2 Jan

Getting organized in a colorful way…

Getting organized is one of the most common resolutions for the New Year. It’s true, creating an organized home can make your day to day life more pleasant and efficient.  Whether you are dreaming of a more organized home office, pantry or a playroom take one room at a time and make it fun—by adding a pop of color!

Kick off good study habits for the year with an organized desk and personalize the space with a great color on the walls.  For this look try Benjamin Moore’s Castleton Mist #HC-1.

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Photo: Container Store

Keep you pantry tidy with a great shelving system.  Using the same color for the pantry, as in the kitchen, makes it feel like an extension of the room.  For this look try Benjamin Moore’s San Fernando Sunshine #360.

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Clear storage boxes make it easy for kids to find what they need in this colorful playroom closet.  Finish it of with a bright color like this orange.  For this look try Benjamin Moore’s Bronze Tone #2166-30.

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Photo: Container Store

Having a place for every thing is what makes this laundry room work.  Make your laundry room more pleasant to use with a great paint color.  This shade of blue is both soothing and cheerful.  For this look try Benjamin Moore’s Sonoma Skies #737.

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Our decorators at Debsan can help you select the perfect color for your project.  You can even test your colorsbefore you buy, with our Rent-a-quart program.  Just take a quart of any color home and try it, to determine if the color is right for you.  No cans to throw away, just return it to us.  It’s the best way to get the right color every time.

To find the perfect colors for your home, come to Debsan—our decorators will be happy to assist you…Debsan Decorating

 

4 Apr

Three great ways to add color to your home

Adding color to your home can add personality and freshen the look of your space.  If you’ve been looking to experiment with color here are some easy updates to try…

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Photo: Real Simple

Select an accent color for the back wall of your built-in shelving.  This easy update can give your room a more finished look.  You can get the unique look of these shelves by painting the cabinetry in a neutral color instead of the usual white, like Benjamin Moore’s OC-20 Pale Oak.  Finish the back wall in a soft accent color and the shelves can remain white.  For the accent color shown above, try Benjamin Moore’s HC-143 Wythe Blue.

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Add some color to a neutral room by painting the ceiling, like in this relaxing sunporch.  Using color in this unexpected way adds interest and brightens the room.  To get this look try Benjamin Moore’s HC-148 Jamestown Blue.

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Photo: Martha Stewart

Enhance a photo wall by using a rich color as a backdrop.  This is a great way to display a favorite set of prints or sketches.  Using a set of matching frames, like in the arrangement above, will create a more uniform look.  To get a similar look, try Benjamin Moore’s 1645 Thousand Oceans.

Be sure the color you select works well with the existing colors in your home. The best way to do this is to consider the colors in your home as if they were one color palette.  Do they work?  If so, then select an accent color from within that palette.  Not ready to look at the big picture?  A easier way to select a an accent color for you room is to simply use a darker shade of a color that is already in the room.

For more decorating advice come visit us at our store, our decorators will be happy to assist you… Debsan Decorating