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The Most Taboo Color Infiltrates Home Design
Not long ago, black walls were practically shunned by designers, who often viewed the dark color as too heavy and overpowering for interior spaces. But in recent ...
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The Best Paint Colors for Low-Light Rooms
Choosing the best paint color for a room is tricky enough, requiring at the very least putting paint swatches up on the walls for a few days to make certain you k...
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9 Calming Colors for a Serene Home
With life more hectic than ever, we are all eager to fashion our homes as restful, relaxing sanctuaries. For a haven away from the cares of the world, include suc...
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How To: Tie Dye
A staple of summer camp (and of America in the late '60s), tie dye entertains and engages the young and young-at-hear...
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Tiny Bath? 8 Space-Smart Color Choices
With smart design choices, even a small bathroom can speak volumes. One of the easiest and most effective ways to amp up a bathroom's appeal is through the judici...
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Set the Tone: 8 Colors for an Inviting Dining Room
The formal dining room is an interior in flux. For decades it was a mainstay of the American home, but in recent years it has often found itself co-opted for a pl...
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Color Made Easy: 9 Designer Tips for Working with Color
People are often encouraged to use more color in their homes, but when the time comes to make a decision at the paint store, many fall back to the safety and comf...
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Perfectly Suited: 9 Top-Rated Color Combinations for Your Home Exterior
Selecting a single color for the outside of your house can be difficult enough, but trying to find two or more hues that work well together makes the decision eve...
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In Living Color: 7 Tips for Brightening Your Home's Palette
Choosing the right color can be an overwhelming experience—just think of all the color options that you find when you visit your local home center or paint store....
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Beyond White: 11 Alternative Hues to Color Your Bath
The all-white bathroom is a familiar design icon—white walls, marble vanity top, gleaming porcelain, plush white towels. But this minimalist palette leaves many p...
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34 Rooms in Ravishing Red
Red symbolizes strength, power, and courage, but at this time of year we associate it most with love and desire. Around Valentine's Day, it seems like red is ever...
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Decorating with Chocolate: 12 Ways to Soothe a Style Craving with a Delicious Color
Walk into any store or turn a page in almost any magazine this month and witness the very publicly celebrated relationship between chocolate and pleasure. As awar...
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Awesome Accents: 17 Ways to Make Any Space Pop with Color
Brilliant, bright, creamy, rich, dazzling color, whether used liberally or sparingly, can make a significant impact in a space. Much like a colorful scarf takes a...
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Why We Love Blue Bedrooms: 11 Dream-Filled Spaces
Blue is one of the world's most popular colors. Taking its inspiration from the sea and sky, it represents peace and tranquility, relaxation and well-being; quali...
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Brighten Up Your Bath: 7 Tips From the Color Pros
Regardless of whether it’s modern or traditional, grand or petite, every bathroom deserves some color. If you are shopping for a new hue to refresh you bath—and ...
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Hue Cues for 2014: 11 Color Trends to Follow
The colors we choose to surround ourselves with are a highly personal palette, and yet there is also an element of collective unconscious afoot. Each year there a...
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10 Welcoming Front Door Paint Colors
Whether you're trying to sell a home or just make one look uniquely yours, an attractive exterior can seriously boost curb appeal. While the overall color of a ho...
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I'm Dreaming of a White... Kitchen: 10 Bright Beauties to Behold
Ten beautiful kitchens employ all-white palettes to create stunning yet serene spaces.
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The Transformative Power of Color: How to Make It Work For Your House
When it comes to improving your house’s curb appeal and resale value, there is no more cost-effective strategy tha...
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Winning Combinations: 9 "Can't Miss" Color Schemes
Whether your tastes run to neutrals or brights or something in between, you're sure to find a color scheme to your liking among these 9 go-to palettes endorsed by...
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What's the Best Color for Living Rooms? The Experts Weigh In
Design mavens reveal their favorite colors for living room walls—and why those hues work so well in this public yet intimate setting.
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12 Reasons to Embrace the Elegance of Black and White
Well suited for both bold graphics and delicate details, black-and-white color schemes are gaining popularity in rooms throughout the house.
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Black-and-White Reasons to Paint Your Walls Gray
Gray is the hot new “in” color. It’s recently taken front and center, upstaging it’s neutral ...
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10 Things to Know About Color in the Kitchen
10 Things you may not know about adding color to your boring kitchen If you go through the rooms in your home and c...
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10 Unexpected Spots for Accent Colors
When it comes to bringing new colors into your home, why limit yourself to the walls? Add accent colors in these 10 unusual places to brighten your living space.
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Going Bold: 10 Kitchens That Pop with Color
Sure, white kitchens look clean and stylish, but they can lack personality. Here are ten beautiful reasons to be bold with color in your kitchen.
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5 Smart Ways to Fill the House with Your Favorite Color
Everyone has a favorite color, but not everyone understands how to use that most loved hue to full advantage at home....
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Color Quiz: Level 3
Test your color knowledge with our toughest quiz yet to see how much of a hue expert you are!
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A Room for Everyone: Gender-Neutral Decor
As I wrote two series in the past few months, the color combination and the pattern series, I realized that I often qual...
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Fail-Safe Colors
Are there really such things as fool-proof paint colors that will work well with your existing furnishings and be eas...
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Color Trends 2012: Top Forecasters Weigh In
Last year, Honeysuckle (18-2120), a rich, energetic pink, nudged out Turquoise (15-5519), the previous year’s darling...
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Historic Paint Colors
The gasp was audible. On entering the dining room at Monticello in late 2011, the chatter abruptly ceased as the tour...
