Inspiring ideas for home interior paint color

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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… Read more »

Classic paint color combinations for every room of your home

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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… Read more »

I want to paint my home, where do I start?

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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.   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.    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?   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.   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… Read more »

Why is winter the perfect time of year to paint your home?

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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… Read more »

Color Psychology: How Color Affects the Mood of the Room

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You have probably heard of the phrase, ‘show me your friends; I will tell you who you are.’ It tells us that our characters depend on who we hang out with. That is how we are perceived; we are judged according to the company we keep. Our friends have the ability to positively mold us or completely destroy our characters. The same applies to colors. The colors that surround us can determine our moods.   A color can either lift our spirits or completely eat us within like a corrosive acid. Our current moods play a significant role in this. Are you anxious, depressed or angry? If so, it might not be a good idea being in a room with yellow walls. The color yellow can make people angry. The best place you can be in during such a condition is in a blue room. Scientists agree that color blue has a calming and therapeutic effect on our minds. Psychological Properties of Color So we appreciate colors affect the mood of a room. Let’s delve a little deeper into color psychology. When you are good in color psychology, you will have no difficulty determining what color to paint a room. Getting to know the four primary colors (of color psychology) will help you blend in other colors into a room comfortably and effortlessly. Let’s first discuss these key colors and their effects before moving on to a few ‘adventurous’ colors. The following are four primary colors of psychology: Red, Green, Yellow and Blue.   Red Red is among the dark colors. It is a powerful color that represents our attributes and physical assets. Having your home painted red shows that you are self-driven and passionate. It also shows that you are a warm person who is always ready to face the world. It portrays you as an embracing person. Although the color seems alive and friendly, it can also be perceived as demanding and aggressive which means that someone like a therapist should not consider painting office walls red. Childrens’ rooms should not be painted red.   Blue Color psychology suggests that blue is the color of intellect, it’s the color of the mind. It is among the cool colors which offer a calming effect and is conducive for aiding in concentration. People in blue rooms think with clarity for they have a clear mind. At home, the color blue is best suited for bedrooms, offices and study rooms. People with blue houses view their homes as a safe place secure from the hectic demands of the world. Be careful and avoid shades of blue such as navy blue. Navy blue tends to inhibit communication which means that you should avoid painting your dining areas and living room with this color.   Green In color psychology, green is considered as a neutral color, a color of balance. Painting your walls green portrays you as a humble, practical person who maintains balance in your daily life activities. It shows that you… Read more »

To Save or To Splurge: Are Budget Paints an Option?

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You built your home from the ground up and you’re almost done.  Or maybe, you have lived in your house for some years and when you look around; you realize it’s time for a fresh coat of paint for your interior design. It’s natural to want to save every dime that you possibly can, but it’s not always advisable. That said, it is wise to know when to splurge and when to save when it comes to your home’s details.   Splurge on the Paint There are situations that require splurging for convenience purposes. It’s important to invest in quality with items such as sofas and mattresses, but it is more important to invest in a quality paint job. To have a unique and outstanding house in your neighborhood, your paint job must be on fleek. To achieve that glamorous interior and exterior finish, you need to turn a blind eye to bargain paints.   Paints have three components; resins, pigments, and solvents. Pigments give paints their colors, solvents are the liquid carriers that suspends the pigments and resins are the ingredients that allow the binding of the pigments once the solvents evaporate.  They give paints their gloss. High-quality paints are more expensive because they have high-quality components. For instance, high-quality paints have high-quality resins which are more durable especially in high traffic areas. On the other hand, less expensive paints are diluted with more solvents which mean less color payout.   Doing another new paint job shortly after moving into your house is not only expensive, but also inconvenient. Painting again because the paint does not look good or is already wearing, can feel like death by a thousand stings. You can prevent this by investing in high-end paints that do not come off easily. Skimping on paints will, in the long run, cost you more. A good paint job increases and maintains your home’s value.  Now that we know splurging on paint is worth the expense, let us discuss the specific parts of your home which need high-quality paints for them to stand out.   Walls and Ceilings The color of your walls and ceilings dictate the theme of the rooms in a house and the moods they set. Choose colors that will match your furniture or those which blend with your interior décor. Also, paint your rooms in different colors depending on the purpose of the room.   Baseboard and Crown Molding After painting your walls and ceilings, you have to add character to your plain house. One of the ways to do this is through molding. Crown molding trims around your ceilings and on top of cabinets. The process transforms your house from a simple, plain house to a unique, elegant house. After adding or installing classic crown and baseboard molding to your rooms, coat the strips of the trim or the crown material with your desired high-end paint.   Wardrobe and Cabinets Besides window casings, doors, baseboard and crown materials, you should also consider investing… Read more »

What Does My Home Color Say About Me?

