Which color family pops out at you and screams your name? Do you love dark, industrial spaces or soft, floral patterns? Take a peek at these sharply contrasting styles and tell us which one you identify with.
Moving into their new home, Monica and her husband faced the challenge of integrating their color scheme with the space's dominating woodwork. After collecting dozens of paint swatches, they settled on Sherwin-Williams' Beguiling Mauve, a color that satisfied their "preference for blues while having enough red in it to make the trim stand out less." Read on for after pics and an interview that reveals every detail about this color makeover...
Inspiration is all around: from the moment you walk outside in the morning you're overtaken by visions of beauty, both in nature and in man-made objects. So, sit up and pay attention to that beautiful tulip plant making its splash in your neighbors' garden or perhaps think about coloring your living room with the hues from that skirt you've been coveting in your favorite shop's window.
I would describe my home as classic modern. Most of my walls and furniture are white and serve as a canvas for bold colored accessories and graphic patterns. My apartment has no natural charm or beautiful architectural details, so I had to create an inviting, interesting and relaxing home from scratch.
Let's go color hunting! Inspiring color families can be found all around, and one great way to begin your search is by looking at images of beautifully designed rooms. The work is already done, you just have to make the colors your own. Ready to get started? Let's hunt inspiring color families!
What's better than a comfortable, inspiring living room where you can host guests as well as kick back and relax with a book? Not much, we say! We all spend a lot of time in our living rooms, so go ahead and cure your space with color! Grab your smart phone and snap an image of something inspiring. Then use the Sherwin-Williams ColorSnap mobile application to bring your inspiration to life! Find coordinating colors as well as different shades and hues. Create the perfect palette for you and your guests to love your living room! After all, it is one of the most used rooms in your home.
Antonio Ballatore won HGTV's Design Star Season 4 for his extremely original concepts and bold choices with color and design. Inside his kitchen he pays homage to the win of his first challenge by painting the wall all the way up (19 feet!) in hot pink. Of course, the focal point of this wall is the infamous pink bird.
Some people believe you shouldn't paint your dining room blue because it makes food less appetizing. No wonder blue dining rooms are the exception rather than the rule: Beiges, reds and whites are far more popular choices for our eating areas. But blue can be a gorgeous choice for the dining room. I say forget the color theories! And, anyway, with obesity rates like ours, maybe a little appetite suppression isn't such a bad thing!
So I will let you in on a little secret of mine: I am afraid of cobalt blue. I love the color but never use it in my own home for fear it will make my space too dark. However if used correctly, the high impact color can make any space stunning!