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What Is That Color? Hunter Green

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So many things inspire the color palette for a room, from art to fabrics to wallpaper. And wallpaper is exactly where I found the gorgeous hunter green for the painted walls in this penthouse dining room!


This custom de Gournay wallpaper is just stunning! My client absolutely fell in love with it, and it inspired all the other colors in the room, including the Sherwin-Williams hunter green paint color called Rookwood Sash.


I love this shade of green, and it was the perfect complement to the wallpaper, so I used it on the other walls in the space. The mix of color and pattern makes this a very fashion-forward dining room, perfect for my hip and chic client!

Do you like hunter green? Where would you use this color in your home? Let me know in the comments section below!

Colorfully yours,






What Is That Color? Silvery Green

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I love clear goals from my clients for their home projects – it really gives me an immediate inspiration to work from! For this kitchen project, my client wanted a clean and serene kitchen, one that made her feel relaxed in her hectic world. With that in mind, the color palette for the room came together really quickly.


With the new kitchen design, I wanted to maximize storage and organization and keep down “visual clutter.” And the color scheme was inspired by the clients’ favorite beach destinations – because there’s nothing more relaxing and serene than the shore! Sherwin-Williams Wool Skein gave me the neutral backdrop I wanted, and a perfect calming complement to it was the gorgeous Sherwin-Williams Topsail.


Using this gorgeous silvery-green as an accent added a whisper of color, rather than a punch, so it keeps the calm quotient at a breathe-deep level!

So what do you think of this color? What are your go-to favorites for kitchens? Do you like painted cabinets? Let me know in the comments section below!







Fall Color Palettes

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Our senses are so important to us – a color can remind us of a favorite dress when we were little, or a scent can take us right to a cherished holiday. I love creating those moods in the homes I design, where color is key to how a room “feels” to my clients. And since fall is at the top of many people’s lists of favorite seasons, it’s no wonder that fall palettes are popular. Let’s look at a few color choices that can bring those crisp autumn days into your home, especially since fall starts tomorrow:


When most people talk about why they love the fall season, those bright autumn leaves are right at the top of the list. Who doesn’t love deep reds, warm oranges, and crisp whites? To keep those stronger colors from overwhelming your room, consider using them in fabric details. And then mix in lots of white to balance the mood.


I love a good chocolate brown – it’s such a warm color, especially when it’s mixed with a deep gold like in this room. Popping in that touch of turquoise keeps things fresh and gives you a more unexpected color combination.


Here’s another chocolately room, but this time it goes a bit more preppy with navy and kelly green. This makes me think of collegiate colors, which is perfect for the back-to-school fall season. You can get this color on your walls with Sherwin-Williams Porpoise.


Speaking of collegiate, you know I love football, so any colors that remind me of my Razorbacks are going to be fan favorites with me! This red isn’t quite Razorback red, but it’s a great rusty red for fall palettes. I love it combined with a wheat and a creamy white.


This palette reminds me of a walk through the woods on a late-fall day. I love the muted gold, peacock, and moss – it makes this a cozy and elegant space.

So what do you think of my fall palette roundup? What colors do you love from the autumn season? Let me know in the comments section below!

Happy fall, y’all!







What Is That Color? Double the Fun

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There is one photo that gets more comments than just about any other for me on Houzz, and it’s this boldly striped powder room! People ask a lot about the stripes and the colors – particularly how I came up with the colors. And the answer is usually the same for me – the wall colors were inspired by fabric!

If you look at the fabric on the window, you’ll immediately see the color inspiration for this fun room. Once I had that fabric, the rest was easy. I chose to paint the stripes in a dynamic duo of Sherwin-Williams paints – the blue is called Watery and the greenish color is called Antiquity. Then I matched squares of tile to those paint colors so I would have painted stripes on the top half of the wall and tile stripes on the bottom!

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Why? Because this room is used by six kids! And if you’ve ever been in a bathroom used by a lot of kids, you know that having a tile backplash around the sink is going to save those walls in the long run, right? The dual colors and the dual materials made for one solution to a very common problem in a lot of homes.

So what do you think of the color combo and the stripes? Would you try this in your home? Let me know in the comments section below!

Colorfully yours,






PS – Before you ask (and I know you will), the cabinet is painted in Sherwin-Williams Lagoon!

What Is That Color? Sea and Sky

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I loved designing this pool house for my clients – it’s a fun space to hang out when they’re waiting for a passing shower, or to have a quick bite before heading back out for fun in the sun! For the color palette, I wanted to give a nod to the water just outside the window, along with the sunshine and flowers. But at the same time, I didn’t want to go too “beachy.”

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The pool area outside already had these bright pops of orange, so I knew that I wanted to include that color. And I went to the opposite side of the color wheel for that perfect complementary partner – and this blue was just what I needed! It’s Sherwin-Williams Waterscape, which is also a perfect name, don’t you think?

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Not only is it the just-right shade of blue for this poolside retreat, but it also provides a great backdrop for the pattern play I put into the room, too, like this fretwork on the bottom of the wall. It helped create a cool space for rest and relaxation without having to use all that SPF!

So what do you think of this lovely blue? It’s continuing a theme for me this month of cool and calming colors! Let me know what colors you love for the summer by leaving me a comment below!

Colorfully yours,