5 Reasons You Should Never Choose a Paint Color from a Picture

It’s so great to live in a time when virtually any information or answer we seek is at our fingertips, wherever and whenever we need it. Websites like Houzz, Pinterest, and the like have become vital resources for homeowners planning to renovate or decorate their homes (renters, too!) – as well as design professionals looking for inspiration, sourcing furnishings…

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Inside the California Paints Plant

Today I had the opportunity to tour the plant at the headquarters of California Paints, which is located just a half an hour away from me in Andover, MA. I’ve long been a fan of the brand’s historic color collection (organized by period – so helpful!), developed with Historic New England. In fact, I picked…

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Going Gray: A Cautionary Tale

Yesterday, I finalized the paint colors for our entire house (the new one under construction), after weeks of agonizing over fan decks, large color chips, fabric swatches, and actual paint on the walls. I won’t bore you with the laundry list of all thirteen colors (fifteen if you count trim and ceiling), all Benjamin Moore, but…

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6 Tips For Painting Your Nursery

This post is for all you expectant parents, grandparents, and interested friends and family who are eagerly awaiting the arrival of a precious little one!  One of the most exciting parts of anticipating a baby’s birth is creating their special room in your home. Oftentimes, this involves repainting. It’s the easiest, most basic way to…

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On Culture & Colo(u)r

A couple of days ago, I received an email from Farrow & Ball, the fine British paint and wallcovering company, featuring six different interpretations of a color scheme for its home country. Check out the results when they asked eight designers, seven of them non-British, for their take on this assignment. How interesting! And how…

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