Best Uses for the Saturated Blue Color of 2015
"shade of blue worthy of chunky accents around the home... group of interior designers to select its Color of the Year for 2015, and the winner... shades of grey that designers want us to use! Source for the wonderful blue floor... blue, and use it frequently because it's the one color I never tire of. As you... year, using the shade of vibrant blue as wallcovering, etc. It crosses over to masculine... touches of bold blue. we used this color for our board and bitten siding on the outside..."
Tangerine Tango: 4 Ways to Use Pantone's Color of the Year
Don't let this bold hue scare you — try warming up any room with this cheerful red-orange color of 2012
"getting used to this bold color, there are plenty of simple tips to integrate Tangerine... Color of the Year for 2012 —Tangerine Tango, a dramatic reddish orange with a positive... in all of it's incarnations. It is the color of happy, so glad it is the color of... COLOUR of 2012!!!! I like a splash of tangerine. Such a happy color. I am so glad... Color of the Year from Pantone. Our GT Rocker in "Clementine" has been one of our..."
Best Ways to Use This Coral Color of the Year
"preppy pop of color in its paint pick for 2015... Color of the Year selection, Coral Reef, couldn’t be more different than Benjamin... Moore’s pick of Guilford Green. They are literally opposite each other on the color wheel... those of you who didn’t feel inspired by Guilford Green, perhaps Coral Reef is more... into all of these pictures of are these actual pictures of the color painted on walls... "Color of the year" material from my point of view. Perhaps colors of the year should..."
Kitchen of the Week: Small, Creatively Used Kitchen
A food blogger whips up recipes out of a tiny Oklahoma kitchen — and sometimes spills over to the dining room table
"recipes out of a tiny Oklahoma kitchen — and sometimes spills over to the dining room table... tips like using cutting boards to make cleanup easier, Taylor offers helpful wisdom for... most out of limited kitchen storage. Use Weck canning jars, Mason jars or glass containers... a post of it. The salad consisted of mixed greens, red onions, fresh tomatillo salsa... a lot of prep. Since Taylor has limited counter space, she often moves to her dining..."
Room of the Day: A His-and-Hers Office They Both Want to Use
Pleasing colors, nature-inspired artwork and better organization give this room a bright, welcoming feel on a tight budget
"out one of them out so much that her side became a dumping ground she never used for... the rest of the transitional home’s decor while asking her client what kinds of colors... shades of green. The design was full of challenges, including doing a big clean-out... of the compromise was that his domain was not so much a part of the project. She... love the use of artwork! If you love abstract, check out my site, www.MikeQuellier.com..."
Best Ways to Use Radiant Orchid, Pantone's Color of 2014
Learn how to work in this bold fuchsia-pink-purple successfully around the home, and give it a yay or nay in the Houzz poll
"huge fan of Pantone’s 2013 Color of the Year, Emerald, as I tend to prefer greens that... Color of the Year for 2014, Radiant Orchid — mostly because it represents a complete... example of the use of this color, or a variance of this color (the light fixture).... actually using other shades, many of which are lacking the pink tones of the former. A bit... this hue of color is used. I will post pics soon! A few months ago I used the Flor Housepet..."
Get Floored by Creative Use of Tile
Don't get stuck in a subway-tile rut. Unlock the imaginative power of tile for floors and walls that will knock their socks off
"power of tile for floors and walls that will knock their socks off... supposedly we use only 10 percent of our brains? Well, I think we use only about 10 percent... percent of tile's capability too. I love staggered subway tile as much as the next girl... pieces of clay. It can add art, shine, dimension, pattern, color and pizzazz to a... including one of our tiles! Here's another creative use of tile: handmade, ceramic tile by..."
Use It or Lose It: How to Get Rid of Old Keys
"getting rid of keys in an earth-friendly way... one set of mystery keys in every household. Usually found at the bottom of the junk... all of the old house, storage, bike and car keys clutter your house — use them, or... pocket of an old coat, the mystery keys rarely reveal their purpose. Don't let all... may also use keys. For children four years old and over they are great as manipulatives... us tons of keys to the place. I framed them for an "items we inherited" wall in our..."
14 Ways to Make Better Use of Bedroom Corners
These spots were made for nestling, storing, displaying and enjoying. Are you making the most of them?
"Many of us have bedrooms where we have to make every bit of space work hard, including... making good use of corners in kids' rooms, too.... opportunity of having it made with a coastal theme. Nice collection of ideas! So many great... placement of a bed as I've been doing a bit of research lately for our bedroom. I read... that none of the photos showed mirrors in corners, to bounce more light into the room... the idea of nestling the bed into the bookshelves. The kids pictures were especially..."
10 Ways to Make Good Use of Winter's Light
Take advantage of the sun we still have with light curtains, window seating and heat-capturing accents
"advantage of the sun we still have with light curtains, window seating and heat-capturing... anyway), use what sunlight there is left to warm up your home. Some of the most effective... a cup of hot drink on a snowy day ! These are great ideas and I really LOVE that... pics, of light filled rooms are much better!... advantage of your home’s smaller spaces. Because of their smaller square footage, sunlight... a lot of time in one spot, move it to one of your smaller rooms. You’ll be comfortable..."
Best Ways to Use Exclusive Plum, Sherwin-Williams’ Color of 2014
Pretty, moody, maybe even a neutral, this toned-down grayish purple can work in any room. Here's how
"hybrid of hot pink and purple. Some of you love it, but many seem less than impressed... as many of you dislike both colors as like either one of them. But Pantone is not... selection of Exclusive Plum as Color of the Year for 2014. While Exclusive Plum and Radiant... examples of Exclusive Plum used in various spaces. Related: See Benjamin Moore’s color... Color of the Year pronouncements made around this time. Last week we looked at Pantone’s..."
Kitchen Storage Hacks to Make Use of Every Space
"banks of cupboards and acres of floor space in our kitchens, it can make fitting... variety of stuff. All but the biggest kitchens are under pressure to store utensils... appliances we use to cook it, and everything we need to clean it up afterward. As most of... and I use the side of the stove using magnetic hooks for storage of spices, measuring... my dad used on his bar-top (that’s two things I got out of storage). I use it as a..."
17 Ways to Make Better Use of Entryway Corners
Open up to the possibilities for improved entryway storage, seating and architectural interest by considering the corners
"often full of weird corners. Doorways can cut into the walls, staircases can create slanted... and many of them tend to be awkward. Turn these design challenges into design successes... piece of out-of-the-box thinking that would help owners of both old and new homes... the top of bamboo from piece of fabric filled with anything you can think of. That... like and use it as coat rack. You can find some useful stuff on curb (broken furniture)..."
Use the Power of Geometrics
"power of color choice, a space's shape and dimension also help create a mood and... structure of a space. Other shapes and lines can enter at more discrete levels, such... piece of geometric fabric in front of me and I'm in love. I love geometrics. Did... so many of the posts on houzz.com. Some very interesting ideas here. I will add a... silhouette of this smooth modern tub to stand out as a central piece of art. The simple..."
12 Ways to Make Better Use of Yard Corners
"the most of the corners in the yard. Whether you live on several acres or have a postage... other side of the fence. Can use only for planting those corners. I liked the pictures... Most of them had tall fencing or mature plants used to define that edge (screening... It's one of those things we're used to in comfortable spaces, that we can have our backs... mix some of this into our back corner with some more perennials added in. BTW if you..."