Category: Kelly’s Best Colors

Reader’s Questions Answered

April 2, 2017

Hey everyone! I thought I would share a few  questions from recent clients and readers with informative and useful answers:

*  I’m planning on painting our lake house great room Revere Pewter. It has a pitched ceiling with black walnut beam.  Stone fireplace in grayish tones.  I am following your advice to do casings in White Dove.  I would like to add some definition to windows/grids/sliding french doors by adding a darker version of Revere Pewter or something in same color family.  Any advice?

Your home sounds beautiful! If you are looking for a darker version of Revere Pewter, take a look at Ben Moore Thunder AF-685:

thunder

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Thunder is another soft, warm neutral paint color that is very popular today. Read More

Color Crush- Dramatic Black

October 4, 2016

black wall

I have just been mesmerized with this above photo. The black wall is so striking and gorgeous! I have seen walls and rooms painted black for about a year now but it never interested me until lately. I gathered together a few stunning photos of black painted walls/rooms to see if you might also be inspired to use a moody black:Read More

Simple & Uncomplicated Furniture Painting

August 31, 2016

Are you still holding on to that special piece of old furniture that you have wanted to paint forever? A reader wrote and asked, “I really would like to paint this little table/bench/chair but I can not figure out which process would be easiest for me. I would really like to give it a try.  Also, can you suggest a few colors that you think  looks best on painted furniture? Thx!”

Well I understand how you might be confused! There are so many different techniques and options today for painting furniture. I am happy to share with you all what has worked best for me, as well as my overall knowledge on painting furniture!

aub blue

For all of my furniture painting projects, I always turn to my number one paint choice which is  Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan. I LOVE the product because it is so easy to use. No priming is needed and you can use indoors because it is non-toxic and  odor-free. So instead of the process being a chore by worrying about which primer to use and how to prepare the furniture, I feel that using Chalk Paint® makes it a fun and easy venture.  Here is my stash of chalk paint:Read More

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:

champion c

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:

four samples

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Color Spotlight: Benjamin Moore’s Edgecomb Gray

April 20, 2016

Looking for a beautiful, tranquil paint color for your bedroom?

edge comb shelves

 

edgecomb gray bedroom

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