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It’s a well-known fact that colors define the energy of a room. Your mood and a room’s tone changes according to the shade. Choosing the perfect color for your home is by no means a breeze because there are numerous color pallets to choose from. You of course want to select the perfect shade for each room according to its purpose. For instance, since your bedrooms are places of relaxing after a long day of work, you might want to consider painting them with lighter shades that do not overpower each other.  A good bedroom color is yellow. By painting your study space in a low wavelength color, such as a hue of green, it creates an excellent learning environment. This is due to the calm and restful atmosphere they bring. They increase focus and efficiency. So, how do you determine which color is best for the rooms in your home? Let’s find out.

Make use of ColorSnap® for your color selection

Over the years, some colors have faded into oblivion while others have reigned in popularity. You may hear a friend praising and recommending a particular color; however, it is crucial to note that not all colors are for everyone, there is a glove for every hand. Of course you will want to find what works for you. Sherwin-Williams has developed ColorSnap® and this is a fantastic tool to help you choose colors. ColorSnap® is an integrated system of tools and colors that help you with color selection. It allows you to visualize colors in sample rooms. The best thing about this feature is that you do not have to go to the nearest Sherwin-Williams store to make use of the tool. You can download the app from Google Play or the App Store and have fun matching the colors of your room professionally. Regardless of whether you are repainting or painting for the first time, ColorSnap® will make the rooms in your home seem heavenly. Perfectly selected ColorSnap® hues might be equated with Leonardo da Vinci’s or Pablo Picasso’s magnum opus. Sorry, we get excited when it comes to selecting colors, and so should you. As color experts, our advice is that when you are painting or doing some renovations, choose colors that have personal meaning or the ones that show individuality. Make use of ColorSnap® to compare multiple colors to ensure the color you settle for best fits the existing space in your home. When making your decision, consider the color fixed elements such as carpets and cabinets. Lighting also plays a crucial role in determining how the eye will perceive a color.  Another essential factor to keep in mind is the natural light a room receives.

 

Sherwin-Williams Top 50 Colors

One our favorite tools when selecting colors is the Sherwin-Williams Top 50 colors.  These span a full spectrum of hues and shades. Among them are a variety of neutrals that set perfect foundations for pops of color and allowing your personal design to shine. These colors are excellent for both interior and exterior painting.  Neutral colors are the hands down all-time favorites to many people. Let us highlight a few of our favorites.

 

 

Accessible Beige SW 7036

For exterior use, houses that have spaces designed with green products blend perfectly with Accessible Beige SW 7036. If you have a hillside home with exterior finishes of stucco, stone or cyprus, this is the color for you. Using this color makes your home look especially fantastic during sunset. This color is ideal for creating a farmhouse style in your home. The color matches well with dark wood oak boards, floors and batten walls. Accessible Beige can be painted in kitchens with raised panel cabinets, beige backsplash, beige cabinets, and stainless steel appliances. Family rooms with mounted TVs and medium tone wood floors look heavenly with this color. Accessible Beige blends perfectly with Greek Vanilla SW 7551.

 

Repose Grey SW 7015

One of the most popular Sherwin-Williams neutrals colors is Repose Grey SW 7015. Be it the bathroom, kitchen, living room or bedroom; Repose Grey will perfectly blend in any room in your home regardless of the lighting or the time of the day. Repose Grey has the advantage of making the spaces in your rooms seem large. This color blends perfectly with dark woods and is recommended for your home office. If your fireplace has brownstones, consider painting the spaces next to it with Repose Grey. The color is perfect for lake houses and houses with cement board siding. Colors that compliment Repose Grey include Eider White SW 7014, Backdrop SW 7025, Misty SW 6232, and Foggy Day SW 6235.

 

Pure White SW 7005

Pure White SW 7005 is also a perfect neutral color for beach and countryside farmhouses’ exterior painting. The color is ideal for
traditional kitchens that feature granite or quartz countertops, white ceramic backsplashes, shaker white cabinets, and stainless steel appliances. Pure White is also ideal for living rooms with light wood floors, tile fireplaces or accent grey walls.

Home offices or studies look good with Pure White especially if they have medium tone wood floors and traditional freestanding desks. Pure White blends perfectly with Inkwell 6992 black walls. Living rooms with marble floors and standard fireplaces look great with Pure White. Extra White 7006 perfectly complements this color. Visit the Sherwin-Williams website or make use of ColorSnap® to access more neutral colors for your home.

Now that you are aware of the options that you have when choosing the best shade from the top 50 paint colors, the next step will be painting the fresh coat of paints on the walls of your home. This is the last and the most crucial phase. You’ve put all this effort into selecting the perfect color for your home, handing the paint job to a rookie or unqualified painters may result in a poor finished result. To pull off great looks that compliment your home, consult and hire C.E.T. Painting for the best finishes. For quotes and inquiries, visit our website or give us a call on (914) 615-1415.

