Speaking of Sea Salt..... A few weeks ago I received this email: Patsy, after reading blog after blog with people raving about BM Revere Pewter, I decided I would paint my entry, family room and the two short hallways in my little ranch home. I hired a painter for this Saturday. Then I opened my little sample can and painted swaths of this color in various places. Mud. Ugh. It isn't bad when bright daylight is streaming in but when the lights … [Read more...]
Painting Your Home Red
Have you ever considered painting your home red? I didn't think so. This customer did. When I arrived at Manderly's home in February for an exterior paint color consultation she said, "Patsy, I am painting my house red." Here is what I saw when I arrived that day: Actually, this is a very nice home and had a much better look than what you see in this photo. The sky was overcast that day which is why the neutral colors look very blah. … [Read more...]
Are You Afraid of Color?
Are you afraid of color? I thought so. Know how I know? I've been around the block a few times with this color thing and I've learned that most people fear color more than they fear death or speaking in front of a live audience. Such was not the case with this homeowner. Several months ago I was called on by a local painting company to help "Jane" in Sandy Springs select new paint colors for her home. Here is what I saw when I arrived for … [Read more...]
Atlanta Color Consultant To the Rescue
When you are an Atlanta Color Consultant and specialize in exterior transformations, those frantic calls for help are music to your ears. I received such a call from Cathy. It was several months ago that she first contacted me so I've forgotten her specific words, but the call went something like this: "HELP! I am updating my home and painting the exterior. I've been looking at paint color samples for MONTHS, have collected several fan … [Read more...]
Painting Brick – Do You Have the Guts?
Painting brick. Do you have what it takes? Recently I had the privilege of working with yet another wonderful client who needed help with exterior colors. (Being an Atlanta color consultant is so much fun!) This homeowner had just expanded her home and, in the process, realized she couldn't match her existing brick. What was she to do? Paint it, of course! Here is what her home looked like originally: Dunwoody Home - … [Read more...]