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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

London's Calling: Paint Color Palette

Posted on Fri, Jul 27, 2012 @ 02:00 PM

Here at California Paints we are celebrating the opening of the 2012 London Olympic Games by sharing some of our favorite British/Olympic inspired colors. Take a trip around London. We have colors spanning Covent Garden to Piccadilly Circus, King's Cross to Thames. And we didn't forget to cheer on our teams! From tea to the Queen, we've got you covered. Take a look!


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Topics: paint colors, 2012 Olympics, British Decor

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

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

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

Color Psychology: Interior Paint Color Guide

Posted on Thu, Jun 14, 2012 @ 10:37 AM

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Topics: interior paint, paint colors, color theory

From the Intern's Desk: Staff Spotlight

Posted on Fri, Jun 01, 2012 @ 04:10 PM

If you haven't noticed, California Paints has launched a new blog! We are excited to introduce one of the featured bloggers - our intern Victoria. This is Victoria's second summer with California Paints. Her creative and fresh ideas have inspired many of our marketing initiatives, and we couldn't be happier to have her as part of our team. Keep an eye out for her color savvy blog posts this summer!

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Topics: paint colors, color schemes, historic colors

The Best Interior Paint Colors to Sell a House

Posted on Tue, Mar 20, 2012 @ 01:06 PM

In today’s home-selling market, a lot of effort and work goes into preparing a home for a (hopeful) quick sale. Using certain interior paint colors can send buyers out the door. With a little thought, though, paint colors can attract potential customers.

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Topics: interior paint, paint colors

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