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Diana Hathaway

Interior Designer | Lifestyle Writer | Brand Evangelist

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Sharing what is beautiful and transformational in our surroundings is my life's work. As a contributor to numerous publications and sites on the subject of color, interior design, and Feng Shui and as Color Expert for The Spruce, I created hundreds of articles reaching over 1 million readers. Creating dream spaces for amazing clients on the West Coast and beyond, is my passion. I was born to do this.

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Freshome.com
02/07/2019
10 Bedside Pendant Lights That Will Rock Your Bedroom | Freshome

Bedside pendant lights are the ultimate bedroom multi-tasker. They provide light from above for reading and relaxing, but also remove the need for table lamps. We love the idea of creating more space on our nightstands - this is also the perfect opportunity to style your nightstand.

Freshome.com
10/19/2018
Cavern Clay: The Sherwin-Williams 2019 Color of the Year - Freshome.com

Cavern Clay is the Sherwin-Williams 2019 Color of the Year - and we are already falling in love with the possibilities. This unexpected, warm terracotta is a color chameleon with endless decorating opportunities. Cavern Clay looks like it fits with the heart of Southwestern decorating (which is making a comeback this year!).

The Spruce
Awesome Decorating and Color Ideas for Every Room in Your Home

Every room in your home has its own decorating opportunities and challenges. A color tip that might work for your living room probably won't work at all in a small bedroom. You can create a beautifully coordinated decorating plan that flows from room to room by treating each one as its own project.

Freshome.com
06/13/2018
Dark Colors in Small Spaces? Yes You Can! (Here's How) - Freshome.com

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Small rooms can be a decorating challenge, and we often reach for light colors in hopes of making the room look larger.

SheKnows
Bring a bit of feng shui into your home

The entryway to your home sets the tone for your whole living space, but what about the effect it has on your career success? Feng shui suggests that black and other dark colors have an impact on your success.

Freshome.com
07/05/2018
Why Foyer Color Matters (And How to Choose It) - Freshome.com

We love foyers that are filled with color and personalized accents. Your foyer is not just a welcoming transition into your home; with a little planning, you can give guests a preview of what's inside. Even if your home doesn't have a dedicated foyer, you can still create a designated space near your front door that is both beautiful and functional.

The Spruce
60-30-10 Color Rule: How to Use It, and When You Should Break It

60-30-10 is a timeless decorating rule that can help you put a color scheme together easily. The 60% + 30% + 10% proportion is meant to give balance to the colors used in any space. This concept is incredibly simple to use. Your 60% is the main color for your room.

Better Homes and Gardens - CONTRIBUTOR
How to Choose Colors You'll Love

With an almost infinite roster of color options, it can be a challenge to winnow down a palette to the right hues. Learn how to develop your eye for color and pick out the best colors for your decorating with these designer tips.

Mymove
Feng Shui Your Home and Find Your Calm | MYMOVE

MYMOVE guest blogger Diana Hathaway is a color expert, lifestyle writer, and interior designer. Diana's color and decorating insight has been featured in The Spruce, HuffPost, BHG, and HGTV.com. She is the author of "Sell Your Home Without Losing Your

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Sherwin-Williams 2018 Color of the Year: Oceanside

Sherwin-Williams just announced their 2018 Color of the Year. Drum roll, please... Oceanside SW 6496 is the "it" color for 2018. Sherwin-Williams Oceanside offers an intriguing mix of relaxation and excitement, in one color. Best described as a softened teal paint color, this laid back green-blue is more versatile than you might think at first look.

About.com Home
10 Signs You Really Love Color

Pink and lavender are lovely choices for decorating a little girl's room. They are not only happy and pretty, it can make decorating easier because there are so many accessories available in those colors. But, when you were little you wanted none of that off-the-shelf princess pink.

Anjie Cho
05/18/2016
Interview: 3 Tips on Color in Your Home, With About.com's Diana Hathaway Timmons

We've proudly been featured more than once in About.com Home's excellent articles on color and interior design tips, and we're huge fans of Diana Hathaway Timmons, About.com's Color Expert. Since Diana's got such a keen eye for color, and feng shui is so intimately linked, we thought we'd ask her a few questions and feature her!

The Huffington Post - Contributor
05/15/2015
Here's The One Home Decor Trend You Need To Know For 2015

Which color will dominate everything from runways to room walls come 2015? Well, it depends who you ask. According to Benjamin Moore, "a neutral that's natural" will dominate, as in the sage-meets-chartreuse hue called Guilford Green that the brand named its pick for 2015.

Shutterfly Guide - Contributor
The Hottest Hues For Your Home

Packed with helpful tips from color experts, this guide will show you how to incorporate the rainbow of trending colors into your decor, while maintaining a look that's still classic and comfortable. Most interior designers will tell you that your color choices depend on who you are and what you're trying to accomplish in your space.

About.com Home
How to Use Color Forecasts to Create the Perfect Room

Color trend reports and forecasts are so inspiring. Every year the national paint brands reveal their choices for a color of the year, and a palette, to showcase the colors they project for the new year.

