26 Apr

Easy updates for spring

After a long winter in New England, your home may need some TLC. Celebrate the new season with some bold color choices.

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Photo: Real Simple

Start out by painting your front door.  Try Benjamin Moore’s color #290 Fresh Butter in Aura exterior paint.  This cheerful color will perk up any entry.  It’s also the perfect color to use to welcome spring.

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Next, get your porch ready by recovering your furniture cushions or creating a cozy seating nook.  Complete the space with some brightly colored, patterned pillows. Using colors from nature is a great way to bring the outdoors in—perfect for a transitional space like this sunporch.  Yellow, aqua, blue and green are all colors from nature that work beautifully together.  Make sure you select quality indoor/outdoor fabrics for fade-resistance and durability, like this collection by Kravet

Photo: Kravet
Photo: Kravet

Finally, get ready for guests—focus on an area like the guest room, powder room or bath.  An easy update like adding wallcovering, can freshen the room and make it more welcoming for guests.  It can also establish a new color scheme for the room.  Thibaut has a variety of patterns well-suited for nature inspired rooms.  Select the perfect pattern for you next project.

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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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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.

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