Midwest #43: Dawn and Erik's Atomic Ranch

Midwest #43: Dawn and Erik's Atomic Ranch

Janel Laban
Oct 17, 2008
Name: Dawn and Erik Location: Owatonna, MN Type of Home: 1960 Ranch
What inspired you to use color? I wanted to highlight the coved ceilings in our dining and living rooms, so I needed a contrast color against the white ceiling. I used a pale blue the Top Design winner utilized last season--White Smoke by Pratt and Lambert.

Inspiration continued: I then used the same color on three walls of the guest room and the middle stripe on the master bedroom. I find that the pale blue color relaxs my body and mind.

Color Tip: If a color turns out too bright, use it as an accent. I painted my foyer lime green, and it was so bright it looked electric! I limited the color to the built-in shelf and the trim between rooms.

Colors Used: Valspar Lime Mousse, Benjamin Moore Hale Navy and Van Buren Brown, Pratt and Lambert White Smoke

Welcome, everyone, to our Fourth Annual Fall Colors Sharing & Contest. We're looking for the most beautiful & colorful home in the world and sharing all of the great ideas we get with our readers. This year we're amping things up and hoping to do things better than ever. There are two basic phases, the Sharing Phase and the Voting Phase...

1. Sharing Phase - you comment, judges decide

The 40 best, completed entries will be posted on a daily basis for three weeks. You can view them all at anytime via our new, improved contest pages under ALL ENTRIES. During this time your comments are VERY IMPORTANT as our six judges will be choosing 16 finalists from each region based on comments and their own colorful opinion.

2. Voting Phase - you vote til you drop

Starting October 20th, finalist voting will begin on a daily basis through our new bracketed voting system, which will pit our 16 finalists against one another until only one remains. Sound exciting? We hope so.

Best, Maxwell

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