Creative Finishes • Maximum Impact
If you are feeling like you are back in the dark ages in regards to your home decor and interior decorating style, or you are contemplating a remodel, you may want to consider updating your style with updating by interior colors and textures. When a major remodel is cost prohibitive, and you want to breath new life into your home again, updated finishes may be the perfect solution. For example, it may only cost you a third of the investment that new kitchen cabinets would cost.
If you have been keeping up with the design trends the last couple of years, we have seen light and airy neutrals in grays and whites as the background canvas for accent colors. Various shades of muted blues, aquas and teals have added to the soothing effects. Another trend of late is to have more than one color cabinetry, to add interest to kitchens especially.
See here why Architectural Digest suggests you should consider faux finishes.
What exactly is “faux painting”? Faux painting is when you use paint to create a pattern with paint. It can take the form of geometric patterns (squares, circles, etc.) or patterns that resemble a natural surface such as wood, marble, or stone. In some ways it was a predecessor to wallpaper. Some artists pride themselves on being so good that you will not be able to recognize the difference between their painting and the natural element they are copying. The most modern applications of faux finishes (or techniques) include: marbleizing, fresco, graining, trompe l’oeil, venetian plaster, color wash, strie, rag painting, and sponging.
When seeking consultation on your project, know the difference between when you need an Artist / Craftsman and when you need a residential painting contractor. If you are not looking for special paint techniques and finishes, and just solid color coverage is your objective, than a standard residential painting contractor would be the most cost effective solution for you.
Color Forecast for 2018
Sherwin Williams has put out their 2018 Color Mix Forecast! There are 3 palettes. They speak to the inspiration for each palette.
“Sincerity is about mindful living and creating an environment to disconnect and recharge. Soft, washed neutrals, greens and sanctuary pinks work together to create harmony,” says Wadden.
Like where the surf meets the sand, the organic feel of the muted colors in this entire palette mesh together effortlessly. If you worry about stepping out of the safety of a determined color scheme or if you have experienced painter’s remorse in the past, the Sincerity Palette is a perfect place to start. Just relax and let it all blend…
“We’re remapping our sense of community,” says Wadden, Sherwin-Williams’ Director of Marketing. “Landlocked cities are becoming global hubs of crafts and gastronomy… Home and car sharing, as well as e-learning, have created a culture of everyday nomadism and the wanderlust-obsessed.”
“Inspired by the progressive movement of virtual reality, productivity and youth culture, the high-tech Connectivity palette serves up colors we crave: pixelated in orange, violets, digital greens and high-def yellow.”
“In Silicon Valley, Austin, Berlin and Beijing, techies are the new hippies, full of breakthrough ideas and utopian ideals,” said Wadden. “Connectivity is modern and playful, bringing in dark watery tones of blue that are balanced with neutrals, warm yellow and energetic purples.”