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  2. Hi! I love reading your blog so have nominated you for an Inspiring Blog Award 🙂 You can read more here:
    Have a great week 🙂 x

  3. Glad you like them 🙂 and you are welcome!

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the follow. I’m looking forward to reading your tips!

  5. poppic13 says:

    Donna thanks for helping color blinds like me! We have not worked with you yet, but hopefully we will very soon 🙂
    Last night at about 2.30 AM my husband woke me up and told me he knows who is going to make our home look WOW !!
    I was still in my sleep but used to these wee hours as my husband stays up late and researches on the various DIY projects that he intends to take on..
    So, I ask him who ?? He says Donna .. I am like Donna who ? then he shows me this website.. I dont know why am I writing this to you .. but we just felt we are one step closer to making our home a WOW home with you helping us !! Have a great day !

    • Donna Frasca says:

      Poppi, what a great note! Thank you so much for contacting me today and I’m really looking forward to helping you with your color choices. We’ll talk tomorrow at our color consultation. Thank you so much!

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  7. David Couch says:

    Hi Donna, there is a color palette in one of your articles that I would very much like to purchase. The article was dated 11/19/2013 and was entitled, “What Happens When Home Stagers Choose the Wrong Color.” Thank You, David Couch

  8. Suzanne says:

    Hi! Love the article! Sea salt really is beautiful. I have a sample of it painted on my wall right now and it’s so peaceful and joyful. Originally I wanted this color for my bedroom and bathroom. I’m very tempted to paint my whole house this color! Would that be a mistake with warm cherry cabinets and warm countertops? Or should I go with a greige for the whole house, like Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter? Thanks!!!

    • Donna Frasca says:

      Hi Suzanne,
      I’m never a fan of painting the entire home one color. I like to choose a few colors mixed with a neutral to define spaces.

      Be careful with Revere Pewter, it can be a tad dark and depending on your light, can come across a little green.

      Let me know if you need help with your colors, I have a Virtual Color Consultation that would be perfect for you.

  9. Tammy says:

    What color compliments Sea Salt? Plum?

  10. Hi,

    i like your blog but not have enough time to follow all articles!

    May I suggest a concept place where colors are changing referring light applied concept?

    I really appreciate to wait your comment on this.

    Kindest regards

    Paola Biasibetti

    • Donna Frasca says:


      There are many hours of reading on the blog for sure! I really don’t get into lighting here on this blog although it has a tremendous effect on color. I do have a post or two on it just search the word “lighting” and it should come up.

      Thank you!

  11. Gem says:

    I painted my living room and kitchen Sea Salt. We love it. However, we are having difficulty deciding what color to paint our hallway and dining room. The hallway flows into the living room and up the stairs. We thought of doing that area Comfort Gray. Do we need more contrast with Sea Salt or other? Our dining room has beautiful off -white colored wainscotting on the bottom and we need help with choosing a color for the top. Since the dining room is off the hallway we are concerned about the colors coordinating. Please help??


    • Donna Frasca says:

      Yes you need more contrast. Sea Salt and Comfort Gray are too close. I like to use an light neutral for hallways and the stair area. Look at some of the soft whites or light cream colors and don’t worry if it’ll be too close to your trim color. It’s more important that your hallways are light and bright 🙂

  12. Anonymous says:

    Hi Donna, I found a pin called “How to choose colors for your home” using warm yellow, green, and two shades of gray. Can you tell me the names of these colors? Thanks

  13. Karen says:

    Do you do virtual a for homes out of state? I have a home in Florida that’s we just bought and it needs all new fresh updated paint colors!!
    Let me know! Thanks!
    Also what’s your fees I can’t seem to get the prices off this link.
    Thanks karen

  14. Linda says:

    Hi Donna. I’m not sure where to begin with choosing color on my open floor plan. I know I do not like blues, despise grays and have stained concrete floors that I’ve never even seen before moving here – lol. Do you have suggestions to get me started?

  15. Maria says:

    Hi donna my name its maria my house its almost finish and i want to paint but have no clue how to create a happy calming environment with coastal colors can you guide me please its an open floor yoo many walls stairs. Please help

  16. Donna Frasca says:

    Maria, Yes. You landed on my CONTACT page so please send me an email with details and I’d be more than happy to help you 🙂

  17. Carolyn longphre says:

    What do I have to do to learn the coastal palette with Ben more gold tone?

