The ColorIQ Classroom

I Love the ColorIQ classroom! So much to learn and see and share. But, do you know what’s  really great? It’s the way that the students always share and help each other, creating a special bond that lasts well into their careers. So it’s not always what we learn but HOW we learn together.

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Whispering Spring Color

Don’t you love Spring? Longer days, warmer temperatures, and flowers everywhere like a Disney movie where the animals sing and the flowers talk? I think that’s winter fatigue talking but we can still get a head start on feeling spring-like! So I’m on my annual search for perfect spring colors and fun projects to make everything fresh and bright. We can start with one or two of these;

Paint a room (Or even 1 wall)

Creamy Life

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The Next Generation of Countertops

kitchenFamilyCircle54First you should know I’m not a cookie cutter type of gal. I don’t want my home to look like every other home on the block. Same colors, same tile floors, same countertops and even the same cabinets. No, not for me. I much prefer dynamic design and personality…my personality, not contractors choice! So I’m always on the hunt for materials and colors, new or old, that can be incorporated into a very personal design for myself as well as my clients. This brings me to the subject of countertops and the element that is perhaps the most cookie cutter of all? Granite. Continue reading

What Makes Architectural Color So Confusing?

ColorIQ ScholarshipThere’s a lot of people searching for the magic answer to easily select color for their homes, and even more people telling them how to do it. The problem is that all this free advice is based on generic color theory which has little to do with architectural color! While some of it is correct (in a sense) trying to apply basic color theory to architectural color just doesn’t work because there is another component. The paint itself. Continue reading

Unexpected Color Combinations

pom+blueNothing excites me more than unexpected color combinations. I’m inspired by this one because it’s moody, elegant, and tells a story. Here, I extracted colors from the photo and played with the color combinations that could be used to design a color palette for the room.

Below are some great examples of this unexpected (and dramatic) color palette. Enjoy!


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