Choosing exterior colors for your house can be daunting.
Choosing them for a 125-year-old home that's smack-dab in the middle of a community obsessed with historically accurate color schemes can be downright intimidating.
The answer might be right in front of you -- literally. When it comes to workplace environments, bold might not be better.
"Colors that are very saturated and not very bright -- like emerald green and sapphire blue -- generally promote an energy level that puts people into overdrive if they're trying to do thoughtful work alone or to collaborate with others.
You can even paint your cabinets black paired with chrome handles and knobs for a sleek modern look.
However, it is important to use caution with black kitchen designs, as this dark hue can make the room appear dark and crowded.
For example, out of the ordinary kitchen cabinet colors can include a forest green paired with rustic yellow walls to create a country theme or a pale blue wash balanced by white walls to create a beach inspired style.Black in particular makes a great accent shade in warm kitchen color schemes of yellows, oranges, and reds.Seeing as the kitchen is one of the most used rooms in the house, it is essential to create a warm and inviting environment in terms of kitchen layout, design, color combinations, and decor.That's what John Stone and Sally Peterson, owners of the latest TV project house, found out when selecting colors for their clapboard-and-shingle 1887 Queen Anne, in the Avon Hill neighborhood of Cambridge, Massachusetts.When they bought the house for themselves and their two young daughters last fall, they agreed on a couple of things: that the dated, awkward interior needed to be revamped and modernized, and that the house's pale-gray paint had to go.