January 23, 2015

What color should I paint my dining room ceiling?

This is an interesting question. Just because you have a decorative ceiling in the dining room doesn't mean you need to paint it.

When ever I get to this part of the color consultation, everyone wants to know what colors should go on the ceiling. Just because it's there, doesn't mean you have to color it. 

It all depends on the look you want for your dining room. Do you want light and airy? Dramatic? Traditional? How about trying something different and NOT place color on the ceiling? 

One of my recent clients had a very large home and she wanted to paint her home once and then be good for the next 15 years. That's a long time to be staring at the same dining room color. So what do you do in a case like this? Find a forever color and a classic look. 

I chose a medium tone green (not shown because the house is not painted yet) that was slightly muted and went with the light gray that she had in the main part of her home, yes it was also a very open floor plan.

When it came to choosing color for the ceiling, I just felt less was more in this case and opted out for color, which is highly unusual for me to do. 

I felt the ceiling needed something but definetly not color. What did I do? I played around with sheen. 

I kept the ceiling white but alternated from flat ceiling white to a soft white but in a satin sheen. This is an excellent choice for the dining room that needs to be classic in design but still could use some interest on the ceiling without using color. 

I'm looking forward to seeing how it came out. 

January 16, 2015

What color should I paint my house?

That's a big question and there are dozens of answers. What I'm going to do today is a little Q and A. I'm going to have a question and answer post of the most asked questions when it comes to color, both live and virtual consultations. 

January 11, 2015

Don't fear the future, embrace it!

We are always frightened of what may lurk in the future. It's only natural right? I agree. But there is one thing that we don't have to be frightened of and that's choosing color for our home. Why? Because all we need to do is feel. I'm talking Holistic color and feelings transferred into the perfect color palette for your home.

I love this photograph. It's actually of my Daughter and our cat. See that emotion? Feel that emotion? Embrace it. It feels good.

January 4, 2015

Change the energy in your home with color

Continuing on with my Holistic approach to color, keep in mind that with just a few changes in the color palette of your home you can completely change the energy. 

Here's what I mean. This is very typical color palette that at this point, you can find in just about any home. Is it pretty? Yes. Are these colors wrong to have in the home? No. Do these colors do anything for you? Make you feel any certain way other than just saying that they're pretty? Probably not, well maybe you'd say that they make you feel relaxed because they are obviously coastal colors which are fine but a little on the "meh" side.

Oh but I know you're saying that you want colors that are classic and timeless right? Well sure but instead of your home being a museum piece of strikingly classic colors, don't you want your home to have colors that make you say “ahhh” when you come home at night? 

Don't you want more from your colors? Don't you want to feel the energy shift in your home just by looking at the colors on your walls? Of course you do!!!

December 31, 2014

Have a happy new year in color!

Out with the old and in the with the new! I can't wait to start!
Have a happy new year everyone!

December 30, 2014

Who needs some happiness?

Look at this graphic then notice how you feel. Hopefully it was somewhere around “happy” and “cheerful” which basically means the same thing. 

Now notice the colors. They feel happy to me and your happy colors may be different which is fine. The main thing to remember here is the feeling. Capture that happiness and bring it into your home.

December 28, 2014

Out With The Old

With the new year due to arrive in just a few days, it's the perfect time to give your business (or yourself) a little facelift. Nothing says “dated” more than doing the same thing over and over and over again.