Color Palettes 79 Stories

After looking at ways to work through paint-color procrastination and how to find color...
5 Bright Palettes for Front Doors
Nothing welcomes guests to your home better than a bold, beautiful color on the front door. Many people have no trouble picking out a fun color to paint the door, but don't know what to do with the rest of the exterior. And what about the trim? The...
Help! What Color Should I Paint My House Exterior?
The Houzz Discussions section is filled with homeowner after homeowner pleading for help choosing exterior paint colors. Help is on the way for three such homeowners, whose homes are featured here along with...
Front and Center Color: When to Paint Your Door Black
Black can make a front door elegant and dramatic. It works well with any and every other color, making it extremely versatile. It can also toss a challenge your way. If you don't have enough contrasting colors as a backdrop, black can hide the entry or...
Great Color Palettes: 8 Hot Bedroom Color Schemes
Waking up to pleasant, sunny weather in an equally pleasant, sunny room (preferably while on vacation) is a pretty spectacular way to start the day. The colors in our environment affect our mood, and warm shades of red, orange and yellow make us feel...
Palatable Palettes: 8 Cool Blue Bedrooms
Lots of folks who confidently select colors for other rooms in their house often struggle when it comes to picking a palette for their bedroom. After all, this room serves as a private sanctuary. It's where we sleep, laze about, dress and even read or...
Palatable Palettes: 8 Great Kitchen Color Schemes
‘‘There are no bad colors, just bad color combinations," said one of my interior design mentors many years ago. At first I disagreed with him, since there's a certain shade of brown-mustard yellow that I definitely wouldn't want slathered all over...
Palatable Palettes: 9 Bold Bathroom Color Schemes
Looking to inject some fun color in your home but feeling anxious about taking it too far? I say be fearless when it comes to spicing up the spaces in your home that are used only occasionally or for limited amounts of time. For example, a tangerine-orange...
8 Great Color Palettes: Surprising Bedroom Neutrals
A design instructor of mine once claimed that commercial interiors are so often painted beige because it is the color that best masks grimy smudges from people's hands. Yuck! I think I've been antibeige since that very moment. But I do realize that not...
Palatable Palettes: Green Goodness for Bedrooms
Green is a much-loved hue by designers because of its versatility. It has a warm side via yellowy chartreuse...
Falling for Color: 9 Ways With Pumpkin Orange
With Halloween right around the corner I just had to grab the opportunity to give some love to one of my favorite hues: pumpkin orange. The key to working with this intense color is to use it for those items or areas in your home that you wish to call...
8 Great Kitchen Cabinet Color Palettes
If you like the layout of your existing kitchen and your cabinets are in good shape, painting them can be a smart way to go. Another budget-friendly route is to purchase and install new cabinet boxes (or “carcasses,” as I’ve heard them called fondly)...
10 Great Places for Rich Fall Colors Year-Round
I’ve had the opportunity to live all over the United States, and while I love the climate of my current city, San Francisco, I hold some very fond memories of the crisp fall weather I experienced growing up in a small town in northern Illinois. It had...
Cool Color Palettes: Enviable Green and Blue Spaces
We may be transitioning from summer to fall, but I’ve seen no let-up in the popularity of green and blue hues in homes. That’s because while they don’t scream autumn, they do form an excellent palette for those looking to inject color into a space...
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