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5 Ways To Update An Office Space

By on January 23, 2016 in How we use Color. with 2 Comments
5 Ways To Update An Office Space

 A simple paint job is one of the best ways to completely update an office building. It’s not all about the looks, either. The way you utilize colors can have a huge impact on emotions, creativity and even productivity. Nowadays, trends in office decor are based not only on making good impressions with clients and […]

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How do I help customers choose colors?

By on October 4, 2015 in How we use Color. with 2 Comments
How do I help customers choose colors?

Q: Are you about to make decisions about paint color? Q: Are you about to recommend paint colors for a client? Q: How can you make high quality color test samples to help your clients make color decisions? You’re a painting professional who has just been asked for the Thousandth time… “how will this color […]

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Matching Bathroom Colors with the Décor

Matching Bathroom Colors with the Décor

As an important room in your home, where you spend many intimate moments, your bathroom should be designed in such a way that it is both unquestionably functional but also relaxing and meditative. The latter can be achieved by matching choice of fabrics and fixtures, but more importantly, by using coordinating and complementing colors. These […]

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Painting Commercial Gyms: Help Your Clients Optimize Their Space!

By on June 27, 2015 in How we use Color. with 1 Comment
Painting Commercial Gyms:  Help Your Clients Optimize Their Space!

Gyms have become an increasingly popular part of life for many health-conscious people. Whether it’s a membership to a smaller gym for women only, or a larger franchised gym that can be accessed anywhere in the United States, gyms can be found in every neighborhood. Of course, health is on the minds of the people […]

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What Color Should I Paint My Bedroom?

By on April 21, 2015 in How we use Color. with 6 Comments
What Color Should I Paint My Bedroom?

 What color should I paint my bedroom? Simple question right? Unfortunately, the answer is not that simple. What are the factors that need to be considered before we even think about a color for the bedroom? Well for me, just one. Who’s sleeping in the room? A man? A woman? Both? We’d love to choose the […]

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Helping Homeowners Choose Color

By on February 21, 2015 in How we use Color. with 4 Comments
Helping Homeowners Choose Color

It’s always great news when a client comes to you for a painting project. On occasion, homeowners have no idea the direction they want to take with their home decorating, leaving you with the task of coming up with color tips and suggestions for them. Luckily, there are a few tips and tricks to help […]

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Design What Matters

By on August 3, 2014 in How we use Color. with 0 Comments
Design What Matters

Not just another color virtualizer! Benjamin Moore has just released a new tool to help homeowners, designers  and contractors explore color palettes. I have used several and often struggled to crop areas, then pick colors from a huge palette. This one is a bit different, it asks several questions that may seem odd at first, […]

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Jackie Jordan Talks About Colormix™ 2015

By on June 13, 2014 in How we use Color. with 0 Comments
Jackie Jordan Talks About Colormix™ 2015

Come join me as I talk to Jackie Jordan about Colormix 2015, Optimistic Odyssey Jackie, congratulations on the release of Colormix™ 2015. The colors are just beautiful! As a Color Professional myself, I’ve been watching the teasers on Twitter and the behind the scenes snaps of the color forecasts all week and couldn’t wait to see […]

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How To Choose Color From a Photograph

By on May 21, 2014 in How we use Color. with 0 Comments
How To Choose Color From a Photograph

Want to choose color for your home using a photograph? Color inspiration can be found just about anywhere and photographs are one of the best sources.  Grab your camera, take a picture that inspires you and lets talk about it. At this point we’ve all seen them, thousands if not millions of pictures with those cute […]

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Sherwin-Williams ColorSnap Glass

By on April 13, 2014 in How we use Color. with 0 Comments

Choosing Color We have talked a lot about choosing color here, and I have had  success using the Sherwin-Williams Color Visualizer,  here is an example I wrote about in 2011.  Although nothing beats a color consultant, like these ladies, there are other ways consumers and contractors can explore color. Using Technology Sherwin-Williams ColorSnap Glass is the […]

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How can I use pastel colors in my home?

By on March 16, 2014 in How we use Color. with 0 Comments
How can I use pastel colors in my home?

  Do you like pastel colors? Most people think of baby colors, nursery or “old” decor when you say pastels. Not anymore!  Today, I’m going to show you how you can use pastel colors in your home without it looking like a nursery or a nursing home. Aren’t these colors just beautiful? These are actually my egg […]

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Exclusive Plum Is An Intimate and Romantic Color Perfect for the Bedroom

By on December 10, 2013 in How we use Color. with 19 Comments
Exclusive Plum Is An Intimate and Romantic Color Perfect for the Bedroom

(Written by Donna Frasca) As a Color Expert in Charlotte, NC, I am constantly tracking what are announced as the colors of the year and watching the color trends as they come and go. I was super excited when I saw that Exclusive Plum (SW 6263) was chosen by Sherwin-Williams as the Color of The Year […]

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What Color Should I Paint My Nursery?

By on November 21, 2013 in How we use Color. with 1 Comment
What Color Should I Paint My Nursery?

Wondering what color to paint your nursery? Having a girl? Paint the nursery pink. Having a boy? Paint the nursery blue. This seems to be the obvious choice but is it the right one?  Many times parents immediately think just pink or just blue when they are deciding on what color to paint a nursery […]

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Color Mix 2014 by Sherwin-Williams

By on September 5, 2013 in How we use Color. with 1 Comment

“Color is my passion” says Jackie Jordan, Sherwin-Williams Color maven I’m inspired by new and fascinating color combinations, reflecting design trends from around the world. And for 25 years, I’ve been helping people bring color into their homes and commercial spaces through colorful paint. So one can understand why this is the most exciting time […]

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What color should I paint my laundry room?

By on November 6, 2012 in How we use Color. with 52 Comments
What color should I paint my laundry room?

The most forgettable room in the house is the laundry room. It’s not very exciting and nobody wants to go in there because it’s a really small room with dust bunnies all over the place. Going in the laundry room means we’re about to do a very unpleasant chore – laundry – either folding or […]

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