Friday, November 18, 2011

Purple: The color that's good for you!

Purple continues to be a popular color choice for the home. It's not the “Prince Purple” from the 80's but deep rich, delicious variation of the grape.

It's good in wine and on our walls …

Give these Benjamin Moore colors a try!

Grapes as we know are an antioxidant. So why shouldn't we bring this hue into our home as a reminder to keep our choices healthy - even our color choices! 

I like this color in a dining room but you really have to watch that the color of your table doesn't clash. I would like to see a darker, wood for here. Also, with color that makes this much of a statement, keep your artwork minimal.

COLOR TIP: Not sure which purple to choose for your room? Buy a bed set, pillow or drapery that you like and take the purple directly from there. Doing this will ensure a perfect match  - the fabric chose the color for you!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

The Best Benjamin Moore Yellows

I know you're out there. You just LOVE yellow and can't get enough of it. You have yellow shirts, shoes, hats and you probably even have a yellow car. But, do you have yellow in your home? 

Besides having yellow dishes or pillows, do you have yellow anywhere else in your home? On the walls? Probably not because it's one thing to choose the wrong yellow hat - you can always take it off - but if you choose the wrong yellow paint for your home, well, you're going to be stuck with it for a while.

Many times when people say they want yellow in their home, they really don't want lemon yellow but still want a very warm hue that will liven and brighten a room.

Today I'm going to mention a few Benjamin Moore yellows that I've used before on color consultations. It should help you get into the right ballpark of “yellows” to think about. 

I think Barley in the most popular “yellow” I've used. It's my go to hue for when clients say they want a yellow but they don't want it to scream.

Montgomery White is really not a yellow at all but has enough yellow in to to make it more than just a neutral. It also is a great foyer color for the homes in South Charlotte. Remember that lighting plays a HUGE roll in how a yellow hue will look. Keep that in mind.

And in the case where the client says yellow but really means gold, this is a great one to use.

So I hope you can use some of these yellows in your home. If you're still afraid these yellows won't look good in your home, contact me to help you choose the right color - sorry - but you'll have to be in Charlotte!