The Color Issue: Inspiring ideas for every room


Built-in storage and headroom-boosting dormers expand the living space in a bayside cottage

green & serene

A canyon-hugging property in Los Angeles becomes a verdant oasis for relaxing and entertaining

true colors 

A pro shares her strategies for picking the right paint shades to warm up her 1930s home

paint by numbers

These eye-catching, four-color paint palettes are guaranteed to elevate any space

home solutions

From radiator-screening scraps to hurricane-style candle covers; fall yard prep; top mops; tips for spray-paint success; and more

before + after: kitchen

Improved storage and a high-functioning butler’s pantry make meal prep and cleanup much easier

before + after: laundry room

Stacking a washer and dryer creates space for a pet-friendly laundry room

paint ideas

A stenciled mural brings new life to a dull mudroom

budget redo

A colorful kitchen makeover for just $335


Butterfly hinges to give cabinet doors vintage flair

fix it 

Tom Silva tackles a porch’s broken floorboard

photoshop redo

A front porch, a gabled portico, and a new dormer add needed charm to a plain Cape Cod

idea house preview 

A first look at The Farmhouse at Emerson Green, our 2016 Idea House

weekend remodel

Illuminate your deck with hidden LED lighting

do it right

The 411 on painting your kitchen cabinets

ask this old house

Clean paintbrushes like a pro; transplant shrubs; silence noisy plumbing; reinvigorate aluminum siding; and more

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