Must-Have Kitchen Cabinet Colors

Kitchen cabinets are the face of the kitchen. They tie together the design and represent current trends through architecture, fixtures, and color. Color can be an essential aspect of design. The colors we choose for our home can embody our style and personality. While we are nearing the last couple of months of 2018, we wanted to focus on 2019 kitchen cabinet colors that would look great in your space.  These colors are versatile and will work in nearly any home. Let us take a look!

Must-Have Kitchen Cabinet Colors:

  1. Pastel Colors. If you are looking for a subtle pop of color, pastels are a beautiful choice. They are light and whispy for a refreshing take on classic colors. For a stylish and fresh kitchen, be sure to incorporate your favorite pastels.
  2. Mint. Mint has become a popular appliance color over the past couple of years, but the color does not stop there. Mint can be incorporated into your kitchen through your cabinetry. Mix your mint with some neutral tones, and you will have a breathtaking design in no time.
  3. Light Gray. If you love neutrals, light gray cabinetry is definitely for you. It provides a unique twist on standard neutral cabinetry by adding a cool hue. We love light gray because it works well with nearly every design.
  4. Deep Blue. This color gives us some serious nautical vibes, and we are obsessed. Deep blue is not for the frail at heart. This color can be one of the boldest of the bunch, and we love its drama. Recently, design experts have been incorporating orange into the kitchen’s design. Since orange is the complementary color to blue, the room is well balanced and beautiful.
  5. White. A traditional, classic color that never goes out of style is white. White cabinetry is a beautiful and timeless option for homeowners. If you are looking for a color that will always stay relevant, white is for you!
  6. Black. Black is large and in-charge. With black, you can create clean lines and elegance inside your kitchen. The color can be incorporated into a modern kitchen for a bold look.
  7. Sage. Recently, sage green has begun to win over the hearts of many homeowners. The color is soft and easily blends into the kitchen’s design.
  8. Charcoal. If you are looking for a darker version of gray, charcoal is here for you. Charcoal is a neutral, middle-ground between white and black. You can use charcoal for a bold and beautiful look.
  9. Eggshell. If white is a little too bright for you, eggshell may be a perfect choice. This off-white color is ideal for homeowners looking for a clean, pristine design in their kitchen.
  10. Taupe. Taupe is a gray color with a tint of brown. We love this color because it takes neutrals to the next level. Try this color in your kitchen for a breath-taking design.

What is your favorite kitchen cabinet color? Let us know below in the comment section.

How to Stencil Your Walls

Stenciling a wall can create an impressive statement in your room. Guests’ eyes will be intrigued by the artistic styling. Stenciling a wall is the updated version of wallpaper. To help homeowners, we have made stenciling easy with these simple steps:

Step One: Prepare your wall.

In order to prep your wall correctly, apply a base coat and let it set.

Step Two: Use adhesive on your stencil.

  • Shake the bottle of spray adhesive then lightly coat the back of your stencil.
  • Try to spray your stencil outdoors to help with unwanted fumes.
  • Make sure to keep the adhesive away from any other objects because adhesive is glue.
  • Prevent getting glue on yourself by using a glove on the hand holding the stencil.
  • Let the stencil dry before you apply it your wall.
    Note: A sticky stencil is good, a wet stencil is bad.

Step Three: Gently press the adhesive stencil onto your wall.

Step Four: Begin painting.

Keep in mind that “less is more” when you are stenciling. Use less paint than you think you will need. Slowly stroke the color over your stencils. Create a blotting motion around the inside edges of your stencil. This will prevent the paint from dripping underneath the stenciled area.

Step Five: Continue stenciling.

The great part about stenciling is that you do not have to wait to finish the wall. Carefully remove your stencil from the area you just painted. Remove any excess paint that may have gotten on the back of your stencil. Place your stencil on the next part of your wall.
Your spray adhesive will last about two to three rounds.

When you need to reapply your spray adhesive, wash off the back of your stencil and dry it with a paper towel. Make sure your stencil is thoroughly dried before reapplying your adhesive.

Step Six: Put on the second layer of paint.

This part may get a little stressful because you need to make sure your stencil lines up perfectly with the first time. Carefully place your stencil on the area you already painted and reapply a layer of paint.

Step Seven: Let this area dry.

Do not move any furniture or objects back in front of this wall until it is completely dry.

