Paint Colors


2014 Paint Color Forecast: Shift Into “Neutral”

As we gear up for the 2014 home painting season, it's becoming clear that neutrals will drive color fashion next year. Grey, in particular, but also white and … [Continue Reading]

Exterior Painting


Winter Ending; Let the Painting Begin!

Springtime is one of the most important seasons for exterior painting – especially after a difficult winter. And given this year's record snow, rain, ice and cold, it's a good bet that before too long, a lot … [Continue Reading]

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Proper Painting Gear Makes Exterior Painting Easier

Now that we're in the late stages of the exterior painting season, it's time to gear up for those final projects that will get your home winter-ready. Short of repainting your entire house, maybe you need to … [Continue Reading]

Colored Ceramics (Tubac, AZ)

Exterior Paint Color Is Inspired in Tubac, Too

After seeing my recent post on the inspired exterior paint color schemes in Bay View, Michigan, a friend wrote to say that he recently visited another of PQI's "Prettiest Painted Places in America": Tubac, … [Continue Reading]

Painting Ideas

Faux Framing With Paint

“Faux Framing” With Paint: Chic, Simple, and Economical

If you've ever suffered sticker shock from the cost of having an art piece matted and framed. . .this blog's for you. Turns out there's a simple, inexpensive, and much more creative alternative for showcasing … [Continue Reading]

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For more than 20 years, the Paint Quality Institute website has championed the "quality paint job" message and has made every effort to deliver timely information on color, trends and technical innovations. … [Continue Reading]

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Interior Painting Can Offer a Quick Fix to Your Home for the Holidays

With the holidays fast approaching, so are your holiday visitors. Is your home company-ready? If not, there’s still time to do something about it. You can dramatically upgrade your décor in just a weekend – … [Continue Reading]