Monday, June 18, 2012


On Arizona Midday channel 12 today I am talking about picking paint colors.  Here in Arizona we have an over abundance of beige painted homes... inside & out.  I'm going to give you some new color ideas to try out (say NO to beige).... and show you how to create a mood using darker tones and colors, as well as punching up those neutrals for those of you who aren't quite ready to commit to color on your walls.

DARK & MOODY... perfect for a cozy workspace or den.  For my base color I selected a dark grey, but you can go as dark as black to really turn up the drama in your space:

DARK & COLORFUL... great for an intimate bedroom.  Teal is a good base color used to pop additional accent colors with like fuchsia and orange.  Paired with neutral furniture and linens, its a color combination easy enough for even the most color timid clients:

BRIGHT & WELCOMING... this trendy yet classic yellow & grey combination is perfect for both a country or contemporary kitchen or dining area:

COLORFUL & REFRESHING... mint green is so popular right now.  It's a perfect color to use in any space if you prefer to use more neutral accents and furniture.  This mint green is the perfect bedroom color scheme with crisp whites, gold accents and hints of coral or brown hues:

DARK NEUTRAL... if your afraid of committing to color on the walls, this darker neutral tone is a great backdrop for punches of color.  It's traditional with a bold twist:

LIGHT NEUTRAL... better known as beige.  Yes, I know I am suggesting colors to use other than beige, but I wanted to show how you can spice up those bland walls with more contrast and color.  Use color in your draperies, area rug & throw pillows to take 'boring beige' to a more contemporary look:

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