Category Archives: paint

This year’s hot color may give you the blues (but in the best way!)

I called it.  Kind-of. Remember back in November when I was anticipating the release of Pantone's Color of the Year?   Out of the colors that Pantone had selected for the 2016 apparel forecast, I predicted that Snorkel Blue would be chosen as the "it" color for interiors for 2016, due in part to the trends…
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A glimpse into the 2016 Color Forecasts

Every year at this time I anxiously check my e-mail for an announcement of Pantone's Color of the Year.  While we wait, however, both Sherwin-Williams and Benjamin Moore released their 2016 "Color of the Year" and they're strikingly similar. And both white.   Hmm.  Not sure about this. "White space"—meaning clear area around a focal point, or space…
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5 Things to Tell Your Painter Before He Begins

Painting a room is one of the least expensive ways to make a huge impact on a room.  However, not everyone is gifted with 1) time, or 2) a steady hand (think random blotches of red paint on a white ceiling...). When hiring a painter, the first thing you want to do is make sure he or…
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That time when the designer became the client…

Our house has reached that point.  10 years of little (then big!) boys, pets, foundation settling, and the general life span of products has opened up all kinds of opportunities to update our house. That's a positive perspective on 'lots of stuff needs to be fixed.' One of the things that has been on my radar for…
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