Meet The Colortopia Team

Melissa Michaels

Author of The Inspired Room

Melissa's Inspiration

A pop of color in a neutral setting

Melissa's Latest Post

Ways to Use Pinterest Inspiration for Your Next Project

Are you in search of advice or inspiration for a decorating project? Even as a home décor blogger that produces decorating content all week long, on my… Read more »

Lindsay Ballard

Author of Makely Home

Lindsay's Inspiration

An unexpected color combination

Lindsay's Latest Post

How to Choose an Unexpected Winter Color Palette

Traditionally, a home decor winter color palette features red and green. These colors are synonymous with the Christmas season, and you can easily find… Read more »

Stefanie Schiada

Author of Brooklyn Limestone

Stefanie's Inspiration

A Blue Morpho butterfly in Costa Rica

Stefanie's Latest Post

How to Make a DIY Stocking Hanger Box

When our family went from a twosome to a threesome last year, I couldn’t wait to get new stockings made but I couldn’t quite find stocking holders that… Read more »

Eduardo Rodriguez

Author of The Designer Pad

Eduardo's Inspiration

The vibrant yet serene colors of Venice

Eduardo's Latest Post

5 Fun & Sparkly Holiday Colors

Can you believe it’s that time of year again? I feel like it was only yesterday when I was taking my Christmas tree down and putting away my… Read more »

Michael Wurm Jr

Author of Inspired By Charm

Michael's Inspiration

Life decorated with color and character

Michael's Latest Post

Bold Holiday Color Themes

You probably know how much I love sharing color combinations that inspire. With the holidays on the horizon, I’m back today with a few holiday color… Read more »

Nicole Balch

Author of Making It Lovely

Nicole's Inspiration

My vintage teacups & saucers

Nicole's Latest Post

Decorating Black and White Bathrooms

Black and white bathrooms are common for a good reason: they use a classic color palette that never feels out of date. The timeless look can be kept to… Read more »

Diane Henkler

Author of In My Own Style

Diane's Inspiration

A happy mix of color & style

Diane's Latest Post

How to Refresh Wood Mantels

Do you have wood mantels is your home? Are they stained a dark color? Do you desperately want to paint them white or a vibrant color to match your… Read more »

Kate Riley

Author of Centsational Girl

Kate's Inspiration

Nature, like this gorgeous Ginkgo

Kate's Latest Post

Inspiring Autumn Color Palettes

Fall is an inspiring time for anyone who loves autumn color, it’s when nature puts on a big show and reveals its warmer hues. As the air gets chillier,… Read more »

Erika Ward

Author of Blulabel Bungalow

Erika's Inspiration

Beauty, courtesy of Mother Nature

Erika's Latest Post

Toddler Bedroom Ideas for the Whole Family

As a mother of five kids under 7, I have a wealth of toddler bedroom ideas to share. Designing with kids in mind always takes me back to the basics of… Read more »

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Mary Writes: My living room walls are a light coffee color and there is a built-in bookcase (which is currently white), but needs some color to pop. What would you suggest for paint color? The floors are hardwood, and the trim in the room is also white. 

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