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Turn Winter Blahs into Big Hurrahs with an Interior Paint Project

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Make laundry day the best day of the week with a cheerful interior paint job.

Do you have a case of the mid-winter blahs?  It’s not uncommon to become weary from spending dreary winter days inside.  After all, the environment we’re in naturally affects our mood; it gets old looking at the same four walls day in and day out.  There are many things you can do to turn your blahs into hurrahs, and one of the best is to tackle an interior paint project that will brighten up your home.

Actually, winter is the ideal time to paint your interior, anyway, since winter air contains less humidity than warm air.  Plan to crack a window or two to speed the drying process of your winter paint project.  The first thing to decide, of course, is what you’ll paint and what color you’ll paint it.  Even if you decide to paint the entire interior of your home, there are decisions to be made about how to add a whole new look and feel to each of the rooms.

Do you ever find that you get especially gloomy when it’s time to tackle the laundry?  Perhaps what you could benefit from most is choosing a bright paint color to transform your washroom.  Use saturated shades of deep coral or orange for sunny, mood-brightening results.

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You can also decide to dress up an existing wall with a pattern or stripes.

You may decide to create patterns, rather than simply choose one exciting paint color for a room.  Patterns, such as stripes, can add dimension to a space.  Call our professional painters in Connecticut for help with an ambitious painting design.  Have your heart set on a do-it-yourself project? Painter’s tape is often the only extra tool you need to add a fresh touch to a room with patterns.

What room in the house would you most like to add visual interest to?  The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home; there’s perhaps no better place in which to add a fresh coat of cheer.  If you’re considering painting the ceiling, remember that light shades open up a room while dark ceiling shades make a room seem smaller and cozier.  If you want a bright color, the brightest shades on the color wheel are fully saturated yellow shades.  This works partly because we tend to associate yellow with sunshine.

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Another option for brightening up a room is choosing one wall to paint with a bright color.

Another way to achieve brightness in a room is with lime-yellows or yellows that lean toward being green; one example is Benjamin Moore, Yellow Finch 2024-40.  Or you could go bold with a deeper green, such as Benjamin Moore, Teal Blast 2039-40.

If your goal is to cheer up your home’s interior with fresh paint, it’s important to consider the source of light in the area you’re painting.  Is there plenty of natural light in the room, or is artificial light the only kind available?  Some paint colors look better under artificial light than others, particularly at night.  A professional can help you determine the difference.

If a fresh coat of white is really what you want, you may be surprised to know that white comes in a huge variety of shades with various tints.  You want to avoid white walls that end up looking dingy.  Two great choices in white are Benjamin Moore Ice Mist OC-67 or Minced Onion OC-128.  Add extra cheer to the room with accent pieces in rich hues.

Let our professionals help you choose ideal colors and give your mid-winter days a boost with fresh and beautiful interior paint.

Franklin Painting LLC – Call us Toll Free at 877-646-7774
or at our main office number 860-678-7701
2 Eastview Drive, Farmington, CT 06032

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