Voila! You now have a stylish stenciled wall that you did all by yourself.

Incorporating Blue

What is your favorite color to use in your home’s decor? For many people, blue becomes a dominant hue in their design scheme. From pale ice shades to deep rich indigo, such colors are commonly associated with serenity and sophistication. In interior design, blue acts as a neutral color because it pairs well with almost any color. If you are interested in switching up your home’s decor, you should consider spicing things up with a range of this watery hue.
 
While you can deck any area of your home out in blue, specific areas of the home benefit from this color. According to color experts, blue works well in spaces such as the bathroom and bedroom. Since cool blues encourage calmness, you will want to use this color in essential areas of the home such as the bedroom, home office, and bathroom. Using shades of blue in your home office will help you focus while in the bedroom, it will promote relaxation. This hue is also great for the bathroom because you can use it to create a clean and fresh vibe.
 
In most color schemes, you will need to find a color that complements your primary choice. Usually, blue pairs well with any color choice but here are some of our favorite combinations: 
 
  • Blue and Green
Both lighter and more vibrant shades of blue pair well with the color green. Both are cool colors that sit close to each other on the color wheel. Pairing lighter shades of blue with pale hues of green gives off seashore vibes while using more vibrant shades of both of these colors, will have a dramatic effect on the space. 
 
  • Orchid and Blue
Can you imagine using both orchid and blue in the same design scheme? Since purple and blue are close to each other on the color wheel, it blends effortlessly. Light blue brings out the rich undertones of orchid to create a seemingly perfect design. 
 
  • Blue and Coral
There is nothing quite like the blue and coral color combination. Using these two hues within the same space gives off summertime, care-free vibes. This color scheme creates a design that is bound to uplift your mood and spirit. 
 
  • Blue and White
If you are timider when it comes to playing with colors, blue and white can create a timeless look in any space. These two colors are practically made for one another. With dark blue and white, the colors can create a nautical theme or with light blue and white, it can create a breezy shoreside theme. 
 
Which color combination would you try in your own home? Let us know in the comment section! 
 

Tips for Hanging Artwork

Has the time come for you to hang artwork in your beautiful home? Maybe you have even been avoiding it. The process of hanging artwork can seem frustrating and very time-consuming. To help put you at ease while hanging your artwork, we have composed a few tips and tricks to assist you. Let’s take a look! 

Placement:

  • You may find yourself standing there staring at a blank wall and find yourself unsure of where to hang your artwork. If you have only one or two pieces to hang, stand back and visually place in your mind where you want the artwork to hang.  Often people hang art too high; experts recommend hanging your art pieces at eye level. To help, you can physically take the art piece and place it on the wall in your desired spot. With a pencil, draw a short, centered line on the wall at the top of the frame. If your frame has a wire on the back of the art, simply measure from the top of the wire in the center to the top of the frame. Go back to your line on the wall and measure down from the top line to the distance of the centered wire hanger and mark. Erase the original top line, so you do not get confused about the proper placement mark. 
  • If you have multiple pieces of art, start out by placing the pieces on the floor for a symmetrical or asymmetrical look, whichever fits your taste. As you stand back to look at the items on the floor, you can visualize how they will look once hung. You can also move and mix until you get your desired look. 

Techniques for Strength:

  • If possible, drive the nail into a wall stud for the most strength. If you do not already own one, experts recommend investing in an inexpensive stud finder.  Although in most cases, where you want to hang the art a stud will not be present. For small and medium artwork, a 1 ½ or 2-inch nail in the sheetrock will suffice and hold securely. Always drive the nail into the wall at a 45-degree angle. This technique ensures a stable and secure hold. 
  • For large pieces of art, purchase hollow-wall anchors with screws.  Anchor sets will match the weight of the artwork. Use a small drill and choose a drill size to match the size of the anchor. Once you drill the hole, tap the anchor into the sheetrock and merely screw the screw into the anchor.

Straightness:

  • If your artwork is not hanging level and straight, you can purchase some small plastic bumpers that attach to the back of the frame with self-stick tape. What a simple fix for a challenge that will arise now or in the future. 

We would love to hear from you regarding any ideas and tips you may have for hanging artwork. What tips and tricks have you learned over the years that could be helpful for other readers? You can leave your responses below in the comment section. Thanks for reading and be sure to check back next week! 