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Most homeowners disregard the importance of pressure washing. Some think it’s just not necessary. Or that it could even damage their home. However, this is not the case. Pressure or power washing is very important to your home. It gets rids of dirt, mildew, and mold, especially in shaded areas. Regular cleaning helps you get rid of dust, grease and chemical residues that have built up over time. Failing to clean your siding can result to fading or discoloration. Join us as we conclude our blog series, Everything You Need To Know About The Siding Of Your Home.  Mentioned below are some reasons why you should regularly pressure wash your home’s siding.

  1. Improves Curb Appeal

Pressure washing your siding greatly improves the curb appeal of your home. This is particularly important to homeowners looking forward to selling their property. Using a pressure washer for cleaning your siding removes dirt and debris which make your house look old and unattractive. By making use of a pressure washer for cleaning your house, homeowners who intend to sell their property increase the chances of selling their houses at a faster rate.

2) Protects Your Home

Moss, algae, mildew, and mold have the potential of causing repair issues in the long run. You do not have to live with the dinginess and damage that comes with these types of growth if you pressure wash your home’s siding.

3) Health Protection

Protect your health as well as the health of your family members by getting rid of mold, dust and other allergens that can make you sick. Pressure washing eliminates these irritants by completely getting rid of them.

4) Preparation for Renovation

Before embarking on any exterior renovations, make sure you pressure wash to get rid of any dirt that may inconvenience you in later stages of renovations. This is a recommended step that should never be skipped. The directions on the most common materials like tubes of sealant, bottles of stain, and paint tell you to start with a clean surfaces for the best results. Pressure washing is essential for cleaning and taking off peeling layers that may cause problems to new applications over time.

Your home’s siding speaks volumes about your personality, who you are, and what you like. It is either a win or a fail; there is no in between. To make sure that you are on the winning side, go through the color palette on the color wheel. Never force colors to your home if it does not have a natural way to divide them. Always go for color combinations that are less complex.

We hope that you have learned more about your home and this important but under appreciated architectural element of your home, siding.  Please check out any of the other articles in our blog series, Everything You Need To Know About The Siding Of Your Home by visiting our website.  We have covered knowing when it’s time to replace or re-stain, reviewed the pros and cons of each type of siding material, highlighted how to choose the perfect color and now the important of pressure washing. For more information and guidance on your home’s siding, get in touch with us at (914) 615-1415, visit our website. Or send us an email at cetpainting@yahoo.com.

 

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The thought of choosing new siding colors can be daunting. There is always fear that you might not choose the correct color. Changing your siding color is more difficult than painting a room in your home. So, how do you ensure you make the right decision when it comes to the color of your siding? Don’t sweat it, C.E.T. Painting has created the perfect siding color guide to assist you through the whole painting process. Our advice is that before you choose your siding color palette, visualize what you want your home to look like. Choose a trim color from our color wheel that will that blends perfectly with your neighborhood. The following are some colors that may look flawless on your home, consider any of these siding colors as we continue our series of articles on Everything You Need To Know About The Siding Of Your Home.

Coastal Blue

It’s no doubt that blue has become quite popular over the last couple of years. When compared to neutral shades, it stands out as a bold color. If you aim to evoke feelings of peace and serenity to viewers and guests, then coastal blue is precisely what your siding needs. Homes painted with a combination of crisp white trim and coastal blue evoke a feeling of well-being. The color has the same effect as the sea does to its viewers.

Cypress

Cypress is a muted shade of green popular in the northern parts of the US. If your home is located in a conservative area that values neutral colors, then cypress is a perfect choice. The color blends perfectly in homes surrounded by woods, fields, and trees. This color is also ideal for homes located in areas where darker colors are preferred because it makes use of various accent colors.

Marigold

Pale or yellow tones of marigold are the key to anyone looking for warm and light colors to brighten their home’s exterior. Marigold is ideal at lightening and brightening a house without making a bold statement. Pairing marigold with crisp white trims brings about tremendous results on different architectural styles in all areas.

Natural Clay

Natural clay is popular with homeowners not willing to stark a shade or those who are intrigued by white. This color has a unique personality. It is cooler than tan or cream. It pairs perfectly with brown, beige, and tan. Natural clay is ideal for people looking forward to creating monochromatic exterior to their siding.

Forest Green

Forest green is ideal for homeowners whose houses are located in rural areas or those living in places surrounded by nature. The color reminds us of trees during mid-summer. Forest green is a perfect background color for houses that require bold accents, like red front doors or a black shutter.

