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Neutral Color Palette for Tudor House

By |2019-01-17T09:15:18-04:00August 1st, 2017|Case Studies, Exteriors, Neutral Palette|

The task was to find the perfect neutral color palette for a Tudor House. It was a old Tudor with brick, stone, siding, stucco, and the traditional trim. Doors and windows also needed painting. The clients wanted a look that would lighten the dark appearance the house had but not veer from the classic Tudor look. We started with choosing the lightest color for the stucco. We wanted a creamy beige that would brighten the house and be neutral enough, not too yellow, not too grey. We chose Benjamin Moore OC40 Albescent. [...]

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Using Gray to Update a Master Bedroom

By |2018-12-19T15:47:02-04:00April 25th, 2017|Bedrooms, Case Studies, Neutral Palette|

A new client called me to help update a master bedroom. The old bedroom was beige and she was tired of it. She wanted to paint and get new carpeting using gray. I told her to choose the carpeting first. There are only so many carpet colors to choose from but a gazillion paint colors. It's much easier trying to pick the right color for the walls after the carpet is chosen. The client went shopping and chose a tweed with a linear pattern. There was a lot of warmth to the [...]

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Color Palette for Home Theater

By |2018-12-19T10:19:42-04:00September 24th, 2016|Accent Colors, Case Studies, Home Theaters, Living and Family Rooms, Neutral Palette|

I was called to create a color palette for a home theater and basement that was part of a renovation in a large home. There would be several rooms in the basement, the home theater and entertainment center, a play room, office, exercise room, and large multi-purpose hallway. The client had chosen the floor tiles for the various spaces and the rest was open for suggestion. The tiles were a neutral taupe color. Although we wanted to stick to that neutral color we also wanted to introduce a little pizazz to liven things up. [...]

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Wide Horizontal Stripes

By |2018-12-19T13:04:05-04:00June 19th, 2016|Bathrooms, Case Studies, Light Colors, Neutral Palette|

Using wide horizontal stripes in similar colors but different finishes is a great choice to add sophistication and subtle depth and dimension to a room. A client with a bathroom that had old subway like tiles in a creamy yellow color wanted to do something interesting with paint in her bathroom. The trim tile was black. We thought that keeping the color palette for the walls the same as the tiles would enhance the old world feel of the room and create a quiet calm effect. Choosing a color to match the tiles was the hard [...]

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Classy and Classic Dining Room

By |2018-12-19T12:41:31-04:00November 1st, 2015|Case Studies, Dining Rooms, Neutral Palette|

This classy and classic dining room was designed for a young couple who were moving from the city to the suburbs. The house was new construction. The entire house had been painted a neutral yellowy beige and the couple wanted a more sophisticated look with more depth for the dining room. They had ordered a dining room set and showed me a small fabric swatch. The dining room was open to the living room and den area. Those areas were not going to be painted at this time. Whatever color we chose would have [...]

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Long Distance Color Consulting (Part II)

By |2018-12-19T16:11:08-04:00October 4th, 2015|Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Case Studies, Neutral Palette|

In this post I will be discussing "long distance color consulting" that I did for a client building a new house in the Adirondacks. It was too far to travel and we decided to choose colors not on the actual site.  It's a challenge because colors change in different lighting and all the things the client chose like tiles, bathroom fixtures, kitchen cabinets, etc. were things I would see only in pictures. She did have a few actual samples of tile for me to see which was very helpful. Part II is the discussion for [...]

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