Colors

Join The Colour Project

Join The Colour Project

Talk about painting with a purpose. The Colour Project is beginning a color movement across the world. Their site states that “Grey is out. Gloom is gone. It’s time to live our life in colour.” This amazing project is traveling all over the world, from Johannesburg to Istanbul, to bring […]

Paint Your Small Room Dark For Big Effects

Paint Your Small Room Dark For Big Effects

Living in a 1,250-square-foot home, I’m pretty used to small spaces. With the four people, five cats, and one chubby Chihuahua that live here, I’m always trying to figure out ways to make our house feel open and spacious without tearing down walls or cutting in new windows. And one […]

Host A Painting Party

Host A Painting Party

For me, painting is hard. The prep work is a pain and by the time I’m done, my arms ache and all I can see are the spots I need to fix. I think a solution to this problem would be to throw a painting party the next time I’ve […]

Paint Your Bedroom Black

Paint Your Bedroom Black

Black paint isn’t only limited to gothic-inspired decor or teens that need to rebel (though if you do have a rebellious decorative teen, here’s some good advice.) In fact, black walls done right can add high drama and elegance to any room. Here are a few tips for working with […]

Behr Releases 2011 Color And Design Trends

Behr Releases 2011 Color And Design Trends

If you’re eager to get a head start on next year’s home improvement and decorating projects, you may want to consult Behr Paint’s 2011 Color and Design Trends forecast. According to the company, “The versatility of paint is the focus of 2011 Behr color trends. Beyond just color applied on […]

Colorful Wood Stains

Colorful Wood Stains

Buh, bye basic browns! Why stain that old adirondack chair in a basic wood when you can choose from colors like avocado and purple velvet? Olympic exterior stains has added to their wood tones with great colors for the outdoors. Their stains have been developed to stand up to sun, […]

3 Reasons to Go From Wallflower to Wow

3 Reasons to Go From Wallflower to Wow

Is your house the block wallflower? One simple step can change that. When my husband and I painted our front door bright orange, our neighbor Kathy thought that it was only the primer and waited patiently for the day that we would cover it with the “real” color. Of course, […]

5 Ways to Decide on Paint Color

5 Ways to Decide on Paint Color

If you’re stumped when it comes to selecting paint colors, read through these tips from Mary Lawlor, color stylist for Kelly-Moore Paints. Use a color wheel. If you haven’t used a color wheel since middle school art class, find one online. Color wheels are ideal for discovering shades you might […]

Green with Envy: Six Sensational Spring Paint Colors

Green with Envy: Six Sensational Spring Paint Colors

Saint Patrick’s Day kicks off the season with an infusion of green. But don’t limit yourself to a token pair of green underwear. Instead, fully immerse yourself in a soothing, cheerful space. You’ll not only avoid a pinch, you’ll be the envy of all your friends. 1. Spring Leaves by […]

Choosing Kitchen Paint Colors

Choosing Kitchen Paint Colors

After a few recent dinner parties while everyone is crowded around the hors d’oeuvres by the kitchen counter, a common conversation has frequently come up. What color should I paint my kitchen? I decided to get in touch with an expert to find out a few sure-fire colors that would […]

Pantone 2010 Color of the Year: Turquoise

Pantone 2010 Color of the Year: Turquoise

From runways to furniture showrooms to home interiors, the 2010 color the year, as selected by Pantone, will exert its pervasive influence on a variety of fabrics, objects and surfaces. This year’s pick, Pantone 15-5519 Turquoise, is a bright, tropical hue that combines “the serene qualities of blue and the […]

Inventive & Colorful Home Exteriors

Inventive & Colorful Home Exteriors

Thanks to our friends at ReadyMade for re-posting dornob’s compilation of crazy home exteriors, which not only display a creative use of paint, but also add a splash of devil-may-care curb appeal to the streetscape. Which one is your favorite? Photo: Dornob