New Blog Design & Remembering First Blog

End of the year is a good time for reflection. My first blog was called “Color Noodle” launched December, 2008. April 2010 I switched blogging platforms to WordPress and decided to change to a new design and name, Color Budz. Have a hankerin’ to change things up again.


Finished Roof Sealant Project–Energy Savings!

This is a good example of how LRV, Light Reflectance Value, plays a part in the energy savings equation. In very basic, stripped down terms lighter colors reflect more energy from the sun than darker colors. The original roof sealant was a medium gray with an estimated LRV of 40-45. The new, bright white coating has a LRV of 90.

Masquerading Suns

Natural Light and Paint Color – What You Need To Know

Color Bud, Lynne Whiteside, left this comment on a previous post:

“Please point me in the direction of affects of natural light on wall color. North, South, East, and West all have their own reflective color and I need more information. Thanks a million.”

Here’s my answer. The popular cut-n-paste on the web goes something like this:
North = Blue,
South = Yellow,
East = Green,
West = Orange

Lots of comments on this one – comments are longer than the actual post!


Farrow and Ball Absurd Paint Color Names

Ever wonder who comes up with paint color names? Some of them are completely absurd and provide no clues whatsoever as to what the color actually looks like. Farrow & Ball gets a critique.


ColorPodz 4 – White Paint Colors and Dim Spaces

Just because you have a dimly lit room, you are not sentenced to exclusively living with white or off white paint colors. We discuss how you can celebrate the light you have to work with and turn it into a positive aspect of the room — you don’t have to play it safe!


Choosing Paint Colors with The Handyguys

Handyguys, Brian and Paul, recently invited me on their show to talk about paint and color. The Handyguys TOTALLY have this podcast gig figured out — so smooth and professional. They really know their stuff when it comes to home improvement and being DIY handy too.


Color Inspiration Peanut Butter Slices

Color inspiration! The PB slices could almost pass for paint chips. On behalf of paint store staff everywhere, allow me to list some of my favorite “peanut” inspired paint colors so you can leave your PB slices at home.