The Spruce
3 Reasons Why Your Color Scheme Isn't Working (and how to fix it.)

Your interior color scheme seemed so perfect when you first chose it. Perhaps you found a color scheme online or in a paint store, and recreated it in your own space. However color scheme came about, you carefully chose (what you thought) was the right one.

About.com Home
Find the Perfect Wall Color in Sherwin-Williams' 2017 Color Forecast

If you love global style, you'll love the Sherwin-Williams Unbounded paint color palette. Unbounded is anchored by warm neutral brown colors, with vibrant yellow and red accents, and two pops of cool beach-inspired color. You can use the dark brown of Sherwin-Williams Sealskin as a paint color, dark cabinetry or flooring tone, as an anchor for your color scheme.

Lifeinsketch - Blog Post
09/18/2013
Shop This Room: A White Accent Wall - Life in Sketch

I'm so happy to welcome Diana Hathaway Timmons today! Diana is sharing a Shop This Room post with us today, showing us how to create an interesting accent wall. I've never thought about using white as an accent wall, but after reading her suggestions I'll have to try it.

About.com Home
Hot Holiday Decorating Ideas From TV Design Expert Mikel Welch

Interior designer, Mikel Welch runs his own firm, Mikel Welch Designs and is also the set designer and on-air design expert for Steve Harvey, where he shares his innovative design advice and 'Luxe for Less' makeover tips with the show's 2.2 million viewers.

About.com Home
Are You Making These Exterior Paint Color Mistakes?

There is more to choosing an exterior paint color for your home than choosing a "nice" neutral and a white trim color. Today's homeowners have embraced the curb appeal trend, and have given the exterior style as much attention as the interior.

About.com Home
Get Fall Party Inspiration from Annie Falk of Hamptons Entertaining

Fall decorating and entertaining go hand in hand. Using the best of fall's beautiful colors for your tabletop and decor creates a perfectly warm welcome for your guests. In her gorgeous book Hamptons Entertaining: Creating Occasions to Remember, Annie Falk - domestic diva and entertaining expert of the Hamptons, Palm Beach, and New York elite- celebrates the aura of fall with those who do it best.

Bright Ideas
01/05/2016
How Designers Really Feel About Pantone's 2016 Color of the Year - Bellacor

Drumroll, please. This year's Pantone Color of the Year is ... we have a tie! Rose Quartz (PANTONE 13-1520) and Serenity (PANTONE 15-3919), step right up. The crown is yours to share. Even Steve Harvey couldn't mess this one up, because both of these beauties are winners, the first two-color selection in Pantone's history.

About
4 Signs You Really Chose the Wrong Paint Color

Choosing paint color could be near the top any list of stressors. Buoyed by good intentions and hours of decorating shows on TV, you head to the paint department in a hopeful mood. Hopes are slightly dimmed when faced with thousands of paint color choices, but you press on and choose the color you believe will be just perfect for your space.

About
6 Ways You Can Use Marsala - Pantone 2015 Color of the Year Right Now

There is so much buzz around Marsala, the Pantone Color of the year for 2015. This deep wine red has hints of brown, that make it uniquely easy to incorporate into your existing decor. Marsala is not a color that will make a brief appearance then disappear, the warmth and likability of this earthy red makes it an enduring color choice.

MSN - CONTRIBUTOR
Top home décor trends for spring

Spring is the perfect time to give your home a new look or refreshed décor. Don't miss this season's top design trends.

About
This is How You Decorate Around That Outdated Color You Can't Change

There are some colors in our homes that cannot be changed, or not changed right now. You may buy a home with extensive tiling in an outdated color, or in a color that you'd never choose for yourself. Your problem color could be carpeting, or even your own furnishings that suddenly look out of place in the new home.

About
See the Hottest Lighting Trends for Your Foyer and Beyond

I was so fortunate to have a conversation with Michael Murphy, the Interior Design and Trends Producer for Lamps Plus. What began as a talk about lighting color and finish trends for foyers, became a fun and illuminating tell-all filled with hot decorating and lighting tips that you'll definitely want to use in your home.

Myperfectcolor
Micro-Trend Alert: Navy Blue | My Perfect Color

Micro-Trend Alert: Navy Blue In a sea of yearly color forecasts, and top 10 lists, I'm always on the lookout for micro-trends in color and interior design. Like 2013′s Charcoal + Gold Trend Alert here on the MyPerfectColor Blog, there are trends and micro-trends that can only be found by keeping your eye on social media, decor magazines, and advertisements.

About
Decorating With Gold: The Hot Trend That's Worth its Weight in Style

Gold as an accent comes and goes in home decor. Though gold is a design staple, it's the finish that changes each season. The hottest gold right now is tempered with a matte or antique finish. This is not the shiny brass that graced lighting fixtures in the 1990s.

Mobilelifetoday
09/27/2014
Beautiful and Easy Autumn Decorating - CONTRIBUTOR

I admit it. This is my favorite time of year. While friends and family are unabashed lovers of the summer, with its long sunny days, barbecues, and vacations, I wait impatiently each summer for autumn to arrive. This is decorating season. My season.

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