We're still in the dog days around here, but in our hearts, we're thinking ahead to our decor plans for fall. These ten homes from our tours each used a cozy, crisp, or dramatic paint color perfect for fall. So we found out the color names and manufacturers so you can copy these looks.
Is it possible to fall in love with a house without ever going inside? I've fallen hard for many houses in my time, some just from a momentary glimpse from a car window. My first was a little white cottage by a stream in my hometown that had a crisp red door. More recently, a glossy eggplant door on a brick townhouse had my heart aching. The common thread between all these love affairs? A colorful front door.
Have you painted your front door? It's a surprisingly manageable DIY project. Here's our three-step how-to that just might inspire you to Color Cure your front door.
Does your bathroom need an upgrade? For not a lot of money, and without outside help, you can dramatically boost your bath’s appearance in a weekend — without the need for a full renovation. Small improvements (as your time and wallet allow) are a manageable alternative to full-scale remodeling, but have a transformative effect that’s refreshing and gratifying. Try one of these 8 small-scale projects yourself...
Our favorite easy way to snazz up boring basics? Paint! You know it works wonders on your walls, but the right formula paint can also add color and design to any of your textiles. I've always been a little intimidated by textile paint, but stumbling across this recent tutorial from Brit+ Co might have just changed my mind. It's actually pretty easy and endlessly customizable. Take a look.
If you're the lofty, industrial-living type, there's probably nothing in a home that makes your heart sing more than exposed brick. It's also kind of tough to decorate around, if you want to do something other than black or white. At least, that's what people think. The reality is there's a host of saturated, vibrant colors that look amazing against un-painted brick.
Painted accent pieces can add charming touches for your home but can be less than charming if painted incorrectly. The process might not seem difficult at all- apply paint, dry, repeat- but if you want a professional finish, there are a few more considerations and steps involved.
Q: My condo building was built in the 1970s and has baseboard heaters that run along the outside wall in each room. My boyfriend and I are repainting the apartment, and have come to a disagreement on what color to paint the heaters. Currently, they are painted the same color as the walls, which I agree with as they seem to make the heaters blend into the wall...
Mixing black and navy blue is one of those things I've always known not to do. But after spotting the photo above in one of our house tours, I've grown more intrigued by this particular recipe for mixing neutrals. Could it be I've been lied to my whole life? Can dark blue and black really work together in the same room? Let's hear the arguments.