Finding the Best Trim Paint Colors

Ask anyone what paint color they recommend for interior trim or doors. The majority of people will probably say "choose a white." Popular since the 1940s, when post-war houses were being built quickly and affordably (and it was efficient to paint ...

Gain New Inspiration From Alexandria’s Historic Old Town

As a thriving, historic district along the Potomac, Alexandria's Old Town is an excellent place for inspiration for your exterior paint colors. Located across the river from Washington, D.C., it's a small town with a cosmopolitan feel. The ico...

How to Choose the Best Family Crest Colors

If you're into genealogy, you're probably familiar with your family crest, or coat of arms. These designs were originally displayed on knights' shields, representing the knight or the king he represents. Eventually, the crests came to stand for fa...

10 Beautiful Paint Colors for Your Den

Dens and families go together like peanut butter and jelly. But every so often, even the family's favorite room needs a decorating update. Try one of these beautiful paint colors or decorating ideas to bring the cozy back to the room where everyone g...

7 Wedding Color Palettes That Will Inspire the Way You Live

We spend so much time planning weddings. Everything down to the wedding color palette is a reflection of the relationship. So why not carry the love of that palette into your life together? Here are popular wedding color palettes translated into beau...

9 Ways to Make Your Guest Bedroom a Welcoming Retreat

Guest bedrooms get lost in the shuffle of daily life. They can wind up being the junk room, or the dusty room that gets aired out only once a year. Instead of waiting till the phone rings saying, "Here we come," start now to create a retreat that you...

5 Small Updates That Make a Big Difference

Home renovations can be a hassle, but there are small things you can do to make a big difference. Between finding the right contractor, purchasing materials, and finding unexpected budget busters, what first appeared to be a manageable project can qu...

Eco-Friendly Painting Tips for a More Sustainable Home

The concept of “going green” is more than just a trendy fad; it’s a strategy to make our world a more livable and wonderful world for the future. There are many ways you can live more sustainably, from recycling to installing energy-efficient a...

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 Last year's surprising pastel was blush -- this year, it's cantaloupe. As juicy and...

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 ...