Tips and ideas:
"If these walls could talk"
At Feverish Pace Painting, we know the color of your wall says more than meets the eye.
Explore our tips to make sure your walls say the right thing about your home:
Selling Your Home
Painting Can Go A Long Way When Selling A Home:
When selling your home, a fresh coat of paint is the most effective, easiest, and most cost-efficient way to update your home, while giving you a positive ROI (return on investment). For prospective buyers, a fresh coat of paint gives your home a sense that it has been well maintained, appropriately taken care of, and is ready for immediate occupancy! Fresh paint significantly affects a buyer’s first impression of the character and personality of your home. You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression, so it’s vital to make sure that your paint selections say “Welcome!”
When choosing a paint color, don’t overlook the impact the color you choose will make. Choose desirable colors that are not overstated. Lighter and neutral colors are preferred and make your space look larger. Remember, you want your potential buyers to envision themselves living in these spaces that your home provides. Potential buyers spend more time than you would think looking at your ceilings. They are looking for signs of a leaky roof, stains from grease or smoke, and ceiling cracks. They are also looking for dirt, scuff marks, scratches, and nail holes on walls. Nothing says freshness like a new coat of paint, while giving a positive aroma to each room after years of cooking odors, pets, and litter boxes. This simple solution can make any old home new again.
Whether buying a new home or revamping your own, painting is the easiest and most cost-effective way to remodel without an interior decorator. Creating your own oasis can be as simple as changing the colors on your walls, refreshing your trim work, or sprucing up your dingy doors with a fresh coat of paint.
Helping Children's Moods with Colors
Choosing the right color for your child’s room is never an easy process, but knowing the personality of your child can get you started in the right direction.
Your child’s room color can have a real impact on how it affects their mood and behavior:
Choosing warm colors for your child’s room (red, yellow, and orange) can give your child a sense of happiness and warmth, but too much can lead to irritability or anger. While cool colors (blue, green, and purple) can give a sense of calmness and relaxation, but too much can cause sadness or even depression. When choosing a mood enhancing color for your child's room, consider the color as an accent wall.
Red’s: Energizes and excites while increasing focus. Red is a great color for those shy children who need a little push to be more ambitious and helps bring out some leadership qualities in them as well. Too much red can promote headaches or anger, so be cautious
Yellow’s: Promote happiness and a sense of positive energy. Softer yellows promote concentration, while brighter yellows boost memory. This is the best color for children who suffer from depression. Be careful with using too much bright yellow; it can become overstated and cause children to become anxious. This is not a good color for overly excitable children.
Orange’s: Enhances socialization and communication skills. It is a welcoming color and gives off a sense of cheerfulness while increasing energy. It also inspires confidence, but too much orange can create irritability.
Blue’s: Help to promote tranquility and peace. It is a calming, soothing color that is wonderful for children who have behavioral problems or who are anxious. It has also been known to lower blood pressure and heart rates. Be careful with too much blue; it can become depressing.
Green’s: Revitalizes and restores depleted energy. This is a great color for overly tired, sluggish children. Green is also known to reduce anxiety. It also encourages socialization. It has also been known to increase children’s reading ability and comprehension skills. Lighter greens are calming and soothing, while darker greens can become overwhelming.
Purple’s: Promote sensitivity, passion, and thoughtfulness. Purple is also known to create calmness and reduce tension. It encourages creativity, but too much purple can create moodiness.
Pink’s: Promotes calmness and can relieve feelings of anger or aggression. It gives off a nurturing feeling. However, too much pink can cause a lack of self-esteem and create anxiety.
Check out Sherwin-Williams's selection of colors for kids' bedrooms and their Pottery Barn Kids’ Spring/Summer 2019 paint palettes
Choosing the Right Color
Choosing the right color is never an easy task, but with some knowledge, you can make a better color choice decision:
When choosing a color know your color wheel. Colors are categorized into neutrals, complementary, and analogous groupings. A neutral scheme is made up of blacks, whites, grays, and browns. A complementary color scheme is composed of primary (red, yellow, blue) and/or secondary colors (green, orange, purple) found on opposite sides of the color wheel. Analogous colors are located adjacent to each other on the color wheel, with a primary or secondary color acting as the dominant color.
When evaluating the room you are painting, consider the artificial and natural lighting in the room. Keep in mind, that lighting can dramatically affect how a color appears on all your walls. It is recommended that you paint a small section of your wall with each color to compare how they look in different lighting, and at different times of the day. This is important because colors change according to light. When choosing a color, consider the size of your room, and whether you want your room to appear larger or smaller.
