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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

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

Tips for Choosing a Painting Contractor

Posted on Wed, Dec 19, 2012 @ 09:23 AM

Here at California Paints there is one thing we love almost as much as shopping local.... and that's our painting contractors. We appreciate their loyalty, expertise and passion for using our paint, especially our Rated #1* exterior house paint, Fres~Coat. Plus, they shop local! As a home owner, you may be confused about whether or not you should hire a contractor or tackle the project yourself. No fear! Today I'll break down the good, the better, and the best reasons for hiring a professional with a little help from the Paint Quality Institute! Let's get started.

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Topics: interior paint, exterior paint, painting contractor, paint project, paint contractors, paint solutions, Paint Quality Institute

Exterior Paint for Front Doors

Posted on Fri, Oct 12, 2012 @ 02:53 PM

Front Door Paint Colors

Now that fall is in full swing, it is time to prepare for the approaching holidays. Which means plenty of front porch decorating!  From pumpkins to wreaths, it's time to get your front door prepared for plenty of attention.  What better way to prepare your front door than with a fresh coat of exterior paint?! Here is some of our best advice on how to choose colors and feature perfect hues for any door.  Check it out!

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Topics: exterior paint, front door color, bold door colors, door colors

The Secret to Using White House Paint

Posted on Fri, Sep 21, 2012 @ 02:27 PM


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Topics: interior paint, exterior paint

How to Select the Right Paint Sheen for Your Home

Posted on Wed, Sep 19, 2012 @ 04:50 PM

What are the differences between paint sheens and why do they matter? On my arrival as a complete paint novice, I had no clue that there's more than one sheen of interior paint or exterior paint. Now that I am well versed on the matter, I want to share my new found knowledge on the subject!

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Topics: interior paint, exterior paint, paint sheen

"Coordinating" Color Schemes: Staff Spotlight

Posted on Mon, Jun 18, 2012 @ 04:29 PM

A Colorful Introduction: Meet Hilary

Welcome to the new staff spotlight column! We had so much fun with Victoria's questionnaire and color schemes that we've decided we should all partake! Every few weeks we'll feature another member of the California Paints team to give you an inside look into our world of paint.  This week meet Hilary, our style-savvy Marketing Coordinator.  In design, she loves bold, bright colors and mixing unexpected elements. Take a look...

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Topics: interior paint, exterior paint, color schemes

Top 3 Tips For Choosing Exterior Paint Colors

Posted on Wed, May 30, 2012 @ 03:14 PM

Whether you are in the market to sell your home or are simply looking to enhance its natural curb appeal, changing your home's exterior paint colors can have a dramatic impact on your home's appearance.  Selecting paint colors can; however, be challenging and more than a little intimidating.  Here are some tips to follow when selecting paints for your home's exterior.

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Topics: exterior paint, historic colors

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