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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Color Quickie with Donna Frasca, Peach! Going for the next Color Trend

What will the next color trend be? You’ve already guessed it’s going to be peach but more importantly, come here WHY in today’s Color Quickie.

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5 Reasons Virtual Consultations Are Better Than Live Consults

There are many reasons why virtual consultations are the best way to design color for your home. I’ll mention just a few here but have a feeling this list will grow and grow. Here are my top five reasons why virtual consultations are the best!

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Ah!! For Once A Client Did NOT Have The Dreaded Orange Cabinets!

Every now and then I have a client that has a really pretty kitchen. It’s not the standard builder’s kitchen that came with the house or at least they had an option to design their kitchens before it was built. I had this type of client the other day and it was great! Why is it great? Because I get to choose some really “different” wall colors instead of the standards to go with the “dreaded orange cabinets.”

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One Photograph, Many Color Possibilities

Coastal colors for the home are still very popular.

Have a picture of inspiration that you love? If it’s a coastal picture then you have enough color possibilities to design a color palette for your entire home.

Come see how one picture is really all you need to have color from the foyer right to the family room.

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Color Quickie with Donna Frasca, No Blue???

Blue is still a very popular color in the home, or is it?

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