Lighter colors can make a smaller room feel more open and spacious: light grays, blues, and other neutral colors, along with painting ceilings white are the best options. Choosing an eggshell or satin finish will help in reflecting light. Choosing a darker color can make a large room feel cozier and more intimate. Changing the color of a wall can change the mood and atmosphere of any room. In addition, it is a great option when wanting a makeover without breaking the bank.
To explore and test colors, we recommend ColorSnap® by Sherwin-Williams. Upload your own photos to see how colors will look in your space.
Check out Sherwin-Williams's Colormix® Forecast to see this year's color trends
For spring color inspiration, check out this blog post by FTD Fresh.
Get it White!
How to Choose the White Color
All whites are not the same! Choosing the right color white is more complicated than you would expect. It can be a real challenge but knowing the undertone can make the process a whole lot easier.
Every white paint has a different tone and shade. When white is painted onto your walls, natural light will reflect off the walls bringing out the undertones incorporated in the paint. Choosing a white color with a higher LRV (light reflective value) can make a room look lighter, while a lower LRV white paint, can make a room darker.
Before choosing a white paint, ask yourself, do you want a cool white or a warm white? Warm whites contain undertones of yellow, red, green, or brown. Warm whites are more popular and give a nice cozy feel to any room. Cooler whites contain undertones of blue, green, and gray, but look great with rooms that have dark woods and white cabinets.
To find out what undertone shade will appear when painting your room white, look no further than the color swatch you selected. The darkest color on your swatch will give you the undertone in your white color selection.
Some of the most popular whites we have painted for our customers:
Alabaster- a creamy off-white, but not yellow. This color is between a cool and warm and is quite versatile. It is Sherwin-Williams's most popular color purchased and was their 2016 Color of the Year. Joanna Gaines used this color on her shiplap in her farmhouse.
Adobe White- a warm inviting color with light brown undertones
White Down- a cool white with a light gray undertone
Olympus White- a cool white with a light subtle gray undertone
Chantilly Lace- a stark cool and crisp white with light shades of green and blue undertones
Shoelace- a cool soft white with a gray undertone
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How to Select An Interior Paint Sheen
When selecting the appropriate paint sheen, you need to ask yourself the following 3 questions:
What is the durability needed?
Does the room get a lot of traffic?
How much light is in the room?
Selecting the correct sheen is important for the appearance of the room- too shiny and it can reflect too much light, too flat and it can appear dull. It is important to know that the sheen of the paint has to be durable enough for the surface situation of the room.
Below are the finishes and their functions:
Flat Finishes (non-reflective):
Opaque (a soft subtle look)
Great for hiding imperfections on your walls
Does not wash well
Cuts down on glare from artificial lighting
Good for ceilings
Not suitable for kitchens, baths, or children’s rooms
Matte Finishes (non-reflective):
Durable, easy to clean
Hides minor surface imperfections
Suitable for bedrooms and interior wall
Eggshell Finishes (slightly reflective):
Soft velvety appearance
Used for decorative finishes
Suitable for moderate traffic areas like living rooms, family rooms, entry area and hallways
Satin (slightly reflective):
Soft, pearl-like appearance
Easy to clean off, but not scrubbable
Great for moderate to high traffic areas
Suitable for bedrooms, walls, doors, hallways or woodwork
Highly reflective sheen gives a room a subtle radiant appearance
Walls need to be prepped well to cover imperfections
Shows imperfections on walls more noticeably
Washable and scrubbable
Suitable for trim work, doors, windows, baths, kitchens, and cabinets
High-gloss finish (highly reflective):
Glass-like finish brilliant appearance
Highly washable and scrubbable
Great for bathrooms, kitchens, and toddlers' rooms
What Your Front Door Says About Your Personality
Have you ever wondered what your front door says about you? Read more to find out!
Black: you love to entertain, you're authoritative and sophisticated
Blue: you're a peacemaker, calm, and sincere
Glass: you're open-minded, outgoing, and have nothing to hide
Green: you have traditional values and are easy-going and caring
Orange: you are a social butterfly, vibrant, and full of surprises
Purple: you are a risk taker who is mysterious and sophisticated
Red: you're warm, welcoming, and bold
White: you're organized, simplistic, and classic
Wood: you're down to earth, relaxed, and trustworthy
Yellow: you're creative, confident, and cheerful