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Sherwin Williams, What’s Up With All the Boring Paint Color Names?

Paint color names are sometimes easy to poke fun at, but for the most part they are provoking and appealing. Who wouldn’t want to slather their walls with French Roast or Rainwashed?   source   The more I learn about color, the more I internalize paint color names.  More likely than not, I can tell […]

Paint Colors for Show House Revealed

One of the perks of getting a press pass to a Designer Show House is getting the full paint schedule for the whole shebang.  As a paint color consultant, I always love seeing what paint colors other designers use and the effects that are achieved with their choices.  Let’s start with one of my favorite […]

The Color Learning Curve and Making the National News

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As a professional paint color consultant, I’m always learning more and more about color – either through experience or training.  About a week ago, I finished up some color training that focused on Sherwin-Williams paint colors and passed the certification test with a big fat A!!!    

Sherwin-Williams 2013 Color of the Year

Sherwin-Williams has really been ramping things up this year, appealing more to designers, bloggers, and homeowners alike.  Most recently, they acquired the largest paint company in Mexico.  They really seem to be taking over the world of paint.  Yesterday they announced their 2013 Color of the Year, Aloe 6464:   It’s very similar to Pantone’s […]

Color Specialist of the Month, House of Turquoise, & Bella Rustica

Recently I had coffee with entrepreneur Julie Boney of Small Wall Paint Sample Boards.  She invented a fabulous product for testing paint colors in your home the right way, which are sold in Sherwin-Williams stores and on her website.  I am the featured Color Specialist for this month on the Small Wall website – check […]

Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2012 & A Color Consultant’s Tangent

Sometimes I like to get the reactions of The Decorologist’s Facebook followers to new trends and design news.  This week, I posted a link about Sherwin-Williams 2012 Color of the Year and asked my followers what they thought about it.          Here are some of the responses I got after posting:    

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 […]

Something To Talk About in the Loo

This modern little powder room was previously a vicious red – my client thinks it was called “Satan Red.”  I haven’t been able to find a paint named that, but  she swears that’s what it was named when it was painted a decade ago!  Well, now it’s painted a much friendlier Sherwin Williams’ Tupelo Tree. […]

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 […]

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 […]