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5 Pro Tips For Choosing an Interior Paint Color

Posted on Thu, Feb 05, 2015 @ 10:58 AM

Interior painting is one of the most inexpensive ways to instantly refresh the look of your home. With an endless amount of choices, it can be an overwhelming task to select just the right color. Luckily, learning to deal with the color spectrum is part of our DNA at California Paints. Here are five tips that will have you selecting interior colors like an expert.

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Topics: interior paint, paint colors, color schemes, paint color, paint project

Painting Tricks & Hacks: Color Your Home With Ease

Posted on Sun, Mar 30, 2014 @ 12:35 PM

Hey, we get it-- starting a large (or even small!) painting project can be scary. Tackling a room can take hours, and we don't all have the means to hire professional painters.

However, we have good news! The process does not have to be so overwhelming, and there ARE ways to make it easier. Check out these helpful ideas to use for your next project!

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Spotlight On Local Dealers: Able Paint

Posted on Tue, Mar 25, 2014 @ 05:15 PM

In the second feature in our new series, Spotlight On Local Paint Dealers, we visit Scot Sweeney of Able Paint. Able Paint is located in the breathtaking and oft-visited city of Burlington, Vermont. Operated for over 20 years, it is a family owned and operated business that focuses on personalized customer service. This means that when you visit Able Paint to purchase California Paints, you will be met with outstanding care and expert knowledge.

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Topics: paint colors, paint color, spotlight, local dealer, Vermont, feature, color, colors, Local dealers, local paint dealers, local business owners, paint contractors, color names, Burlington, Able Paint

Spotlight On Local Paint Dealers: RK Miles in Manchester, VT

Posted on Wed, Feb 26, 2014 @ 08:07 PM

As part of California Paints' commitment to excellence, our products are sold by independent dealers. This guarantees that when you purchase our products, you will be helped by high quality paint experts who can tell you how to create beautiful, unique spaces.

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Topics: Staff Spotlight, paint color, painting contractor, spotlight, local dealer, Vermont, Manchester, interview, feature, kitchen, kitchen design, color, colors, Local dealers, RK Miles, Kookaburra Licorice, kitchen improvement, local paint dealers, local business owners

On Trend: Frosty Colors Inspired by the Winter Olympics

Posted on Wed, Feb 05, 2014 @ 11:22 AM

Over 2,500 athletes from 88 nations around the world are eagerly waiting for the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics in snowy Sochi, Russia. 

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Topics: interior paint, paint colors, color schemes, color trends, paint color, color names, neutral colors, 2014 Olympics, Winter Olympics, Sochi, nature, blue paint, blue, white, winter, bedroom, sitting room

On Trend: Bold Red Paint Colors Inspired by Chinese New Year

Posted on Mon, Jan 27, 2014 @ 07:37 PM

If you are one of the tenacious few who have kept your new year’s resolutions, I commend you. For the rest of us, we have a second chance at a new beginning. On Friday, January 31st, comes the first day of the Chinese New Year.

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Topics: interior paint, paint colors, exterior paint, color schemes, 20th century paint colors, color trends, red paint trends, historical paint colors, front door color, bold door colors

Inside the California Paints Plant

Posted on Mon, Jun 24, 2013 @ 07:25 AM

This guest post was published June 21, 2013

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Topics: Guest Post, green paint, eco-friendly paint, environment friendly paint, Zero VOC Paint, green interior paint

Picking Authentic Paint Colors for Your Historic American Home

Posted on Mon, Jun 17, 2013 @ 08:42 AM

Historic paint colors were anything but boring, and despite the iconic presidential residence being one of the first things to mind when thinking of American paint colors, white was rarely actually used as a feature house color in America. As it was traditionally hard to produce and maintain vibrant white paints, this point is only reinforced when you refer to that the White House was exposed sandstone for many years before it ever received a coat of whitewash (to protect the stone from winter more than cosmetics). It would be another 20 years before it had actually received a coat of (oil-based) white paint. 

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Topics: color schemes, historical paint colors, historic colors, color history, Historic American Interior Design, historic paint colors, Historic Color Inspirations

American Living Room Design Trends: A Compiled History [Infographic]

Posted on Thu, May 23, 2013 @ 10:24 AM

We stumbled across an infographic by Wholesale Furniture Brokers, depicting the evolution of Living Room design trends in North America dating back to the early 1800's. 

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Topics: historic colors, Living Room Design, Living Room Trends, Historic American Interior Design, historic paint colors

How to Hire a Painting Contractor [Infographic]

Posted on Mon, Apr 01, 2013 @ 03:38 PM

Now that it is April, most of us are now past winter weather and hopefully enjoying a mood boost from some Spring sunshine. However this sunshine may be a double-edged sword as you suddenly are noticing how faded that color in the living room is, or how your exterior paint job simply isn't weathering elegantly. Now is the time of year to start planning out your painting projects, and we are here to help!

Below you will find an infographic we crafted out of Tips for Choosing a Painting Contractor, but also recomend you check out our Pinterest account, which has various boards to inspire and inform, as well as the downloads and posts available to you in this blog.  

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Topics: painting contractor, paint project, surface preparation, paint contractors, infographic

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