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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

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

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

Wishing You a Colorful New Year!

Posted on Fri, Jan 04, 2013 @ 03:04 PM

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Topics: interior paint, paint colors, exterior paint, color schemes, color trends, mid-century modern colors, paint color, art deco, neutral colors, holiday colors, DIY, art deco 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 2

Posted on Wed, Nov 14, 2012 @ 03:54 PM

To continue our conversation from last week… Let’s dive right back into trends and Historic Colors! We discussed the idea of trends and how both the 20th Century and Historic Colors of America coincide with the universal trend cycle.  I also highlighted some of our favorite trending hues and how to use them.  Today we will be digging deeper by exploring the idea of “timeless” colors.  And of course we will share some more of our top hues and why we love them! Let’s get started!

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Topics: paint colors, color schemes, color trends, historic colors, neutral colors

Interior and Exterior Paint Color Trends for Fall

Posted on Fri, Sep 14, 2012 @ 12:58 PM

Labor Day has come and gone. Here at California Paints were are gearing up for yet another fall in New England. Personally, this season is my favorite time of year.  Who doesn't love back to school activities, football season, the crisp autumn weather, and of course the COLORS?  New England is known for its colorful falls. Seeing as we reside in the heart of it, what better way to celebrate than by sharing some of our favorite bold and bright fall palettes with you! Hopefully it'll inspire a bright and warm interior paint project or two!

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Topics: paint colors, color schemes, color trends

Combining Your Interior Paint Colors with Kerrie Kelly

Posted on Wed, Sep 12, 2012 @ 08:36 AM

We're excited to kick-off our first guest blog post with one of our favorite interior designers, Kerrie Kelly. We were first introduced to Kerrie through our 2010 Color Challenge. Based out of Northern California, her sense of color and design caught our eye and her work never ceases to amaze us. We've loved getting to know Kerrie and couldn't think of a better person to feature on our new blog. Take it away, Kerrie...

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Topics: interior paint, paint colors, color schemes, Guest Post

Color Ad-Vice: Staff Spotlight

Posted on Fri, Aug 03, 2012 @ 09:18 AM

A Colorful Introduction: Meet Maryellen

It is with a heavy heart that I present to you our final staff spotlight, and of course we saved the best for last.  Meet Maryellen! You may recognize the name if you've read our color names or neutrals post.  She is our fearless leader and VP of Marketing. Her color knowledge has been gained over her seven years in the industry.  She's our go to paint expert around here! Check out her favorite colors and learn the significance of her office paint colors.

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Topics: interior paint, paint colors, color schemes, Staff Spotlight

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