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The Psychology of Color in the Workplace

Psychology of ColorWhen it’s time to redecorate your workspace, there are some obvious choices you can make regarding paint colors. Many companies choose light, neutral tones to play it safe. And of course, colors that complement your corporate logo can be useful, as well. (more…)

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Tried and True Hue: Why Gray Is Still a Color of Choice for Interior Walls

grayRecent trends in home and office décor have highlighted bright wall colors, but don’t forget good old traditional gray when you paint. For decades, gray has been a safe go-to hue, but it can look more interesting than you might think. Instead of rejecting gray as dull and unimaginative, consider these reasons to incorporate it into your color scheme. (more…)

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Should You Renovate Your Interior or Exterior First?

shouldIf you are in the process of home renovations it can be daunting to think about everything that needs to get done. Yard work, new appliances, painting, new flooring…the list never seems to end. To get started on your to do list you should first decide if you want to focus your efforts on the exterior or interior of your home. Another thing you must consider is how long you are planning to stay in your residence.  If you are renovating to stay in your home for functional purposes, your approach will be different than if you’re renovating to get a higher price when you sell. (more…)

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The 5 Most Common Mistakes When Selecting a Paint Color

paint colorChoosing a color is hard enough, let alone when you’re trying to figure out what color(s) to paint your residence or business. The fact of the matter is that mistakes can be made, which is why we’ve compiled a list of the five most common errors associated with picking a paint color. (more…)

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5 Simple Steps to Paint Your Ceiling

Photo Courtesy of Red Beacon

Photo Courtesy of Red Beacon

Painting the inside of your home is always a fun DIY project, however to paint your ceiling can be a bit intimidating because it involves working in an awkward position. No need to fret, this project can go very smoothly if you prepare properly and follow a few simple steps that will help you complete your project like a pro.

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Tips for Painting your Nursery

Courtesy of Apartment Therapy

Courtesy of Apartment Therapy

The birth of a child is an exciting adventure full of unfamiliar territory, unexpected surprises, and uncounted joy. Preparing for the new baby, however, can be very costly and time consuming, not to mention somewhat stressful and overwhelming.

An integral part of preparing for your newborn baby is to set up and complete the nursery. When preparing a nursery, you want to create a warm, safe, and happy environment for your baby to grow. Painting can be an inexpensive and effective way to transform your baby’s new room, creating a fresh look for this exciting new arrival.

Here are a few tips to consider while preparing your nursery:

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Tips for Painting Stucco

Image Courtesy of DIY Life

Image Courtesy of DIY Life

Stucco is an incredibly durable, versatile product that has been used as a popular building material for over 100 years. Stucco is a type of plaster made by mixing cement, sand, and lime with water, then applying it to the exterior and interior walls of your home.

It is environmentally safe and clean, and allows for air infiltration, keeping your home fresh and comfortable. It also acts as an excellent barrier against termites and woodpeckers that will slowly deteriorate your home.

Stucco is an excellent choice for your home’s exterior because it provides a hard, durable, weather-resistant outer surface that protects from all the elements. Stucco is also breathable, making it rot- and fungus-resistant. However, over time, stucco exteriors can suffer small chips, fractures, stains, and fading that may need to be repaired.

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Why Your Exterior Paint Colors Are So Important

The following is a guest post by Ryan Parker, owner/operator of Mod Paint Works.

Mod Paint Works

Mod Paint Works

A Different Kind of Value in Exterior Colors

There are many ways to add a statement of color to the exterior of your home. Here, we are discussing the importance of your home’s exterior paint colors. From dark vs. light colors, to the exposure of your home and quality of paint you select – your exterior paint colors are extremely important.

Dark vs. Light

Colors have different values. When we refer to the value of a color we are talking about the lightness and darkness. Also, within colors we have inorganic and organic colors (these might seem a little opposite, as they did to me). Inorganic colors are those that are ‘earthy’ – beiges, browns, tans, mossy-greens, etc. Organic colors are reds, blues, greens and yellows – more vibrant, intense colors.

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2013 Interior & Exterior Paint Trends

Home Painted by Fordham & MacLean Painters

Home Painted by Fordham & MacLean Painters

If you’re ready to paint your home but have no idea what colors to use, the following paint trends may help you make a decision:

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5 Tips for Choosing Paint Colors

Choosing the best paint colors

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When you’re planning to paint your home you’ll soon discover just how baffling your options are. There are countless colors available, each offering an array of different tones and shades that themselves combine with every other color in endless ways, and it can be easy to become lost in a sea of paint swatches.

But hey, welcome to the future. We no longer have to rely on guesswork to pick out our paint colors, and we don’t have to wait until the final coat is drying on the wall before learning that the walls clash with the carpet. Here are just a few ways it’s become easier to choose paint colors in recent years.

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