Category Archives: Color Inspiration

2017 Colors of the Year

2017 Benjamin Moore Color of the Year

It’s that time of the year when all of us paint geeks get giddy in anticipation, waiting for all of the paint companies to release their official “Colors of the Year.  The 2017  colors of the year have now all … Continue reading

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Cabinet Paint Color Trends and How to Choose Timeless Colors

Cabinet color is Kentucky Haze by Benjamin Moore. Heather Scott Home

Kentucky Haze Benjamin Moore via Heather Scott Home Over the last few months, I have had so many questions from readers about cabinet paint color trends and how to choose an updated cabinetry color that will be timeless.  I completely … Continue reading

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Nearly Perfect Neutral Paint Colors

Nearly perfect neutral paint colors that are versatile and consistently work well.

  Healing Aloe Benjamin Moore via Life on Virginia Street   About three years, I pulled together a color palette and list of what I called “Nearly Perfect Neutral Paint Colors” and it’s way past time that I  update that palette.  I … Continue reading

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Layering Indigo, Black and Gray: Moody Monday

Layer shades of indigo.

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve done a Moody Monday and I have been wanting to talk about something that I have been seeing lately and that’s black mixed with indigo and warm gray. I’m still stuck on indigo and … Continue reading

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2016 Paint Color Forecasts and Trends

Favorite colors from the paint companies' 2016 color forecasts and trend reports. The Creativity Exchange

  A few years ago, I started a tradition on the blog by sharing my favorite colors that I pulled from various paint companies annual color forecasts/trend reports for the coming year. To go back and look at my forecast posts from … Continue reading

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2015 Best Selling and Most Popular Paint Colors {Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore}

2015 Best Selling and Most Popular Sherwin Williams Paint Colors. The Creativity Exchange

  Beach Style Dining Room by Atlanta Interior Designers & Decorators Beth Webb Interiors Alabaster Sherwin Williams   Beach Style Living Room by Wilmington Interior Designers & Decorators Amy Tyndall Design Sea Salt Sherwin Williams     Traditional Kitchen by … Continue reading

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Shades of Teal and Warm Gray {Moody Monday #2}

Shades of teal layered with warm gray.  Moody Monday from The Creativity Exchange

  I hope you guys had a wonderful weekend!  Welcome to another Moody Monday! If you missed it a couple weeks ago, I have started a new feature called Moody Monday, where I share a mood board of a color … Continue reading

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Coral/Indigo/Gray Layered Mix {Moody Monday}

layers of coral, navy and gray.  Moody Monday on The Creativity Exchange

  I hope you guys had a great weekend! I’m sorry that I have neglected the blog for a few weeks.  I have been focused on my artwork and trying to figure out how I can balance blogging and expanding my … Continue reading

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16 of the Best Paint Colors for Painting Furniture

16 of the best and most versatile colors for painting furniture.  The Creativity Exchange

  This post has been a long time coming.  After all these years of creating paint color palettes, I finally took the time over the last few weeks to research and pull together my favorite paint colors for furniture revamps (several of … Continue reading

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All-Time Top 10 DIY’s + 5 Year Blogaversary + The Future

Tricks for choosing paint colors by eliminating undertones and eliminating shades that you know you don't want {The Creativity Exchange}

“Here we are“…, Those were the very first words I typed and the title of my first blog post when I launched my blog exactly 5 years ago today.  As I go back and re-read my first post, it just … Continue reading

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