Five Eye-Sores in Your Home

Are you curious about the top five mistakes homeowners make in their house? We have created a list of common eye-sores that may be bringing effecting your home’s value and your design. Let us take a look!  

Five Eye-Sores in Your Home

1. Messy Wires

Before you started reading, you may have thought of tangled wires as one of the home’s biggest eye-sores. You would be right; a lot of homeowners ignore the messy bulk of unnecessary wires behind their electronics and leave them to sit out in regularly-used spaces. To help this eye-sore, we suggest using zip-ties. Secure and tidy up all of your electronic wires into a neat circle then zip-tie them. You will instantly notice that this will look more well-kept and aesthetically pleasing. 

2. Out in The Open

Do not get us wrong, we love the concept of open storage. But sometimes, homeowners do not have the time to maintain the open concept’s look. If you are frequently using you open shelving, it can almost become unmanageable. While open storage may be right for some people, the messy chaos in your home can bring down the home’s value. If you choose to use an open shelving system, you may want to consider only using decor pieces on the shelves. Day-to-day use can leave the shelves looking sloppy; therefore, the minimal amount of use can make the concept doable. 

3. Patterns and Prints, Oh My

There is such a thing as too many patterns in one space. The look can actually be quite overwhelming to the eyes. Currently, mixing patterns is a trend, but with caution. You want to limit yourself to two prints in each room. The prints must work well with each other. If you find it challenging to match prints yourself, we recommend asking the advice of a fabric store employee or a close friend.

4. Shoes on Display

We all live in our houses; therefore, there may be signs that someone actually lives there. A common mistake that a lot of homeowners make is displaying their shoes. This is a very common eye-sore in many households so do not feel alone! Displaying your shoes, coats, and bags can distract from the room’s design. It can take away from all of the hard work you put into the look of the room. To fix this eye-sore, we recommend storing these items in a closet or a closed container. 

5. Covered Counters

Countertop displays can be a great thing, but it is easy to get carried away with decorations. To keep your house looking beautiful, be sure to store all of your items in cabinets and drawers. Allow yourself to display two to three items on your countertops. For example, a vase of flowers, a soap dispenser, and a decorative piece for your bathroom countertops. This subtle approach will instantly bring an elegant look to your home.  

As always, we recommend focusing on keeping your floors cleaned and cleared. Clean floorings create for a happy and healthy lifestyle. For more advice and tips, be sure to check out our other posts at Arizona Wholesale

 

Design Ideas for Small Bathrooms

Adapting to living in a small home can be tough, but your design does not need to be compromised. With our nine expert ideas, you can decorate your small bathroom into a beautiful oasis that you will want to use. Let’s see how! 

Design Ideas for Small Bathrooms:

1. Accent It

Small bathrooms need a little something to make them unique and special. Adding in an accent wall can do just the trick! Plus, with thousands of ideas out there, you have your pick of the mill to match your personality and taste. From decorative wallpaper to stylish tile, your small bathroom’s design will be anything but tiny. 

2. Add in Quirky Floors

Speaking of tile, there is a wide range of fun and quirky tile for you to incorporate on your bathroom’s floors. Adding unique tilework helps your bathroom feel rustic and adds a lot of character to the space.  

3. Incorporate Mini Fixtures

In a smaller space, it is ideal to use smaller fixtures and appliances to make it feel bigger than it actually is. You may even want to try using brass or gold fixtures instead of the classic chrome to help add charm to your small space. Capitalizing the “charm” of a smaller room can help the design feel intended rather than forced. 

4. Focus on Soothing Tones

Soft, soothing tones are your friend in smaller spaces. A soft color scheme can come in handy when you are trying to create a calming oasis. Seek pastels, neutrals, and soft hues when decided on a color scheme for your small space.

5. Embrace Horizontal Imagery

If your space feels tight, you can try using horizontal imagery to give the illusion that the space is more substantial. For example, wooden boards on the wall that runs horizontally can potentially widen the visual perspective. If the room feels too short, you may want to switch to vertical boards to make the ceiling feel taller. 

6. Spend More on Less

With smaller spaces, you tend to buy fewer items; therefore, you have a bigger budget for less stuff. We recommend buying higher quality items rather than focusing on quantity. Having too many decor pieces can make the room feel tight and unwelcoming. Instead, you want to focus on quality pieces that will last a lifetime. 

