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By Palette Home | April 27, 2015

DUTCH DOOR INSPIRED What do tulips, windmills and these charming half doors have in common? They are all Dutch of course!  And what better for a dutch door (or any door!) than premium paint made in the Netherlands, the paint capital of the world!  Fine Paints of Europe, Hollandlac Brilliant is the highest gloss available […]

FARROW & BALL | No.201 Shaded White

By Palette Home | January 29, 2015

FARROW & BALL Shaded White 201 This white is a favorite neutral – it’s creamy and warm with just a touch of gray in it.  The complexity of Shaded White makes it beautifully versatile!  Let the color speak for itself . . . SHADED WHITE 201 with crisp ALL WHITE 2005     FARROW AND […]

FARROW & BALL | A Richmond Exterior Favorite

By Palette Home | January 25, 2015

A FAVORITE RICHMOND EXTERIOR PAINT PROJECT! Chris Small, of Small & Associates Inc. – Richmond’s premier boutique real estate agency, knows that curb appeal matters!  He wanted a color scheme for the exterior of this house located in the heart of Richmond’s fan district that would bring it back to it’s classic roots.  Already familiar […]


By Palette Home | January 15, 2015

  MEET GREG OSTERHAUS “Color intoxicates, composition challenges the intellect,  nature  feeds the human soul. It is the combination of these components on a once-blank canvas that opens up a universe of possibility.”    Born in Illinois in 1963, Greg Osterhaus discovered his interest in art at an early age. As a child, he received […]

PAINT | Use Unexpected Color

By Palette Home | January 9, 2015

BRIDGET BEARI COLOR RULE #1:  USE UNEXPECTED COLOR ACCENTS Yes!  A dose of the unexpected always keeps things interesting. Why not start with an unexpected color at hello – on your front door?  Here’s a door with a wow color that works.  The gray trim on the serious brick are a beautiful backdrop for this […]


By Palette Home | September 1, 2014

MEET LINDSAY COWLES We are pleased to show the works of Lindsay Cowles in our Richmond and Charlottesville stores! FOR THE LOVE OF ART


By Palette Home | August 26, 2014

MEET MEHMET SAHIN ALTUG Mehmet Sahin Altug, artist and master furniture craftsman born on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey in the town of Mersin. Mehmet now resides in Richmond, Virginia and shows regularly at Palette. Mehmet spent 25 years creating whimsical furniture, which incorporates mythological imagery and themes from his Turkish homeland. Recently he has […]


By Palette Home | March 13, 2014

MEET LAURA TALLEY “A lot of my work is inspired by the natural world.  But also, I have always had a passion for interiors and interior design. I love soft, clean interiors and I want to create art that looks beautiful in people’s homes and businesses.” “Daisies”   “Pink Rain” “Spring Forest” Please contact us […]


By Palette Home | February 9, 2014

MEET CLAIBORNE RILEY Artist Claiborne Riley’s bold, graphic and colorful paintings showcase her eye for design and exacting composition. Abstract landscapes and forms inspired by nature feature her definitive focus on geometric shape and saturated color. A background in studio art, a Masters from Virginia Commonwealth University’s renowned Brand Center and a career as Art […]

DESIGN | MARSALA 2015 Pantone Color of the year

By Palette Home | January 26, 2014

PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR:  MARSALA Every year there is a big buzz around the Pantone Color of the Year.  This year’s pick is Marsala, a deep red wine color with a bit of brown in it.  We weren’t loving it.   However, after we started collecting images of Marsala and seeing it paired with […]