The paint manufacturers have made some exciting Color of the Year selections for 2020, have you seen them? Overall, they embrace a similar theme to help inspire by using colors of nature and colors that calm. Design with these goals in mind is not a new concept. The impact of paint color in our home, school, or work environment invokes a feeling and affects us. These paint companies have selected the following colors as their 2020 Color of the Year:Continue reading 2020 Colors of the Year
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!
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Moving into a new home can be an overwhelming experience but what a wonderful time to paint and start with a fresh look that you love! Depending on the size of the room and the amount of light in the room will impact how certain colors look in a room. How many times have you picked a color (from a 1”x 1” swatch of paint) and disliked the overall feeling on the walls?
I decided to call on the experts to help us with this process of picking the right paint color. This is what Bonnie Sunday, Division Designer Account Executive of the Sherwin-Williams Company has to say:
Sherwin-Williams has just the thing to help make color selecting easier whether you’re moving into your new place or updating a room. Our Color Visualizer allows you to picture your space before you paint it. Simply upload your photo than drag and drop a color or use the brush to paint. It’s that simple. Search our entire palette featuring 1,500 colors or use our color collections to find your ideal color. You can also use the tools to add or remove color, refine edges, add color to trim, touch up your paint job and more. Once you found the perfect colors you’ll be able to print your work. The Color Visualizer also includes a coupon to help you get started!
Now that you found the right colors, you’ll need the right paint product. Sherwin-Williams is proud to introduce our newest product, Emerald. Emerald is a zero VOC product and meets the most stringent VOC regulations. It’s also tinted with zero VOC colorants which no other paint company can tint its full line of colors with a zero VOC colorant. It’s low order with anti-microbial properties that inhibit the growth of mold and mildew on the surface of the paint film. It’s also self-priming, with easy application for the most beautiful, durable finish.
Have some fun with this process and send me a photo or comment with your favorite paint color this spring!
For all of your redesign and home staging needs, contact Debbie@RedesignRight.com!