Color expert Cristina Acosta talks about white paint colors

Benjamin Moore’s 2016 Color of the Year is a Safe Bet for an Election Year

Will the 2016 election year be a white-out or a clean start? It’s impossible to say what the future holds, and one color that can swing in most any stylistic direction says it all – White. Benjamin Moore Paints, a U.S. paint coatings company based on the East Coast recently announced their choice of the …

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Color Wheel from Paint Happy by ©Cristina Acosta

Complementary Colors – Tips and Ideas

Remember that opposites attract and you’ll start to get a grip on the concept of complementary colors.  But like any relationship of opposites, the passionate pop of togetherness can be festive and passionate or garish and out-of-control. What exactly are complementary colors? Simply, they are colors that are directly opposite each other on the color …

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Loft home colors red green gold © Cristina Acosta

Rich Wall Colors for a Great Room Loft

Three deep, saturated colors combine in one two-story open loft space. The architecture is inspired by a mid-century modern aesthetic with a Pacific Northwest inspired color palette. The client wanted a color plan that brightened the gray winter days giving their vacation condo a ski lodge feeling. The two story loft area consisted of the …

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Exterior architecture bright colors of school by Cristina Acosta

Exterior Paint Colors Enhance Architecture

Color can change the way you perceive architecture, and it’s the least expensive “remodel” you can do! Artists know that color “moves” visually in space. Colors recede or advance depending upon where they are in relationship to each other and their surroundings. If you are a homeowner choosing exterior paint colors, here are a few color …

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Classic taupe and brown neutral wall colors © Cristina Acosta

Warm Gray Taupe Neutral Paint Colors are Calming and Serene

Three mushroom taupe neutral paint colors link the open plan master bedroom suite. Neutral colors can be “neutral” in several different tonal directions. This client’s master en suite bath is a selection of three mushroom taupe neutrals that coordinate beautifully as they merge within the architectural space of the room. I specified Benjamin Moore Paint …

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Nespresso boxes pair color with flavor

Inspired Sensational Color Can Be Yours!

Pick a color, any color, and you’ll be surprised. Because if you follow your color bliss and choose colors that attract and inspire you, the right color is closer than you think. Start randomly choosing colors that attract you and after you’ve made 50 to 100 selections, there will be a pattern to your color choices. …

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