Desert Tan

Regardless of where you live or your architectural style, true neutrals are always well received. Neutrals blend well with their surroundings. They are perfect if you live in a neighborhood of divergent styles or colors because they do not clash or call for unnecessary attention to your property. Desert Tan and other neutrals blend perfectly with accent colors, like green shutters, for those who prefer a small pop of color.

Choosing just the right color is an important component when deciding to replace or re-stain your siding.  C.E.T. Painting is happy to be your partner in this undertaking.  Not only do we have experience working on some of the most beautiful homes in Westchester county, but we offer the best customer service in the business. Let us put it  to work for you. Contact us at (914) 615-1415 for a free estimate or visit our website. Our series Everything You Need To Know About The Siding Of Your Home continues with our next blog post on the importance of pressure washing.

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Our previous blog article in our series on Everything You Need To Know About The Siding Of Your Home, focused on the importance of replacing or re-staining the siding on your home. More than simply improving your home’s curb appeal, we saw that siding improves your home’s insulation and protects it from adverse weather conditions. It goes without saying that your home’s siding plays a significant role in influencing your home’s architectural style.  This article will dig a little bit deeper on the kinds of siding materials you should use and breaks down the benefits and weaknesses of each. So sit back, buckle up and relax as we cruise you through a sea of information on your home’s siding.

Types of House Siding:

  1. Wood

Wood siding has been used for centuries. Most people not only like it for its beauty, but also for the natural look that it brings to their homes. The naturally changing tones and colors of wood make a home feel inviting. Wood siding can be from different tree species such as cedar, redwood, fir, pine, and spruce. An advantage of wood siding is that it can easily be stained.

Other than stain color and species, you can further tailor your home’s overall look by selecting a profile that is most applicable to you. Some of the most popular profiles for wood are board and batten, shakes or shingles, bevel or clapboards, and engineered wood like vertical boards and wooden sheet siding. The cheapest option is clapboard while the most expensive option is shingles due to its classic look.

Pros

If damaged, you can replace wood siding in small quantities. Other types of siding need sides and whole panel replacement in case of damage.

Without a doubt, wood siding is the ‘greenest’ siding on the market.

With wood siding, there is infinite customizability; there are no boundaries to the types of stains that can be applied on wood.

The insulation R-value of wood siding is higher compared to other types of siding, meaning it is more energy efficient.

It is easier and faster to install.

Cons

Although wood siding has infinite customizability, maintenance is a must; there are no shortcuts.

Wood can easily be damaged by water or wood eating insects such as termites.

Maintenance cost always add up: staining is required every 3-4 years, and repainting is needed every 5-6 years.

It’s not suitable in dry areas since it isn’t fire resistant.

 

  1. Fiber Cement

Fiber cement is one of the most popular siding options because of its low maintenance and resistance to insects. It is a mixture of cement, sand, and fibers. Australia’s James Hardie is the most popular brand. Many homeowners prefer fiber cement because it is a low-cost wood alternative that is durable.  

Pros

Fiber cement has a look and feel of wood, and it is not susceptible to wood insects.

Fiber cement has a class 1A fire rating, meaning it is fire resistant.

People who live in coastal areas don’t have to worry about salty air damaging their siding. It also isn’t prone to decay or rot.

Has a 15-year guarantee of not chipping nor fading. Its maintenance is easy.

Has numerous color options due to its varied texture and finish.

Cons

Although not as frequent as wood, it requires repainting every 13-15 years.

Self-installation can be challenging for one person due to its heavy weight, it requires special cutting tools and at least two people to install.

Although not frequent, there is some evidence of delamination of the material.

 

  1. Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding is the most popular boasting a 30% market share of new siding installations. Most homeowners like it because of its color options, low cost, and durability. Like wood siding, vinyl has numerous profiles which include: shingles, shakes, vertical and horizontal panel, board and batten, scallops or fish scale, and dutch lap.  

Pros

It is very durable. After installation, vinyl siding warranty is for 30-40 years.

Vinyl’s color options are endless.

Its versatility allows it to be textured like wood without worrying about termites or decay.

When upgrading your exterior siding, vinyl is most likely the cheapest option.

With an R-value of 2-5.5, insulated vinyl is energy efficient.

It is easy to clean.

There are numerous vinyl materials to choose from.

Cons

Extreme cold and heat may cause vinyl to warp and bend

It is water-resistant but not waterproof. Poor installation may lead to water seepage through the paneling creating molds and other unwanted issues.

You can’t repaint vinyl. The color you choose to paint your vinyl is permanent.

