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A Very Versatile Color

By |2018-12-19T17:26:51+00:00November 22nd, 2013|Case Studies, Hallways, Light Colors, Neutral Palette|

I recently was called by a client who wanted to paint her entrance hall, stairway, and upper hall. It was a center hall Colonial house that didn't get much natural light. On either side at the entrance were the living and dining rooms. It had been painted years before in an off white yellowish color that was not very inviting and looked blah. The living room had a subtle wallpaper on the walls in a pale pale green color. The dining room was a deep gold color. The carpeting on the stairs [...]

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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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The Palest of Purples

By |2018-12-21T09:44:30+00:00August 5th, 2013|Case Studies, Light Colors|

I was doing a color consultation for an entire house. The house was a lovely traditional side hall Colonial. The client wanted warm traditional colors that would not call too much attention to the walls but would blend nicely with the furnishings. As we were going upstairs to choose colors for the bedrooms she said, "I'd like to do something a little different in my office/study." "Wonderful", I said. I thought that was a great idea. After all the warm beiges we had picked it was time for something else. We chose [...]

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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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You Are My Sunshine

By |2018-12-19T15:04:58+00:00May 26th, 2013|Case Studies, Light Colors, Living and Family Rooms|

You Are My Sunshine is the name of a Benjamin Moore Color I recently used for a client. The house was completely decorated and the clients wanted to repaint and freshen things up. The living room furniture was patterned in bright yellows and blue. The walls were painted a pale blue that didn't seem right. It made the room too cool. We chose Benjamin Moore 302 with the above name which transformed it into a warm inviting atmosphere. We painted the woodwork pure white which made the yellow stand out beautifully. The [...]

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