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I was reminiscing about childhood and crayons this week while coloring with my lil man Reilly. I vividly remembered coloring with my crayons as a child. Now I use colored pencils whenever I’m working on a design sketch while using Photoshop or Illustrator when working on the computer. But, I’ll always remember the fun I had with crayons and the happiness they brought. It occurred to me that as adults, we’ve forgotten about this simple love we had with crayons as children so this week’s Living With Color is about adapting crayon colors into our lives beyond what we do with our children. Read More »

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I was reading a few magazines the other day with paint color still on my mind due to my basement/office remodel. I have one wall painted, but I’m just not motivated to move on and paint the rest of the room. The magazine articles inspired me to look at some Behr paint colors using their visual color center on their website. After staring at a variety of colors that I thought might match the paint on my one wall, I stumbled over Apricot Flower and decided to feature it as our Living with Color profile this week. Read More »

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When decorating your home, painting a room can make a big difference. After all, there are so many different hues of paint to choose from. But what if I told you to forget the paint and try something else? What would come to your mind on how to add color to a room?

This week’s Living With Color is about the 7 ways you can add color to a room. Read More »

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On Monday, our inspiration design board was dedicated to floral print decor. Then I remembered our post in September about wall decals and realized I missed something that could have been included as part of the board – Floral wall decals. I haven’t tried them on my wall, but what I see looks colorful and beautiful. As with any wall decal, these are an effective and simple way to add color to any wall and any room.

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Living in a multi-level split level home, we don’t have many hallways in our home. In fact, I can’t even really call it a hallway… it’s a stairway really, but I’d like to give it some color. I decided to take a look at some colors within the Sherwin-Williams visualizer this week to see how dramatic a hallway can look depending on it’s color.

You can go truly bold with shades of rose and orange or you can go as natural as beige or light brown. I decided to use one of their images and colored the hallway wall a variety of colors for you to see the difference.

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Now doubt, if you’re deciding on paint colors for your home, you can get overwhelmed with everything out there. We can go into depth about how to choose the right color and what colors should go with what, but this week, we’ll start small. The first step to understanding color is learning the terminology. Read More »

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Can’t believe it’s already September. Felt like only yesterday when 2011 began. Now that it’s September, I’m so excited because Fall is coming! I love Autumn… it’s my favorite season of the year. Why? I simply love the cool weather – not hot and not too cold. I love wearing my Fall clothing – bringing out the light jackets and sweaters along with the occasional scarf and gloves. Going apple picking. Most of all, I truly enjoy watching the Fall colors change in nature … watching the leaves change colors. It’s absolutely beautiful. So, I decided to dedicate this weeks Living with Color post to an inspiration of Fall colors.

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Often times people are afraid of using color in their homes. It can be because they think of bold colors like red or that they must fill an entire room with one color. But, there are variety of colors such as canary yellow or sweet petal lavender. You can even color a room by using just a spot of color. This week we share rooms that live with color in this subtle way. Read More »

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A couple weeks ago, I featured a the BHG Online Color-A-Room tool for you. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, go here BHG Online Color-A-Room tool. This week I discovered the design tool from Sherwin-Williams. It’s a lot of fun! Read More »

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So, you’re ready to paint a room or two in your home. What’s your first step? Picking your paint of course! There’s nothing more fun that getting to pick colors for your walls. It’s almost as much fun as picking out furniture! But, how do you figure out how much paint you need to buy? We scoured the internet for you and found some nifty paint calculators for you. Read More »

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