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How to Choose the Best Wall Color to Display Artwork

Do you have a favorite piece of artwork that you want to display, but don’t know how to give it the backdrop it deserves? Take into account the following tips on how to paint a feature wall that is as beautiful as your art.

Add an Accent Wall 

When deciding on wall paint colors for rooms, you must take the artwork and furniture into account. Decide on a color palette for your room and determine how you will integrate accent colors into various features. Take this bedroom for example. The bold black wall immediately draws attention but is then softened by the white, grey and gold of the large pieces of art and bed in front of it.

Consider the Art

Is the artwork a bold and bright abstract piece, or a soft and airy watercolor? The tone and mood of the artwork should guide your choice of paint for the wall behind it. For example, the simple monochromatic scheme of these wall hangings is upheld perfectly by the crisp white wall. Imagine if these same images were hanging on a blue or even gray background. The simplicity and cleanliness of the style would be lost.

Consider the Room 

Darker colored walls can help a room appear more “warm and cozy”. This is especially common in dining rooms and bedrooms. If you decide to use a darker colored wall, it is suggested that you put similarly colored artwork on it, as demonstrated I this image. This not only adds personality to a room that can otherwise be quite boring, but also introduces more colors to add in various accents throughout the room. This goes back to creating a cohesive color palate as previously discussed.

Choose Flat Paint

When given the option for paint sheen on a wall behind artwork, it is almost always best to opt for a plat faint that only reflects color, not light. This will allow the art to be the star of the show instead of a shiny background wall. Flat paint also masks dings, scratches and fingerprints better than its sheen counterparts, so you’ll be cleaning and fixing bumps and bruises less often.

Remember, it is possible to go overboard with wall colors so everything in moderation. Think of the wall as more of the supporting actor to the real star, the artwork.

For more insights and expert opinions into wall colors, visit our website or contact us at 303.800.7575.

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Is Spring the Best Time for Exterior House Painting?

So, you’ve decided your house needs a bit of an exterior paint revamp – now the question is when to do it. While you may think certain seasons are better than others to get your home’s exterior painted, we’re going to give you some facts about why springtime exterior house painting is the best option.

Temperatures Matter

While it may seem obvious to some, drastic temperatures are not ideal conditions for exterior house painting. The paint used on the exterior of homes performs best when applied in mild temperatures that don’t fluctuate much. If the paint is applied when it is too hot outside (usually above 85 degrees) it will dry too quickly and may cause brush strokes and paint clumps to be visible. Extreme high temperatures may also cause the paint to have a lower quality seal, resulting in a less long-lasting paint job.

On the other hand, winter temperatures can hinder the painting of your home’s exterior due to the latex paint’s water-based quality, which will freeze at the same temperature water does. Even if it’s not quite freezing, the paint can develop a strange consistency and become stringy and clumpy. Additionally, wintertime moisture from snow can damage the structure of your home’s exterior paint, so it’s best to wait until the season passes to fix the damage that has been done.

All Eyes on You

No one will be able to admire your house’s beautiful new exterior paint job when it’s covered in snow, so waiting until friends and family will be able to appreciate it is usually best. If you time everything right, getting your home painted early in the season will allow you to plant shrubs and a garden around your home without the worry of ruining your new paint job.

Spring is also a popular time for home sales, and by getting a fresh coat of paint on the exterior, you can increase your home’s value and selling price! And in Denver’s hot housing market, any leg up on the competition is a win.

Is your home ready for a refresh? Schedule your exterior house painting job early and enjoy your great looking exterior all year long! For more information, visit our website or call us at (303) 800-7575.

 

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How to Find a Quality House Painting Contractor

When it comes to painting your home, it’s best to hire a professional rather than try to do it yourself. While it may seem like a lot of work to vet each potential company, it will be completely worth it in the end when your house looks beautiful with a fresh coat of paint. There are many painting contractors in Denver, so we’ve listed a few key points that you should keep in mind when deciding which one to give your business to.

Shop Around

When looking for a house painting contractor, it’s best to shop around and talk to a few companies before making a decision. There are multiple things to look for in a house painting contractor, so make sure you inquire about each of the following to get a proper understanding of their work.

Inquire About Experience

No one wants their home to be the trial run for a contractor’s first job. When deciding on a house painting company, make sure to inquire about their previous experience and get some references, if possible. Check out their previous work for yourself and ensure it is up to your standards before moving forward.

Check out the Reviews

Any good house painting contractor that has been in the business a while will have at least some reviews online from previous clients. If they don’t, that’s not a good sign and you should probably avoid pursuing that company further. When it comes to the actual reviews, be sure to read them and not just look at the number of stars. The reviews themselves contain valuable information and insights from real customers that you may not have been able to gather from simply researching the company yourself.

Keep Cost in Mind

While cost is naturally a concern, getting the lowest possible price should not be your main priority. Sure, it should be a large consideration, but getting someone with skill and expertise is much more important than going with the contractor with the lowest bid. Keep in mind that better and more qualified house painting contractors will probably charge more for their services, but it is always recommended to go with someone who is properly insured and experienced rather than an individual looking to make some extra cash on the side.

By keeping these things in mind while searching for a Denver house painting contractor, you can easily find someone that will do a quality job. Contact us to get a free estimate today and see why we’re a trusted contractor for house painting in Denver.

Denver house painting contractors get a majority of their business through recommendations and word of mouth, so if you were satisfied with your experience, letting people know is always greatly appreciated.

