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Go Bold or Go Home is the subject of this blog.  Strong colors work when using all the elements of color around your home.  I painted the roof a gloss white, the body of this house is a flat cranberry, and the facial board & soffit flat white.  Paint sheens by themselves create a contrast element. …

Plain Jane no more, my last customer first name was Jane & she let me know that she was plain Jane of color.  I gave her some basic color changes on her house, like just making the shutters a bit darker and a little lighter shade on the body of the house.  She did not …

What color do I paint my house?
Do I want to just fit in, or make a statement with my colors in a good way?  These are the type of questions you should ask yourself before going on the ” Hunt for Color”.  Have you ever looked through home magazines for color, find a nice …

Only Baseboards & Jams:
Last week I had a job where I painted only the baseboards & jams.  The color of choice was white with a satin finish.  After four coats of paint, these boards ” glowed “.
Color Heroes
With strong bright colors on the walls, the white baseboards elevate the color on the …

Every Day We Are Moving Through Color.  Think about it, before pulling out of your driveway, what colors are around you, you are at the stop sign, a new set of colors, you are at your favored coffee shop,  colors changes again, this goes on all day and we really don’t think much about it.

White Walls in your Home are okay.  Have you ever thought about just painting your ceilings an accent color?  White works with any color.  In fact, your walls would sort of just float with your furniture and artwork, working in harmony with each other.  You would really see the power of white.  You could still …

Your Forgotten Wall in your Home.  Gary, what do you mean forgotten wall?  I know where all the walls in my home are.  Your forgotten wall is really called the fifth wall.  The fifth wall is the ceiling in your home. What are you doing with it?  I would bet they are white.  Did …

Why do the Colors work?
While having my coffee & bagel at Panera’s, I asked myself, why do I keep coming back.  Obviously, I like it, but why? Well, the colors come together & put you in a relaxed state.  The room feels bright & inviting.  Did you know they have more than one hundred …

I guess what we are not sure of, we avoid.  When I was a little kid I always liked the color red. You could wear a red shirt but not red pants.  Mom would “say, Gary, red pants are for girls”, how about red shoes, same answer.  We really are influenced by our parent’s viewpoint. …

Fine, just what color is that? You know, off-white! Every off-white has a little bit of every color in the rainbow in it. When you see a large off-white chart, your eyes just want to cross. The next question is what shade do you want. Do we lean toward green, blue, red, yellow, brown or …

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