Category: painting

Serenity Now: Using Blue in the Bedroom

Our bedrooms are our sanctuaries. Or they should be, at least. According to this article , one way to get the most out of our bedrooms is to have it painted blue. In theory, cool shades of blue create a calming atmosphere. The light tones make the room look bigger and evoke memories of peaceful skies or still water. More than once, I've read that blue is "soothing," which I think we all need in a place we are going to sleep.   This bedroom (one of four at 1757 Vinton ) has... Read More
Posted by John D Smith at Monday, July 11, 2011 | 0 comments

Trimming Your Brick House

Not trimming as in cutting back, but as in the color of paint you use for the trim. While white is often the go-to color for trim, there are plenty of other colors that can be used and that many don't consider. It's time to think outside the box and make your brick home stand out! This blogger  has several shades she recommends from charcoal to slate gray and even eggplant. also suggests examining the brick's hue for ideas or using the color wheel .   ... Read More
Posted by John D Smith at Wednesday, June 29, 2011 | 0 comments

I'm in Love With Painting! ...And the folks at Home Depot are going to love me.

This week I've been painting the living room in my new house... As well as the extra bedroom that I've decided will be the "music room" or "groove space."  Every day after work, I've put on my painter's hat, put down a drop-cloth, and cranked up some Aretha in preparation for a late night of cleaning, sanding, edging, taping, and rolling.     I've always loved painting interiors.  I think... Read More
Posted by Katie Lambert at Wednesday, July 7, 2010 | 3 comments

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