Painted cabinets are ruling Pinterest these days, since intrepid DIYers love the idea of updating their kitchens with only a few coats of a new color. It seems like a no-brainer project, but this undertaking actually has many potential pitfalls. Avoid these blunders to end up with cabinets you can't wait to show off: 1. You have unrealistic expectations.
Painted cabinets look lovely, but they aren't going to look totally smooth. "If the cabinets have a visible open grain, th
You'd be hard pressed to find anything more important to the design of a room than the color scheme that holds it together. Every room has a color palette, even the ones that are all or mostly one color. And while the style and period of the furniture and the architecture of the room are both huge contributing factors to determining the personality of a space, almost nothing decides the feel of our rooms as much as the colors that we choose to fill them with. So whether the p
Take your interior from drab to fab with help from an expert. Why do we find one place appealing and are uneasy in another? Why are we attracted to one product over another? Color—whether architectural or in products—accounts for 60 percent of our response to an object or a place. The "buzz" about color is usually called "color psychology." But the effects of color are subtle and significant; physical and psychological. Color use is not something that results in a definitive
interior house painters Choosing Colors You Can Live With
In a world where thousands of colors can be yours for just $25 a gallon, it pays to consider the advice of architectural color consultant Bonnie Krims. "Always remember that while there are thousands of paint chips at the store, there are only seven colors in the paint spectrum," says Krims, referring to red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet (what Color Theory 101 students are often taught to remember