Category: color

Color Crush – Champion Cobalt

May 11, 2016

You know that feeling when you find a color that you KNOW you need to use because it is just so beautiful?  I get that feeling sometimes and I just found a color I would love to use in my home. That color is Ben Moore Champion Cobalt 2061-20:

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Surprised it is a blue? haha I can’t help it!

I am working with an online client to find a kitchen color and for the first time,  I suggested he buy an area rug  BEFORE we picked wall colors.  This is the kitchen before:Read More

Weekend Project

April 30, 2016

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend and enjoying your time.  My husband and I are busy painting our living room. This project has taken up a few weekends already.

I have tried four different paint  color samples:

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BM and SW Color Exchange Chart

April 9, 2016

To all of my readers who requested a main list of color swap options between Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams, here is a list you can bookmark or print:

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Does Grant Beige Work With Oak Cabinets?

March 28, 2016

I received an interesting reader question the other day:

Dear Kelly,

How would Grant Beige be on my kitchen walls with honey oak cabinets? I am looking for a neutral color that will downplay the cabinets but go with my granite that has neutrals,grays,light tan (slab is called Ornamental Gold)
Thanks!

Here is a photo representation:

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Matching Flowers With Pantone Colors

March 18, 2016

Are you as excited as I am that Spring is almost here? Hooray for warmer weather! I wanted to share this interesting article that FTD wrote matching Pantone’s Top Ten Spring Colors with Spring Flowers. I love seeing the colors with the description and care for each flower and thought you would also enjoy. Here is a special introduction from FTD for the color boards:

Early spring is one of the best times of year. The frost starts to melt, the weather gets warmer, and flowers start to bloom. Whether you enjoy planting bright blooms in your yard, or prefer using flowers indoors to brighten up your space, there’s no denying that the right flowers can really transform a home or garden.

There are endless options for colorful spring flowers. To help you choose the ones that are right for you, FTD put together spring flower color palettes based on the Spring 2016 Pantone colors. These ten colors range from soft pinks and reds to vivid reds and yellows, creating a contrasting yet balanced group of colors that will inspire you as you decorate this season!Read More