February is one of those months on the East Coast where we are all striving for a ray of sunshine and the feeling of warmth on our faces. Since we may not have that for another month, let’s create some inspiration, and consider some fun paint decorating ideas. As we head into spring, you may want to consider giving an area of your home a fresh and updated look. Let’s explore some of the different 2014 color paint trends.
Sherwin-Williams has a new line for 2014 with fun category names such as Reasoned, Intrinsic, Curiosity, and Diaphanous. You can view a lovely display of those colors by clicking here. Sherwin-Williams also has a great tool to help you by using your smart phone to match a color with paint colors. It is an app that works on the iPhone, Android or Blackberry, click here to learn more about ColorSnap®.
Benjamin Moore has a lovely magazine style brochure for their 2014 Color Trends, click here to peruse. I absolutely love their ‘Breath of Fresh Air 806’, color of the year for 2014 as it reminds me of the beautiful blue of the tropics. Benjamin Moore also has a useful online tool for calculating how much paint you need for a given space; check that out by clicking here.
If you generally head to Home Depot for all of your home needs – their Behr line has a wonderful color selection. Click here for the Behr 2014 Color Trends. I also found a very helpful article on the Lowes.com website on choosing paint colors and schemes, click here to review. I also wrote late last year about the new Pantone color of the year Radiant Orchid; click here to review that post for more ideas.
I would highly recommend that you purchase a sample of the paint and giving it a try to ensure that it offers the feeling and look that you want. Often I have found with clients that they don’t take into account the lighting in the room so a color may appear much darker than they anticipated. The sample will give you the opportunity to see if you like the color at all times of the day with varying light and it’s a less expensive route to go if you end up disliking the color!
If you need help picking out colors or know that you want a change but unsure as to what direction to go in, contact Debbie@RedesignRight.com for all your design needs!
Debbie Correale is founder and owner of Redesign Right, LLC. You can learn more about her at www.RedesignRight.com. Find her on Facebook.com/RedesignRight, Twitter @RedesignRight, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Houzz and Google+.