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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

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

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

A Modern Makeover: Furniture Redesign with Interior Paint

Posted on Tue, Aug 21, 2012 @ 12:52 PM

 A "Gripping" Redesign with Interior Primer

Although my summer internship has come to an end, California Paints has decided to keep me on to continue documenting my crazy endeavors in the DIY/Paint/Color world! My first order of business? To finally get you that furniture design I promised ages ago, which means we are also getting close to the great bedroom reveal.  I'm practically drooling in anticipation (gross I know). It's that spectacular! I'm not sure if you caught the furniture in the pictures from my introduction to this series.  If you have, you would have guessed by now that they really weren't doing much for the overall effect.  Here's some pictures in case you missed it... 

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Topics: interior paint, paint project, Modern Makeover, interior primer

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

Designing Color: Staff Spotlight

Posted on Fri, Jul 20, 2012 @ 01:29 PM

A Colorful Introduction: Meet Nisha

Meet Nisha! She's our Marketing and Design Supervisor who creates most of the graphic design work for California Paints, including the amazing and beautiful Superior Interior paint can redesigns! She loves all things bright and beautiful, and as far as color is concerned she's creative and original.  Scroll down to meet Nisha and learn why she loves working at California Paints!

To see Nisha's color picks click here! Looking for more great palettes? Recap our staff color picks:

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

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

The Perfect Palette for Complementary Colors

Posted on Fri, Jun 29, 2012 @ 01:57 PM

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Topics: interior paint, color theory, complementary colors

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

Selecting Interior Paint Colors: Color Experiment

Posted on Wed, Jun 20, 2012 @ 02:04 PM

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Topics: interior paint, color schemes, color trends, color theory

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