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Color Palette for Home Theater

By |2018-12-19T10:19:42+00:00September 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+00:00June 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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A Color Palette For A New House (Part III)

By |2018-12-21T09:39:23+00:00February 11th, 2014|Accent Colors, Bedrooms, Case Studies, Neutral Palette|

We are now going upstairs to the second floor of the new house where we find the bedrooms, more baths and a home office. As you may recall, this house was being painted before furniture and fabrics were chosen so the palette had to be neutral. The only colors we had to work with were floors and carpeting. The master bedroom suite had a light beige, off white, carpeting and we chose Benjamin Moore 990 Hampshire Taupe for the walls. We also chose window shades in a similar tone. This color has [...]

A Color Palette For A New House (Part II)

By |2018-12-21T09:40:00+00:00January 26th, 2014|Case Studies, Hallways, Light Colors|

In the last blog (Part I) of choosing a color palette for a new house I showed all the colors we used and how the palette was made up of soft and neutral colors that worked together and created a nice harmony. I also talked about the kitchen, living room, dining area, and hall that were all open to each other. We, therefore, chose colors that flowed from room to room in a soft gold color. The entrance hall in the front of the house, the staircase to the upstairs, and the [...]

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New Construction: Choosing Colors for the Exterior

By |2018-12-19T14:56:26+00:00October 11th, 2013|Accent Colors, Case Studies, Exteriors|

Blue Siding with White Trim Exterior This brand new house was under construction when the client called me to choose colors for the exterior. It was a corner property and the house would be seen from the front and side. It is in a neighborhood with lots of charming older houses. The couple knew they did not want the typical taupe/beige color scheme. They wanted something a little different that would stand out from the rest but look inviting and classic There was a lot of wood trim on the [...]

What To Do With Those Dark Beams

By |2018-12-19T15:01:53+00:00July 7th, 2013|Case Studies, Light Colors, Living and Family Rooms|

The beams in the living room made the room seem dark and small and made the ceiling look lower than it was. Even before we chose paint colors for the house I knew the dark beams had to go. Painting them white, the same color as we painted the ceiling and all the woodwork in the house made a world of difference. The living room was the room you entered into when coming into the house. It was crucial that the first impression be open and inviting. We chose Benjamin Moore 270 [...]

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