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Can Light Influence the Color of My Paint?

November 3, 2023

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a painted room with natural lighting

If you’re about to embark on an interior painting project, you’re probably feeling excited at the prospect of transforming part (or all) of your house into something spectacular! But you should want to ensure that your results last for as long as possible and don’t unexpectedly change in appearance. However, did you know that light can sometimes alter the perceived color of paint? Continue reading below to learn a little more about how light can influence the color of paint, and how you can ensure that it doesn’t greatly affect your results!


What Paint Colors Will Match My Dark Hardwood Floors?

October 3, 2023

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hardwood floor with a white wall background

The two largest surfaces in any given room include the floor and the walls—and because of this, any sensible interior designer will tell you that they must complement each other! This means that if you have hardwood floors in your home, you might need to put a little extra thought into what paint color scheme you’re selecting if you’re hoping to impress your house guests! Continue reading to learn more about some of the best paint color schemes for elevating rooms and homes with dark wood floors.


Enhance the Stainless Steel Appliances in Your Kitchen with These Paint Colors

September 2, 2023

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a kitchen with stainless steel appliances

In the world of interior design, there’s a general consensus that the kitchen is the “heart of the home,” where functionality meets aesthetics. With stainless steel appliances becoming a popular staple in modern kitchens, choosing the right paint color scheme is essential for enhancing their sleek and sophisticated appeal—you wouldn’t want them to feel out of place in your home! Keep reading to learn about some paint color schemes that go well with stainless steel appliances so that you can create a culinary space that looks great.


How Can I Make My Small Room Look Larger?

August 4, 2023

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a modern, interior room that looks big

If you have a room in your home that is small but cozy, you might be looking for ways to make it feel a little more inviting and spacious. Fortunately, there are several tactics you can utilize to make even the smallest room feel more inviting and spacious, such as a fresh coat of paint, new furniture, and more. Continue reading below to learn a few useful tips about how to transform a small room or living space into a visually expansive sanctuary!


4 Telltale Signs It’s Time to Repaint Your Home’s Interior

July 2, 2023

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a closeup of a home’s interior being painted

A fresh coat of paint can breathe new life into your home’s interior, vastly enhancing its aesthetics, making it feel more spacious and inviting, and helping you ultimately feel much more at home within your abode. However, over time, paint wears down and loses its vibrancy, which can cause your walls to not seem as bright or radiant as they once were. Keep reading to learn more about a few of the signs that indicate that it’s time to repaint your home’s interior so that you can continue to enjoy living in a space that looks as cozy as it feels!


The Key Differences Between Interior and Exterior Paint

June 2, 2023

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a couple selecting a shade of interior paint

If you’ve recently stepped down the paint aisle at your local home improvement store, you might’ve been quickly impressed or overwhelmed by the vast selection of paint available! With virtually endless options lining these shelves, it can sometimes be difficult to find the perfect choice for your project. But one thing that you should be considering before all else is the nature of your project: are you painting indoors or outdoors? Believe it or not, you’ll need a specialized type of paint depending on what you’re doing! Here’s more about a few of the key differences between exterior and interior paints and how they’re each used to produce spectacular and lasting results.


A Closer Look at How Paint Is Made

May 4, 2023

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an assortment of colored paint cans

When we think about painting our homes, the first thing that comes to mind is the vast array of colors that are readily available—the possibilities are virtually endless, and if you can imagine a certain shade or hue, it very likely exists! That said, what most of us overlook when it comes to painting is the intricate and precise process that goes into the creation of these colors. Keep reading to learn a little more about the ingredients that are used to manufacture paint, along with a brief overview of the main steps of the process.


Your Brief Guide to Exterior Brick Makeovers

April 5, 2023

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a painted exterior brick wall

Whether you’re building a brand-new home, planning out an exterior remodel, or simply aiming to renovate an old brick wall or fireplace, painting the brick exterior of your home can be an exciting undertaking. Painted brick can offer a timeless and beautiful look, but if you want the best results possible, you shouldn’t head into the process without the proper knowledge beforehand. Here are three key things you should keep in mind if you’re thinking about an exterior brick makeover.  


Off-White: 2023’s Exterior Paint Color Trend

February 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — platinumftw @ 12:26 pm
can of off-white paint with brush

The new year is an opportunity to make a fresh start, and many homeowners want to know the colors designers recommend for exterior paint. So far in 2023, the predominant paint trend has been warm off-white. This grouping of shades may seem ordinary and uninspired at first glance, but when you really consider its traits, it makes perfect sense! Read on for four good reasons to follow this trend for painting the exterior of your home.


Top Interior Color Trends for 2023

December 14, 2022

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blue green living room

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic slowed the pace of life. For a while, it affected interior color palettes, causing homeowners to lean into light and airy shades. However, now that most of us are getting back to living life on our own terms without mandates or restrictions in place, interior color palettes are reflecting the desire to move forward. Read on to learn which color palettes will be “it” for 2023 and how they emphasize the connection between home and self.  

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