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 [...]
I Bet you. Why? Because most people do. Why? Because this bad advice is all over the internet. Why? Because people continue to repeat this bad information on blogs and in forums, so most people think it is true.
Mistake #1-Testing paint colors against a white background
People often think white is a perfect neutral background to see the true characteristics of the color they are testing. Looking at your color against the old paint color can affect your perception of the new color. White Read more [...]
Today I spent a lot of time thinking about my mom. I realized Mother's Day is coming up this weekend and was wondering what I could do for her.
My mom is 91 and at this point in her life she is not interested in collecting more things, so I am more careful these days about what I can give her that does not add to her collection of stuff when she is trying to eliminate things. As an artist, I often make things for her....but then again, it is just more "stuff". Sometimes I get her gift cards for Read more [...]
With concern about the coronavirus, you may be tempted to stick close to home and get some projects done. Maybe painting? New color has a way of making us feel great and our house look new and fresh. Of course, that can trigger the dreaded paint dilemma.At some time or another, we all face it. Whether we are painting our whole house, a room, a wall or just a door, decisions need to be made. And what if we make the wrong one. OMG, the sky will fall. Or people will think we have horrible taste. Read more [...]
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In my last post, How to Pick the Perfect Exterior Paint Colors for your home, I shared the first steps in my process for picking exterior paint colors for my own home. I mentioned this included:Consider what colors you likeConsider your limitations such as your fixed finishes, landscape and surroundings.Visualize the possibilities.Test your choices to see them in different light conditions.Here is the before photo of my home and the colors I had selected to test (Benjamin Moore Moscow Midnight, Read more [...]