 

  1. Stucco Siding

Stucco siding is an exterior style that traces its roots to Spain. It is made up of cement, sand, and a lime mixture. Although it can be painted, it doesn’t hold well and will require frequent repainting. Stucco siding has two options: synthetic stucco and traditional stucco.

Pros

Requires minimal maintenance and can last 50-100 years.

Stucco siding is not affected by rot or insect problems.

Dries quickly due to its breathable materials.

Stucco enables you to achieve your desired results because it gives room for mixing of specific colors.

It is cheaper to repair considering you don’t have to replace entire panels.

Cons

Stucco easily cracks if a home’s foundation moves.

Dirt and weathering are more visible on stucco siding.

Areas that experience heavy rainfall aren’t suitable for stucco.

 

  1. Brick Siding

Brick siding is conducive mainly because it lasts forever. Many homeowners prefer it because of its elegant rustic look. Brick siding has two options: brick veneer and solid brick (brick masonry).

Pros

Bricks last a lifetime.

It is fire resistant.

Does not fade or decay; neither does it need repainting.

Has lower home insurance due to the fact that it is durable, termite proof, and is fire resistant.

Cons

It will take longer to install if you are doing so yourself.

Brick siding is expensive.

Color choice is permanent once you settle on a specific brick, there is no room for repainting.

Motor joints may need replacement since they deteriorate over time.

 

Now that you are an expert in the different types of siding options out there, are you ready to start a project of your own?  When you are ready, C.E.T. Painting would be happy to arrange a no cost, no obligation estimate at your home.  All estimates are done by Carlos taking advantage of his many years of experience and expertise.  Don’t hesitate to give us a call today (914) 615-1415. Our series on Everything You Need To Know About The Siding Of Your Home continues with our next blog post on a guide to selecting the perfect siding color.  You won’t want to miss it.

 

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Most homeowners focus on refurbishing old components of their homes such as doors, ceilings, windows, and decors but give little thought on the state of their home’s siding. The truth of the matter is that siding is as necessary as any other structural component. Sidings play a significant role in keeping your house in one piece. In fact, siding may be one of the most crucial elements of your home when it comes to maintaining the aesthetic value. So, should you paint or stain the existing siding on your house? If your asking yourself this question, the answer is probably yes. When you notice the siding fading or peeling off, it’s time to take action. To appreciate the important role of siding, let’s first take a look at some of the advantages of staining.

The Benefits of Staining the Siding on your Home

1) Giving Your Home a Fresh Look

Regardless of how old your home is, staining the siding gives it a refresh that makes it look brand new. Staining the siding of an older houses is the oldest and most effective trick to giving your home a flawless appearance. Replacing or re-staining breathes life into the exterior of your home.

2) Offering Protection from Harsh Weather Conditions

Refreshing your home’s finish with a new coat of paint offers it renewed protection against extreme weather conditions. Wood fibers are held together by lignin. Exposing lignin to too much sunlight breaks it down leaving grey surfaces that cannot maintain a finish. This leads to water penetrating through the wood, a factor that results in wood rot. Rotting shingles and boards have the potential of compromising the structure beneath. Re-staining or replacing your siding gives your home a renewed fight against extreme weather conditions that have the potential to damage your home.

3) Maintain Structural Integrity

As pointed out, mildew and mold that come as a result of water seepage through your home’s siding have the potential of wreaking havoc. Unprotected wood is susceptible to water damage. Water damage destroys woods and boards by making them soft. This leads to swelling and eventually, decaying. Re-staining your home’s siding prevents the structural damage of your home.

4) Extending your Home’s Lifetime

Sidings such as vinyl can last up to 55 years. Daily wear and tear can significantly reduce this lifespan. Painting not only helps keep your siding look it’s best, but it also extends its lifespan. This aspect enables you to save money in the long run.

5) Prevents Termite Damage

Staining and painting wards off wood-eating pests such as termites by sealing off exposed areas which are prone to damage. Stains are resistant to peeling and are easy to apply. They bring out the grain or texture of wood in a clear manner. Re-staining or replacing the siding of your home has a high return on your investment; especially if you are considering putting your house for sale. Even if selling is not for you, refreshing your home’s exterior can significantly boost your neighborhood’s charm.

As is evident, replacing or re-staining your home’s siding is of great importance. Siding re-staining plays a significant role in extending the durability of your home. C.E.T. Painting is keen to help you maintain and improve your home’s appearance. As such, this is the first in a series of blog articles on Everything You Need To Know About The Siding Of Your Home. The next article will focus on what type of siding material you should choose. If you are in the market to replace or re-stain the siding of your home, please do not hesitate to contact the professionals at C.E.T. Painting at (914) 615-1415.

