March 2016

Poe Picks a Whole House Palette

by Nicki on March 3, 2016


Hi there design enthusiasts!

My name is Poe and I wanted to introduce myself. The Embellish Girls have asked me to do some Guest Blogs for them.

 I live at Teresa’s house so I’ve picked up a few tips from listening to her, so I figured why not share these things with you.

Don’t be intimitated by my use of the

word hue it’s just another word for color, shade, or tint.


Here are 5 tips about Picking a Whole House Palette

1.  Start by picking the color for the biggest, most centrally located room. Choose a soft neutral hue for the main room and picking the other colors will be easier.


2. Build your palette with shades of the same hue.  Go up or down the paint chip.  Sherwin Williams Paints make this very easy.


3. Plan your strategy.  Open floor plans create rooms that are visible all at once so using darker or lighter shades of the same hue can work well.


4. Work on upstairs and downstairs strategies seperately.  This is more manageable and the mood  can be different upstairs versus downstairs.


5. Consider keeping connecting spaces neutral and giving the eye a place to rest.   Greige is a very popular choice around here!


Thanks for reading!


Poedog paw print