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January Color of the Month: Sugar Dust White

Warm Off-White Paint Color with Yellow Undertones What better way to start the New Year than with a fresh slate, or rather, a fresh coat of paint on your walls? This month we celebrate our favorite warm color – the dreamy Sugar Dust. This off-white color evokes tranquility and a sense of peacefulness, making it...
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2015 Pantone color of the year Marsala

Friday Finds: 2015 Pantone Color of the Year

Design World Reacts to Marsala The 2015 Pantone Color of the Year exploded onto the scene with plenty of fanfare. Marsala is a rich, earthy red, inspired by the fortified Sicilian wine. It invokes sophistication and natural earthiness with its deep hues. The color is “nurturing and fulfilling,” says Leatrice Eiseman Executive Director of the...
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Benjamin Moore 2015 Color of the Year

Benjamin Moore Identifies 2015 Color Trends In mid-October, Benjamin Moore revealed its 2015 Color of the Year: Guilford Green HC-116, described as a stunning silvery green that compliments both modern and traditional styles in a seamless manner. “We chose Guilford Green as our 2015 Color of the Year because it can be the hero or...
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What Color Should I Paint My Room?

Benjamin Moore’s Design by What Matters Inspires Color Selection You’re painting a room in your house and you’re not sure what color or colors you should use. You’ve read magazines, spent hours on Pinterest, friends and relatives have opinions and your head is swirling. You’re stuck. So you head to the paint store to ask the...
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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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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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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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Expert Color Advice: How Color is Affected by Light

Looking at color with light. It’s very important when choosing color that you look at it in all different light scenarios. Color expert Kate Smith from Sensational Color knows what it takes to decide which color will be right for you. Follow these expert tips so you don’t regret your color choice. Choosing Color Have...
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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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When to Splurge and When to Save When Decorating Your Home

Furnishing a home can be a major investment. You have the necessities – a table, bed, dinnerware, and a place to sit. Then you have the “nice to haves” – wall art, fancy lighting, a glam rug, and accessories to tie the space together. When you’re excited about decorating, and anxious to get started, the...
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