Interior design maven and host of HGTV's "Myles of Style," Kim Myles, will answer a question submitted from an ESSENCE.com reader every day. Kim believes that interior design should offer a lifestyle that's chic, vibrant and attainable for every homeowner or renter. "My goal is to offer simple solutions that help the average person achieve the look that they want without going into debt. There is absolutely no reason for great design to be overly expensive or exclusive," she declares. Today's topic: Going green Dear Kim, Currently, the interior of my entire home is painted roasted almond, which is really light and shows dirt. The hardwood floors throughout the kitchen, living room and dining room are dark cherrywood. The kitchen has cherrywood cabinets with black countertops and black appliances. The bedrooms have light crme color carpet. All the doors and crown molding inside my home is white. I want to change the paint color of my home to a medium green color such as Antiquity but I'm not sure if this color is too dark. Which paint colors would you suggest? Thanks! Tiffany KIM MYLES: Hi Tiffany, I'm not sure about Antiquity since you didn't say which paint company makes it. But, I love soft greens, and here are two shades that are lovely and rich without being too dark: 'Rejuvenate', and 'Southern Breeze'--both by Behr. Read more:
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