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Pastel Paradise: How to Make Natural Dyes for Fabric

by Holly Wade

Pastel Paradise: How to Make Natural Dyes for Fabric

I'm all about pastels right now, and I suspect we'll be seeing even more pastels while spring is in bloom. To create the pastel paradise I want for Easter, I felt I needed pastel colored fabric napkins. Since I wanted to learn more about natural dyes, I searched for ways to dye fabric with traditional household items in order to achieve my pastel color palette. I decided to experiment with a few different ingredients, and ultimately, red...

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Eye Candy: 10 Cozy, Colorful Reading Nooks

by Faith Provencher
Eye Candy: 10 Cozy, Colorful Reading Nooks
Photo: Apartment Therapy

There's something so appealing about a cozy reading nook, isn't there? Whether it's a window seat, a reinvented closet space or just a corner of the room, creating a comfy space specifically for indulging in books and magazines is sure to up your reading time. Here are ten drool-worthy colorful reading nooks that you'll want to recreate in your home.   

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Color 101 with David Bromstad: How to Decorate with Neutral Colors without Making Your Space Totally Boring

by David Bromstad

Color 101 with David Bromstad: How to Decorate with Neutral Colors without Making Your Space Totally Boring

This month, Curbly is excited to team up with designer and TV host David Bromstad, of HGTV's Design Star and The White Room Challenge. David is offering his professional tips about one his biggest passions: using color to transform everyday rooms into something extraordinary.  


In case you haven't heard, neutrals don't have to be boring. Not even beige. You can still bring interest and depth of color in your home without adding brights or anything crazy…   

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Color 101 with David Bromstad: How to Use Bright and Bold Colors in Your Décor

by David Bromstad

Color 101 with David Bromstad: How to Use Bright and Bold Colors in Your Décor

This month, Curbly is excited to team up with designer and TV host David Bromstad, of HGTV's Design Star and The White Room Challenge. David is offering his professional tips about one his biggest passions: using color to transform everyday rooms into something extraordinary. 

You know I looove me some bright colors! But incorporating them into your home can be tricky.  But it’s not impossible!  My number one recommendation is always to keep the majority of your elements

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Color 101 with David Bromstad: How to Choose the Right Colors for Your Home

by David Bromstad

Color 101 with David Bromstad: How to Choose the Right Colors for Your Home

This month, Curbly is excited to team up with designer and TV host David Bromstad, of HGTV's Design Star and The White Room Challenge. David is offering his professional tips about one his biggest passions: using color to transform everyday rooms into something extraordinary. 

Whenever people ask me where to start with finding the right colors for their home; I always recommend learning the basics.

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First of all, it is important to think about the psychological effects of the color you are choosing!  For instance, blues, greys and greens have a calm soothing effect; they also help you concentrate and keep you focused.

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Make It: DIY Paint-Dipped Wooden Utensils!

by Capree K

Make It: DIY Paint-Dipped Wooden Utensils!

The paint-dipping craze isn't going anywhere anytime soon, kids.  Which is a-okay in my book (I secretly love it... okay it's not really that big of a secret).  If you feel compelled to dip everything within a 5 mile radius in paint as well, you'll love this DIY idea!   

Wooden spatulas and utensils can be found here.  After that, all you need is some craft paint in your color(s) of choice and some food-safe shellac*.  Hit up Erin's...

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My Colortopia: It Can Be Easy to Choose Paint Colors

by Bruno Bornsztein

I don't know about you, but that giant wall of color swatches at the home improvement store scares me to death. Whenever Alicia and I are painting a new room, we walk up to the paint department and I just stand there, mute, hoping she won't make me be the one to choose a color. 

MyColortopia

Well, Glidden paint has a new online tool that may eventually make the color-swatch-wall-paralysis problem moot.  It's called My Colortopia – a place where color-noobs and color-lovers alike can get advice on interior design and painting decisions.

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What's Your Color? Take the My Life, My Colors Quiz

by Bruno Bornsztein

It's that part of year when next year's color trend predictions are coming out, and it's a good time to start thinking about bringing more color into your home. In our case, Alicia usually tries to repaint the living room at least once or twice a year, just for good measure, and to drive me completely crazy.

This week, we've teamed up with Glidden to bring you their My Life, My Colors, quiz (below), a quick set of questions that'll help you...

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Holly Turns a $40 Rug into a Show-Stopping Focal Point

by Chris Gardner

Holly Turns a $40 Rug into a Show-Stopping Focal Point

It's easy to get excited about furniture. And it's plenty fun to explore paint colors, wall art options, and accessories. After all, those are what go into a room's design, right?

Well, yeah. That's part of it. But don't forget those other two sides of the space - the ceiling, and the floor. Of course, a room defining floor piece can often cost significantly more than that can of paint or awesome framed print. Like, a whole lot more.

Unless, of course, you take Holly's advice, and transform the whole space for a cool $50.  

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