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Low VOC Paint and Why You Should Use It

Painting your home with low VOC paints is absolutely crucial these days. Not only are they durable and long-lasting, but they are much less harmful to both you and the environment than normal, VOC containing paints. In this post we will explain what these mysterious VOCs are and the benefits of using zero or low VOC paint.

What are VOCs?

VOCs are Volatile Organic Compounds. More simply put, they are carbon compounds that can easily vaporize and lead to air pollution and cause serious health concerns when inhaled. Some common health problems linked to the inhalation of VOCs are asthma, headaches, respiratory diseases and cancer. Although VOC levels are highest during painting and as the paint is drying, some paints with high VOC levels can continue to give of toxins for up to several years afterwards.

Benefits of Using Low VOC Paints

Besides the obvious benefit of limiting you and your family’s exposure to harmful chemicals, low VOC paints have many other benefits. Since they have less added chemicals, they have much less of a strong “paint” odor which can hinder when you are able to safely move back into your home after a big paint job. Also, due to their lack of harmful chemicals, they are easier to dispose of and effectively minimize harmful waste going into the environment. They are just as, if not more, durable than their high VOC counterparts, so the choice when it comes to paints is really a no-brainer.

Choose a Painting Contractor that Uses Low and Zero VOC Paints

Here at Paint Denver, we choose to use only zero and low VOC paint because we care about the health and safety of your families and our employees. Learn more about our philosophy to provide the highest quality work with the least amount of impact to you and the environment,

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House Painting Color Trends for 2018

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Ultra Violet, the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year

Every year The Pantone Color Institute, which helps designers and other industry professionals select color for designs, chooses a color that represents current trends in the world of design and serves as an expression of what’s needed in our world today. So, what’s the color of the year for 2018 you ask? That would be Ultra Violet, an eye-catching purple-highlighter shade. 

With 2018 right around the corner, we take a look at ways this color might be applied in decorating and painting interior or exterior spaces of your house. 

Choosing the Right Paint Color

Choosing the right color can accomplish a lot. It can give a living room a sophisticated look, energize a kitchen space like a ray of sunshine, or make a small room feel more spacious. But the task of finding that perfect shade can be anything but simple. This description of the use of Ultra Violet in home décor might be a good starting point to determine if this year’s special shade belongs in your next home design project.

In interiors, Ultra Violet can transform a room into one of extraordinary self-expression, or conversely its polish can tone down a room with subdued, modern pairings. […] In hospitality, we are seeing purples like Ultra Violet take center stage in interior spaces as large and small hotels harness color and design to entice travelers and stay relevant.

House Painting Ideas Using 2018’s Hottest Color

Pantone has created eight different color palettes to showcase Ultra Violet each with its own distinctive feeling and mood. Check them out below along with a few thoughts on what spaces in the home these color combinations might be used in and other house painting design ideas.

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Purple Haze Color Palette

Embodying calmness, a palette of hazy and smoky hues effortlessly commingle to create subtle blends and harmonies that are both timeless and time-honored.

Stressed? Can’t sleep? Experiment with adding these shades to the bedroom or living room to set a more relaxing and calming mood. Shades of blue, green, and purple have been shown to reduce stress and anxiety. Painting a wall with these colors can help a room seem more expansive, so they make a great choice for small bedrooms too.

 

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Kindred Spirits Color Palette

Sitting side by side on the color wheel, this palette of like-minded hues with their spirited good humor and playful exuberance makes for easy and engaging color mixes.

Purple has a long reputation of portraying royalty and power. Recolor your walls or accent your bathroom with these purples for a more luxurious touch. 

 

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Drama Queen Color Palette

An unusual combination of show-stopping saturated color with rich and elegant earth tones creates an adventurous mood full of excitement and drama.

Great for the living room or social areas, use these energetic colors to evoke enthusiasm and stimulate conversation. The green and brown shades could also be used in the home office to motivate concentration and focus. 

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Intrigue Color Palette

Invoking a sense of mystery, a palette of nature’s blues and greens, combined with the unconventional Ultra Violet and a Silver and Pale Gold metallic, exudes a quiet strength.

This color scheme is reminiscent of peacock feathers and might be used to connect the living room to kitchen for a seamless look. 

 

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Quietude Color Palette

Soft and warm, a subtle palette of natural and organic shades accented by a Frosted Almond metallic evokes reassurance and conveys a sense of calm and quiet.

The living room is a popular place to use these soft earthy tones to compliment natural colors of the floor or wood furniture. 

 

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Attitude Color Palette

Exploding with zest and energy, this palette of pure, unadulterated color which screams “look at me” comes together to create a bold statement with feelings of excitement and high voltage effects.

You might use these oranges, yellows and pinks to punch up cabinetry in a kitchen that gets plenty of sunlight. 

 

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Desert Sunset Palette

Emulating a desert sunset, this is a dramatic palette of brilliantly heightened warm shades that radiate resplendently across the early evening sky.

While yellow is typically the happiest color in the spectrum and often used to stimulate excitement, these soft yellows are soothing and relaxing, making them a good fit for the bedroom or other spaces where you want to relax.

 

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Floral Fantasies Color Palette

Inspired by the colors we see in our surroundings, a combination of soft and sweet pastels with an enchanting Ultra Violet and a deep, dark navy Astral Aura conjures up a summer garden in full bloom.

These pastels might make for a great exterior paint color scheme to achieve a beach house look.

 

Happy House Painting and Home Design in 2018

We encourage you to explore other ways to incorporate 2018’s color of the year into your color schemes and design choices. And if you are in the area and looking for the best house painting in Denver for your next project, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.

 

 

 

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