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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Thinking About Painting?

Is painting on your “to do” list of tasks to complete before the holidays? A recent study of Interior Designers reveals today’s “in” colors are:
~greys (dark, stone, charcoal)
~greens (teal, blue-green, olive, sage, pale)
~earth tones (camel, taupe, tan, natural)
~blues (turquoise, green-blue, bright, tropical)
~browns (chocolate, dark, mushroom)
~fire colors (reds, oranges, gold, copper, magenta, pink, yellow, coral)
~barely colors (white, ecru, cream)

There are a few of these colors that are seldom used as paint colors. If you are drawn to colors like bright blue or magenta, use it as an accent color in a rug, pillow, throw, or accessory in the room.

As you select your new paint color, if you will also be changing your flooring in the future, please choose the flooring before you select the paint. Start where you have the fewest choices (flooring) and work up to where you have the most (paint.) We unfortunately see clients every week who have already painted that have a very difficult time finding a flooring color that works with their paint choice.

You can avoid this dilemma by selecting flooring and paint at the same time. Just let us know that you will not be able to have your new floor installed right away and our Design Consultants will suggest newer styles that should not be discontinued in the near future. (Unfortunately, this is the fashion industry and there are no guarantees.) Be sure to keep a small swatch of the new floor you selected in the event the product is discontinued you will have the sample that your paint selection was based on. That will assist your Consultant in finding a new style that will blend well with your paint color.

By the way, Enhance Floors & More has a great painter on staff. We can assist you with home improvement projects all around the house!

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