Some Colors are Bossy. Will You Listen to Them?

Some colors are just plain bossy. You might want to ignore them, but you can't. And you shouldn't.It is not that they are overly bold or colorful.  They are just in your face. Every Single Day.They are your fixed finishes. The things you rarely change unless you are doing some significant remodeling. They are your countertops, your floors, and architectural features such as stone or brick walls or fireplaces, or other predominant features. They are the things that Read more [...]

Ways to Use Pantone’s 2021 Colors of the Year

In my last five articles I have been exploring the 2021 colors of the year of different paint companies and comparing them in the same Edesign I created for a master bedroom.  I started by exploring Benjamin Moore's Agean Teal and Sherwin Williams Urbane Bronze.  I found that PPG had a color palette of 3 colors of the year instead of one as you can see in my article Ways to Use PPG's Colors of the Year. I admitted I felt a little let down that they did not just commit to one color.   Then Read more [...]

Ways to Use Sherwin Williams HGTV 2021 Color of the Year- Passionate

In my last few articles I have been exploring the 2021 colors of the year of different paint companies and comparing them in the same Edesign I created for a master bedroom.  I enjoyed exploring Benjamin Moore's Agean Teal and Sherwin Williams Urbane Bronze.  I found that PPG had a color palette of 3 colors of the year instead of one as you can see in my article Ways to Use PPG's Colors of the Year. I admitted I felt a little let down that they did not just commit to one color. Then I checked Read more [...]

Ways to Use Behr’s 2021 Colors of the Year

In my last few articles I have been exploring the 2021 colors of the year of different paint companies and comparing them in the same Edesign I created for a master bedroom.  I enjoyed exploring Benjamin Moore's Agean Teal and Sherwin Williams Urbane Bronze.  I found that PPG had a color palette of 3 colors of the year instead of one as you can see in my article Ways to Use PPG's Colors of the Year. I admitted I felt a little let down that they did not just commit to one color. This week Read more [...]

Ways to Use PPG’s 2021 Colors of the Year

In my last few articles I have been exploring the 2021 colors of the year of different paint companies and comparing them in the same Edesign I created for a master bedroom.  I enjoyed exploring Benjamin Moore's Agean Teal and Sherwin Williams Urbane Bronze.  I was excited to see what PPG's color of the year was. But wait....they don't have one!! What??? No, they have a color palette for 2021 but not a particular color of the year. Honestly, I feel  let down.I guess I  don't like the idea 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 [...]

Ways to Use Benjamin Moore’s 2021 Color of the Year- Aegean Teal

As  a certified color strategist, I get  excited when Benjamin Moore announces their color of the year,  so I can  dream about exciting ways to use it in a new design. When I first saw Benjamin Moore’s color of the year for 2021, “Aegean Teal", I loved it! Benjamin Moore's 2021 Color of the Year, Aegean Teal. Graphic by Camp Chroma. Big change from last year's 2020 color of the year, “First Light”.  That one I was not a fan of, as I  am not a pink/blush person, and generally 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 [...]