Consumer Reports Comments on Color Matching Systems

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Consumer Reports. . .recently, we contributed to an article on paint color matching systems.

2014 Paint Color Forecast: Shift Into “Neutral”

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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 off-white, will be among the most popular interior paint colors and favored hues for home furnishings. Shades (and tints) of grey – ranging from grey-taupe all the [...]

When It Comes to Color Inspiration, Bay View Looks to Its Past

Historic palette provides color inspiration in Bay View, Michigan.

The pretty paint palette in this planned community of some 450 “cottages” and 30 public buildings is inspired by its past, which traces from the 1870s.

Beyond Accent Walls: Multi-color Paint Schemes

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If you’ve successfully experimented with painted accent walls, maybe you’re ready to get even more ambitious with your interior painting: utilizing multi-color paint schemes involving three or four colors.

Shades of Blue Rule Inauguration Day

President Barack Obama & Michelle

Any doubt that blue is one of this year’s top trendy colors was put to rest at this week’s presidential inauguration, where various shades of the hue were seen in all their glory on the nation’s fashionable first family.

2013′s Hottest Interior Paint Colors: Green and Blue

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If you’re wondering which interior paint colors will be “in” this year, just look outside. The diverse greens and blues that we see outdoors will be popular choices for beautifying our living spaces in 2013.

Spread Cheer This Holiday Season by Applying a Bright-Colored Interior Paint

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The year-end holidays are a joyful time. . .Why not celebrate the season with a bright new interior paint job?

Color Psychology Can Help You Get Psyched for Interior Painting

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Skillful interior decorating is largely an artistic endeavor, but there’s some science involved also, and none more important than having an understanding of the psychology of color. It can help you choose paint colors that create the right mood in a room, affecting not just your own feelings, but those of everyone who enters. Paint color is so powerful, in fact, that it can influence not just our state of mind, but our psychology as well.

Follow the 60-30-10 Rule for “Suitable” Color Schemes

well dressed businessman

To bring proper balance to an interior color scheme, keep in mind the image of a man in a business suit. The harmonious proportionality between the suit, the shirt, and the tie is a winning combination that will also work wonders in any room.

Consider “Value” When Creating a Color Scheme

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Most successful paint color schemes employ colors with similar intensity. If one paint color is too bright, it’s very easy to correct the problem.