7. Make a Statement

If you have a little bit of wiggle room, you should try to incorporate some type of statement piece into your design. Whether that be a decorative chandelier or a gorgeous mirror, your space should have one part that makes your guests go “wow.” 

8. Remove Clutter + Chaos

One of the greatest eyesores in a small space is clutter. Try and keep your counters clear and clutter free in your small bathroom. We know that it can be hard when there is little space, but incorporating wall storage should help! 

9. Place Floating Shelves

Floating shelves on your walls are the perfect solution when there is no room left on the floors. This sleek shelving option gives homeowners a place to store their items without compromising on valuable floor space. 

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Encapsulating Autumn with Decor

Seasonal decorating is a tradition many families will integrate into their homes.  When winter comes, the Christmas tree and lights go up, and when spring comes, flowers are planted around your house.  Autumn is a great season filled with holidays, festivities, and seasonal amenities which are fantastic to include in your home design.  

We put together a list of five Autumn décor ideas you will want to include in your home to express your festive-side:

Plaid

Fall has a sense of being cozy when you are in indoors and a sense of adventure when out and about.  Adding plaid blankets or rugs to your house will give your house a nice warm and cozy feel.  Try incorporating warm colors in your home like reds, oranges, and yellows.  You can even apply the cool-toned plaids outside to add style outdoors. You can try adding blue and green plaid designs outside through welcome mats, outdoor pillows, and blankets. 

Fall Plantation

Including fall harvest inside your home is another excellent way to make a statement.  Outside your home, you can add straw, autumn flowers, or corn stalks.  Add pumpkins as a centerpiece on your table  or you can even have a basket filled with fall foods like corn, squash, and baby pumpkins.  Including faux wheat is another excellent decor piece to add to vases or pitchers around your home.  Even go a step further and add fall scents. You can incorporate things like cinnamon soaps or cider scented candles to help capture the fall feel.

Lumber

Adding pictures with lumber or incorporating lumber into your home design can add to the overall warmth of a room.  You should start using your fireplace more and decorate your mantle with festive fall décor.  Put fallen leaves into picture frames and display the beautiful countryside colors of fall for an added touch.

Think Rustic

Rustic colors will make a substantial impact on your home’s decor and what you are trying to convey.  Adding rustic display items and antiques will help fully encapsulate the fall spirit.  Woven baskets are great to use in your home and can hold your plaid blankets.  Adding warm reds to your home through curtains, throw rugs, and floral arrangements can give a rural influenced aesthetic in the fall season.

Pillows and Pictures

A simple, cost-effective task you can add is swapping out your current pictures and pillows.  This is an easy tradition you can do for every season.  Plaids and stripes with autumn hues can help bring your room full circle, but you do not have to commit to the look year-round fully.

Autumn can have so many fun decorations to add to your home.  Try including some of these tricks and tips this fall season to your home.

Room Barriers

Sometimes the blueprint of your space limits how the room flows. Studios, apartments, and homes can have a room designed for multiple purposes. Whether it is a dining room/kitchen or a dining/living room, you can be faced with architectural barriers. Creating a sense of division between these rooms can help with the flow of the layout. Here are five easy tricks to separating a room by creating your own kind of barriers.

  • Flooring
An easy way to make a distinct barrier between rooms is flooring. Decide what flooring is best for each room and choose different floorings with a transition for them. You may want a soft carpet in a living room, but a hardwood installed in your dining room to make spills easy to clean. Flooring is a very useful way to create a distinct separation in an open floor plan.

  • Half-Wall
A half wall is another practical solution, but you may have to check with your lease depending on where you are planning on installing it. Constructing a half wall is perfect for allowing the room to stay visually open but clearly separating two rooms. Building your own half wall also will enable you to customize how you want the rooms to be divided.

  • Bookshelf
An open bookshelf that you can access from either side is another great barrier. You can add your own touch by adding décor and display items on the shelves to enhance your space. Try to predetermine directional items and how you can best display them on the shelves.

  • Curtain or Folding Screens
Installing a curtain is a great way to add privacy between rooms. Some studios or other spaces may have your sleeping quarters exposed to the rest of the home. By merely adding a curtain, you can easily add privacy to your room as you please. Curtains can even be used in bathrooms to add privacy or closets. Folding screens are also a great, diverse option to consider adding to your home to add privacy.

