The Best Black Paint Colors for Your Kitchen Cabinets

It’s not for the faint of heart, certainly, but we have to say that we love the look of black cabinets in the kitchen. Lately we’ve seen black cabinets lending their sophisticated hue to more and more spaces. They’re striking in a modern kitchen, elegant and timeless in a more traditional one — and there can be quite a bit of variety within the shade we think of as “black.” Is this the look for you? Take a gander at some black paint colors at work in real-life kitchens and decide for yourself. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

The Best Colors for Every Room in Your Home

Paint color is all about creating an ambience for your home. That’s why it’s important to select paint colors based on how you want a room to feel instead of mindlessly adhering to trends. To prove our point, we called on color expert extraordinaire Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute and author of Colors For Your Every Mood, to help us break down the best paint colors for every room of your home. From moody bedroom blues to sunny yellow kitchens, read ahead for which paint colors Eiseman suggests to set certain moods throughout your home. READ Read More

14 Designers Share Their Favorite Shades of White Paint

Move over, 50 Shades of Grey;when it comes to painting your walls, it’s more like 50 shades of white. Design lovers know there’s no such thing as one shade of white paint. There’s egg shell, cream, ivory, snow, alabaster, ecru…shall we go on? With dozens (and dozens) of nuanced shades to choose from, painting your walls white is easier said than done and, quite frankly, is a complete headache. To help ease the process, we asked 14 designers for their favorite white paints. Now all there’s left to do is see if you can tell the difference between “Simply White” Read More

The New Color Combo We're Loving Right Now

Forget gray and yellow. This summer, we’re loving the fresh combination of all manner of bright pinks (think fuschias and corals) contrasted against a more traditional navy. Whether accenting furniture or adorning a wall, it can bring a crisp pop to your summer décor. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

5 Rooms That Make the Case for Red Walls

Sure, white walls are classic for a reason, but why not experiment when it comes to your color choice? There’s no better place to start than red, a powerful hue that’ll perk up any room in your home. Still not convinced? We’ve rounded up some of the best crimson walls we could find from our house tour archives to prove just how versatile this color is. From fiery ruby to deep scarlet, here are some of the most inspiring ways to paint the town (or, you know, your home) red. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

These Colorful Bedrooms Will Make You Rethink Your White Walls

When discussing the topic of how colors affect emotions, Berkeley professor Steve Palmer stated: “There could be some plausible reasons as to why some colors might stimulate creativity or promote sleep or calmness.” Our bedrooms are the windows to our dreams (I made that up, you can quote me), so why not fill them with the colors that stimulate the moods we want to feel before our heads hit the pillow? Here are seven brilliant bedrooms that display an inspiring color story. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Sherwin-Williams On What Color Palettes Will Take Us Into 2019 & Beyond

While we still have six months left of 2018, that hasn’t stopped paint companies from looking forward to 2019 and beyond. If you’re dying to know what colors will be hot for the last year of the decade (we’re looking at you, renovators and redecorators), Sherwin-Williams just announced their color forecast for next year. Here are its picks for color trends for 2019. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

An Utterly Glamorous and Theatrical 500-Square-Foot Studio In Queens — Video House Tour

Name: Brett L. Leemkuil Location: Sunnyside, NYSize: 530 square feetYears lived in: 5 years, renting “One would assume, by all appearances, that I’m a maximalist,” writes interior designer Brett Leemkuil. His 500-square-foot Queens rental apartment features a floor-to-ceiling red living room, a curtained-off leopard-print bed closet, and hand-painted emerald green malachite wall finishes in the entryway… among much more. Maximalist seems like a very accurate descriptor. “But, truth be told, I’m a traditionalist at heart,” he continues. “I happen to love color and a sense of theatricality in my environments. Is it such a crime to be surrounded by beauty Read More

Tired of Millennial Pink? You Can Still Think Pink

We’re sensing a slight shift in the decor world as the “millennial pink” that defined the past few years starts to fade from favor. Say sayonara to those blush hues and get ready to welcome deeper, dusty tones with a touch of lavender. Not ready to venture too far off course from the trendy color? Don’t worry. Our selection of decor picks below will still satisfy your need for the muted hue we’ve all grown to love. Say hello to the grownup version of Millennial Pink. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Ina's Garten's Controversial Sofa Color Isn't For Everybody

Ina Garten is a total pro when it comes to cooking and entertaining, and lately, she’s been proving that she isn’t afraid to go bold with more than just flavor. Need proof? Look no further than her choice of sofa. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico