Category: Color

Today’s blog is the second in a series about lighting. Many have experienced disappointment in a paint color, and haven’t known why. You may have selected a color you love, only to hate it once it’s on the wall. This may not be completely your fault. Light affects how we perceive color. Even in a…

When we absolutely hate the light in a room, what’s really the problem? One person wants a brightly lit room, and another wants it dim. I’m reminded of the family parties we used to have that were all lit by candles. Of course, we thought the candlelight was romantic. But we missed the fact that…

If you are old enough, you might remember the knotty pine paneling found in rec rooms and basements in mid-century homes. We’ve come a long way since then, and wood paneling of many types and materials has found its place once again for a variety of uses. On-trend is the use of reclaimed wood on…

Color of the Year The color chosen as the new emphasis for 2017 is called Greenery: Pantone color number 15-0343 TPG. It’s a perfect color to toss into a room. A nod to nature and freshness, it’s 2017’s answer to the last few years of soft muted colors and grey tones. The color Greenery reflects…

These days, not many people have time to wax a wood floor until it reflects your smile with its mirror-like shine. Thankfully, floor manufacturers have created that look for us, and very glossy floors have enjoyed a long run of popularity. The up-side of glossy floors is that they look elegant and traditional. The downside:…