Timeless Bathroom Paint: Bathroom Paint Colors that Won’t Go Out of Style

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If you are looking for a quick home renovation project that will refresh your space without breaking the bank, look no further than your bathroom. A bathroom is a terrific place to update from time to time to change the look of your home. There are timeless bathroom paint colors you may want to consider that will never go out of style, so you don’t have to repaint it very often. The professional house painters at Flowers Painting have assembled a list of bathroom paint colors by PPG Paint that will always look great in any home.

When you work with Flowers Painting on your home interior painting projects, you can be confident knowing that you are working with the best painting company in the Charlotte, NC area. Flowers Painting wants to be involved from the very beginning of your thought process, which is why we are giving you these great PPG Paint suggestions today.

Gray – The color gray is very trendy right now, but it is a timeless color that you can use with almost any décor. Gray and Charcoal can be accented with black or metal pieces and look very modern and minimalist. If you pair turquoise and yellow with gray, you’ll have more of a vintage feel. Flowers Painting recommends Soft Feather Gray by PPG Paint or Quiet Rain. Click here to view the entire Gray and Charcoal Paint Color Chart.

Natural Green – Green is a relaxing color choice and is perfect for the bathroom. A natural green will transform your bathroom into an at-home spa. Green looks beautiful complementing a variety of accent colors, including navy, white or dark gray. Flowers Painting recommends Frosty Mint by PPG Paint or Fresh Arboretum Green. Click here to view the entire Green and Sage Color Chart.

Blue – The color blue is said to be very relaxing and pairs well with gray linens and accent pieces. Flowers Painting recommends Blue Veil by PPG Paint or Blue Frost. Click here to view the entire Blue and Teal Color Chart.

With all these options, you should be excited to give your bathroom a new look. When you hire Flowers Painting, you don’t have to worry about a single thing. We’ll bring along all our materials, as well as our skill and years of experience. We look forward to working with you. Call today to schedule a FREE in-home painting estimate or to speak with one of our color specialists (704) 727-2161.

Liven Up Any Room with an Accent Wall

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A Single Burst of Color Transforms Any Room

One way to transform any room in your home from drab to fab is to add a touch of color with an accent wall. Rooms that are painted the same color throughout don’t have nearly the same impact of a room that has a painted accent wall. But for an accent wall to work well and accent a room rather than stand out like a sore thumb, there are a few guidelines to stick by. Keep reading and we’ll discuss those rules here. An accent wall is strikingly different than the other walls in the room. It is typically a much bolder, richer color, which is why an accent wall achieves such a daring effect.

Accent Wall Guidelines

  • They are typically solid and have no doors or windows. However, exceptions to this guideline include having an accent wall serve as a frame around French doors or a window that overlooks an amazing view.
  • An accent wall should frame something such as a fireplace or a bookshelf. Other focal points could be a bed’s headboard, an architectural feature on the wall, artwork, or a piece of furniture that you want to spotlight.
  • If there is no natural focal point in the room, you can use the accent wall to create one. Whether it’s a live plant, a framed photo collection, or a painting, the accent wall can make it stand out even more effectively than lighting.
  • The adjacent wall should not create competition for the accent wall. For instance, if the adjacent wall has patterned wallpaper or an oversized mirror, there’s a good chance that the accent wall will only create imbalance in the room, which is unappealing and confusing.
  • If you have an oblong room, painting the farthest short wall with an accent shade will cause the wall to appear closer to you, thereby lending visual correction to the room’s shape. On the flip side, you will only emphasize the rooms shape if you crate an accent effect on the longest wall.

Selecting a Paint Color

  • Flowers Painting color consultants always recommend painting an accent wall a much deeper shade than the other walls in a room. You want an accent wall to really pop and make a dramatic statement in a room.
  • A reliable formula that works well is to paint the accent wall the same color scheme as the other walls but go three shades darker.
  • If you’re undecided about a color for the accent wall, look around the room at the décor and select a dominant color.
  • When selecting the color, keep in mind that a contrast is needed so that other objects or wall decorations don’t blend in with the accent color and disappear. The whole point is to make a dramatic statement with a pop of color.
  • Flowers Painting always recommends using bright shades in a child’s room.

While there are other ways to create an accent wall such as wallpaper and stenciling, painting is the quickest and least expensive. You can liven any room with a single burst of color. If you are looking for color inspiration or are interested in hiring a professional painter to paint an accent wall in your home or business, please call Flowers Painting to schedule your FREE estimate (704) 727-2161. Browse our full list of services online.

Cabinet Painting 101: Answers to Your Top Questions About Painting Your Cabinets

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Flowers Painting Answers the Most Common Questions Regarding Kitchen Cabinet Painting

You can change the entire look of your kitchen by painting your cabinets. This is becoming a popular trend here in the Charlotte area, and Flowers Painting receives lots of questions regarding cabinet painting daily. Let’s discuss some of the most common questions regarding painting cabinets.

  1. Is painting cabinets a fad? What if I want my stained wood cabinets back?

This question comes up a lot when discussing cabinet painting, especially when we paint cabinets white or a light gray. These colors are classics and while they may be what’s hot right now, these colors never go out of style. Also, if you decide you want to change the color in a few years, once you’ve had your cabinets painted the first time, it is much less expensive to change the color; usually about half the original cost. Most of the cabinets we paint are oak. Ask yourself – are plain oak cabinets ever going to make a comeback?

  1. Do I have to paint my cabinets white?

Absolutely not. Cabinets in any color can dramatically change the look and feel of a kitchen. If you are not sure what color to select, a Flowers Painting professional can offer color consultations.

  1. Will painting my cabinets last?

A painted kitchen cabinet can last a long time, if it is done correctly. The key phrase here is “done correctly”. The problem is a lot of painters and homeowners do not know the right way to paint cabinets. There’s a lot that can go wrong with painting cabinets. Flowers Painting stands behind our customer satisfaction guarantee and our warranty. This provides our customers with peace of mind knowing they are getting a quality paint job that will stand the test of time and stand up quite well to everyday life.

  1. Can I keep using my kitchen during the process?

While Flowers Painting is in the home prepping and painting, you will be unable to utilize the kitchen area for approximately three days.

  1. How do you prep the cabinets, so they last?

Properly prepping the surface is the most important aspect of any cabinet painting project. It is the foundation and if it is not solid, nothing on top will last. This is by far the biggest window of error we see with other painting contractors. They try to save time by skipping steps. This is the Flowers Painting process:

  • Dismantle everything. We mark and take everything apart.
  • Lightly buff sand all surfaces. This is not a heavy sand, just a light scuff to break down the finish a little.
  • Wipe down all surfaces with a de-glosser. This is simply a very strong cleaning agent and does two things – (1) Removes all the dust created from sanding, and (2) Further etches into the finish.
  • Prime with a bonding primer.
  1. Can you get rid of the grain I see on my oak cabinets?

Yes and no. Yes, getting rid of the grain is possible, but it is very costly. They make some putties and fillers that will do the job. Flowers Painting has found that most homeowners want to paint their cabinets because it is cheaper than replacing them. If you try to fill the grain and make them smooth, it will cost you as much as if you replaced the doors. Nearly anything is possible, but some things are just not practical!

These are some of the most common questions Flowers Painting receives about painting kitchen cabinets. If you have additional questions or would like more information, we’d love to hear from you. Simply call us at (704) 727-2161 or visit us online at www.flowerspaintingco.com. You can also message us on Facebook. Call Flowers Painting today to schedule your FREE in-home cabinet painting estimate.