Ace will have a live Facebook chat with Design Expert Katie Reynolds, below, Thursday, August 30 from 2 to 3 p.m. CT. Join in with your questions about color or design.
Katie Reynolds, owner and principal designer for Lilli Design is part of Ace Hardware's recently announced Design Experts panel. She hails from Texas. The other two designers on the panel are Julie Richard from Boston, Massachusetts, where she owns Shelter Interior Design, and Nathan Fischer, owner of Stiles Fischer Interior Design, from Orange County, California. These designers will offer inspiration and tips, and to start off, here are some tips that Ace made available to us:
Cobalt, navy and royal blue will be key colors for fall. Tangerine Tango will continue to be hot along with earthy greys - such as Clark+Kensington Omnious Cloud 5044. Browns with grey undertones, such as Clark+Kensington Hot Cocoa 3056, will also be seen throughout homes everywhere.
Not sure how to use color?
- Use bright, bold colors on a small scale, or as accents on furniture pieces.
- Mix bright colors with neutrals for a hand-picked, collected look this fall.
- Paint isn't just for the walls. Older piece of dark wood furniture can be covered with a high-gloss paint, and bring in patterns/graphics for a new twist on an existing piece.