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Designer Tricks for the Do-it-Yourselfer

Ever watch those TV design shows and wonder how to replicate the look in your own home?
It’s easy to incorporate designer tricks into your space, no matter the style or existing décor. Focus on adding layers of color and texture, and notice how hues flow from room to room to create a cohesive design.
Choosing coordinating colors is easy when you have the right guide. Look for color palette cards that group colors by design themes to incorporate a favorite style, from traditional to rustic to contemporary. Then draw these hues into all elements of the room, including flooring, fabrics and light fixtures.
For example, the new HGTV® HOME by Sherwin-Williams line of paints removes the guesswork, as color experts have done all the legwork and made it easy for you to choose colors that work together. HGTV® HOME by Sherwin-Williams features eight designer-inspired color collections — each with 20 colors that work well together, no matter how many or how few are selected — along with expert design tips to help you create harmonious room-to-room color transitions.
“Many homes today have open floor plans that require close attention to how colors flow between spaces,” says Jackie Jordan, director of color marketing for Sherwin-Williams ( “Our collections are designed to take the guesswork out of coordinating colors, and to give consumers the confidence and creative spark to find their personal color style.”
Pull together a well-designed home by taking cues from the overall color palette to add decorative accessories. For example, a spicy orange vase on the dining room table can play off a bold accent wall in the kitchen. Or update the look of furniture with a glossy coat of paint. Personalize with family treasures and modern, metallic or glass finishes for an eclectic yet timeless look.
Sherwin-Williams is located at 3574 Electric Road in Roanoke. Contact them at (540) 989-2715. Visit for other area locations.

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