Name: Debbie S
Location: Fairfield, CT
Type of Home: Cape
What inspired you to use color? When my husband and I bought our home, we immediately saw it's potential. The house was over 60 years old and it was quiet evident very few updates had been done during its history. We wanted to use color to wake up the true nature of the house and bring warmth to it. We wanted our home to bring us comfort the moment we walked in and the use of color has allowed us to achieve our goal...
Color Tip: Don't be afraid! Get samples and put on the wall or on poster board and live with it for a week. If you feel the color you love just doesn't work on your walls, try a different shade in the same family. Color brings a certain energy to your home and you will not regret using it. After all it's just paint and it can always be changed!
Colors Used: Japanese fern, Matisse Gold
Fall Colors Introduction -------------------------------
Welcome, everyone, to our Fourth Annual Fall Colors Sharing & Contest. We're looking for the most beautiful & colorful home in the world and sharing all of the great ideas we get with our readers. This year we're amping things up and hoping to do things better than ever. There are two basic phases, the Sharing Phase and the Voting Phase...
1. Sharing Phase - you comment, judges decide
The 40 best, completed entries will be posted on a daily basis for three weeks. You can view them all at anytime via our new, improved contest pages under ALL ENTRIES. During this time your comments are VERY IMPORTANT as our six judges will be choosing 16 finalists from each region based on comments and their own colorful opinion.
2. Voting Phase - you vote till you drop
Starting October 20th, finalist voting will begin on a daily basis through our new bracketed voting system, which will pit our 16 finalists against one another until only one remains. Sound exciting? We hope so.