Tag: revere pewter

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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Color Selection Made Easy

January 31, 2016

 

Today we are flooded with so much information on how to choose the perfect paint color for our homes. Blogs, magazines, Pinterest, Houzz, Facebook, HGTV and many other sources. We read all the different info and then find ourselves questioning if the color we chose is still in style, if the undertones are working,  do the colors flow correctly, etc. If you are like me, too much information on any subject just makes me more confused and stressed!

When it comes to choosing paint colors, I believe that if you go back to basics, the process will be much easier for you. Here are a few tips and advice on Paint Selection 101 to use next time you feel overwhelmed selecting a paint color:

*Remember that the goal of the wall color is to find a color that works with everything you own and love. It works as the background scene. The walls are not supposed to be the ‘star’ of the room.

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Blue & Beige Bedroom Consultation

January 28, 2016

I have been working online with a woman from Chicago on her bedroom redesign. She found me on Pinterest on my design boards here.  Her design plan is coming out so nice I just wanted to share. Her bedroom was already painted in Revere Pewter and she just needed a little help finding bedding, window treatments and a few accessories that would work well together with the Revere.

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A Few More Photos Of Living Room Design

July 12, 2015

Nina sent me a few more pictures of her living room I wanted to share with you:

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She said that she smiles every time she walks into the room. I think that is the best compliment I can receive, don’t you agree?

Thanks so much for sharing your after photos with us Nina!

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

Nina’s Before & After Living Room

July 9, 2015

It took a little while for the custom window treatments to be made, but they were well worth the wait:

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Aren’t they beautiful? The window treatments completed the room perfectly. Don’t you love that mirror over the fireplace?

I posted here a peek into Nina’s living room when we were working on it. Here was Nina’s living room when we began:

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And now after:

 

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We incorporated a few of her own furnishings in our plan such as the sofa, chair and table.

The bookshelves were all custom made to our specifications. They came out gorgeous and added so much to the room!

During the process:

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Before:

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After:

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Nina is so happy and that makes me so happy!

Below was our design board:

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We worked together online and through emails throughout the entire design. A fun project for both of us. I am grateful to be doing what I love!

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Revere Pewter With Oak Cabinets?

April 16, 2015

A reader recently wrote asking if I thought Benjamin Moore’s Revere Pewter paint color works well with oak cabinets. Here is a nice example I found on Houzz:

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I think it works very well in the room above which has the oak cabinets. Since I could not find other photos online, I took my large color sample to see how it looked with the lighter stained wood:

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I think Revere Pewter and the light wood work well together. The green undertone in the paint and the yellow undertone in the wood are playing very nice together. I also like the combination of Revere Pewter with the darker stained wood:

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One reason I have always loved Revere Pewter is because it is such a versatile and adaptable color. If you have noticed, a room that has been painted in Revere Pewter and the room has a lot of sunlight, the walls will read more gray. In lower lit rooms, the  Revere Pewter walls take on more of a beige color:

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And another big reason that I love Revere Pewter is because it works with most all other colors. Such a perfect color! So yes, Diane, I think Revere Pewter works well with oak cabinets. But be sure to sample in your lighting! Such an important step because the paint color will look different in the day and the night lighting and you want to be sure you love both!