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Pops Of Yellow

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

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A hot, new 2014 home trend that I am seeing everywhere is pops of yellow in a room:

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I absolutely love the look and it is really growing in popularity:

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Yellow is incredibly versatile and works well with most colors.  It looks great with blue, pink, green, purple, gray, white and orange.  

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I am not crazy about a lot of yellow in the room:

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But I love it when there is only one accessory in yellow such as art, chairs, ottomans or lamps.

This is my favorite room that really first caught my eye about noticing the pop of yellow!:

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It is like a happy little surprise in the room that makes a huge impact:

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I would not paint my walls in a bright yellow, but accessories are perfect. Like these beautiful drawers for instance:

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Or this gorgeous door:

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Have you been noticing the yellow pops of color in design photos? Do you like the look? A very inexpensive way to put a lot of wow in your room!

If you need help decorating your home, contact me today.

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Sneak Peak of Turquoise Kitchen

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

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Do you remember about a month ago, I wrote about helping my sister-in-law try to convince her husband that a turquoise kitchen would look so beautiful in their home?:

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I had put together some photos of turquoise kitchens which helped him visualize the room better.  Elaine loved this cheerful turquoise:

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So we tried a sample board around the room:

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Do you see the turquoise color coming out in the chair?

And I am happy to announce that he agreed to paint the kitchen with Gem Turquoise from Behr:

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It came out so pretty! I love how well it works with both the stained wood as well as the white:

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Love it! Can’t wait to see it decorated. Great job Bill and Elaine. Bill, aren’t you glad you agreed with us? What do you all think of this color with both the white and the stained wood?

If you need help selecting wall colors for your home, contact me today.

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Another Color Option For Pinky-Beige

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

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This post was originally published in February 2012 and it was one of my highest read blogs ever. I thought I would dust it off a little and print again in case you missed it the first time around:

A reader wrote me a question the other day and asked, “What if you were trying to tone down pink undertones in a pink-beige tiled bathroom? Would you still want to use a pink undertone beige if you didn’t want a “pink” bath?”

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I thought it was an excellent question and I actually am hearing the same question more and more often. The average homeowner just does not have the expendable money right now for big purchases, like flooring, so we will have to keep our pinky beige tiles/carpet/furniture for now. So what other color works great with pinky beige?

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Beautiful neutral blue.

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Blue and pink/red beige work beautifully together:

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So my advice to you would be if you are working with pink/red beige undertones in flooring/walls/furniture/bedding and want to bring another color in the room besides beige, I suggest trying a shade of blue.

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Look at how nice the blue on the TV screen looks in an all beige room:

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We know the combination of brown and blue work so well:

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And we know brown has a lot of red undertones. So it makes sense that a pinky/red beige with red undertones will also work beautifully with the blues:

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What shade of blue do I suggest to work with pink/red undertone beige? I took a few photos below of different blues against Benjamin Moore Shaker Beige (red undertones):

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You can see that many of the different shades of blue are working well with the pinky beige. One of my favorite blues I have used with Shaker Beige is Benjamin Moore Santorini Blue:

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So pretty!

You can introduce blue accents with pillows, rugs and wall art. These less expensive pieces can easily change with decorating trends. Or you can change your whole room’s look by painting your walls (or ceiling) a pretty blue:

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What do you think? Do you agree that blue and pinky beige work great together?

If you need help selecting colors for your home, contact me today.

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Working With That Bossy Bath Fixture

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

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Can you pick out which item is the ‘bossy’ one in the room? This ‘custom designed’ bath was very popular in the 90’s. This color was very common. Why is the tub considered bossy? Because it is so large in the room you can not overlook it and the color is so bold:

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Can you see all the pink undertones in the tub color? The tub color is not what is wrong in this room, it is the yellow wall paint with the pink tub that is not working together:

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Thankfully the wall tile also has the pink undertones so it is playing well with the tub. The toilet and sink are also this taupe color:

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The homeowner does not want to get rid of the tub, but does want to replace the toilet and sink which is a good start.

So the tub is staying and we must work with it because it has such a demanding presence in the room. The tile floor is also staying:

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Which is obviously filled with pink undertones. So, what can you change to make the room look beautiful? Why paint of course!

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A couple good color choice for the walls here would be Benjamin Moore Shaker Beige HC-45 or Benjamin Moore Cedar Key 982. They are a safe color choice, they both will blend with the tub,  the room will look more cohesive and either choice would look beautiful.

Another option you might want to look at is the color in the tile:

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I see a lot of gray color. Gray is a great neutral so that would be a good color choice to look at. To pull the gray out of the tile even more, I would use a stronger shade of gray such as Ben Moore Rockport Gray HC- 105 or Boothbay Gray HC-165. There is also white in the tile, but I think a white would look too pale in the room and to me, make the tub stand out even more.

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Do you have a bathtub or other bossy piece in your home that has prevented you from redoing the room? Always work with it, not against it, (and do not ignore it) or it may stand out even more. A fresh coat of the right paint color will help update the room quickly and inexpensively. The magic of paint!

If you need help selecting paint colors for your home, contact me today.

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