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Colors speak volumes about our personalities. You may not know it, but you would be amazed by finding out how much our favorite colors reveal about us. A number of color experts concur that colors affect and express our personalities in one way or another.  Ask yourself, what message does a color send? What message am I putting out there with this color choice on my home walls? There are numerous colors to choose from for interior or exterior painting. When trying to decide about your color of choice, it’s about more than just the color looking good. Does the color reflect the real you?   Think of a person that has just finished building his home and has been through the mystifying process of color picking, and the paint job has been done perfectly by the best paint professionals. The person is anxious to showcase his home to his friends. When the big day arrives for the housewarming party, one of his colleagues says to him, “Congratulations Joe, I have been around the house and noticed that most rooms are painted yellow, you must be an outgoing person, and I can tell that you have very high self-esteem.” In reality, Joe is an introvert with very low self-esteem; he has a hard time bonding with his neighbors. Joe never realized that the color yellow represents high self-esteem. Perhaps this is why he never felt quite at home with this color on the walls. If he knew, he probably wouldn’t have painted the majority of his house yellow. At some point, Joe might consider repainting his home.     You don’t want to send the wrong message by choosing a color that looks good but does not reflect the true you. To prevent this, familiarize yourself with some basic color psychology and send the right impression. People will know who you are and what you represent. Discussed below are the meanings of colors and what they say about you.   Warm Colors Examples of warm colors include pink, peach, yellow and orange. They carry the feeling of a welcoming personality that is cheerful. Painting your interior and exterior walls with such colors shows that you are a welcoming person who loves hosting visitors. When you paint your house with warm colors like orange or hues of yellow, it shows that you do not mind multitasking or engaging in various activities. Such colors raise perceived temperatures of rooms because they inspire action. Warm colors bring out the message that you are an all-around person. Dark Colors Dark colors like purple, red or blue conveys a sense of security and comfort.  Painting the interior of your house with such colors shows that you are in a comfortable position and that you are confident with your sense of security. Painting the color blue can mean that you are an introvert who prefers relaxing indoors away from the world’s hassles.   Trending Colors Perhaps you are undecided on the paint color you want in… Read more »

Protecting Furniture and Floors While Doing an Interior Paint Job

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It all starts with choosing the right color scheme for your interior. It not only requires a certain amount of creativity and imagination but also someone who is experienced and skilled in paying keen attention to details. But of course more is involved than having a rough idea about the paint color to have a positive result. Many colors will look good as long as they are applied in the right manner. However, the best paint jobs result from looking at your interior space with a keen and critical eye. Professional painters can also be used as design consultants.  They can help you choose the right color scheme to match your aesthetic and give your home that exact feeling your looking for. C.E.T. Painting  is a fully licensed painting firm with professional painters that excel in interior, exterior and commercial painting. If you reside around Ossining, NY and have decided to do some paint job to your house, look no further than C.E.T. Painting.  You can rest assured that we will make sure to protect your furniture and floors while we work. At times, you may want to do the painting yourself rather than choosing a painting contractor.  Our experts’ advice before embarking on any paint job is that you should have proper interior preparations. Take your time to create a working list which will serve as a valuable and helpful reference during the project. Doing this will save you hours of frustrations as well as the avoidance of setbacks. The next step you should take is protecting your furniture, wall plates, and your floor: Furniture Protection It is essential to move furniture out of your way while painting. Pro painters’ advice is that you should move furniture out of the room or alternatively, move them towards the center of the room. It is crucial that they are far from the walls. You risk damaging your furniture if you fail to do this. Also be cautious when dealing with the bathroom. Make sure you protect the sides of the toilet tank. Use painter’s plastic to cover the furniture. It is advisable to completely remove items that are vulnerable to paint. Remove Wall Plates Removing furniture from the walls will expose outlet covers and wall switches. Remove them along with return and vent covers. Be keen to avoid pulling loose or tearing the drywall surface paper. Floor Protection Layout floor coverings in your working areas. If you are painting the walls, provide cover three feet away from the walls. Cover the entire floor if you are painting a ceiling. Canvas drop cloths are the best carpet covers. Unlike plastic, they easily spread out. They also stay put without tape and will not cause the ladder to slip-slide on the carpet. Bunching them along the walls will make sure they do not move. Use dustpans or putty knives to scoop up spills. Laying protection over your wall not only saves your floor, but it also allows you to spread your painting tools… Read more »

Why Trust the Job to a Professional Painter Versus Doing it Yourself?

