Monthly Archives: December 2014

Color Basics

2015 Color of the Year – Sherwin Williams

2015 Coral Reef SW
Upbeat, optimistic Coral Reef celebrates time for renewal. Perfectly suited to celebrate a mid-decade year that’s poised for revitalization, Coral Reef (SW 6606) is Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2015. The uplifting, vivacious hue with floral notes is the perfect mélange of pink, orange and red that can be used to liven up any space.
“Coral Reef embodies a cheerful approach to design that we’re seeing for the coming year. Its unexpected versatility brings life to a range of design aesthetics, whether traditional, vintage, cottage or contemporary,” said Jackie Jordan, Sherwin-Williams director of color marketing.

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Home Improvement & Painting Tips

Paintable Wallpaper

Paintable wallpaper is availbale in a smooth or textured finish. For a fraction of the cost this wallpaper is great for covering damaged walls or old wood paneling. A textured finish is great for adding an extra demension to any room. Available at Sherwin Williams|

paintable paper

Home Improvement & Painting Tips

Using Metallic Finishes

To the do-it-yourself painter, metallic finishes can appear gorgeous and daunting at the same time. A metallic paint can make a small room like a powder room into a real work of art or transform a dining room into a glamorous personal statement. It is very important to find a painter who has experience with metallic paints, as they are very tricky to apply correctly to get the desired finish. Using the correct tools is important for a smooth consistency. However, if you are using the metallic paint in a sponge technique over a flat paint, or are creating a stripe or striea, you won’t have to worry about the evenness of the coat. The accessories that are added to the final picture can make or break the space. Accessories that complement metallic paints might include mirrored or crystal accents. Sufficient indirect lighting is necessary to “light up” the metallic qualities of the paint and really show it off. However, not all accessories should be metallic: this would be overkill and the “wow” factor of the paint would be minimized.