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.

interior painting,paints, painters
Written by Colleen Kalil

How To Choose The Right Colors For Your Kitchen

The kitchen is one of the busiest places in the home. It’s where your family cooks, eats, and spends time together. When you decorate your kitchen, you want to transform it into a special space you’ll be happy to come home to. Can’t decide on the perfect colors for your kitchen? Follow these steps to design your perfect kitchen.

Choose Your Favorite Colors

Forget about the trends. You want to paint your kitchen in the colors that you enjoy looking at every time you walk into the room. Sure, you can explore the popular options, but make a choice on what makes you happy. The popular or trendy paint colors may be easier to find, but the classics will make a lasting impression on your kitchen.

Create Your Own Color Palette

Once you know what colors you want to use, decide on your color palette. Visit a home improvements store and choose paint chips that stand out to you. Bring them home and see how well they go with your kitchen. Or, you can skip the trip and find stunning color palettes on Pinterest.

Start With Your Cabinets

This is the perfect place to start if you’re repainting or replacing your cabinets. Your cabinets and drawers are the focal point of your kitchen and should stay that way. Choose your colors with a long-term plan in mind. White cabinets may look pretty, but dirt shows up quickly, especially if you cook a lot.

Keep Your Countertops Neutral

You don’t want your countertops to clash or compete with your cabinets. While they may have one of the biggest surfaces in your kitchen, you want to keep them neutral. Choose neutral colors that best complement your walls, backsplash, and cabinets. This will also help you extend the life of your counters if you choose to renovate or repaint your kitchen later on.

Go Crazy With Your Backsplashes And Paint Color

This is where you can let your imagination run wild a little. While countertops and cabinets tend to use neutral colors, your paint color and backsplash is where you can get a little creative. Bright colors will make you smile every time you walk into your kitchen.

There are many options for backsplashes, including glass tiles. Since cabinets and appliances cover most of your walls, use a pop of color that you normally wouldn’t use in a room that’s painted in one color. An accent wall can allow you to use your favorite color without it dominating the entire room.

Decorating your kitchen can help liven it up. It can even change the view of the rest of your house. Whether you’re considering a major renovation or just one room, adding a new coat of paint will improve your home. Contact University Painters today to discuss the plans of your project and to learn more about our interior painting services.

home painters, interior painting
Written by Colleen Kalil

Simple Ways To Brighten Your Bedroom

You need to spend close to 60 hours per week in your bedroom to get the recommended eight hours of sleep at night. This is reason enough to turn your bedroom into a happy and comfortable place.  Here are some ideas to get you started:

Upcycle Old Furniture

You may want to give old furniture a second chance and bring them to your bedroom. Do you have a nightstand that appears past its prime? It may have lost its luster after many years of use but you can paint it with a bold color to bring it back to life.  You can do the same to side tables, chairs and dressers. Replacing old drawer pulls with new ones can also make a big difference.

Use Wall Coverings

The walls on your bedroom are a canvass that you can use to personalize your bedroom and even showcase your sense of style. You can opt for a wallpaper with a color and pattern that suits your design concept. New peel-and-stick varieties now make it easier for you to experiment with colors and designs on your wall. If wallpaper is not your thing, you can opt for ready-made murals or tasteful decals.

Expand The Function Of Your Window

The windows take center stage when it comes to brightening your bedroom. Windows create privacy and allow light into your personal space but they also offer you a chance to express your style. You may want to consider having a simple but functional window seat. You can also use window treatments to create focal points, dimensions and neutral contrasts in your room.

Use  A Pleasing Color Palette

Having a pleasing color palette is one of the best ways to create a bedroom that can make you blissfully happy from the time you wake up to when you go to sleep each day. Make sure that you choose colors that you will likely enjoy for a long time without limiting yourself to standard-issue neutrals.

Your bedroom is the best place for you to make a bold color statement. You may want to consider going for complementary but unexpected color pairings or for trending palettes. If you are not sure where to start, you can find a colorful pillow or accessory in your room that you fancy, then find bedding, accessories and paint that can match and balance hues throughout the room. When painting your room, make sure to have it done by a professional painting service provider. Contact us at University Painters to learn more.

Painting Jobs, Home painters
Written by Colleen Kalil

Choosing The Right Paint Colors For Your Home

People often have a hard time picking out paint colors. Colors can transform your house into a home but the challenge for most homeowners is having to choose from thousands of available colors and picking the perfect one. Should you choose a dark or light color? Cool or warm? Neutral or bold? Here are some tips to help you pick out the perfect paint color:

Consider The Location Of The Room

There are several questions that you need to answer when choosing colors for particular spaces in your home. What is the purpose of the room you want to paint? Will the room serve as a dining area where you plan to entertain guests and spend time with your family every night for dinner? Will it be a laundry room, or will it be the master bedroom that will serve as your sanctuary after a busy day at work?

Different colors have different impacts. A pale blue, for instance, helps you feel relaxed so it is often painted in the bedroom. A bright color, on the other hand, can make you feel more active so you can use it in a work area.

Pick A Color Palette

Once you know the purpose of the space and what you want yourself and others to feel in this particular room, it is time to pick a color palette. Look around you. You should pick a color that goes well with everything in your room, You can also choose the color first then work around this color by accessorizing with curtains, decors and painted furniture.

See The Colors In Action

It is a good idea to give your colors a test before you proceed with the painting job. Paint the colors you’re considering onto white poster boards and place these next to your furniture, carpet and cabinets. Move the poster boards to different places in the room and look for color undertones at night in artificial lighting, during the day with natural lighting, and during rainy days.

Once you have chosen the colors for your home, be sure to choose a professional to perform the paint job for you. Feel free to contact us at University Painters to learn more about the house painting jobs we provide.

Exterior Painting, Carpentry, Deck Staining
Written by Josh Jablon

Trying To Sell Your Home?

Are you in the market to sell your home? A new paint job can go along way! Here are some tips and tricks to maximize your potential.

  1. Neutral colors – Remember, your style is not the same as your potential buyers style. By using a neutral color scheme throughout the interior of your home you will avoid turning buyers off due to style differences. You want to make it easy for buyers to imagine this space as their space. Don’t distract from this opportunity with a projection of your style and non neutral color palette.
  2. Up to date – A new paint job is a quick and easy way to update and refresh your space. A new white in that  closet of yours can brighten up a dingy space and make it appear much larger. Same thing goes with the other rooms in your home. Paint can also be used to highlight charming details in your home such as crown molding and bay windows.
  3. Curb Appeal – An easy way to increase your curb appeal is to be sure all exterior facets of your home are looking fresh and new. This goes from fences to decks to your front door. A new coat of paint can go a long way towards a fresh look and what will contribute greatly to a buyers first impression.

Happy selling!

Home Painter, Interior Painting, Exterior Painting
Written by Josh Jablon

June's Color Of The Month!

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June’s color of the month comes to us from Sherwin Williams! Amazing Gray is a fantastic neutral base selection for both interior and exterior use. The neutral color palettes are very popular these days! Curious where this would work on your house? Shoji White, Alabaster and Carley’s Rose are three of Sherwin Williams’ recommendations to coordinate with it! Give us a call and let us help you with a new look!

Home Painter, Interior Painting, Exterior Painting
Written by Josh Jablon

June’s Color Of The Month!

June’s color of the month comes to us from Sherwin Williams! Amazing Gray is a fantastic neutral base selection for both interior and exterior use. The neutral color palettes are very popular these days! Curious where this would work on your house? Shoji White, Alabaster and Carley’s Rose are three of Sherwin Williams’ recommendations to coordinate with it! Give us a call and let us help you with a new look!