Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Merrily,Merrily,Merrily...Life is but a dream!

DESIGN VITAMIN #1

Okay, we will start out simple today since I have a jam-packed full schedule. Since it is pouring down rain and the sky is gray--I will address choosing Paint Colors today. Never pick a paint color on a rainy day! Whenever I choose paint colors for a client---its always on a full sunny day. Never on a gray overcast day. Make sure you look at the color from all angles of the room. Please people--its just paint! Do not be soooo afraid of it! Start in a small room. Take a t-shirt (or an item of clothing that you have loved forever because of its color)to the paint store and have it duplicated into a gallon of paint. People are always asking me for my favorite "blue" during this crazy Chocolate Brown and Blue faze. Hands down its Topsail SW6217 by Sherwin-Williams. I first used this delicious color in a model home--at the beginning of the Blue craze. This color lies in between aqua and gray---and it is very calming. To get the most out of an exquisite blue room--you need a serious hit of black! High gloss doors--lacquered furniture! The black theory will be hit upon in your next vitamin!

4 comments:

  1. Ok I think I figured it out!

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  2. i think that was the color I used in my guest room, so now I have to get Black laquer furn? by the time I get it Blue and brown will be out! give me the next hot colors and I'll redo! LOL!

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  3. Congrats Kath on your new blog. Wish I had the money to redo some of the rooms in my house right now but two in college and one going next year really sucks the life out of decorating.

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  4. Ok now I am getting the hang of it! Ok, so are you supposed to answer everybody's questions, or just put a quote up every day? by the way it's 2:15, where is my vitamin for the day! LOL

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