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Some people feel that they are equally as qualified to paint a house as the technicians from a professional house painting service. Although it may appear that there is nothing complicated about applying a coat of paint, there is much more to painting than might meet the eye. Thus, why should you trust professional painters? What makes the difference? It all starts with having the proper preparation of the surface. Expert painters know how to properly prepare the home before actually starting the job, and they realize what it requires to do it right. So what are the reasons to trust your project to a professional? Let us discuss six benefits. Cost The main reason some homeowners even plan to paint a house themselves is associated with price. Every budget has its unique demands. Between harsh winters and hot summers, our homes are subject to exterior damage and deterioration. Having your home painted is a powerful protection from this potential damage. It is much more cost-effective over time when you decide to get it done right. Not only will you save time, energy, and frustration, but by trusting a professional painter, you can work together to find a scope of work that suits your budget. Warranty Generally, experts do their job professionally and provide a warranty of their work. Typical painting guarantees can vary greatly. It is wise, as a homeowner, to be sure you understand precisely what is and is not included in the warranty and what to do if repainting must be done. Insured and Bonded Every accredited painting service, no matter where they will work, must be covered and bonded. This protects the property owner, from a loss on the part of the painter or their staff. This provides an extra layer of protection and peace of mind. Maintenance Reduction Whenever your home is properly painted by a reputed company, you will notice time and again, that it lasts much longer than when you paint it yourself. By hiring a professional, you benefit from the expert experience and knowledge that can only be gained from years of doing this work. At the end of the day that means you won’t need to redo the work again for a long time. Over time, this means you have a beautiful paint job that is well worth the money. Quality Work By trusting a reputable contractor, you’ll be hiring experts who’ll offer you top quality work. When they are finished, you will be pleased at the detail and quality work that can only come from a carefully controlled expert paintbrush. Time Efficiency Professional contractors will usually offer you an estimate of the time period it will take to complete the job. While there may be an occasional exceptions, you can expect the work to be done quickly, effectively, and on schedule. A professional is quick to troubleshoot and overcome any obstacles and stay on schedule. While there are many more reasons, we have highlighted six reasons to trust your project… Read more »

What Sheen Should I Use to Paint my Interior?

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When painting a space, frequently the most thought about aspect is what paint color is going to be the perfect choice. You have invested lots of time and careful energy into the decision that will transform your room and home. Color certainly is a crucial step in that transformation but in addition to looking at shades and hues, it is vital to pick out a sheen. It could feel like an unimportant aspect but you’ll be amazed by how much paint sheen could determine performance. Matte You’ll find varying degrees of sheen that range from super shiny high gloss to ultimate flat or matte. The interior paint color combinations are achieved by variations of the concentration of resin and pigment. The greater the pigment, the lesser the resin, the flatter the interior paint color. The reason that many people choose to use wall paint colors that are flatter is the fact that they have the ability to mask imperfections in walls or ceiling. Matte interior paint colors are best for areas of your home or business office which see a great deal of action and therefore are more prone to get dings and scratches deeper than on the surface. Eggshell Enamel and Satin Eggshell enamel is a stage up from matte within the sheen division. This wall paint color still possess the strength to mask imperfections beneath paint but can better withstand a scrubbing and are more stain resistant. Even though eggshell enamels are better than mattes at sustaining wear and tear, satin finishes are even better at dealing with surface action. When painting a little one’s area, this sheen is the very best irrespective of the interior paint color. This option will hide the wall dents that occur from toys and lively play and can withstand the repeated scrubs from crayon creations and messy hand prints which happen from macaroni and cheese and mud pies. Semi-Gloss If you’re looking into house paint colors for the bathroom, kitchen area, or perhaps a rooms molding, semi-gloss sheen could be the best option. Wall paint colors which use this style of sheen are an awesome fit for these areas that are susceptible to messes that are likely to necessitate frequent cleaning. It’s a standard rule that the higher a paints gloss, the better equipped it is really at dealing with repeated cleaning. By deciding upon house paint colors that have a semi-gloss sheen, you are going to have the peace of mind that spaghetti sauce splashes and flying shampoo suds won’t harm the look and feel of your space. Another role of semi-gloss interior paint is its use in rooms which bathe in sunlight. Having this sheen within the interior paint colors you choose permits the space to become as bright as it can be by maximizing the sunlight as opposed to flat sheens which absorb sunlight. High gloss sheens make colors seem richer than any other finish but keep in mind they should be reserved for surfaces that are blemish free,… Read more »