#PaintTipTuesday [013] The Meaning of Colors

We continue our “Meaning of Colors” theme with #PaintTipTuesday this week. After looking at greens and dreaming of the lush lawns and the full trees we’ll see in just a few months time (we hope!), we decided to keep with the spirit of Summer and take a look at yellows.

Meaning: “Yellow is almost always associated with happiness, laughter and good times. A person surrounded by yellow feels optimistic because the brain actually releases more serotonin when around this colour. Yellow manages to be both rich and delicate – a quality that allows it to be used in many spaces. Some shades of yellow are associated with the promise of better times.” –LifeStyle.com.au

Where to use it:  It’s best to use a softer or darker tone of yellow in the bedroom as it will lift spirits, while also emitting a restful feeling over the room. It must be used sparingly and in the right places as to not be overwhelming. Avoid the bright mustard yellows in the bedroom.

“It is a wonderful color for the kitchen, dining room, and living room because it is very uplifting and sociable. If used in the bedroom, make sure it is an earthy or pale yellow.” – Feng-shui-and-beyond.com

Some of our favorite looks with yellow aren’t only in the bedroom. We see more bold tones of yellow throughout the house in order to give that extra pop of color (and happiness!) — have fun with it and remember yellow doesn’t always mean “mustard” tones. Be creative and play with varying tones in one room.

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Visit our Color Trend: Yellow Pinterest for more yellow inspiration! 

#PaintTipTuesday [012] The Meaning of Colors

Ever wonder why you’re drawn to a specific color? And maybe why some colors in certain rooms work better than others? Over the next few weeks we’re going to delve into the meaning of colors and where they can be best placed in your home.

This week: Green ~ light, bright, dark, and everything in between!

The color green is considered a restful color for the eye. It’s a beautiful combination of the fresh feeling of blue and happy yellow to bring a perfect harmony in one color. Green encourages relaxing (relieving you from your stressful days), comfort and togetherness. It’s perfect for any room in the house.

They also say that green lovers are people who exude positive energy and have a “make it happen” philosophy in life! We like to hear that.

Check out some of our favorite GREEN photo inspiration below and follow at our Color Trend: Green board on Pinterest!

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How can you tell when one color is too much? 

If you want to get creative and add a lot of color to your room, making it the main focus – it works wonders to choose another color as a bold contrast. You can choose either way to focus the room using white walls and a splash of color, or painting your walls a bold, bright color and adding a more subtle color to break up the room.

Color choice can vary depending on room size, windows, and light fixtures. If you’re searching to make the space feel cozy or more spacious also makes a difference in what paint or fabric color may be best to add that pop.

If you’re unsure about what way to add color to your home is the best, call Nina McCarthy from A Beautiful Room Interiors for your personal design constultation: +1-603-770-1535

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As our #PaintTipWednesday continues we bring you the quote that inspired this weeks tip:

 ”Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?” – unknown

And as many of us know, there isn’t enough time in the days to get everything done — especially waiting for paint to dry to get on with the next layer before putting your home back to functioning order . . .
So, if you’re looking for a way to quickly dry your paint, grab the hair dryer out of the bathroom closet and focus on the wet spots that are really drying too slowly.
It’s important to keep the end of the dryer about two feet away from the wall (or whichever wet surface) to keep the paint from forming bubbles. Moving the dryer slowly over the wet areas until the paint appears to be evenly dried.wet_paint
*Of course, this technique works very well on smaller surfaces. 
For those larger projects, it may be best to close off the room, turn up the heat and either open up the windows or add a moving fan to help the warm air circulate better.

 

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At Exeter Paint we like to make things easy. That means helping you choose the right color, the right paint, and all the right materials for your at home project. But we also want you to feel like you can bring our expert opinions home which is why we’ve started #PaintTipWednesday. We hope to make projects seem less daunting and help you get the professional look you want.

 

Lap marks are those ugly stripes caused by uneven layers of paint buildup. They occur when you roll over paint that’s already partly dry. (In warm, dry conditions, latex paint can begin to stiffen in less than a minute!) The key to avoiding lap marks is to maintain a “wet edge,” so each stroke of your roller overlaps the previous stroke before the paint can begin to dry.To maintain a wet edge, start near a corner and run the roller up and down the full height of the wall, moving over slightly with each stroke. Move backward where necessary to even out thick spots or runs. Don’t let the roller become nearly dry; reload it often so that it’s always at least half loaded. Keep the open side of the roller frame facing the area that’s already painted. That puts less pressure on the open side of the roller, so you’re less likely to leave paint ridges. – Familyhandyman.com


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