  • Furniture Direction
This may be the most straightforward option but can easily be overlooked. Simply changing the direction of furniture can create barriers. Turning couches towards the television and using their backsides as a barrier is an easy way to separate rooms.
 
Creating separation in rooms is a great way to make sure your home has a sense of boundaries. Consider adding some of these options to your space if you are looking to separate your rooms. For more great tips and tricks, visit us at https://blog.arizonawholesalesupply.com.

Ideas to Dress up Your Hallways

In a lot of homes, hallways are just a connection to other rooms, and homeowners often overlook their decorative potential. With hallways often being narrow and short, homeowners may throw up a picture or two and call it a day, but we believe hallways can be so much more.

7 Ideas to Dress Up Your Hallways

1. Blended

When working with the design in your hallway, you want to be sure that it continues the current design onto the next room. Your hall can be a subtle preview of what guests should expect when they enter your home’s next room. The design flow should never stop in the hallway because that tends to make the transition feel awkward. Instead, you want to make sure that each room blends well into the hall and leaves seamless transitions. 

2. The Main Event

Just like in any other room, you will want to create a “focal point” that becomes the center of attention in the hallway. This item can be anywhere from a gorgeous light fixture to an extravagant mirror. It will depend on what you want to do with the space and what decor pieces you plan on incorporating. 

3. A Perfect Runway

As flooring experts, we understand that no room is complete without the perfect touch of flooring. For hallways, we recommend purchasing a “runner” for the floor. This simple addition can instantly make your hardwood floors feel more cozy and chic.

4. Chic Shelving

In hallways, you want to keep the decor light and simple. Since there is not a lot of space to work with, a simple, chic shelving piece can do just the trick.

5. The Gallery.

Gallery walls are a trendy, inexpensive way to decorate any room, but they work exceptionally well in hallways. When creating your hallway’s gallery wall, you want to be sure that you keep it simple. Depending on the size of your wall, you will most likely want to use fewer items than you would typically in another area of your home. Try and keep it simple and light to create a refreshing look.

6. Look Up

If you are looking for a creative way to make your hallway unique, you could try painting your ceiling a fun color. Once you have decided on a color, you can incorporate it into your hallway’s design. This will help tie together everything. 

7. Captivating Wallpaper

Graphic wallpaper is a current trend that we love. It is especially perfect for hallways because it will help bring them to life. We recommend trying to use vertical graphic patterns in your hallways. This will help make the room look more substantial than it actually is.  

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How to Style Throw Pillows Like a Pro

From vibrant, bold hues to jazzy patterns, throw pillows are a fabulous way to accent or spice up a bed or sofa. Whether you are decorating the couch in the living room or the bed in the master bedroom, putting together the right combination of throw pillows can be much harder than it looks. In fact, mixing patterns and colors can be considered an art. Here are some secrets for styling throw pillows like a professional:
 
  • Don’t Make This Mistake
Perhaps, the biggest mistake that homeowners make when selecting throw pillows is playing it too safe. The great thing about accent pillows is that they are typically used sparingly, which means that you have room to play around with pattern and color without overwhelming the space. As the largest piece of furniture in the room, the sofa or bed is usually a neutral color. Using neutral colored throw pillows will create a whitewashed effect. Take a chance with your creativity and choose colorful or designed accent pillows for a beautiful look. 
 
  • Meshing Throw Pillows With Your Decor
Are you worried that a specific throw pillow will not work well with your room’s decor? Vibrant colors and patterns work well in any space as long as it harmonizes with something else in the room such as a piece of artwork, the rug, or even a chair. A throw pillow can look out of place in a space if it does not match well with anything in the room. Create a cohesive look by seeking inspiration from another element in the room.
 
  • The Secret to Mixing Patterns
The key to tastefully mixing patterns is finding a common link between the patterns. Different patterns can look great together when they use a similar color or tone. Solid colored throw pillows mesh well with both large and small scaled patterns. Mixing solid throw pillows with patterns creates a balanced yet playful look. Avoid mixing more than three different patterns together in one setting.
 
  • Where Should You Place Throw Pillows?
So where is the best spot for throw pillows? This largely depends on the set up of the sofa or the bed. Most designers will recommend placing throw pillows at the end or the corners of the seating area or bed. For a large couch or bed, you would want two throw pillows at both opposite ends. Leaving the midsection provides ample room for sitting or laying down.
 
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