Monday, November 3, 2014

Have you ever thought about paint colors for your exterior with the influence being a piece of your favorite art work?  Pick one (1) color from your inspiration and find it in a fan deck, then you can choose a light, medium and dark version of the color, or you can check the previous page and later page for more variations.   Check out the companies historical colors (HC in Ben Moore).  These are tried and true colors, you'll pretty much get the exact color on your home (strong natural light excluded).  

This is probably the easiest way to chose color, because your inspiration is right in front of you.   Need trim color?  Here are Ben Moore's Top 12 Whites!  Not that white is always the answer for trim, interior or exterior.

Always try and make color selection fun and easy, just let your eyes do the walking and trust your intuition to be your guide.

Monday, October 6, 2014

First off, no names will be mentioned to avoid any harm or bad feelings.  So, how are things going at the paint store you might ask?  We've just moved to a new location  only a couple of doors down from where we were located.  The new store has a ton of light, and is very open feeling and welcoming (the previous store was dark and the ceilings were low).  There's only one little concern, it's about 1/2 the size of the previous store.  There's only one terminal to ring at the desk and the closeness of this new situation has been trying nerves.  People are losing their cool!  Shit is piled all over the place and it's not pretty when you can't find something you need when the client is right there.  Transition's a bitch sometimes.

Since I'm at this job only two days a week for 4 hours a day, my intuition tells me to keep to the front of the store (where the colors are) and stay out of everyone's way.  I have no desk and share the space with the 5 gallon buckets piled high.  However there is a plug and phone.   One major downside for me is I can't bring Eva Reina my fur baby to the job, not safe period.  No more glory days of running down the hall  and being the mascot for us all.  No more love from the clients, she got a lot of that.
She'll be fine at home and the bus was getting a little challenging.

Hope everyone is doing great...and
May I meet each moment fully
May I meet it as a friend.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Body - White Sand
Trim - Cloud White
Doors & Wrought Iron - Black

Hello Blues 
North Facing rooms with two different feelings,
one is ethereal the other whimsical.  Which one do
 you think would be the room of a 7 y.o. boy?

Monday, June 9, 2014

The owner of this Pacific Heights home wanted a palette that was very simple.  It's a good motto KIS - Desert Tan body, Rubidoux sash and oc10 White Sand at trim.  The doggie on the street is Eva Reina a very special mini-Schnoodle.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

So here is the best example of the 'power of sampling' you can get.  You will know immediately what color is getting the axe.  Whether you like the one on the right or left, your decision is there.  Maybe, neither,  neither work and you start over.  This client chose the blue on the right.  Good Choice!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Paint colors in these photos are my live brush outs.  This is the way to choose your wall colors.  You have a rug you want to use for the living room, pick a color that harmonizes with a color you love in the rug.  Be bold with color, why not, you'll be happy you decided to try something new.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Did I hear 'soft neutrals' are a continuing trend?  This warm CSP color fits just what the client wants, a easy peasy background color that is light, warm,  and clean.  This is a middle room.  The lumen is  proportionally a perfect fit for the room.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

 The wall color and trim were existing new colors in the kitchen.  Client wanted some attention & color at the beautiful ceiling.  The garden is visible from the kitchen, so this room is very pretty and full of light!

I've decided to show interiors with '3' colors.  This turned out excellent!