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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

California Paints Introduces: Featured Colors of the Month

Posted on Mon, Dec 17, 2012 @ 05:14 PM

It feels like forever since I've been able to share anything colorfully fun with you! No fear! I'm here to present some exciting news that should satisfy your color withdrawals.  California Paints has introduced our December Colors of the Month Selection on Facebook.  Awesome right?! It get's better...California Paints is also going to present you with January, February, March... (you get the idea) colors of the month as well! Yay I love sharing fun colors!!! All of our December Colors incorporate appropriately named hues as well as festive shades!

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Topics: interior paint, paint colors, color schemes, 20th century paint colors, color trends, historic colors, paint color, color names, neutral colors, holiday colors

Historic Colors and the Trend Cycle -- Part 1

Posted on Fri, Nov 02, 2012 @ 03:26 PM

Trends are an interesting occurrence. Some can be fleeting while others often repeat themselves. Color trends tend to be a bit more timeless. Our Historic Colors are great example of this. These colors were distinctively trendy during their specific time period which made them memorable. Expert historians, like those at Historic New England, recognize this and give these paint colors their historic stamp of approval. These historic hues continue to appear in color trends even today. So what exactly makes some of these historic colors more significant than the rest?  Why do they continue to pop up in color trends even now?

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Topics: paint colors, 20th century paint colors, color trends, historic colors

A Modern Makeover: The Big Reveal

Posted on Fri, Sep 07, 2012 @ 02:44 PM

DIY Paint Makeover 

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Topics: interior paint, 20th century paint colors, Modern Makeover

What's in a Name? An Inside Look at Naming Paint Colors

Posted on Mon, Jul 23, 2012 @ 04:44 PM

Paint Color Names

Imagine it’s a Saturday morning and you are walking into your local hardware store.  You approach the paint chip rack containing countless chips varying in shades, tints, and tones and feel completely overwhelmed.  You can’t even tell the difference between Lemon Juice and Springtime Dew!  In all this confusion, how are you going to pick just one?

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Topics: paint colors, 20th century paint colors, historic colors, color names

A Modern Makeover: Interior Paint on Paneled Walls

Posted on Wed, Jul 18, 2012 @ 04:23 PM

Loving 20th Century Colors of America

Finally the wait is over for an update to my Modern Makeover bedroom redesign, and I'm in love! In love with Stainless Steel paint color that is! Upon opening the can I was a little wary.  The paint appeared almost white.  I knew it would dry darker than its liquid paint form but I was still extremely nervous. After placing a swatch on the wall, all my doubts vanished. It was perfect for the space! Ironically this cool gray is warm and inviting with hints of purple, my FAVORITE COLOR.  As a neutral, it has so much life and depth and is far from boring.  And I wasn't the only one who loved it. Everyone I roped into helping me agreed! Now let's take a look at how I acquired this new infatuation!

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Topics: interior paint, 20th century paint colors, paint project, DIY

Art Deco Colors for Your Modern Home

Posted on Wed, Jun 27, 2012 @ 09:50 AM

How to Design with Art Deco Colors

When decorating there are a myriad of ways to go with your décor. One of the top tips in the design field is to go with the style of your space. If you are in an Art Deco style home you can draw from the 1920's era and create a space that is reminiscent of that time, or opt for something more modern. Even if your home doesn't resemble this extravagant style, selecting Art Deco colors for your interior rooms will change the way your space feels.

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Topics: interior paint, paint colors, 20th century paint colors, art deco

A Modern Makeover with Interior Paint

Posted on Fri, Jun 15, 2012 @ 09:29 AM

Reviving 20th Century Paint Colors

Great News! My first ever apartment lease has just begun! Which means, I have a large amount of interior decorating to get started on. It is currently in a sad state, lacking furniture and décor as well as requiring a much needed paint job. My bedroom is especially awful and is in need of a little TLC. By a little, I really mean A LOT. And as a college student with a limited cash flow, I can’t really afford a lot of TLC right now.  Solution: I’m hoping with a little creativity, combined with my passion for bargain hunting and some superior interior paint, I’ll create a beautiful space that I can call my own (well at least ‘til next may)! 

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Topics: interior paint, 20th century paint colors, historic colors, paint project, DIY

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