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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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Moving to a New House, Choosing Colors

By |2018-12-19T15:02:52+00:00June 22nd, 2013|Case Studies, Dining Rooms, Hallways, Kitchens, Living and Family Rooms, Neutral Palette|

A client called needing help choosing colors for a house they were moving into. They were doing some renovation and keeping some furniture from a previous home but basically we had a clean slate to work with. The client wanted a neutral palette. The house was a side hall Colonial with large rooms and a nice flow from one to the other. Once we chose a color we would use it throughout the space with subtle changes here and there. The upstairs bedrooms, however, would have different colors suited to the needs [...]

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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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Hall, Living Room, Dining Room

By |2018-12-19T15:10:02+00:00May 18th, 2013|Case Studies, Dining Rooms, Hallways, Living and Family Rooms, Neutral Palette|

The three areas were open to one another and we felt that the dining room should be the focal point. The client did lots of entertaining in this room and was going to be getting new furniture. She was excited to try something a little different in that room. But first we needed to choose a color for the entrance hall and living room. Those were the areas with the majority of wall space. The client wanted a warm inviting color. We chose Benjamin Moore 1122 Cocoa Sand […]

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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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Using a Color to Make a Huge Space Inviting

By |2018-12-19T15:24:22+00:00February 5th, 2013|Accent Colors, Case Studies, Dark Colors, Dining Rooms, Light Colors, Living and Family Rooms|

The house had an open plan with rooms adjoining one another.  It was important to keep that nice open flow.  The living room was a huge space with a large stone fireplace as the focal point. The room was painted white with the fireplace wall painted a putty color. It was cold and uninviting. The clients had not chosen furniture yet. We needed to choose neutral colors that would look good with whatever furniture they chose. We discussed what their preferences were, so that I would have an idea of what direction [...]

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