Author Archives: Chris Lee

 
When thinking about painting a room, the “fifth wall” or ceiling, is often overlooked or relegated to being painted some shade of white or off-white. But the ceiling can actually be both an impactful creative element as well as an opportunity to offset some room design challenges through different applications of color and sheen. Here [...]
 
Inside or outside, doors can set the style of your home or room with just the simple application of beautiful paint color in sheens from velvety matte to polished gloss. Both exterior and interior doors can serve as important design elements for your living space, based on style, size and equally important - color. The [...]
 
DIY Xmas card meets color management Christmas will most likely be somewhat different this year. Christmas parties and markets are cancelled, holiday get togethers or cookie baking swaps with friends won’t be happening. Since I won't meet many of my favorite people in person before this year’s holidays, I decided to send them all a [...]
 

Kristina‘s latest DIY project was updating her living room with a custom painting that would perfectly match the colors of her sofa cushions. She chose the technique of acrylic pouring. Imitation highly recommended!

 
By John Walrath As creatives, color inspires our everyday life. We see the world through a unique lens and design our lives around being able to create and be inspired by what we see and experience. A portable way to capture those inspirational colors we find opens up so many creative opportunities. With its many [...]
 
When it comes to painting a room, picking a color is supposed to be the fun part. The reality is it’s often anything but. We’ve all been there – agonizing over paint chip strips, turning our walls into a patchwork of paint color samples and when we finally do decide on a color and paint [...]
 
One of the great things about smart phones is having a camera on hand to take pictures on the spot – whether it’s a shared moment with family and friends, a stunning view in nature or something that inspires your creativity. One thing your smart phone can’t do so well, however, is capture precise color. [...]
 
In much the same way we benefit from structure to our day, we benefit from structure to our living spaces as well. Creating a defined space for working from home, home-schooling your kids, or even a little sanctuary for yourself can go a long way to cultivating some calm in our lives. Our brains are [...]
 
Matching Colors and Growing Business: How Nick Slavik Uses ColorReader for Painting and Restoration Work Nick Slavik, proprietor of the Nick Slavik Painting & Restoration Co., is often called upon for historical color matching. And like any successful business person, Nick knows that time is money. That’s why the time he saves using the Datacolor [...]