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Did somebody say classic modern? I love every one of these colors…

Dwelling-Palette Moderno

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Pink, has been coming to the forefront of colors over the last couple of years. It is showing up in holiday trends as well. Pink can be your go to color for decorating this season if you dare, instead of the standard red.

Center your palette on pastel pinks with highlights of brighter pinks. Pair with moss, olive, and hunter greens to bring a renewed taste to your holiday color scheme. Even simply pairing it with white and sparkling or matte finishes brings a classic feel.

Have fun this holiday season and step outside the box a little with a new take on holiday décor.

~mg

 

 

 

 

 

Looking for a light and bright color with just the right amount of warmth? Look no further…

H0017-ANDOVER-CREAM

Andover Cream 1

Andover Cream 2

Andover Cream 3

Let’s get painting!!

~mg

Everything comes back around… in fashion on the runway, and in color too. Check out some of my favorite groovy colors this fall.

Favorite-Fall-Hues

Thanks for stopping by. Come back soon!

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Not in the mood for giving out the same old stuff this holiday season? If your family members or friends happen to be of the do-it-yourselfer persuasion, try thinking outside of the box. Help them out with some great gadgets and tools for when it comes time to paint. There are so many clever items to make painting easier and more enjoyable.

Try sending some of the things on this list, and you’ll be thought of gratefully when it comes time for their next project.

Happy Painting,

 

Cutting-in tool. Often, the most time-consuming part of a paint job is cutting-in the corners and edges – but you can help your favorite painter cut that time in half with a cutting-in tool. Spring for one of the most efficient models to help him or her save even more time.

Masking tool. Another way to speed painting around edges and corners is with an automatic masking tape dispenser. Similar to packing tape dispensers, these tools let the painter quickly apply the tape and cut it to the desired length with a quick flick of the wrist.

Aluminum bench. When painting interior walls and ceilings, most do-it-yourselfers use stepladders; but the pros know better. A sturdy aluminum bench is easier to work from, easier to move, and makes for a more stable painting platform It’s also a handy place to sit down and take a break!

Short-handled paintbrushes. If you’ve ever done any painting, you know what a challenge it can be to use a brush or roller behind a toilet, radiator, heavy furniture, or in any tight area. That’s why the short-handled paintbrush is such a godsend. These mini-brushes make it easy to apply paint in those hard-to-reach spots.

Paintbrush light. Cloudy days and dim light make painting difficult. But a battery-powered paintbrush light – which attaches right to the brush handle – can counter the gloom, and light up dark areas to make painting easier.

Brush comb. Need another stocking stuffer? Why not a brush comb? This handy little item helps stretch the life of those expensive paintbrushes by removing paint residue from the bristles; some models even double as squeegees that remove excess paint from roller covers.

That’s the skinny on shopping ideas for your favorite do-it-yourself painter. Any (or all) of the above items would make his or her holiday season picture perfect!

~mg

In honor of everything Pumpkin this season, today’s color is a rich and warm, robust and grounding color from Miller Paint’s Historic color line. Inside or out, enjoy!!

H0016-PUMPKIN

Pumpkin 1

Pumpkin 2

Pumpkin 3

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This is Golden – So long silver, gold is making it’s comeback. And with the ultra-sophisticated color gray too! Stunning to say the least. You see it in fashion and as wedding color inspirations all over magazines and Pinterest. We are also seeing it in design and décor inspiration.

 

From mid century modern to traditional and contemporary. Check out some of my favorite applications of this classic and trend proof combination.

I also like to see the variations on the combination with gray-purples and yellows. The complimentary colors are finding their way into homes all over the world, in your closet and in your living room.

 

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In preparation for “Fall Back” time this coming season, let us take a walk down memory lane for a little reflection. This autumn, fall back in love with mid-century modern. With warm woodsy color combined with clean lines and geometry, what’s not to love?

Get this look with Color Is 0497 Restful Retreat by Miller Paint. Photo Credit

Get this look with Color Is 0497 Restful Retreat by Miller Paint. Photo Credit

 

Get this look with Color Is 0183 Moth Wing by Miller Paint. Photo Credit

Get this look with Color Is 0183 Moth Wing by Miller Paint. Photo Credit

 

 

Today’s mid century modern is a little cleaner than some decades ago with more neutral color palettes and stone accents as opposed to the bright and colorful combinations of the past. Clean and crisp and simply stunning.

~mg

 

 

In-Color-&-On-Trend~mg

 

Miller Paint is sponsoring two Color & Design Tours at this years NW Natural Parade of Homes in Vancouver. One is tomorrow at 11am and the other is the 17th at 5:30pm. Participants will receive a goodie bag with a discount coupon and a Miller Paint anniversary mug. If looking to do some redecorating this fall/winter and you’re interested click on the picture below to reserve your spot!

NW Nat Parade of Homes

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