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As sure as taxes, there will undoubtedly come a time when your old windows will need replacement. So, when is the right time to replace your windows or how do you know that your windows need replacement? Your windows may need replacement if they are leaking. Also, if you notice that your windows are foggy, difficult to open and close or have rotten sills and frames, it’s high time you consider replacing them.

Contemporary doors and windows are nothing new at C.E.T Painting; neither is modern architecture. C.E.T Painting is the number one firm which lets you choose your desired doors and windows based on your architectural style at an affordable price. Our unparalleled selection of doors and windows makes modern architecture easy to achieve. We have been a solid provider of customized windows since the trend began.

 

  • Our Product’s Diversity

Whether you own a French Eclectic, an International Modern, American Farmhouse, Cape Cod or Georgian style home, we have the right window combinations that blend perfectly with the materials used in building your home. We feature Andersen and American Craftsman windows. They include Specialty, Awning, Transom/Fixed/Picture, Casement, Single-Hung, Double-Hung, and Double-Hung Impact Windows. All of our products are labeled, rated and certified by NFRC (National Fenestration Rating Council).  

The NFRC is a nonprofit organization that provides credible, fair and accurate performance ratings for doors and windows. Products we deal with meet the criteria set by the U.S Department of energy and the U.S Environmental Protection Agency on energy efficiency. The certification criteria are generally based on heat loss and heat gain of each product depending on the location of your home in the U.S. In short; we are pleased to offer safe and durable windows that have been tried and tested. This crucial aspect has won us the trust of hundreds of homeowners and real estate investors.

 

  • How Many Panes Are Best For My New Windows?

Many homeowners are unsure about the number of panes their glass windows should have. When they go shopping for windows, their main concern is the price. Purchasing windows based on their cheapness means you only get cheap windows with nothing else to offer.

When shopping for new windows for replacement, focus on the protection of your home as well as energy efficiency. Purchase windows based on the number of panes and the windows’ framing. Installing windows with 2-3 panes for every glass is the standard rule. 2-3 panes don’t allow air seepage; neither do they crack easily. They are also strong, a factor to consider if your home frequently faces tropical storms. If you genuinely value your peace of mind, especially when sleeping, 2-3 window panes are the best for your house for they effectively cancel exterior noise.

 

  • Benefits of Window Replacement

The benefits of window replacement are numerous. New windows make your home stand out. They make a “wow” impact that will instantly be noticed. They not only provide enjoyment and comfort to homeowners, but they also increase the security of your home. Homeowners who install new windows immediately note that they provide consistent temperatures in their homes. They are easy to maintain, and at the same time, they add curb appeal to your treasured homes.

Did you know that new windows yield up to a 72% return to your investments? Enhancing the aesthetic value of your home translates to an increase in your home’s property value; a factor that is highly beneficial to real estate dealers looking to close deals at a faster rate. New windows also go a long way in helping you save energy use in your home. Regardless of whether you live in below-freezing temperatures or high humidity areas, replacement windows are vital for your house when they are needed.  They make your home stand out among the rest. Let’s discuss some of the additional benefits:

 

  1. Offer UV protection to your home

Most people prefer lots of natural light in their home. However, excess ultraviolet rays can result in the fading of your home’s interior. The only way of protecting your home’s furnishings, walls, and floors is by choosing windows which provide added protection from ultraviolet rays. Such windows have Low-E insulating triple-pane and double-pane glass with argon.

  1. Noise Reduction

Outside noise can be reduced by installing windows that have a glass option of noise reduction. Such high-quality windows are offered by brands such as Andersen and the American Craftsman, all of which are available at C.E.T. Painting.

  1. Save Your Money

You may be wondering how installing new windows save your money. Well, look at it from this point of view; old-school windows are not well insulated. This means that you spend a lot in your indoor cooling and heating system to keep out extreme outdoor conditions. Installing new, well-insulated windows helps you cut the cost of running and maintaining your home’s air conditioner.

 

  • Westchester’s’ #1 Windows and Painting Contractor

 

C.E.T. Painting boasts of quick and reliable services to its clients in Westchester and its environs at an affordable price. We have completed numerous projects that have earned us confidence with our clients as well as an excellent reputation for high-quality work.  For inquiries on Andersen and American Craftsman windows, get in touch with our superb customer service team by sending us an email at cetpainting@yahoo.com or by calling us at (914) 615-1415.

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Research on color psychology proves that colors affect our moods. The colors we paint our homes’ interior conveys how the space around us feels. As such, we cannot afford to make the mistake of choosing the wrong paint colors for our homes. With C.E.T. Painting’s help, paint woes will be a thing of the past. We are here to make sure you paint your home with the vivid colors from your dreams; there is no room for errors leading to do-overs. Use our color ideas to create your style.

