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Neutral Color Palette for Tudor House

By |2019-01-17T09:15:18+00:00August 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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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 New House

By |2018-12-20T17:25:59+00:00May 20th, 2014|Case Studies, Dining Rooms, Hallways, Living and Family Rooms, Neutral Palette|

This was new construction for a large formal Colonial style house. It had wide crown and floor molding throughout and wainscoting in the entrance hall and dining room. We wanted a unified, bright, crisp, clean look for all the molding throughout the house. We chose Sherwin Williams 7006 Extra White in a semi gloss finish. It is a soft white without any yellow tone. It looks great next to all the colors we chose for the rooms. Upon entering the main hall you saw a beautiful curved staircase. The clients wanted a warm inviting feeling when you came in. This [...]

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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 I)

By |2018-12-19T16:43:15+00:00January 14th, 2014|Accent Colors, Case Studies, Neutral Palette|

The clients wanted help in choosing paint colors for a new house under construction so that the contractor could complete it. At the time they contacted me they had not chosen any furniture yet and would wait until after they lived in the house for a while to do that. The kitchen and bathrooms fixtures and cabinetry had been chosen as well as the floors, carpeting, and tiles. My job was to choose a color palette for the house that was warm, inviting, and neutral enough so that whatever furniture would eventually [...]

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