Dark Colors

Almost Black

By |2021-12-01T15:48:12-05:00December 1st, 2021|Accent Colors, Bathrooms, Case Studies, Dark Colors|

Repainting a bathroom that had charming old white tiles with black trim around the edges, we decided to paint above the tiles with a deep dark color. But what to choose? Almost any color would work since the basic palette was black and white. We liked the idea of using colorful towels with the simple bathroom, and thought painting the walls black would be a cool color to use. Choosing the right black was the hard part. We painted the trim around the door and window with a semi-gloss black which was [...]

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Paint it Black

By |2018-12-19T12:56:23-05:00March 14th, 2015|Accent Colors, Bedrooms, Dark Colors|

I really like the idea of using black or almost black as a wall accent color. I have used it in my home and absolutely love it. Here is a photo of my bedroom with one wall painted black. The wall is actually glazed and there is a fine texture on the wall. But because it is subtle it is hard to see in the photo. The bed looks like it is floating because of the black bed skirt and the black ground carpet. The room is dramatic and inviting. Black Glaze [...]

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Soft and Lovely Color Palettes

By |2018-12-19T14:30:34-05:00August 24th, 2014|Accent Colors, Dark Colors, Light Colors, Neutral Palette|

I was recently sent a 2014 special issue by Sherwin Williams about their paint and colors. Included in this brochure were several color palettes. Two of them stuck me as not only beautiful but usable in many home or business situations. Although some of the palettes were bright and colorful I could not imagine using them in most homes. I believe that most people want soft soothing colors on their walls to function as a background rather than shout out "look at me". I have found that most of my clients want to come into their homes and feel [...]

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A Color Palette For a New House (Part IV) More Bathrooms

By |2018-12-21T09:38:34-05:00February 24th, 2014|Bathrooms, Case Studies, Dark Colors, Light Colors, Neutral Palette|

The house I have been discussing has three full baths. I showed the master bath in the last blog. Now I want to talk about the guest bathroom on the first floor and another bathroom on the second floor. The guest bathroom can be entered from the main hallway or through the guest room. From the hallway you can also enter the laundry room which is adjacent to the bathroom. The same floor tiles were used in both rooms so we decided to paint them the same color. Deep Rich Brown [...]

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Using an Accent Color in a Study/Office

By |2018-12-19T14:57:11-05:00September 7th, 2013|Accent Colors, Case Studies, Dark Colors, Light Colors, Living and Family Rooms|

This room had several uses. Mostly it was a study and office. It was a long narrow room filled with books and art. There were so many interesting things to look at in this room that it was hard to know where to begin. It needed a focal point, a place for your eyes to stop. The use of a strong color would help create that focal point. But which wall to accent? The architecture of the room had some interesting features. A sloping ceiling line started from the entrance doorway and [...]

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Adding Pizazz to an Entrance and Stairway

By |2018-12-19T15:15:07-05:00April 4th, 2013|Accent Colors, Case Studies, Dark Colors, Hallways|

We were using a similar palette throughout the first floor, warm beiges in darker and lighter shades. The client wanted to do something a little different somewhere. I suggested to paint the wall going up the stairs in the entrance an accent color. You would see it from the living room which would add some drama and pizazz to the look of the house. Red Accent Wall with Beige Walls We chose Benjamin Moore HC50 Georgian Brick. On the landing at the top of the stairs was a niche. I [...]

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