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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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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 [...]

Using an Accent Color in a Study/Office

By |2018-12-19T14:57:11+00:00September 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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A New Kitchen and Den

By |2018-12-19T15:13:19+00:00April 20th, 2013|Accent Colors, Case Studies, Dining Rooms, Kitchens, Living and Family Rooms, Neutral Palette|

I was called in to do a color consultation for a new addition that included a kitchen and den as well as some existing rooms. The construction had begun but only the walls were up. I helped the client finalize choosing the cabinetry, floor, and counter tops which should be chosen before wall color. Choosing those items is the most important part of color coordination in a kitchen. We don’t change those things every day. We have to be sure that we can live with those choices for many years to come. [...]

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Adding Pizazz to an Entrance and Stairway

By |2018-12-19T15:15:07+00:00April 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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Designing a Floor and Basement Playroom

By |2018-12-19T15:23:28+00:00February 15th, 2013|Accent Colors, Case Studies|

After the many storms in the northeast area and lots of water damage, my clients waterproofed their basement and decided not to re-carpet but use a vinyl tile instead. They consulted with me on choose flooring and colors. We decided that I would design a floor using three colors with a random pattern. A medium grey color was the dominant color. They wanted to use colors that were practical and would not show dirt. The room was used as a playroom. The other two accent colors were a deep bright blue and [...]

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