Will Green Will Force Gray Out of The Home?

As I was typing my post yesterday on Benjamin Moore’s Guilford Green I was thinking about the other colors that will work well with it – of course the orange hue came to mind for me. I was thinking about the gray trend that is also still very present in most homes  and was wondering, if people want green in their homes now will grey be forced out? Gray and green aren’t the prettiest together.

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If gray is forced out what neutral will take it’s place?

  • Beige? Oh no you don’t!!!
  • White? No, too stark.
  • Gray? Looks lifeless next to green.
  • Blue? Too tootie-fruitie
  • Yellow? Possibly
  • Pink? Too cotton candyish

So what color will be the next “go to neutral” when green becomes the new hue to have in the home?

I was thinking a warmer shift away from the cool grays to something like this – it’s more than a beige and less than a gold. I just feel that homes will gravitate to warmer more inviting homey colors. Look how pretty this looks with Guildford Green. It’s showing a little peachy here which is fine too but add a little more yellow to warm it up.

What do you think? Kiss gray goodbye?

How striking this would look with white trim and dark wood flooring.

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Benjamin Moore Nails their Color For 2015

It’s a good green to have in the home! Look at this and tell me what you see. Do you feel good when you see this color? Relaxed? Comforted? Happy? This is what the RIGHT color can do for you in YOUR home.

As you’ve all been reading, I’m writing more and more about Holistic Color and this falls right into the realm of my new twist on color.

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Color + Health = Holistic Color

What is Holistic Color? Color choices that make you feel good Going to a back-to-basics way of thinking Eating healthy Living healthy Bringing healthy color into the home.

Click here to see the Slideshare presentation: Holistic Color … it’s color that makes you feel good! from Donna Frasca

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Colors That Need To Go On Vacation

Are you seeing the same colors over and over and over again? Did the color wheel just get smaller? Did the paint decks get smaller? Then why the heck are the same colors be used? There’s a very colorful world out there people so let’s put some of our faves on vacations and start hiring some new colors. What do you say?

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Color Quickie With Donna Frasca, Holistic Colors

Hi everyone! Hope you all are doing well. I have a 4 minute video that I’d like to share with you. It’s a continuing series of mine called “Color Quickies”. This one is super exciting to me because it has to do with Holistic Color and why we should have these “healthy” colors in our home.

Please let me know if you have any questions about this segment, I’d be glad to talk about it.

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Why Fall Colors Are Healthy For You

Is color just color? Heck no! Color is a way of life, and just like our food choices, color can be really healthy for the home. Today I’m going to talk about healthy color choices. It’s a very different spin on how I usually blog but I’m taking it up a notch and going to further explain why some color choices are better than others.

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Should I Choose a Neutral Sofa or Go For A Color?

I’m shopping for a new sofa and it’s fun and frustrating at the same time! The only two choices as far as color go is a neutral (yuk) and a color (yay).  Sound obvious right? So do I choose an “Oatmeal” color to be safe and classic or choose a color because what I have in mind is just so darn amazing?

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Colors That Make You Want to Snuggle

Well Fall has just about arrived and I have so much to say about the Fall color palette so hold on to your hats and I’ll get it them out as soon as I can.

One of the first things that come to mind when I think of Fall, besides the amazing colors of course, is snuggling! Yes! It’s snuggle weather! I love the cool, crisp evenings that make you want to grab your partner and snuggle. Get the blankets, hot chocolate, jeans and big sweaters out because here comes the cozy!

Now of course you know that I’m going to tie in some kind of color palette to this post and show you which colors are snuggle worthy right? Right.

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Kitchen Flooring Advice for A Home That’s about to Sell

I had a client this week asking for kitchen flooring advice that I wanted to share with  you. It’s a great example of which flooring type to choose and why. Here’s the email.

Hi Donna,

I would like to use your Color Coach service to advise me on what color choice to put down in my kitchen.

I have a lot of the medium golden oak cabinets and woodwork in my kitchen (yes, the dreaded orange) and dark granite counter tops. I’m not going to be making any other changes to  the kitchen other than maybe put a glass front on a cabinet or two.

My old vinyl flooring is shot and we are going to be putting the house on the market in about a year. The color of the flooring won’t be anything about what I want or like but what  will “sell” the kitchen.

Thanks so much

PD, Indiana

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Now THIS is a smart client! She would love to put some amazing flooring down that she’d like but she knows it’s all about getting the house ready for a possible sell. Smart.

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Dear PD,

I’d love to suggest a flooring option for you. My Color Coach service (just one color or just one choice of product) is just $45 and sounds perfect for your project. If you’d like several flooring options to choose from than my Basic Color Consultation for $85 would be a better fit for you.

Either way, I will send you a general “look” you should have for your flooring but certainly look at pricing that will encompass both the look I suggest and your budget at the store of your choice (I usually shop Lowe’s or Home Depot because it’s convenient for most clients and locations)

 

My client sent some really great pictures and here I was not only able to see the kitchen but also the surrounding areas which is important.

 

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Here’s my response.

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The client picked up the tile and sent me this photo. Can you see the difference? The tile all the way to the right is too gray. The third tile looks a bit pinky and the others are pretty good choices for this kitchen.  See? No pinky beige. No yellow. My choice would be the first tile on the left because it’s light, bright and will make this kitchen appear larger will is what you want for staging.

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This is was a great virtual consultation and I do a TON of these! If you need ANY color advice for your home, I have options such as these for just ONE color advice for $45 or I can help you with your entire home. Pricing will vary so get your pictures together and let’s start working on your color palette.

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Are You Too Generic With Your Color Choices?

What “color personality” are you? Safe? Fun? Generic? Crazy? Well if you’re a little too generic, I’m going to show you some color combinations that will hopefully get you a little more colorful.

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