May 2, 2015

COLOR QUESTIONS: Which Yellow Should I Use For My Home?

Yellow can be tricky. Too much yellow and it turns to gold. Too little and it's a blah pastel. A good yellow is really hard to find and even more difficult in deciding which room it should go in.

Calla Lily by Benjamin Moore is nice. It's strong enough to be seen yet soft enough to still capture that buttery yellow that just feels so good in a room.

Where do you put yellow? Really anywhere. The first place that comes to mind is of course a nursery because of it's universal feel of being neither male or female. 

This yellow would be a great color to start you day with in the kitchen. Have white cabinets? Of course all colors go with white but you can really capture that Southern Plantation that you've always wanted with this yellow.

Even the master bedroom can hold this color. Ground the room with dark, rich wood furniture and echo the color throughout the room in your drapery and decor. 

It's a happy color. Try it.

April 21, 2015

#Tutti-Frutti Tuesday

It's like putting fruit on the walls with those happy, cheerful fruity colors. The great thing about “peach” is that it goes with just about any color from black as you can see it looks very striking in this small bathroom and of course it looks elegant with gray. Experience with peach in your home. Dress it up or make it casual. It's that versatile. 

April 20, 2015


If there's anywhere in the home that I could use some motivation it's my office. I also happen to have a pink-purple wall color very similar to Peace and Happiness by Benjamin Moore and it works! Yes, pink works. It's soothing yet makes me productive. Try it.

April 19, 2015


It's still the weekend and one more day to have fun until the work week starts all over. What will you do for fun today? A trip to see Ms. Liberty perhaps?

April 17, 2015

Oh For The Love Of Green

I've been posting a lot about green this year because it's one of my favorite colors, next to purple of course, but for the home, it's green.

You've also heard me say that color can trigger memories and that's why we either like or dislike a color. Here's why I love green so much. This is what comes to mind when I see it.

March 23, 2015

Color Story: Pastels Are Colors That Have Just Been Born

When I see pastel colors I think of youth, new beginnings, babies and innocence which are perfect descriptions for the Spring. Just like Nature where there are new shoots, flowers popping up, birds building nests and Nature in general getting those families started.

To me, some hues are more youthful such as Baby Blue, soft yellow, pink and light lavender much like the colors you see in a sunrise which are also new colors that start the day.  

Eventually Baby Blue grows up to be Navy
Pink grows into a beautiful lady called Red
Lavender grows to be the strapping Purple
and yellow glows and glows and glows until she shines to her brightest!

Pretty cool isn't it?