Mixing Paint Colors and Patterns

Ever walk into a house and think, "I'd never think to put those colors/patterns/fabrics together in one room, but I love it!"? HGTV Magazine features designer Ramey Caulkins, who has a houseful of ideas for mixing things up.

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Red Front Door + Gray Siding + Cream and Black Trim

To capture the been-there-forever look, Ramey painted the house charcoal gray and the window frames high-gloss black. "The trim is not white and it's not ivory; it's a color that looks like whipped cream," says Ramey. The red door adds major zing. "It's how I direct people here: 'I'm halfway up the street, the house with the red door.'"

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