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Written by Colleen Kalil

Avoid These Mistakes People Make When Choosing Paint Colors

It is crucial to make an educated choice when selecting paint colors for your home. You do not want to live in a home with colors that are either too boring or too overwhelming. Make sure to avoid the following mistakes people often make when choosing paint colors:

Failing To Take The Furniture And Decor Into Consideration

It isn’t a good idea to choose a paint color simply because it is your favorite hue. Consider all the elements in a room or your house when choosing a paint color. You do not want a paint color that clashes with your couch or favorite painting.

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Written by Josh Jablon

Paint With Colors That Can Increase The Value Of Your Home

It was thought that houses sell better with neutral colors such as eggshell, white and taupe. Findings of a new study, however, revealed that you may want to be a little bolder when it comes to selecting paint colors.

Bathroom

Real estate site Zillow.com analyzed more than 32,000 images of sold homes and found that those with the shades of powder blue and periwinkle, particularly in the bathroom, sold for $5,440 more on average. Homes with white or off-white bathrooms, on the other hand, sold for about  $4,035 less.

Dining Room

Blue hues also appear to increase home value in other rooms. Homes with dining rooms painted in blue-gray, slate blue and navy blue paired with distressed white shiplap finishes were sold for nearly $2,000 more on average while those with red-painted dining rooms sold for  $2,031 less on average.

Kitchen

Homes with blue gray and soft gray blue tones in the kitchen sold for around $1,800 more while those with yellow hues like straw yellow and marigold sold for $820 less on average.

Bedroom

Homes with blue bedrooms sold for $1,856 more on average while those with pink, which is often found in kids’ rooms, sold for $208 less on average.

Living Room

Homes with a brown living room sold for $1,809 more on average while those with blue sold for $820 less on average.

Exterior Of The House

Exterior colors also matter. Those with exterior colors of gray and brown sold for $1,526 more on average while those with brown exteriors sold for $1,970 less on average.

Painting the house or a room or two is considered one of the quickest and most cost-effective ways home sellers can make their property more sellable.

If you’re planning on selling your home, you may want to consider making some color changes in a few rooms so the property becomes more appealing to prospective buyers.

University Painters can provide you with professional painting services that can help boost the value of your home. We have been painting homes, offices and condominiums since 1990 and we can guarantee you quality services. We will be happy to assist you in giving your home a color makeover.

Home Painters, Interior painting
Written by Josh Jablon

Paint Colors That Can Increase The Value Of Your Home

The colors of your home and rooms are among the things you need to consider if you’re planning to sell your home at a good price.

It was thought that houses sell better with neutral colors such as eggshell, white and taupe. Findings of a new study, however, revealed that you may want to be a little bolder when it comes to selecting paint colors.

Bathroom

Real estate site Zillow.com analyzed more than 32,000 images of sold homes and found that those with the shades of powder blue and periwinkle, particularly in the bathroom, sold for $5,440 more on average. Homes with white or off-white bathrooms, on the other hand, sold for about  $4,035 less.

Dining Room

Blue hues also appear to increase home value in other rooms. Homes with dining rooms painted in blue-gray, slate blue and navy blue paired with distressed white shiplap finishes were sold for nearly $2,000 more on average while those with red-painted dining rooms sold for  $2,031 less on average.

Kitchen

Homes with blue gray and soft gray blue tones in the kitchen sold for around $1,800 more while those with yellow hues like straw yellow and marigold sold for $820 less on average.

Bedroom

Homes with blue bedrooms sold for $1,856 more on average while those with pink, which is often found in kids’ rooms, sold for $208 less on average.

Living Room

Homes with a brown living room sold for $1,809 more on average while those with blue sold for $820 less on average.

Exterior Of The House

Exterior colors also matter. Those with exterior colors of gray and brown sold for $1,526 more on average while those with brown exteriors sold for $1,970 less on average.

Painting the house or a room or two is considered one of the quickest and most cost-effective ways home sellers can make their property more sellable.

If you’re planning on selling your home, you may want to consider making some color changes in a few rooms so the property becomes more appealing to prospective buyers.

University Painters can provide you with professional painting services that can help boost the value of your home. We have been painting homes, offices and condominiums since 1990 and we can guarantee you quality services. We will be happy to assist you in giving your home a color makeover.

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Written by Josh Jablon

How To Change The Size And Shape Of A Room Using Paint Colors

Paint colors can affect the way we see a particular space. Wall colors, for instance, can change how we perceive a room’s size and shape; how should you choose and use colors to achieve the effect you want for your home?

Lighter and cooler colors generally tend to recede so they appear farther away. Darker and warmer colors, on the other hand, advance so they appear to move towards us. This basic color concept can be used to paint rooms so they appear larger or smaller, change the room’s shape, and hide the ugly features of the home.

Make A Room Appear Larger Or Smaller

The eyes stop at lines where the color changes and this makes the edges and size of the room more apparent.  Lighter colors allow your eyes to travel continuously around the space so this gives the effect of a room appearing larger.

Using different colors make it easier to see boundaries and this can make small rooms appear smaller. You cannot easily see boundaries when the same color is used creating an illusion that the space continues.

Make The Room Feel More Spacious

If the room is very large, a ceiling with a darker color than the walls can make it appear lower and thus make the room feel cozier. If a space makes you claustrophobic, then paint the ceiling a lighter color to raise its apparent height and make the room feel more spacious.

