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How to Choose Paint Color Based on Wood Tones

Sample Oak Wood Grain

Wood tones from trim, doors and cabinetry provide a dilemma when selecting paint. Depending on the color selected, you can emphasize your wood elements or camouflage their effects. 

Considerations when selecting paint colors used with wood tones

2014 Pantone Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid

Sometimes you want to incorporate a color into your home that’s fresh, colorful and trendy. That’s when you might want to consider the Pantone color of the year, which for 2014 is Radiant Orchid.

Let’s take a look at this color and discuss ways you can incorporate it into your home to update your décor.

Color Marketing Group 2015 Color Forecast

The Color Marketing Group has just released their 2015 color forecast and we want to share with you some highlights, so grab your ColorEssentials fandeck and let’s take a tour.

Diamond Vogel Trend Colors | Winter 2014

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Decorate orange and black all year-round

   
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Turn your home into a spellbinding and hauntingly beautiful house this Halloween and all year-round. The color combination of orange and black isn’t singularly reserved for October 31st. These colors can be replicated throughout your home in modern and stylish ways.

Color Selection for an Open Floor Plan

Open Floor Plan with Black Pillar

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Reduce, reuse, recycle, repurpose

 

We’re all familiar with the 3 R’s – reduce, reuse, recycle – but we would like to add a 4th “R” to that list! Repurpose!

Repurposing old and outdated furniture is a simple way to help reduce landfill waste and cut down on the carbon footprint required to make and ship new furniture. Plus, it’s just plain fun!

Add Color with an Accent Wall

Bedroom with Bright Pink Accent Wall

If you’re looking for a project to get your creative juices flowing, adding an accent wall, or changing the color of a current accent wall may be just the right project for you.

2013 Fall Color Trends

Nature’s Color Story

From earth to sky, the natural world influences our color inspiration.

A Fairytail Forest Fall Color Scheme

A Fresh New Look-Update Your Color Scheme

Paint color has the power to transform and revitalize a tired look. You can use color to engage and create welcoming home environments. If you’re trying to achieve a fresh new look without changing all the colors in a room, follow these color scheme tips.

Wallpaper – It's Not Just for Walls!

Wallpaper – it’s "in", or it’s "out", but most recently it’s been "in". Businesses, designers and homeowners have all embraced the resurgence of wallpaper and there’s lots of beautiful, modern designs out there right now to fit every taste. But of course trends are always changing, and we love that traditional wallpaper has been able to remained current in the design world by being used in nontraditional ways!

Refinish Those Garage Sale Finds

Today we want to help you finally tackle that garage sale, antique store and flea market find and turn them into the beautiful showpieces you imagined. Refinishing old furniture is not only a more environmentally friendly option than buying new; it is also a way to incorporate family heirlooms or sentimental pieces into your current design scheme. Not to mention, refinishing an old piece assures you that you’ll end up with a one-of-a-kind look!