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Choosing paint colors for your home is always an exciting exercise. Every year, Boysen comes out with four palettes with six colors for each palette, to help you choose your paint colors as well as how to combine them. You can choose two or more from within a palette and you can be sure that they would go well together. You don’t have to worry about color combinations because the colors within a palette have already been carefully curated by our color experts. Watch this video to see what colors are in for Boysen Color Trend 2018, our top paint colors for the year, You don’t have to limit yourself to our 2018 paint colors. We started making Color Trends in 2015 and the paint color palettes in the past years are still very attractive today. Color is a very personal thing after all so for your home, choose those paint colors that…

SM Home started with their Christmas preparations early, and came up with four holiday hues: 1) Classic Charm, 2) Contemporary Luxe, 3) Modern Opulence, and 4) Pretty Whimsical. Here are some living room paint ideas from Boysen based on the holiday hue Pretty Whimsical. Bring into your homes the Pretty Whimsical wonderland with these quirky pastel ornaments from SM Home in baby hues of blue, pink, yellow and green. They’ve got sugar-coated dessert ornaments like gingerbread, doughnuts, ice cream cones, candies and popsicles. What Boysen wall colors would go well with Pretty Whimsical’s Baby Blue, Creamsicle, Cotton Candy and Chartreuse? Watch the video below and choose from the four paint colors we’ve selected for you. If you have children at home, then enchant them with delightful decors in the shape of a polar bear or a reindeer which can also serve as a night light for the younger ones. Spark their imagination…

Kitchens are going to be overused and abused this Christmas, I’m sure. We Filipinos love to eat, but more so during the holiday season. Many of us are going to do a lot of entertaining so the kitchen is going to be very busy. I don’t know if your homes still have that separation of “clean” kitchen and “dirty” kitchen. Do the millennials even know this? With the changing lifestyles, most of us don’t have those two separate spaces in our homes anymore. Most kitchens in condos, for example, are usually open ones. It is great for entertaining, that is if you still have the energy after work, school, commute, and chores. Personally, I am all for the word that starts with a “c”….as in catering, at least for some dishes. All you need to do is cook or bake those dishes (two max) that have made you famous (haha), and…

SM Home started with their Christmas preparations early, and came up with four holiday hues: 1) Classic Charm, 2) Contemporary Luxe, 3) Modern Opulence, and 4) Pretty Whimsical. Here are some living room paint ideas from Boysen based on the holiday hue Modern Opulence. Sapphire, amethyst, citrine, tourmaline: If you want your home to scintillate with the colors of precious gems this Christmas, then choose Modern Opulence. The colors of blue, magenta, purple and yellow make for a modern edgy palette that befits the pomp that Christmas represents. This palette is a leap outside tradition, outside comfort zones. Still, you can never go wrong because the Boysen-SM Home collaboration provides you this color guide. When you’ve got jewel tones for your Christmas decor, the best colors for your walls would be neutrals to balance that intensity. Here are some colors that could be the perfect backdrop for the iridescent blue,…

What could be a bedroom design idea to prepare for some homey hugs during the coming Christmas holidays? Usually most of us focus only on one area of the house, the living room, when we think about decorating our homes for Christmas. But why not start with the bedroom, your very own private space? Put up something cozy and heartwarming where you can snuggle up with your loved ones, or where you can have wonderful hygge moments alone. How To Dress Up Your Wall With String Lights As you can see in the video, you don’t have to have those traditional Christmas ornaments, not even glittery ones, to bring in that Christmas cheer. In fact, you can keep it very simple by dressing up a wall with Christmas lights. Use warm yellow ones that go well with a white wall. Lights like these are not only meant for trimming trees.…

Imagine if you were colorblind and you were not able to see the colors around you the way most people do. Imagine if you could not distinguish violet, lavender and purple because they just look like different shades of blue, or if you confuse red with black or dark grey. Color blindness is a condition that prevents people from seeing color the way everybody else does. Around eight percent of males and less than one percent of females are estimated to be colorblind. How would this affect daily life? Think of driving and having to find a method to “read” traffic lights, or finding it hard to know if a fruit is ripe or not, or having to navigate this handicap if you want to be a fashion or interior designer, an artist, a policeman, or a pilot who has to maneuver a plane using complex cockpit instruments. Visible light…

For coffee lovers, coffee is that magical brown brew that gives you a boost in the morning, offers you a pick-me-up throughout the day, or is the drumroll that ends a meal. Coffee roasts range from a light brown to an extra dark, almost black color, depending on the roast levels. Coffee Trivia Robusta and Arabica are two types of coffee plants. Robusta beans have twice as much caffeine as Arabica beans, but the latter is of superior quality. Light roasts have more caffeine than dark roasts. An espresso has a third of the caffeine content found in a regular cup of coffee. In Continental Europe, it was tradition to drink cappuccino only during breakfast, and espresso after dinner. Italians would consider it strange if you order cappuccino after 11 am. Black coffee contains no calories. On a diet? Skip the sugar, cream and other additives! Dark-roasted coffee is stomach-friendly.…

Those who like playing Internet games, raise your hands! Well, I’m one of them, and sometimes when I finish one, I say to myself, “Duh! Did I really waste time for that?” But I do quickly forgive myself, and charge those dinky games to experience. I see games as a short energy boost in between intense brain work, similar to popping open the top of a thermos mug to let the coffee, tea, or hot water (for the health buffs, definitely not me) cool down a bit so you don’t scorch your mouth when you drink. I can almost see your eyes rolling as you read this. But I’m serious, this could really be a stress buster, like Candy Crush, the one that you downloaded in 2012, and that you still play for several hours everyday despite the fact that you’re still in Level 1. I’ve focused on the color games that I encountered recently. There are…

Imagine this scenario: You enter a cozy, swanky place and you feel this warm, comfortable feeling envelope you, and you whisper to yourself, “What a nice ambience.” Then you notice that the whole room is swathed in low, yellow light, and the walls are painted white.  Easy enough to replicate. You go home, arm yourself with a brand new pristine brush and cans of white paint, and merrily shift to DIY mode to paint the whites on, only to be dismayed in the end because your white feels flat and you did not quite achieve the cozy feel you were hoping for. What gives? To the untrained eye, white is white. But the fact is, not all whites are created equal. If you ask me, white can be a very tricky color. We all know about the advantages of using white – for small spaces, white makes space bigger, white…

Every color has its own temperament. They have the remarkable ability to convey a very specific feeling, mood, and atmosphere. They even have the power to influence emotion and behavior. That’s why choosing colors for your home can be such an important decision. What’s the first thing you want your guests to feel when they enter a room? What atmosphere do you want to create? What bedroom colors best suit your personality? The meanings and associations of colors vary drastically across cultures and individuals. You may have learned to associate specific emotions with specific colors. What the color red means to Western culture takes on a completely different meaning in Asian culture. But despite color’s high level of subjectivity, each color still has its own unique ability to embody certain characteristics. Designers find ways to understand color even better to be able to create the perfect room. Red is naturally an…