Design: Choosing the right color palette for a room

Color is the most defining design element in a room. Colors can make a room appear cold and institutional or warm and inviting. (Shutterstock)

Color is the most defining design element in a room. Colors can make a room appear cold and institutional or warm and inviting. Choosing colors for your rooms may be a personal choice, but one should also consider how the room will be perceived by others, whether they are visitors or cohabitants.

The mood of a room should be a main factor when selecting colors. Keep in mind that your lighting, including natural sources of light, will affect the way a room is seen.

Sometimes, someone will call me about a wall color in a project they have seen of mine in a magazine, newspaper or online. While I always like to share resources and information, I always caution that depending on where you live, the

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The best home and kitchen deals for Prime Day

Happy Prime Day! As we get deep into the deals of the day, we’ve got all of the best home and kitchen products lined up for you to take your pickings. Because you shouldn’t have to hunt down that Instant Pot deal, that’s our job.

For Prime Day, Amazon has slashed the prices on a number of kitchen essentials by up to 40%. You’ll find deep discounts on brands like Instant Pot, Stasher, Victorinox, Le Creuset, and Pyrex.

Kitchen Appliances

Instant Pot Duo Crisp Pressure Cooker 11 in 1 with Air Fryer

Instant Pot Duo Crisp Pressure Cooker 11 in 1 with Air Fryer, 8 Qt – amazon.com

179.95Shop Now

This air fryer model is marked down by $50.

Instant Pot Aura 10-in-1 Multicooker Slow Cooker

Instant Pot Aura 10-in-1 Multicooker Slow Cooker – amazon.com

129.95Shop Now

This Instant Pot model is marked down by 53%, bringing that

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