Entryway

The reason why we always remember the first time we did anything or met anyone is that first impressions lasts forever. Most people make assumptions based on first impressions. For this reason, we cannot afford to go wrong with our entryways. Besides foyer designs and furniture, entryway paint color speaks volume about the message we want to send. If you want entryways to feel like Caribbean oases, paint their walls with a jewel-toned color like jade-green. Consider adding potted plants to complete the look. Deep violet with pops of yellow is also ideal to small entryways. It evokes the feeling of summer flowers such as lilac.

Dining Room

People come together in dining rooms to enjoy meals during gatherings and dinner parties. Dining rooms give hosts a chance to showcase their signature styles. From traditional to modern dining rooms styles, neutral ‘earth tones’ like brown and beige always works out in these spaces. Indigo adds a moody depth to dining rooms. Dining room rose-colored walls alongside features like draped curtains and crystal chandeliers inspire romantic feelings. Hues of red and blue work as good for they set a welcoming tone in our dining rooms. Marigold is also ideal for bathrooms. To ensure vibrant yellow doesn’t overpower our space, use contrasting colors like blue or green and ensure that the moldings are white.

Bedrooms

Contemporary, luxurious, rich or calming? What style do you enjoy the most? Regardless of your style, creating the bedroom of your dreams can be as easy as selecting one of C.E.T. Painting’s color palettes. Painting shades of blue are not only soothing, but they also adds dreamy qualities to our bedrooms. Other perfect colors for our bedrooms include greens and purples. Try our saturated green. It feels fresh; more like foliage or the farmers’ market. Adding botanical prints to that effect always works wonders on your moods. Pale green bedroom walls have the perfect color palette that is bright, tranquil and airy enough to assist you zone out easily. Shades of purple tend to give us a royal feeling. There is no better place to feel regal than in our bedrooms.

Bathroom

To turn our bathrooms into the retreat of our dreams, we have to take a bold step and paint them with daring color palettes. Shades of blues, greens, reds, and yellows are perfect for our bathrooms. Whites and bathroom neutrals also bring spa-like features to our bathrooms. Bathrooms with sunny, citrus lemon paints with patterned curtains give you a perfect picture of utopia.

Living Room

The colors you choose for your living room should highlight the existing architecture of your home. Colors that enhance or add interest to rooms without architectural features include hues of reds, yellows, blues, greens, and oranges. Whites and neutrals such as grey are perfect. They give the impression that a room is enlarged. To create an atmosphere that is more relaxing, paint your living room in bright green. It captures the light. Keep accents white and woodwork to tone it down for the best results.

Teenager Rooms

By the time our kids are teenagers, they already have an idea of what colors they like. With your help, they can choose perfect bedroom color schemes that reflects their personality. Teenager rooms have no specific color; it all depends on what your kid likes. Go through our color palettes with your teenage son/daughter, and you are sure to find a color that intrigues him/her.

At C.E.T. Painting, our clients are our biggest priority. We work with highly qualified professionals with years of experience in painting. We also make sure that you never part away with a dime until you are fully satisfied. For the best interior paint colors and paint jobs, email us at cetpainting@yahoo.com or give us a call on (914) 615-1415 for free consultations.

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If you’ve been following our blog, we have previously discussed color psychology and how it works. Knowing about the color theory is essential as well.  Color theory helps you achieve your decorating goals. In simple terms, it is the basic ‘color language’ that express who we are and how we feel. Pulling off incredible looks for your home that is based on choosing and painting the right colors is as fulfilling as a dream come true.

When you walk into a room, the first thing you notice is its color. Choosing the right color is a crucial decorating decision that you should never gamble with. Deciding what color to paint in every room of your home is not as easy as you imagine. It requires creativity and in-depth knowledge of colors. When you apply these two basic concepts, your home will look as if you had your own personal decorator. How do you go about choosing classic paint colors for every room of your house? Let’s find out.

 

>The principle of selecting the right color for every room

What purpose does a room serve and what do you want to achieve? Colors add energy to a room, wrap you in cozy environments and create a calming atmosphere. When it comes to choosing the right colors for your home’s rooms, you have to choose colors that coordinate from exterior to interior, or from room to room. Creating a personal palette from the vast array of colors entails all the attributes of sight which are: light, darkness, position and form, color, solidity, propinquity and distance, rest and motion. When you consider all these aspects, your decision making on the right colors for every room will be easy.

 

> Bedroom Color Ideas and Inspiration

Let me begin by saying that there is no rule to what color applies to what room. Do not paint colors you are not content with trying to impress the world. Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. Paint a color that makes you, and those you live with, happy. These are just suggestions of colors applicable for painting in bedrooms; you are not limited to specific colors.

