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3 Exterior Paint Dilemmas, 7 Palette Solutions
Often overwhelmed by choosing exterior paint colors and by coordinating the siding color with doors, roof and trim, many homeowners fall back on white or shades of tan. There's nothing wrong with those colors — they are classic hues that can work...
Great Color Combo: Indigo and Citron Green
Nature has a pretty good eye for color pairings, and I can't think of a better example than blue and green. Just picture a tree at the height of summer, its leafy branches waving against a brilliant blue sky, or blue morning glories blooming along a lush...
Help! What Color Should I Paint My Front Door?
It's a common design question for anyone wishing to update a home exterior: What color to paint the front door? I found three homeowners in Houzz Discussions with that dilemma and have a few suggestions for possible paint colors that would work well on...
Front and Center Color: When to Paint Your Door Purple
Purple is a tricky color to work into a home's interior. Dramatic and moody, it can veer toward garish if combined with too many other vibrant colors or fussy materials. Large expanses of pastel purples can come across as overly sweet and girly, while...
9 Fashionably Cool Living Room Color Palettes
You've seen them everywhere this fall, showing up in fashion, housewares and home interiors — colors on the cool side of the spectrum, like vibrant greens, bold...
Front and Center Color: When to Paint Your Door Deep Red
While rich red hues, such as burgundy and oxblood, were all the rage on the fall 2012 fashion runways, they were already classic colors for exterior doors and trim. But once you've settled on a red hue for your front door, how do you select coordinating...
Front and Center Color: When to Paint Your Door Bright Red
Perhaps the most stirring hue in the entire color spectrum, red has been found to actually raise one's blood pressure. We associate it with life, vitality and passion. In Johannes Itten's classic treatise on color, as translated in The...
Front and Center Color: When to Paint Your Door Orange
Orange is a high-energy color that hollers, “Look at me!” — a great choice for an entry to a home. But it’s not an easy color to work with. Bright orange is intense and needs to be paired with more soothing, neutral hues to avoid appearing too...
Front and Center Color: When to Paint Your Door Green
Green is more popular than ever for home interiors and accessories, but have you considered it for your home's exterior? A green front door, whether in a bold chartreuse or a more neutral shade of olive green, is a great way to welcome visitors. The green...
7 Spicy Hot Color Palettes to Fire Up a Living Room
Consider cranking up the heat in your living or family room by painting your walls in spicy shades of red, yellow or orange. Keep in mind that pure, high-intensity versions of these hues can feel overwhelming — especially in a small space that gets...
9 Unexpected Cool Color Schemes for Boys' Rooms
Think of a classic color palette for a young boy's bedroom, and you probably imagine navy and denim blues, reds, khakis and tans, and dark wood accents. And while there's a reason so many boys' spaces default to those hues (they're cheery yet masculine,...
Take Rooms on a Coastal Trip With Orange and Blue
Orange and blue go together like a blazing sunset over an ocean horizon. If you're looking for a beachy look but crisp coastal navy and white or nautical red, white and blue are not for you, consider sprinkling some paprika around the room. Opposite colors...
Hot Summer Color Combo: Lemon and Raspberry Sorbet
I've gone through quite a few pints of sorbet over the past few weeks, alternating lemon and raspberry. OK, I'm lying. They weren't pints; they were plastic tubs, and when I saw the two stacked one on top of the other it made me head straight over to...
7 Striking Summer Color Combos for Your Outdoor Room
Adding two or three new colors to your furniture and outdoor decor can completely change the look of your yard. Consider one of these winning combinations for drama and happiness in your outdoor living space.
Fresh Color Duo: Maritime Blue and Green
Two new trends are hot for spring and summer: a maritime look, achieved via blue and white stripes, and shades of green. Interestingly, these two aesthetics marry quite well together. Here are ways to balance the trends according to your preference and...
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