Category: Paint Color Selection Help

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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Just A Reminder

February 28, 2016

I just wanted to let you know that the March issue of my newsletter ‘Roominations’ will be published tomorrow, March 1, 2015. This issue will feature ‘Kelly’s Five Favorite Neutrals’ that are my amazing group of colors that I trust  and feel comfortable referring to you .

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* This month I have put together a list of Helpful Tips For Getting Your Home Ready For Spring.

* I will be sharing a new design consultation service for all of your color and decorating questions with a discounted price for my newsletter readers only.

* The ‘secret’ post this month is Kelly’s Five Favorite Neutrals.

Be sure to sign up for my newsletter today! Thank you!

Working With An Unusual Trim Color

February 23, 2016

Finding a wall color is difficult enough. But when you have to work around an unusual color such as this trim below:

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It is really challenging!  Can you tell what undertone the trim has?

This is my living room in our NH home. The previous owner thought taupe was a good neutral to use for All the trim in the house!:

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Review of Gray Undertones

February 3, 2016

Undertones. We have learned enough about color to know we can not ignore them. But I have found that knowing the undertones of a color makes the color selection process much easier and less stressful.

So I thought I would do a little review as a reminder of the undertones of gray. Gray is still very popular right now and we should be aware of what makes up the color so we can be educated when choosing a color for our home.  Gray has the undertones of blue, green, violet and taupe:

Blue Undertone Grays:

The most popular grays with blue undertones are Coventry Gray HC-169:

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