Kind of hard to believe this is the same house, right? When Kezia and Jonathan bought their home, they were seemingly stuck with a material they hated that couldn't be removed. Instead of throwing up their hands in despair and settling, they got creative and gave the facade of their home some major curb appeal.
White is sometimes underplayed as the default choice of colorphobes, but some of the boldest and most sophisticated rooms in the world have white walls. Maxwell loves decorating with white walls – as long as it's the right kind of white. According to Maxwell, the best whites aren't just a "blank canvas." He says, "I like the ones with a bit of depth and color." A good white wall never looks unfinished, "it looks intentional."
In honor of Simply White, Benjamin Moore's Color of the Year for 2016, we've combed through our House Tour archives and found three wildly different rooms that offer beautiful evidence in support of white's timeless elegance.
White paint doesn't always get the respect it deserves. Too often it's considered a default, or a color for people who can't pick a color.
But white is consistently voted the 'most popular' and 'most likely to succeed' member of the color spectrum. And in so many cases, it's white that allows other colors to pop. As Maxwell says, "A good white wall is like a nice formal dress shirt – it's the perfect foundation. It holds the space of the room while directing attention to the art and the furnishings." Here are five beautiful rooms that show that white paint is the hero we've been waiting for.
As the design nerds we most unabashedly are, we get pretty excited for the big day each October when Benjamin Moore reveals their Color of the Year. This year, we admit, we were momentarily thrown by the reveal – it was not at all what we'd expected. But after a hot second of surprise and debate in the office, we've all gotten on board with this trendy non-trend. Do you agree?
Feeling like your favorite room is missing a little something? Let the sunshine in with a bright yellow ceiling. In a neutral room, it's just enough color to keep things interesting. And in a more bold setting? It's exactly the statement you've been looking for.
Some living rooms are for relaxing, others are for socializing, and others still are for dancing and games. Choosing a color for this versatile room can be a challenge. Ranging from light, barely-there hues to some nervier options, here are ten living room paint options that can help you make the most of your space.
There's such a wide range of great blue hues, which can be a great thing or a bit overwhelming, depending what kind of decision maker you are. The shade of blue paint you choose can completely change the vibe in your space, from bold and Mediterranean to cool and fresh to grey and calming. Here are 10 great blue paints from Sherwin-Williams that you should consider next time you're looking to change things up. They definitely won't leave you with a case of the blues.
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.
Olympic paint is a favorite among eco-conscious consumers and those who wish to avoid chemical exposure or preserve their indoor air quality. Low-VOC and almost odorless, Olympic paint also boasts a Class A Green Seal. All that's left is to choose a color. Here are some moody blues that will leave you feeling everything from energized to serene.
Pink is surprisingly versatile and works so nicely with a bunch of other colors. If you are painting a room for the first time, or trying to figure out what do with retro pink bathroom tiles, try these color schemes to elicit the perfect mood, depending on the room's purpose and how you want to feel in it.