Alter The Shape Of The Room

Painting the two short walls in a long room with a shade darker than the main wall color will make the room appear more of a square shape. For those with large, bare walls, you can break up the space with molding above and below. Paint the bottom with a darker color than the one above to ground the space.

Disguise Unattractive Items

If you have features in the room that you do not want to look at, have these “eyesores” painted in the same color as the walls. This would make them blend in and become less noticeable.

For rooms with lots of angles and architectural features that you want to downplay, try painting all the surfaces the same color.

University Painting can provide you with the house painting services you need to change the size, shape and appearance of your space. Contact us to set an appointment for a free estimate.

Home Painter, Interior Painting
Written by Josh Jablon

Colors To Use And Avoid In Your Home

can influence people. The right color in your room can help you sleep better at night. Some colors, on the other hand, may have an unwanted influence on the appetite of people in the dining room. Here are the things that you need to consider if you’re planning to give your home a new set of colors:

Bright Colors

Vibrant shades of green, yellow, blue and orange are happy colors that encourage communication and provide an expansive feeling. These colors are great for the dining area and the kitchen.

Dark Colors

Dark colors such as dark shades of green, purple, red and blue give a constricting and gloomy effect. Given the right accent elements and applied in the right place though, these colors convey feelings of comfort and security.

Warm Colors

Warm colors such as orange and yellow hues elevate the perceived temperature of a room, which makes them ideal for spaces that face north. These colors also inspire activity so avoid using them in rooms where you go to relax, such as the bedroom.

Cold Colors

Cold colors such as greens and icy blue offer a calming effect, so they are best for bedrooms. They can help you feel relaxed when you go to bed at night and wake up refreshed in the morning.

Particular Colors

Navy blue inhibits people’s willingness to communicate so it is not a good idea to use this color in the living and dining areas where people commonly socialize and talk. The color, however is appealing to potential home buyers so painting your house with this color prior to selling it can help increase the value of your property.

Red increases the energy level of a room but it can make people more hostile and irritable, which makes it a bad choice for a child’s room. You may instead use it as an accent instead of as a base room color.

Gray needs to be avoided in the kitchen and dining areas if you do not want to dampen people’s appetites.

If you think you have painted a room with the wrong color or you simply want to update the colors of your home, consider hiring a professional painting service contractor with years of experience in the industry. Your home deserve the best quality painting job. Feel free to contact us here at University Painters for an estimate.

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Written by Josh Jablon

5 Ways To Add Color To Your Landscape

Colors that can make your boring outdoor space look extraordinary can come from many sources. Here are some simple ways you can add beautiful hues outside:

Grow Flowering Plants In Containers

A very easy way of adding color to the outdoors is to incorporate flowering plants in containers. The miniature gardens that you make can be easily moved. Hanging flower baskets can also add color outdoors.

Bring In Colorful Pots

You can create a more colorful garden by using plant containers in shades of magenta, blue, orange, purple and red. Pots offer you an opportunity to bring in striking color variations to your outdoor space. You can pair colorful containers with plants that are prized for their foliage such as succulents, hostas and herbs. Using colorful containers can also incorporate colors to shady areas where flowers do not usually grow.

Use Colorful Outdoor Furniture

Tables and sitting areas often serve as the focal point in the landscape, making them an ideal place to add color. One way to do this inexpensively is to trade in the tan and brown cushions for ones with eye-catching colors. You may also consider adding colorful pillows to your seat cushions.

Use Garden Art

Outdoor decors such as mosaic art, colorful stepping stones and Talavera pottery can handle weather extremes outside of your home while adding interest to your landscape. A mural can also brighten up a bare outdoor wall. You may also want to add some decorative tiles. Tiles come in different colors and designs so they make a great material for adding color to outdoor structures such as kitchen countertops, stairs and water features.

Paint A Wall With An Eye-Catching Color

Painting a wall is a fun way of infusing rich hues into your landscape. Some homeowners’ associations may not allow brightly colored walls on building exteriors but you can opt for painting parts of the landscape that are not visible from the road.

When selecting a paint color, go for one that complements the surrounding area, which includes the plants and the outdoor furniture. You can use a color wheel if you need help deciding between a complementary or analogous color.

An experienced painting service contractor can give your wall a new color with a smooth finish, as well as provide you with inputs when it comes to choosing the right hues for your landscape. University Painters will be happy to provide you with professional painting services. Contact us today to get a free estimate.

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Written by Josh Jablon

Color Trends – Sherwin Williams 2017 Color Of The Year

Are you up on the latest color trends? Looking for the new hot paint color for 2017? Look no further. Sherwin Williams 2017 Color of the Year is Poised Taupe – SW 6039.

Touted as the “new” neutral, Poised Taupe brings together a mix of warm and cool tones and is incredibly versatile.

Home Painte,r Interior Painting,Poised Taupe ,Sherwin WilliamsIn Sherwin Williams’ press release, Sue Wadden, director of color marketing for Sherwin-Williams says, “Poised Taupe celebrates everything people love about cool gray as a neutral, and also brings in the warmth of brown, taking a color to an entirely new level. Not cool or warm, nor gray or brown, Poised Taupe is a weathered, woodsy neutral bringing a sense of coziness and harmony that people are seeking.”

If you are curious how to incorporate this new trend into your home try our Sherwin Williams ColorSnap® Visualizer for the web by clicking here.