Tag Archives: paint colors

How To Choose the Right Color for Your Walls

It’s not as easy as it sounds to pick the right paint color for your walls.   There’s lots of things to consider including how lighting conditions affect color, like I blogged about here.

How Light Affects Paint Colors

Have you ever been in someone’s home and decided you absolutely had to have their wall color in your own home?  But when you painted your own room, the color looked quite different?  What’s up with that?  Metamerism.     

Sherwin Williams 2011 Color Forecast

Have you heard?  Sherwin-Williams has introduced their color forecast in what they are dubbing ColorMix 2011. The 39 colors selected by Sherwin-Williams color experts for Colormix 2011 are grouped into four palettes: Purely Refined, Bold Invention, Restless Nomad and Gentle Medley.  Jackie Jordan, director of color marketing for Sherwin-Williams, says “Status is no longer about consumption, […]

A Fresh Take on Yellow and Blue Decorating

Yellow and blue are a classic color combination.  In the 1990’s, the combo was a butter yellow and a darker blue (like that in Wedgwood china).  Those shades together are still lovely, but how about an updated version?  A fresh take on yellow and blue looks more like this:  a bold citrus yellow paired with a watery or […]