Name: lizm
Location: Oakland
Type: My husband, two kids, and I live in a 2 bedroom craftsman bungalow/house that we own

Why I use color:

Why do I use color? I use color to enhance our lives. White walls make me crazy and dull. Color can make a place welcoming and comfortable. People are too afraid of color - especially dark or uncommon colors - and when they add more of it to their lives, it can be a really good thing...

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...Color can create contrast and life, enhance moods and inspire creativity. Color rocks.

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2 Good color tips:

1) Stay away from too peachy and too minty, you will regret it (they go really far south as they age and get dirty)
2) Don't be afraid of color, it can be your friend

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Favorite type and brand of paint:

I have been really happy with Benjamin Moore eggshell finish latex paint, but used oil paint in the bathroom, and the black went on like a dream (but it was stinky and messy to clean up).

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