Spring Colors!

How influential is COLOR to your moods? Do you notice how HAPPY people are when the sun is out? The onset of Spring is evident in new growth on trees-blooming dogwoods, azaleas, pear trees, hdrangeas, and of course my favorite-bluebonnets! YELLOW is a motivator and can be seen in many Spring fashions. Yellow brings hope, […]

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50 Shades of Gray

“50 Shades of Gray” is not just a book or a movie, but also the weather in Texas of late.  Just what number shade in the 50’s do you think we are at??  Just the pure lack of sunshine makes me think we are at 52! Gray is a popular color these days but just like […]

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#7 – Monochromatic Color Scheme

If you are planning to use your favorite color or a neutral color in a living room, dining room, great room, bedroom or any larger room or throughout, remember this; use darker shades and lighter tints of that exact same color on archways, window sills, art niches, or accent walls. Furnishings are also in the […]

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#6 – Complimentary Color Scheme

Complimentary is on the opposite side of the color wheel- blue/violet – yellow/ orange.  A little more realistically for home or office; a warm beige or gray with a bolder cool or warm color.  If the bedroom has a very tall wall and the rest of the walls are 8-9 ft, use the bold cool […]

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#5 – Color Consulting for Special Needs

“Helping someone choose that right color can be tedious and at the same time so very interesting and warming to know someone just let you into their soul. Colors affect people from the core out because they are so personal. When you are told an object is “blue”, everyone will have a different visual of […]

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#4 – Lighting

Lighting can affect your mood and the color of your home more than you realize. Lighting Incandescent lighting puts off a yellow or amber tone and is great in living or family rooms. The new energy lights, while improving, still put off a cooler hue. If you want the energy savings with the amber glow, think about […]

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#3 – Low Toxicity Paints

Did you know that not all paint is created equal? Volatile Organic Compounds(VOC), are in all oil-based paints and linger in the air reducing air quality after the paint dries. VOC’s can cause headaches, dizziness, and respiratory challenges for individuals with breathing and other special needs. The U.S. Enviroment Protection Agency suspects that VOC’s are carcinogens. Many cleaning products […]

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#2 – Samples on Poster Board

Get samples of paint colors and apply it to a poster board that you cut in quarters. NEVER paint the samples directly on the wall. Why? Because too many samples on the wall look like a live, giant fan deck and also so you can move the sample around the room at different times of […]

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#1 – Settling Cracks

Settling cracks are just that small to medium hairline cracks in wall or ceilings. They run horizontal and vertical. Apply paintable caulk instead of drywall mud or spackle…why? Because caulking “breathes” and will have a little more “give” with the expanding and constricting most homes do. Mud and spackle for the most part dry hard […]

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