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Up-to-date or Over-the-top January 16, 2009

I was watching Color Splash the other night. The host was taking a lovely pre WWII home and painting the moldings and built-ins lime green. The worst part of this was what I was thinking:  “Wow! That looks really good.” Okay, to my own defence, it was not just the lime green, but the whole color scheme.

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Is it okay to do this to these old houses? Or should we really be conservitive like This Old House. I guess my answer is that if you like it, then it can’t be that bad. And if it looks good–then what the hey! Go for it. In this day and age, I think we need more color. So call your color designer and start splashing!

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One Response to “Up-to-date or Over-the-top”

  1. Jon Says:

    Is it ok? Yes. Is it right, depends. I love that color palette, but I HATE anything other that white molding. However, every time I visit the home of someone more color adventurous than I, I am always inspired to use brighter bolder colors (within reason) to give the house some attitude. It can’t all be about comfort, or you might as well move into assisted living now. 🙂


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