Tips On Tuesday

Lets talk Paint!

USE THE 50/150 RULE. 

For the perfect color family, mix one batch of paint 50% lighter than the base and another 150% darker. "That's a fail­safe method for striping a wall," says Mary Douglas Drysdale, who designed this bold blue kitchen. "It's also a very architectural way of using color." 

BRIGHTEN UP THE CEILING

Designer, Caitlin Moran recommends painting the ceiling a slightly paler version of the wall color, so the room seems brighter, even with just a few windows.

 

Courtney Schmechel