By Darlene Kidd
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By Dena Roberts 07/23/2008
This ALWAYS works for me.....go to your nearest "arts and crafts" store that sells those large thick booklets of dozens of colours of paper...get one with LOTS of colours...not just the primary colours....rip all the pages out and lay them all over your carpet.....pick up the ones you absolutely HATE...and then pick out what you REALLY LOVE!!! There is your colour scheme!!!! Have fun...let us know what you decide on...pics would be GREAT.....
While you can use many color combos, ultimately it depends on the 'look' you want - Country, Victorian, etc. Do you love the rose colored carpet or would you like to tone it down? If you would like to discuss further, feel free to visit my website and send me any questions that way
Congrats on the new house and best of luck to you!
By Gail 07/23/2008
As for what colours to use with your new home and how you much colour or what scheme you want to go with, it's best to get a good visualization before you go ahead and put the money out.
I find that some don't have a problem going with rich, deep colours while others love the look but, on other people's walls, ceilings, floors and furniture. Colour is always a great way to make things look fresh and new but, it can seem intimidating especially when you're mixing palettes. A great way to go about doing this is to grab a few of the many magazines on the market today that are closest to the style you prefer such as Martha Stewart Living, Metropolitan Home, or even Country Living. (Like I said, choose what appeals to you). Even go online and get ideas, print off colours, cut out fabric swatches you especially like to inspire you. They all help you to bring a room together.
And definitely a big help in all of this is to use a site such as Sherwin Williams. Many of the large paint companies or even design companies will be able to help you out by doing the same thing. They can basically choose all the colours of the room for you and show you what it's going to look like. Some will even let you choose the configuration of the room and add furniture and things like that to make it feel more like you're looking at your own place. (Or closer to it).
Here's the link for Sherwin Williams;
Good Luck and remember that paint can always be changed. (You may think it's horribly dark and too much but, once your furniture is in and you're living in the home - you may find that you all love it)!
By DAWN (Guest Post)04/19/2006
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By (Guest Post)01/01/2006
What about maybe going for a very rich color scheme and using say a chocolate brown. They would really play off of each other and it would certafinly be something that nobody else onl the block has. YOu could start with say a chocolate brown couch and then use black toss pillows and what about maybe accenting with some black wroght iron candle holders you can find these most anywhere. As I am sure that you have been given a ton of ideas from everybody you know all I can say is make it yours! Do what you feel and what you like. Have fun with it!
By Syd (Guest Post)03/21/2005
RE: Nail pops and painting
I would not hesitate in painting if you really want to.
Surely you would have some paint left over to touch up the nail pops if it should happen.
I wouldn't think the builder is going to do a lot of painting, other than cover the nail pops with the same builder color white paint.
These are just my thoughts.
By Susan Sanders-Kinzel 03/10/2005
This is for Linda in response to my request for decorating ideas with a rose coloured carpet.
A nail pop is when a nail used in the building of the house pops out of the drywall. This sometimes happens when the house is settling (so I have been told). I haven't a clue as to how they fix them but they will.
Darlene in Mississauga
By Linda (Guest Post)03/10/2005
What on earth is a nail pop?
By Marla (Guest Post)03/09/2005
A Victorian theme would go VERY well with the rose color scheme. I would suggest using mauve, country blue, and jade green. These colors look wonderful together.
By beanygurl 03/09/2005
Blue goes very well with rose. Certain shades of green would also work well, perhaps sage green.
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