Before

Transformed by Color

No more heavy, formal dining rooms for me.  How about you?  source   A little paint goes a long way, but even someone who loves color can find it difficult to choose which hues to paint one’s walls and furnishings.  There are SO many choices, right???  source   I had a great Color Consultation with a […]

My Forecast for Hot Fall Colors

I’ve been doing a little research about color trends for fall and 2010.  Lots of big ideas for what’s gonna be hot.   But there’s a big difference between what the “trendsetters” are pushing and what the public will embrace.  This is my personal forecast for the hottest colors and trends in decorating.  Gold, gunmetal, and copper […]