interior painting, painters, paint colors
Written by Colleen Kalil

Color Trends for 2018-2019

interior painting, painters, paint colorsHave you ever walked into someone’s house and thought, “That color is so 1970s?” It’s easy to tell the last time a home was painted based on the color palette. While some colors are timeless, there are definite trends in color families, hue, and tone. Read on for the hottest colors for 2018 and 2019.

In House Beautiful’s May 2018 issue, the top five color trends for interiors were Sage, Gold, Ultra Violet, Crimson, and Teal. Bold colors are in, and it’s your chance to experiment. If you’ve never had anything except white walls, try something new. Select one, two, or more colors you’d like to try and paint a 2′ x 2′ area on the wall. Paint color often dries darker than it appears in the can. You’ll also want to see it at different times of the day.

Trends for 2019 are a bit more subtle, but they’re still not typical. Hazelnut, Lilac, Gray, Dark Green, and pastels are at the top of the list for color choices. The choices you make will depend on the style of your home, the room’s purpose, and your personal taste. Color psychology is a great way to guide your choice.

Colors in the red-orange family are warm and stimulate Purple your senses. While reds are associated with danger or caution, they convey power and energy. Orange is also energetic but in a lighter way than red. Yellow has a feeling of joy, brightness, and happiness. Children whose favorite color is yellow tend to be happier and more positive.

Blue and green represent nature, freshness, and growth, but also stability and safety. Most shades of green are calming colors, good choices for bedrooms or the living room. The lighter the colors in this palette, the more soothing the effect.

The color of royalty, purple has gained in popularity over the last few years. Purple represents wealth, luxury, and creativity.

White is a timeless classic and ranges from bright white to eggshell. White symbolizes purity, goodness, and cleanliness. It’s an excellent neutral if your furnishings have busy patterns or bold colors. Be careful when choosing bright whites. Depending on the light source and lighting in your home, it can appear harsh.

No matter what your color preferences are, the experts at University Painters can help you select the right color for you and apply it to perfection. Call us or go online for an appointment.

Exterior Painting, Home Painters
Written by Colleen Kalil

Get Your Backyard Event Ready

During the warmer months of the year, people want to spend more time outdoors, not just relaxing but also celebrating with friends and family. Whether the gathering is a casual barbeque, a child’s birthday party, or a wedding, everything should look fresh and inviting.

If your home has been the same color for the past decade, consider giving the exterior a refresh with a new combination of colors. Every year, the people at the Pantone Color Institute select a color of the year, which influences the fields of fashion, design, and home décor. The color for 2018 is Ultra Violet, and while the exterior of your home may not be the place for a pop of this vibrant color, there are other palettes that are currently trending.

Before painting, consider the environment around your home. Do you live in a wooded area, downtown, or a more traditional suburban setting? How will the new color fit in with other homes in your neighborhood? The answer to these questions will help you choose the best color scheme for your home. The first step is to select the main color, and then add accent colors. Don’t go overboard with the number of accent colors or you may end up with what looks like a Jackson Pollock painting rather than a fresh, updated exterior.

Exterior colors now trending are gray-blue, pale yellow, Cyprus green, peach, forest green, and red. If you select a bold color like red, keep the trim simple and add a complementary color to the front door. If you absolutely love white as the main color for your home, try updating the accents to forest green, gray-blue, or navy blue. If you live in a lush, forest environment, yellow or peach are options to make your home stand out but not overpower the flora.

If you have a few ideas but need help making your final color choices, contact University Painters. We can help you develop the right color palette for your home. Contact us today so we can help you get prepared for your next backyard event.

Interior painting, home painting
Written by Josh Jablon

Painting Your Walls With These Colors Can Help Relieve Stress

You do not have to travel far everyday to de-stress and relax. You can take a breather after a stressful day at work in the comfort of your home. Having the right home interior paint colors in your house has been proven to boost mood and help you relax, so you may want to consider the colors painted on your walls. You may want to switch to any of the following colors that can make your long and stressful day less overwhelming:

Blue

Blue is a soothing color that can calm your mind and reduce tension. It is frequently used in bedrooms because it helps people sleep. When choosing shades of blue, go for those that are soft, neutral and restful.

Violet

Violet stems from the color blue. The right kind of violet can bring inner peace and balance on your soul. Steer away from hues that have too much black in them though because these shades tend to create a cold environment.

Pink

Pink also calms and brings peace into a room. Feng Shui believers even use this color for soothing energy in a room. Pink may be considered a feminine color, which is why it is best used in girls’ rooms but the right tone can look beautiful in any room.

Green

Green is a symbol of nature. The color is also very visually soothing, which can help produce a feeling of freshness and calm. People find themselves more relaxed in places where they are surrounded by the colors of nature. You can bring this feeling inside your home by painting your rooms and walls with nature’s colors.

Gray

Gray may seem dull and boring for some people but this color can actually provide a soothing and cooling presence. It is also a neutral color so it easily works with most furnishings. It can be used in a variety of rooms including the living room, kitchen, home office and bedroom.

Getting the right colors for your home can help alleviate stress after a busy day at work. If you consider repainting your home for new colors that can help you relax, choose a painting service contractor with years of experience in the industry. University Painters has been providing painting services for houses and condominiums since 1986. Feel free to contact us for a free estimate of the painting job you have in mind.