Tag Archives: paint

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.

Why Men Fear Painting Wood

It’s an age-old question:  why do men fear painting wood?  I can’t tell you how many times the following has occurred:  I have a color consultation with the lady of the house.  There are some horrible 1970s-1980s pieces of wood furniture, dreaded fake paneling in the den, or  dated wood cabinets in the kitchen. After discussing […]

In the Pink

Pink isn’t just for little girls anymore.  Really.  It looks totally grown-up when combined with neutrals, modern designs, and clean lines.   Pair pink with brown, gray, or black to ground it.  Pair it with white for a fresh, crisp look. Keep foundation pieces neutral and use pink accessories that can be easily changed out. Use simple patterns, […]

What’s Right About White

Not all whites are alike.  Be careful about the undertones of whites.  I prefer warm whites/off-whites with gray and yellow undertones.  Pink and blue undertones can be a little cold and soulless. Use multiple tones of white and off-white.  This gives more interest and depth, and you won’t go crazy trying to match that one […]