The number one issue that people write to me about is:
INTERIOR PAINT COLORS
Several times a week either in comments or in private emails I get frantic, panicked, frothing at the mouth messages begging me to give ANY advice I can give.
However, as strong as my powers of visualization are, they are no where as keen as the person who’s standing right there. Yes, I know it’s not that easy. But if you have the right tools, it’s far easier!
Alas there are soooo many colors. Right? So, many choices. It’s like 50 million air conditioners taxing the electrical grid on the entire eastern seaboard. It’s on massive overload–then, pop! It all short circuits and zilch. nope. not happening. Guess we’ll just have to live with the duck border after-all.
But what if someone could just TELL US for goodness sake; just narrow it down to a dozen or so colors that look good all the time.
Well, somebody did just that.
My beautiful colleague, home staging and color expert extraordinaire, Kristie Barnett!
Kristie and I first met (virtually) early this year when we each wrote posts (unbeknownst to the other) about the barfola Pantone Color of the year. The uncanny thing is that while the wording wasn’t exactly the same, the sentiment sure was! It was too funny! If you don’t know Kristie’s blog, The Decorologist®, you must check it out!
Hmmmm, I see a few sideways glances out there…
I’ve disappointed you in some way?
Ohhhhhh, Okay, ahhh… I get it.
Aren’t we both color experts? Isn’t she my competition?
First of all, ugh. I hate that word. We’re not racing horses here! There is no competition. Kristie’s business and my business are very different. And I just don’t think like that. Millions of people read blogs and decorate their homes. Each of us brings something unique to the world.
And besides… Kristie has developed the most rockin’ product for interior paint colors and I feel it’s my duty to tell y’all; if for no other reason than to eliminate some mail. lol Not that I don’t love hearing from you. I do! But don’t love it when folks are in distress.
So what is it already Laurel!!!
Calm down. please. I’m going to tell you all about it right now!
Kristie has taken thousands of colors and edited them down to only 15.
Can you handle that?
15 totally fabuloso colors–A few, I’m not as familiar with but can’t wait to try out because I can see how beautiful they are.
But there’s more and this is the genius part.
For each color, she explains what colors of tile, stone and wood they can be paired with.
AND just as important, what they don’t go with!
It couldn’t be easier. She spells it all out and covers every possible pitfall. You cannot possibly mess up.
When I read about this on Kristie’s blog, I had to see for myself, so I ordered one and it arrived yesterday! Being Friday afternoon, I tore into it like a hyperactive, sleep starved kid on Christmas morning!
In her beautifully packaged kit, I got 15 pre-painted 12 x 12 samples all separated by tissue paper to protect them. They are painted with the actual paint in a flat finish so that you can see the true color. And instead of some flimsy poster board, they are on a board that’s meant for this purpose, so that the color stays true; The boards are sturdy, but very light weight.
In the tool kit is a page outlining how to use the kit— along with a link to a 10 minute video where Kristie demonstrates again, how to use the toolkit.
On the back of each board is a ton more information. Everything you need to know so that it’s impossible to make a mistake.
The Interior Paint Colors Tool Kit is Perfect if you are a:
- HOME STAGER (your clients will think you walk on water)
- REALTOR (ditto)
- HOME SELLER (your home will sell quicker and for more $)
- NEW HOME OWNER (get rid of the quacking duck border once and for all)
- SOMEONE WANTING A PAINT REFRESH (your friends and family will think you hired a professional consultant)
Of course, I can’t tell you the names of the colors. :]
However, the lightest shade is in this post about 20 great shades of white paint.
To give a preview, I’m sharing images of beautifully staged rooms that are using some of the colors.
To Find out more information about Kristie’s awesome tool kit
please click here or on the image below
It’s a fabulous product! Every interior design professional
should have one in their library.
In addition to the toolkit, Kristie has written books and teaches courses on home staging!
By the way. There’s no affiliation, meaning she’s not paying me to say this. No kickback. nothing. I just love the product and want to spread the word.
Happy Columbus Day Weekend!
OH! I’m going to HIGH POINT, NC IN FIVE DAYS!
Excited much? :]