  18. Roy Distefano says:

    Hello,I have repose gray as you walk in door in 1/2 bath & utility room.Then you walk into kitchen with alabaster cabinets & trim.I need a sherwin williams color for kitchen walls.Help me please.Kitchen goes into living room with mindful gray then back to repose for bedrooms & silver strand in bathroom.Thanks

    • Donna Frasca says:

      Ok so far you have two gray neutrals that you can work with.

      Can you tie in one one the colors that in your granite if you have granite?

      That’s a lot of gray in the home and I don’t know where you live or what decor you have to tie it all in. How about a natural like Natural Tan?

      I’d really need to see your rooms and know where you live to give you proper advice. I hope that helps. Those three colors look pretty together.

  19. CJ Wilson says:

    Good morning Donna,
    Can you please send me the link to find out what colors the living room, foyer and bedroom are on your costal color pallet?
    Thanks so much!

  20. Sandra Bent says:

    Please help me to find Colors that match sea salt.
    Thank you

  21. Rebecca says:

    I need virtual help choosing exterior colors for my small mostly brick ranch style home. How much money should I expect to spend on this service?

    • Donna Frasca says:

      Hi Rebecca. Ranches are smaller homes and are fairly simple to design color for. The price depends on what you need. If it’s a brick Ranch then you don’t need a siding color. Are you looking for just soffit and faschia and an accent color? Do you need everything from siding, trim and an accent color? Email me for more details but this is usually in the $150-$175 range depending on what you need. I also provide a graphic that includes your home, 3-4 color choices and placement so you know exactly where the colors go. I should do a blog post on this so you can see but meanwhile, send me an email at

  22. Kathleen Fox says:

    Thinking about using Sea Salt along with Expressive Plum in my home office with Cherry and White furniture on two of the walls to accent and brighten up the room a bit. Let me know if this would work… originally was going to use Lazy Gray, but fell in love with Sea Salt. Thanks! ~KF

  23. Benadette nelson says:

    I need to select color for exterior home asap. Can you work with me today?

  24. Darla Guide says:

    Good morning Donna! This is wonderful. I need help picking a color for my ” calm room “. It is small. Right now it’s fire engine red,my oldest’s old bedroom. I want to create a place of calm to go to. I keep going back and forth trying to decide a color.

  25. Burlyn Finch says:

    Would like to purchase color pallet for whole house seen on your January 3 post.
    Saw your post on Pinterest.

  26. Cathy says:

    What are the names of the Valspar colors on the Pinterest pin that led me to your site?

    • Donna Frasca says:

      Cathy – if you click on that color palette it will take you right to information on how to get the names for that color palette. There is a $100 design fee for that. Please look on my blog for more information. There is an email in this blog to contact me to proceed. Thank you.

  27. Sherrine says:

    Can u come to concord, Nc?

  28. Gail R. says:

    HI Donna! Someone gave us a gallon of Silvermist paint (SW) and we’re going to use it on a west-facing low-lit bedroom. Which color SW white would work best with this color and exposure? Thanks very much!

  29. Coline finn says:

    Hi Donna can you tell me the name of the yellow color or maybe a close facsimile of same by either Behr or Benjamen Moore.

  30. susan woodard says:

    What wall Colors go with red couches?

    • Susan, that would depend on which red you have. Do you have Burgundy? Tomato Red? It’s really difficult to suggest a color without seeing the rest of your home, it really needs to tie in.

      If you want to go Contemporary try Penthouse from Color Stories or Shortbread would be nice, or if you can’t decide neutrals always work – try Dulce De Leche also from Color Stories.

  31. Vic Kehn says:

    Miss Donna, would it be possible to resend the color information that Joyce and I purchased back in July 2020? Was it Farmhouse something? We are restoring an early 1900s bungalow. We are (finally) ready to paint another room but we seem to have lost track of it.

    • Donna Frasca says:

      Hi Vic, My goodness! From 2020? I’m sorry but I only keep files for a year then I have to delete them. I have many clients which adds up to many graphics and can only keep a year’s worth at a time. I’m so sorry! I can give you a discounted rate if you’d like me to rechoose a color for that room. Send me an email at if you’d like me to help again.

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