Ten Ways To Not Screw Up Picking Your Paint Colors

Does the thought of picking paint colors make you uneasy, nervous, and maybe a little scared?I think that is normal. Why? Because most people don't understand how color actually works, in other words, the science of color. Even many so-called experts.And so, there is a lot of bad information out there on picking paint colors and the average person is confused about how to do it and get the results they want.It is no wonder.The best way to not mess up your paint colors is to get help from an expert Read more [...]

Ways to Use Sherwin Williams 2021 Color of the Year- Urbane Bronze

As  a certified color strategist, I get  excited when the leading paint brands announce their color of the year,  so I can  dream about exciting ways to use it in a new design.When I first saw Sherwin William's color of the year for 2021, “Urbane Bronze", I was unsure how I felt about it. Browns are nice to work with, rather serene and a color of nature so nice to "bring the outside in". Sherwin Williams 2021 Color of the Year, Urbane Bronze. Read more [...]

Great Paint Color Schemes- Black, White and Shades of Gray

People often struggle with creating a great color scheme.   In my recent series of blog articles we discussed how you could take your favorite color, blue for example, and create different color schemes. We explored monochromatic, analogous, Complimentary, Diad, Triad, Tetrad, Split-Complimentary and Double Complimentary.Today, lets talk about using black, white and shades of gray.  To catch up on these other color schemes see my articles Celebrate Your Favorite Color- Go Monochromatic and Create Read more [...]

Great Paint Color Schemes- Try a Double-Complimentary

People often struggle with creating a great color scheme.   In my last few blog articles we discussed how you could take your favorite color, blue for example, and create different color schemes. We explored monochromatic, analogous, complimentary, diad, triad and tetrad color schemes. Today, lets look at a Split-Complimentary!A tetrad uses four colors  which include two complimentary color pairings. It can be difficult to balance  if you use all four colors in equal amounts it may feel like Read more [...]

Great Paint Color Schemes- Try a Split-Complimentary

People often struggle with creating a great color scheme.   In my last few blog articles we discussed how you could take your favorite color, blue for example, and create different color schemes. We explored monochromatic, analogous, complimentary, diad, triad and tetrad color schemes. Today, lets look at a Split-Complimentary!A double-complimentary scheme uses four colors  which include two complimentary color pairings. It can be difficult to balance  if you use all four colors in equal amounts Read more [...]

Great Paint Color Schemes- Try a Tetrad

People often struggle with creating a great color scheme.   In my last few blog articles we discussed how you could take your favorite color, blue for example, and create different color schemes. We explored monochromatic, analogous, complimentary, diad and triad color schemes. Today, lets look at a Tetrad!A tetrad uses four colors  which include two complimentary color pairings. It can be difficult to balance  if you use all four colors in equal amounts it may feel like too much. You can use Read more [...]

Great Paint Color Schemes- Try a Triad

People often struggle with creating a great color scheme.   In my last few blog articles we have discussed how you could take your favorite color, blue for example and create different color schemes. We explored monochromatic, analogous, complimentary and diad color schemes. Today, lets look at a Triad!A triad uses three colors with the equal distance between all colors on the color wheel, causing no clear dominance of one color.So, let's create a triad color scheme with the blue we have been Read more [...]

Great Paint Color Schemes- Do a Diad

People often struggle with creating a great color scheme.   In my last few blog articles we have discussed how you could take your favorite color, blue for example and create different color schemes. We explored monochromatic, analogous and complimentary schemes. Today, lets look at Diad! A diadic or diad color scheme uses two colors that are separated by one color on the color wheel.So, let's create a Diad color scheme with the blue we have been working with in the last several articles. Read more [...]

What Boat are You Riding Out this Storm In?

Today I was asked “How have you changed since the pandemic began? Are you more self-aware? Have you shed your cocoon and blossomed into the person and business owner that you never knew existed within you?”Interesting question. Why yes, I have. How about you?We are all in the same storm but it in different boats. Are you thriving or remaining positive? Or not? From my perspective, this pandemic has separated people into two groups. Read more [...]

Opposite Colors Attract – Go Complimentary

People often struggle with creating a great color scheme.  Often, we start the conversation by talking about the limitations, or the box of colors you need to stay within based on your fixed finishes. In my last few blog articles we have discussed how you could take your favorite color, blue for example and create different color schemes. We explored monochromatic and analogous schemes. Today, lets look at complimentary schemes.Complimentary color schemes are based on using two hues that are opposite Read more [...]