Chase away the winter blues
Craving a cozy corner? Ready to warm up a decade of grey? Time for a change?
Wisconsin winters can feel dreary and cold, but you don't have to feel like you are living in an igloo.
See how this cool blue room instantly becomes inviting with Arizona Tan by Benjamin Moore. Like the glow of candle light, these comforting tones warm the space.
As a Milwaukee Paint Color Consultant and Interior Designer, I'll help you choose the perfect paint color to warm up your room.
This color was chosen to work with the new furniture I found to create a welcoming AirBnB.
Not only did a deeper hue show off the historic crown molding and architectural features, it created a sunny warmth in this Victorian home.
Sheri Kaz is a trained color specialist in Milwaukee metro, serving Greenfield WI, Greendale WI, Franklin WI, Hales Corners, Oak Creek WI, Muskego, Mukwonago, New Berlin WI, Brookfield WI, Wauwatosa and Waukesha County.
Call 414-897-7741 to book your personal color consultation for your interior design and home renovation projects.
Color has the power to make us feel whether we know it consciously or not.
For instance, for decades I have used this trick - when I’m feeling tired, puny or sick and need to act and look alive, I reach into the closet to find hot pink or fuchsia. You may argue that it’s psychological, and I would have to agree!
The color of art may draw us in like a magnet. Poppies in a field, a calm blue lake, a bold abstract make us feel. Not just the subject matter, but the colors the artist has chosen will either resonate with us, or won’t.
The hue of a room has the ability to lift us up, calm us down or depress us. Consider a cloudy day versus a sunny day. Lighting in your space is important to your mood, whether it’s natural or artificial light.
The psychology of color is proven and I can’t help but to wonder... has this glacial trend of gray, dominating the interior design industry, contributed to the depression of a nation?
Having come from a climate with 300 days of sunshine a year to the Midwest, I’m shocked and surprised by how many homeowners jumped on the grey bandwagon, only to create a drab space, without regard to undertones.
My prescription for seasonal depression, is color!
Choosing the right hues and tones can make a huge difference in your outlook and mental health.
Green is trending right now in interior design with so many beautiful options. If you are brave enough to go deep and bold, it will always be soothing.
Make a statement with color
My clients are art collectors, but the pale walls diminished their amazing pieces. With my encouragement they understood how a deep shade of green would pop their prized collection.
The rich hues brought an elegant sophistication to the space, showing off their beautiful furniture and art.
Need to add some curb appeal or refresh your exterior paint? It's easy to go with the same palette and you might not be able to imagine anything different. Or maybe you're afraid to try something new. But, will the tried and true be the best choice for your house and neighborhood?
Here's an example of a client that desperately needed a new paint job. White was her obvious choice for this little house. She just wanted the peeling paint to be restored, she sought my advice and here's how we transformed her exterior to add curb appeal. She was thrilled and so were her neighbors. Hiring a color consultant really can make a huge difference.
Sheri Kaz Designs offers exterior and interior paint color consultations and interior design services in SE Wisconsin.
For most people, choosing the perfect paint color is agony. Don't put off painting that room or the exterior of your home because you can't decide, get help from a specialist. Your investment deserves the best. Making the wrong choice in color can be expensive, time consuming and frustrating. So how do you make the right choice (not just the "safe" choice)?
Did you know that people like me, a paint color consultant, specialize in helping people make the right choice. Color geeks like me, live and breathe color. I understand undertones of color and how light affects color. I'm trained in how surrounding colors will affect other colors and how to enhance your architectural features and make your space flow from room to room.
Sheri Kaz is an architectural Color Consultant and Interior Designer serving SouthEast Wisconsin and available for remote consultations.
Call 414-897-7741 to book your appointment today!
Before and after kitchen remodeling pictures and money saving ideas.
Looking for kitchen remodeling ideas? The most economical way to remodel a kitchen, is to keep the footprint the same. Moving plumbing and electric can add costs to your remodel. If your kitchen functions properly, using the typical triangle, including plenty of counter space where you need it, you can affordably update your old tile counter top, dated back splash or add additional decorative lighting to give your kitchen a fresh new look. My client in Hartland Wisconsin was ready to get rid of the tired wallpaper and border. The black appliances were in great shape, so I tied them into the design with black accent tile and a black under-mount sink.
How to update a kitchen with white subway tile.
Oversized white subway tile gets jazzed up with a black border and a large scale mosaic pattern. An airy shade of silvery blue paint, softens the contrast and pops the wood tones, for a bright and airy freshness.
Using black as an accent color in interior design.
Black is a crisp neutral, giving definition and contrast to a space. The classic black and white theme of the hard surfaces will easily support new color choices, including appliances, paint or accessories. The new black light fixtures and barstools tie the entire look together.
I love finding the perfect lighting solutions! Using rainglass diffuses the light while adding interest and dimension to the large space. Not only is new lighting a great upgrade to functionality, it's the best jewelry for your space, adding beauty and mood. Previously, this kitchen was shadowy and dark with can lights on the high ceilings. By adding three new pendants over the bar, we have defined the space and featured the vertical depth in a long horizontal space.
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