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How To: Select a Paint Color
The most personal decision involved in any interior or exterior painting project is color choice. If green is your fa...
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Choosing Interior Paint Color
Paint is the easiest and most economical way to update a room's look. Selecting the right paint color or colors is a ...
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For Every Hue, a Mood: Use Color to Make the Most of Every Room
We often choose colors we believe to be an expression of ourselves. But the science of color psychology suggests that...
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Bob Vila Radio: Exterior Paint Color
Choosing a paint color for your home’s exterior can be intimidating: This is a big, expensive job, and whatever color...
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Bob Vila Radio: Historic Paint Colors
What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “historic color”? Do you envision a rather limited palette of muted grays...
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26 Relaxing Green Living Room Ideas
Green brings a soothing element to any space.By using a range of tones in this living room, it prevents clashes and bri...
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Trending Now: Classic Red
The color of the year may be emerald green, but in February—it's undeniably red. Browse ten classic products forever linked to the bold and powerful color of love.
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45 Ravishing Red Rooms
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we're seeing the color red just about everywhere—in our homes perhaps mo...
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Emerald Green Inspiration
Every year Pantone declares a "color of the year." While it's not a good idea to follow short-lived trends in decoratin...
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Trending Now: Emerald Green
Accent your home with the trendiest bold hue of today, 2013's emerald green color.
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New Year, New Color
Pantone, the global authority on color for the design industries, has announced the Color of the Year for 2013: Emera...
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21 "Expert Picks" for Fail-Safe Colors
Here are twenty-one neutrals that color experts and designers rank as their top "fail-safe" picks.
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Color Quiz: Level 2
How color savvy are you? Find out with our Color Quiz!
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Color Quiz: Level 1
How color savvy are you? Find out with our Color Quiz!
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What's Your Color I.Q.?
There is nothing that stirs the senses quite like color. Consider how a sunny day affects your temperament, and why w...
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Shades of Green
Most days we celebrate the rainbow, but on St. Patrick's Day it's all about green!
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Eve Ashcraft's 6 Inspirations for Choosing a Color Palette
Color specialist Eve Ashcraft offers six inspirations to help you choose a color scheme for any space in your home.
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Pantone: The 20th Century in Color
While I’d always been interested in history, it wasn't until I got to college that I fell in love with it. A special ...
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Tangerine Tango: 10 Products on Trend
Taking a cue from Pantone's 2012 color of the year, these ten products are certain to put you in a Tangerine Tango-like mood.
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Eve Ashcraft's "The Right Color"
If you're anything like me, standing in front of a sea of paint colors at the local home center can be an angst-ridde...
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Bob Vila's Guide to Historic Paint Colors
Consider these paint color options to preserve the historical accuracy of your home.
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Remodeling Before Baby and Insulating the House
Bob talks with homeowners Nick and Maggie Beasley, who are remodeling, babyproofing, and insulating their home before the baby is born.
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Applying Decorative Painting Techniques
Bob meets with faux-painting expert Kim Sweet, who is applying a gold parchment effect on the master bedroom walls. Bob tries his hand at applying some color.
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Painting with Historically Accurate Colors
Architectural conservator Brian Powell helps Bob do some detective work to discover the original exterior paint color scheme. They then look at historically appro...
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Color Staining a Concrete Floor
Tom Moorad joins Bob to satin a concrete floor.
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Interior Design for a Florida Home
Bob tours the finished house and learns how they developed the design scheme.
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Seeking Design Ideas for the Miami Condo
DD Allen shows off her updated 600-square-foot retreat in downtown Miami. By removing interior dividing walls, Allen has converted her one-bedroom into a studio. ...
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Decorating the Master Bedroom
Bob and designer Leslie Curtis take a quick tour through the master bedroom. Here, Curtis has chosen Autumn Wheat from the Bob Vila Signature collection paint line.
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Picture Framing
Interior designer Leslie Curtis shows off another of her decorating ideas in the dining room.
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Discussing the Hallway Walls
Bob highlights the long curved wall in the loft's hallway. The wall provides a great deal of storage, and serves as a divider between the private and public space...
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Selecting a Paint Color and Painting the Exterior Stucco Walls
Bob meets with painting contractor Pat Estevez to discuss exterior paint selection and application techniques.
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Interior Paint Selection
Bob chats with painter Rick Snyder in the dining room of the Federal-style home, while Rick experiments with color on intricate wood detail.
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Interior Design and Touring a Fabric Store
Bob shows the beach house to interior designer Robyn Peterson, who takes Bob shopping for fabrics. She suggests natural materials and earthy colors, as well as hi...
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Bob Visits Oak Bluffs in Martha's Vineyard
Bob takes the ferry to the island of Martha's Vineyard, MA, where he tours Oak Bluffs and soaks in the town's Victorian history.
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Staining the Exterior
Painting contractor Mike Suarez sprays water-based stain on the home's exterior, while Bob, accompanied by paint consultant Sherry Hiller, tours the island with a...
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Touring the Designed Interior
Bob tours the furnished, decorated Martha's Vineyard Victorian project house. The designer has sourced pieces from antique stores, salvage yards, second hand stor...
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Final Tour of the Interior, Part 1
Bob continues his final tour of the complete Wayland project house with the interior designer, who explains the thought process behind the furniture and color pal...
Normally hung on a door this time of year, Indian corn can be a beautiful addition to the Thanksgiving Day table.  Here, t... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR carpet tiles are a simple and affordable way to customize a floor covering for any space. You can make anything from ... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
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