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Minneapolis paint

{friday finds: how hirshfield’s creates the best paint in the twin cities}

As grownups, looking at the paint colors at Hirshfield’s can make you feel like a kid in a candy store. All of the colors, the finishes, the possibilities! How do they create all of these beautiful, amazing colors? I was curious about how the process works and thought others might want to find out too....
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beachy bathroom with Benjamin Moore Paint

Spring Break Paint Inspirations

Paint Colors Inspired by Spring Break It’s spring break season, and if my Facebook friends are any indication, throngs of Midwesterners are heading south to warmer climates and sandy beaches. When you’re at the seashore, it’s wonderful to get away from the hustle and bustle of dreary, blah, cold life here in the Midwest. The...
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pink bedroom

Decorating with Red and Pink

Valentine’s Day Inspired Rooms Valentine’s Day is coming near, and ‘tis the season to see red, pink and white wherever you turn. Yes, it can be too much when your local gift store has overdone it. But it can be fun to decorate at home with red and pink, whether it’s a temporary use of...
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Selecting Paint: Hirshfield’s Color Call

Expert help on selecting paint colors. Some people are born with a gift of knowing color and style. They sense instinctively what would look perfect in this space or that, what color would add a pop of visual interest, what neutrals work best in what lighting. Thankfully, for the rest of us who don’t have...
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Kate Smith pick the best paint color at Hirshfields

Pick the Best Color with Confidence

Hirshfield’s Color Expert, Kate Smith, shares insight on how to pick a paint color with confidence! You’re sick of the same colors in your home and are ready for something new, fresh and different. You’re rarin’ to start but aren’t sure exactly how and where to begin. What’s the first step? How do you know...
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Williamsburg Colors by Benjamin Moore

Historic, Contemporary, Versatile Colors from Benjamin Moore   When you’re painting your home, oftentimes you want to stick with classic colors that have staying power and won’t go out of style any time soon. Benjamin Moore recently announced its new “Williamsburg” color line, inspired by Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia—American classic meets today’s style. These colors are...
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{friday finds: how to paint for an open floor plan}

Choosing a color scheme for an open floor plan My friend Melissa knocked out a wall in her home that used to separate the kitchen from the living and dining rooms. Her new open floor plan allows her and her husband to keep an eye on their young children while they’re in the kitchen, paying...
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{friday finds: does white make a room seem larger?}

Is White the Way to Go? If you have a smaller room in your home and you want to make it appear more spacious, you might assume that white would do the trick. However, that’s not necessarily the case. According to color expert Kate Smith, who gives wonderful paint advice in Minnesota, a small room...
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{painting tips for an open floor plan}

How to paint walls with an open floor plan. An open floor plan creates a spacious and accessible interior emphasizing modern traits and sleekness. When charged with the task of redecorating an open floor plan, it can seem daunting and overwhelming. All the space is visible at once, making your paint choices key. All areas...
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{expert advice: rules when using color}

[youtube=http://youtu.be/Gfr7D4Y3wGM] Painting with proper proportions of color. Paint color can transform and revitalize your home. Color expert Kate Smith from Sensational Color realizes this and uses color to engage and create welcoming home environments. One way to do this is with proper proportions of different hues and shades of color. Kate advises on how much color to use when...
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