White and yellow. Painting your bedroom white and yellow is ideal because the colors are inviting and they do not overpower each other. You may paint your walls white and the ceiling; which is the fifth wall, yellow. Opt for lighter shades when painting your ceiling. Doing so makes your bedroom seem taller and more massive.

 

> Kitchen Color Ideas and Inspiration

When painting your kitchen, consider the fixed elements like the flooring, countertop, backsplash, and cabinets. Although neutral colors are perfect for the kitchen, accent colors are equally good if they are painted with consideration and precision. C.E.T Painting offers select fresh interior colors perfect for your kitchen that are not only washable but durable. Consider the following colors for your kitchen.

Blue, gray and green. The reason why these colors are favorite and ideal for kitchens is that they pair well with pale and white wood cabinets. They are perfect for traditional and modern schemes. Cool hues of blue, muted or pale grey on cabinets shake things up in the kitchen. If you aren’t ready for a comprehensive cabinet overhaul, highlight the desk area, island or banquette with deeper colors especially if white is the primary cabinet color. For an open floor plan, choose colors that complement adjacent living areas for continuity of eye-pleasing colors.

 

> Dining Room Color Ideas and Inspiration

Dining rooms should always have that ‘special occasion attitude.’ When deciding on what paint color suits your dining room, your entertaining style should be your guide. Find inspiration in C.E.T Painting’s paints that are deep and rich in color, and at the same time, resistant to fading.

Red, gold, and grey. It’s crucial to use dramatic and elegant colors such as a combination of silvery grays, corals, warm reds and gold for dining rooms since it’s not the place people settle for long periods of time. These colors work well with lighting since they coax your space to become radiant and glow.

 

>  Living Room Color Ideas and Inspiration

Living rooms establish our signature style. Since they are public spaces designed for family and friends to spend time together, it is essential to choose a paint color that fits the atmosphere or mood we want to create. Neutral colors are ideal for living room areas, however, select colors with a matte finish for soft effects to living rooms with minimal natural light. Paints with a matte finish also ease reflections in living rooms that have strong natural sunlight. For a sophisticated, cohesive look in your living rooms, consider painting shades of turquoise, yellow-green or jade green. A combination of these colors will also work. Soft tones of green, blue and white also make your living room seem bigger, brighter and more inviting.

 

>  Bathroom Color Ideas and Inspiration

When it comes to recharge, our bathrooms are our private retreat. Regardless of how small they may be, bathroom paint colors should never be an afterthought. For bathrooms, choose colors that stand up humidity. Also, pick paint colors that don’t recast light in an unflattering or artificial way. Paint colors with warm or cool undertones with adjoining bedrooms provide room for visual flow. To make strong style statements in bathrooms with less artificial sources of light, go with rich or vivid colors. Bright shades of teal make good statements in modern bathrooms. Powder blue, a combination of black and silver accents, and copper are ideal for spas and bathrooms. Neon yellow is perfect for smaller bathrooms for it creates a fun, youthful vibe.

Colors can either be a win or a fail to your home. They can either give you great pleasure or anguish. Choosing the right colors for your room is very important. Great room colors are not only attractive, but they also increase the market value of your home. For your rooms to successfully pull off the great looks that complement their features, consult the experts at C.E.T. Painting for excellent painting experiences. For more details about paints and colors, visit our website or give us a call on (914) 615-1415.

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Painting your home can be a confusing and tedious task. Before commencing on the project, you have to make informed decisions like choosing the right painting contractor and what colors to select. These careful decisions should leave you with much joy and satisfaction for at least five years or more. The quality of work and paint used makes all the difference. As they say, a good paint job is frozen evidence of impeccable performance.

Most times, many homeowners find themselves stuck when it comes to the process of painting their home. An excellent paint job can set your home apart from all others. It can be a source of pride and happiness. But the road to get there can be full of anxiety. So, how do you ace your home’s paint job without getting overly stressed? Let’s take a look at some of the factors you should consider before painting your house.

 

  1. Reflect on your home’s interior and exterior paints

To start with, recreate simple ideas in your mind that will transform your home. Reflect on features you consider permanent in your home. These things matter a lot when it comes to exterior and interior paints. Such things include your brick fireplace, tiles, and cabinets. Colors in every room should, but not necessarily, match the colors of these items. You can use a common color palette to unify the color flow in your rooms. Another crucial aspect to reflect on is the source of light in the rooms during different times of the day.

To achieve smooth transitions between rooms or spaces in your home, decide on the color of a room and paint the adjacent rooms or spaces two shades away, darker or lighter. Keep in mind that you have to use tones from identical color chips. Doing this arouses interest and creates depth. These are some of the painting basics homeowners should know about. For more details guiding you on the interior and exterior painting, take a look at some of the articles discussed in our blog.

