These Are the 10 Summer Colors You’ll Want to Double Tap

The colors of summer are as beautiful a mix of bold and pastel hues as the season itself. Here are the 10 hottest colors for this hottest of seasons. Cantaloupe [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="716"] Photo: House Beautiful[/caption] Last ...

PPG’s 2020 Color of the Year – Chinese Porcelain

AND PPG PAINT’S 2020 COLOR OF THE YEAR IS…Chinese Porcelain (PPG1160-6). Last year, PPG chose a color reminiscent of the dark greens found in nature: Night Watch. This year, their choice also offers a natural escape. Chinese Porcelain is a ...

7 Colorful Ideas From San Francisco’s Most Beautiful Victorian Homes

People everywhere instantly recognize San Francisco's Painted Ladies, the colorful Victorian homes that grace the city from North Beach to the Sunset District. Their gingerbread architecture, vibrant paint colors, and distinct personalities help ma...

In Defense of Yellow Paint: Here’s Why We Love It

Yellow paint is getting a bad rap. First, Zillow research showed that yellow kitchens sold for an average $820 less than blue ones. Then The Property Brothers dissed it in a recent condo redo because “Yellow walls really don’t sell these days.”...

Paintzen’s Guide to Cabinet Painting

Table of Contents Cost Replacing Your Cabinets Cabinet Painting To DIY or Not? The Cabinet Painting Process Cabinet Painting Steps What About Staining or Refinishing? Cabinet Trends Show Me the Color Two-Tone Cabinetry State of Cabinetry ...

You’ll Love San Francisco’s Sensual Feast of Colors

San Francisco is a city of colors. Alongside the pastel Victorians of Alamo Square, the vermilion of the Golden Gate Bridge, and the murals of the Mission, nature adds fog, eucalyptus trees, and brown hills, creating an almost dizzying array of beaut...

Why Dens Are Popular Again in the World of Open-Plan Homes

We love open-plan homes: large family spaces, open sight-lines, and the feeling of airiness that makes life so pleasant. But what do you do when you want a place of your own, where you can go and shut the door? Try the den. [caption id="attachment...

8 Beautiful Ways To Use Paint Colors for a Home Library

Home libraries may be quiet spaces for reading, relaxing, and reflecting, but that doesn't have to mean boring. You can create a reading area that reflects your personality by drawing color into in a variety of ways, from the walls to the books. Here...

11 Writer Room Ideas That Will Make Even Non-Writers Happy

Writer's block, step aside. The right space can spark inspiration in the most desolate of times. Here are 11 writing room ideas (including a couple of spaces from authors you might recognize) that will give you color and design tips even if you're no...

Paint Colors and Decor Inspired By Game of Thrones

When you play the Game of Thrones, well, you know the rest. Painting your home isn’t typically a matter of life or death. Some styles, however, will make you feel like you’ve won the Iron Throne. Are you the ultimate GOT superfan? Do you want ...