What’s the Best Room Painting Sequence for Your Home?

room painting sequenceAre you painting the entire home? This will be one heck of a spring project. With a whole-home interior painting, though, the process can take a few days. You will have to determine the best room painting sequence for your home. Going about this process randomly may cause undue inconvenience.

Ideal Room Painting Sequence for Your Home

1. Bedrooms and Bathrooms

We recommend painting the bedrooms and bathrooms first. Why? Because these rooms are your private spaces. Knock these rooms out of the way first. This way, you have access to your private rooms of retreat for the rest of the remodel. Continue Reading →

How to Use Black Paint for your Home Interior

black paintThe idea of pitch black paint gracing an interior home wall doesn’t seem too appealing for a lot of homeowners. However, we like to think otherwise. Black paint for a home interior actually works quite well provided you use it in the manner we outline.

Considerations When Using Black Paint for the Home Interior

Keep in mind that black paint absorbs light, making the room feel less bright. If black is going to be the main color, limit use to rooms with ample natural lighting. This is a nonissue, though, if you only plan to use black as an accent or trim color.

Black paint also tends to make rooms feel smaller, especially if used on the ceiling. This is why you should limit the color to rooms large enough to handle this effect. Good candidates for black wall-to-wall paint includes open living spaces that integrate the living room and kitchen into a single space.

Strategies for Using Black Paint

We believe black paint is best as an accent color. It’s great for drawing eyes in its direction. For interior painting, one tip is to use black for natural focal pieces, such as a wall with a mantel. Continue Reading →

The Best House Staging Paint Colors

house staging paint colorsHouse sellers seldom sell to the first buyer. More often than not, sellers spend a while speaking with dozens of potential buyers before successfully closing the deal. To expedite the process, we recommend certain paint colors for staging your house. This makes the interior more appealing for a showing.

The Best House Staging Paint Colors

First impressions matter, and peeling paint and faded wallpaper do not create positive impressions. We recommend a thorough interior painting. Don’t just use any color, though. Our tip is to stick to a neutral color for its broad appeal. Continue Reading →

Paint A Child’s Bedroom School Colors

school colors2018 is here! For your child, this means their two-week winter vacation has come to an end. To instill some enthusiasm and commemorate the New Year, why not consider painting your child’s bedroom with school colors? This is an excellent interior painting renovation if you have a child in elementary or middle school.

School Color Options

Most schools have two or three colors. Hopefully, these are fairly modest colors so their combinations will be agreeable in your youngster’s bedroom. You can apply the color combinations a number of ways. One strategy is to use one color for the walls and another for the trim. If one color is neutral and the other bold, then consider reserving the bold color for the designated accent wall. Continue Reading →

Paint Colors That Attract Insects

paint colors that attract insectsYou don’t see as many insects in the winter. Nevertheless, some species are prevalent year-round. Of course, some of the bugs are attracted to the plants and flowers on your lawn. Did you know, though, that paint colors also attract insects? The exterior paint colors of your walls may very well be drawing pests to your home.

Insects Are Attracted to These Paint Colors

Bugs are naturally drawn to bright colors. They are drawn to colorful flowers which are a primary food source. Walls and decks with bright colors, such as orange and yellow, may also attract unwanted bugs. Luckily, bright paint colors are atypical for exterior walls, so this is a nonissue for most homeowners. If pests are a common problem in your area, then we also suggest minimizing brightly colored décor. Continue Reading →

Four Festive Holiday Color Schemes

holiday color schemesThis Christmas, why not partake in the festivities by adorning your walls with holiday paint color schemes? Naturally, people believe this will make the home look a bit “off” during the non-holiday months. However, holiday colors evoke warmth and cheeriness the rest of the year; they’re by no means exclusive to Christmas time.

Adorn Your Wall with These Christmas Colors

1. Blue, Green, and Silver

This color combination provides an airy atmosphere. Of course, using three colors in a single room may seem a bit much. Instead, use two of the three: one color for the accent wall and another for the other three walls. The third color can come from a décor item, such as the Christmas tree or curtains.

2. White and Brown

Use a mostly white backdrop with some brown for accent pieces or the crown moldings. All-white walls are great if you’re aiming for a minimalist design. Plus, it’s also terrific for creating a Winter Wonderland vibe, which you can enhance with a white Christmas tree. This scheme, by the way, is also suitable for exterior painting projects. Continue Reading →

Consider “Vacation Paint Colors” for Your Next Renovation

vacation paint colorsIf only vacations could last forever. While the fun eventually comes to an end, you can bring some of those good vibes to your home with “vacation paint colors.” We’ll explain how you can incorporate this into any interior room painting scheme.

What Are Vacation Paint Colors?

Vacation colors are simply any colors that evoke the same sensation you feel at a favorite vacation spot. This could be an actual spot you visited once, or your idea of a dream vacation. Colors, after all, have a strong physiological and psychological effect. Many restaurants, for instance, have a red interior because the color is known to stimulate appetite.

If reminiscing about a past getaway makes you feel good, then our tip is to use a vacation color or two. Continue Reading →

Promote Good Study Habits with Paint

promote good study habitsSchool is back in session. This means your kids are now spending a good portion of time in their room hitting the books. Certain paint colors promote good study habits, which is why this may be a good time to renovate your child’s room.

Paint Colors for Focused Studying

Certain hues stimulate the brain, aiding in greater mental clarity. For starters, we recommend refraining from dark colors. These colors are ungrounded, making it difficult for the mind to stay focused on a single task.

Bright colors, on the other hand, stimulate the mind and amplify creative thinking. The specific color is not important, as long as it’s a lighter tone. This helps both children and adults maintain sharp concentration. Plain white and cream colors are good choices.

Magnetic Paint

Magnetic paint is a relatively new and trending option for interior painting renovations. This is paint infused with iron dust particles. This gives it magnetic properties, much like a refrigerator. With this, your kids can hang study notes, mathematical equations and formulas, or the classroom syllabus on the wall. Continue Reading →

Updating Homes With Paint Make Them Look New

Updating homes with paintCertain interior paint colors and combinations can make a room appear “behind the times.” The same holds true for other modes of décor, which we will cover. These styles are not necessarily a no-no, but the home designs are outdated, at least according to public consensus. So updating homes with paint would be worth considering.

4 Outdated Home Designs

1. Certain Wall Colors

We don’t like to “diss” any type of color, since every type of hue has its advantages. However, certain colors just don’t stand the test of time. This includes more unconventional colors, such as peach, mauve, and hunter green just to list a few examples. Sticking to neutrals is always a good choice since they never go out of style. Plus, neutrals make a room feel more spacious. Continue Reading →

The Advantages of Dark Paint for Nurseries

Dark Paint for NurseriesNurseries don’t have to be either blue or pink. In fact, we believe a gender-neutral color is best. In this case, a dark paint color for a nursery suffices quite well. Our interior painters often recommend this for both aesthetic and practical reasons.

Why Dark Paint for Nurseries?

We prefer dark navy blue because it works for both genders. If you go with the traditional blue or pink, you’ll have to repaint the walls should you later have a second child of the opposite sex. Plus, with a gender-neutral color, you don’t have to wait until you know the baby’s gender to start the renovation. This gives you a big head start, especially if you and your spouse decide not to know the gender until the baby’s arrival. Continue Reading →