 

  1.  Painting Services

When you want to paint your home, ask yourself. “What do I want to achieve? Do you have the skills to do it yourself or will you require the services of professional painters?

 

  1. Choosing a Painting Contractor

Choosing the right painting contractor is as important as selecting the perfect paint for your home. Make sure the experience and reputation of the firm you choose to meet your expectations. After comparing different painting contractors, it is advisable to settle for a painting firm that is insured. Insured paint contractors can compensate you in case of any losses incurred during the painting process.

 

  1. Budgeting

Ensure you check and compare the cost of painting before contracting any painting firm. Inquire if you’ll need to purchase your paints or if the painting contractors provide your paint of choice. Painting costs depend on various factors. If your mission is to paint the exteriors, the price will be lower. If you want to paint both the interior and exterior of your home, you will spend a little bit more.  

  

  1. Choosing the Right Color

This is possibly the most crucial factor you should consider. For the perfect paint job, a good color will be like your friend. It should inspire, comfort and keep you company when you are alone in your home. Most paint companies have a team of professionals to advise you on the perfect color scheme to suit your home. They do so at no extra costs. Use high-quality paints for the best results.

 

  1. Preparing Your Home

This is the last thing you should do before commencing on painting your home. Ensure you thoroughly clean the interior and exterior of your home. Remove any mold, loose debris, mildew and dirt on your walls. Professionals sand and smooth all the surfaces.

Do not forget to choose a trustworthy firm that makes use of the right equipment.

 

Painting can be easy and complicated at the same time. I suggest you consult the experts. If you have any questions regarding paint colors or painting services, do not hesitate to call upon our expertise at (914) 615-1415 or visit our website.

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Do you want to do a house makeover by painting the interior of your home with vibrant colors? Regardless of whether you want to do major or minor upgrades, choosing the perfect time for painting your house interior is as important as choosing the right colors for your home. So, when is the right time to paint your home’s interior? The answer is winter. This may sound ironic. How can the coldest season be the right time to paint? Well, let’s find out.

It’s logical to think that painting when the weather is a bit warm is ideal. However, this is not the case. Professional painters have rebutted misconceptions and claims that painting can’t be done during winter. In fact, they recommend interior paint jobs to be done during winter. The million dollar question here is, “why do interior paint jobs during winter?” For starters, when you paint your home’s interior during winter, you will be ready to flaunt its new look come spring. Your guests will get to see the paint makeover you have done; something that is harder to do in summer when people prefer outdoor gatherings such as hosting picnics. The reasons for painting your home’s interior are numerous. Let’s take a look at some of them.

  •    You get great painting deals

Unlike summer where painters are booked round the clock, winter is known to be a slow time for painting professionals. This means that during winter, you are more likely to get better estimates compared to summer where painting contractors are overbooked for exterior painting. As you well know, when the demand is high, the price goes up. When the demand is low, the price goes down.

  •  Winter is the perfect time for taking early light to your advantage

Since nature cannot be reversed, we can study its pattern and use the knowledge to our advantage. It’s a well-known fact that the sun always rises earlier in winter than in summer. What this means is that we can take advantage of the early natural light from the sun and paint our home interior faster during the cold days. Great lighting means projects are completed faster and in a more efficient manner. Chances of missing a spot during this time are next to none!

  •  Paint dries quickly

When you look at the temperatures during winter, you quickly realize that our homes are warmer than the outside environment where it’s all snowy.  Painting the interior of our house during this time is ideal because paint dries up quickly due to the warmer room temperatures

  • Humidity levels

Winds, extreme temperatures, and humidity levels affect how quickly paint dries up. Winter’s humidity levels are the best for curing paint compared to the summer’s humidity levels. In short, winter air is the best for curing the paint. Go ahead and take advantage of the humidity levels while they last.

  •    You get the time to deal with other projects during the summer

Not many people think about this life hack. When you do interior paint jobs during winter, you get the task out of the way. This means that you will have more money to focus on other jobs best suited for warmer weathers like exterior paint jobs. You will also have more time for yourself to enjoy warmer climates since you’ll have done away with interior painting.

  •    You are steps ahead if you want to put your home on the market

If you want to put your home on the market in spring, painting its interior during winter gets you steps ahead over those who wait for spring to do the same task. This will give you an upper hand because your home will be ready for viewing by potential investors.

If you feel that your home’s interior can use a fresh coat of paint to spark it back to life, feel free to consult C.E.T Painting for an in-home estimate. Visit our website or give us a call on (914) 615-1415 for a free painting estimate.