Tag: Paint color

A Colorful 1920’s Bungalow Exterior

A Colorful 1920’s Bungalow Exterior

Selecting Exterior Colors for a 1920’s Bungalow in a Neighborhood that welcomes the quirky and unusual.

Color, Furnishings and Lights!

Color, Furnishings and Lights!

Refreshing your home’s surfaces with paint and fabric can yield a dramatic and remarkable “new” home.

Another Convert From White Walls

Another Convert From White Walls

We painted over light beige walls with sophisticated color to make if feel larger and to hightlight delightful details

Five Myths about White Walls & Ceilings

Five Myths about White Walls & Ceilings

We debunk the myths that the color white walls and ceilings makes a room look larger, lighter and is best for artwork and resale.

3 Ideas to Refresh Your Kitchen

3 Ideas to Refresh Your Kitchen

Not everyone is ready to completely remodel their kitchen. Maybe you just want a weekend kitchen face-lift. Here are 3 ideas:

Darken Your Entry To Open Up Your Home

Darken Your Entry To Open Up Your Home

Think how much more ordinary this home would appear without the deep taupe color in the foyer. When you arrive you enter a compressed area — an area of calm and containment that marks a landmark in your travel from the street up the walk to the home.

Basement Media Room

Basement Media Room

My client wanted media and exercise rooms in the basement of her 1920’s Washington DC home. The media room is the place where she and her boyfriend spend evenings with their large black lab. She wanted it to be comfortable for the two of them on a daily basis

Color Concepts – Another Palette

Color Concepts – Another Palette

Yesterday’s article covered the major elements that make color palettes work in architecture using a home with a bold, bright color palette. This home uses the same conceptual elements with a more somber palette of grayed-greens, deep wine, and a touch of creamy yellow. This home also features two elements that weren’t as apparent in the other home: The effectivness of Darker Transitions and moving from Dark to Light as daylight increases.

What Makes Color Work?

What Makes Color Work?

This article explores what makes a color palette work. In this home, I’ve used several bold colors but none overwhelm. Read about the 6 elements I use in color design.

Using Color to Accentuate Design

Using Color to Accentuate Design

This home uses a bright, energetic palette without being overwhelming. Let’s look at how the use of color sets the stage and creates visual boundaries. The only place red is used is on the column dividing the kitchen from the breakfast area. The column is necessary to hide a structural support, a waste stack and ductwork. The deep red marks the transition between the working Kitchen and the sitting area of the breakfast room.