by Yeva Hummel
Yeva is Ken's wife and sidekick in all things color. She's guilty of spending hours on Pinterest looking at the latest home decor ideas.
Are you looking for new interior paint ideas this spring? Here are the current favorite trends that we have found for this season:
Behr Color of the Year - Canyon Dusk
This color is described as earthly and harmonious. It has a calming positive effect on me and reminds me of the beautiful colors I would see driving back to Los Angeles at dusk through the desert canyons of Nevada after a fun getaway weekend in Las Vegas. There is nothing quite like the desert, and the colors you find there can be as breathtaking as the wide expanse before you. I would love to relax in a room at home with this color warming the walls around me.
Sherwin Williams' 2021 Color of the Year - Urbane Bronze SW 7048
This is definitely a stronger color but can convey a sense 'safety and security' because it is rooted in nature. If you are looking to create a cocoon-like feel and are not afraid of darker, more intense yet natural colors, this might be one to try!
Pantone - Ultimate Gray and Illuminating
For those that want to stick with the grey palette that has been very popular the last few years but want to brighten things up with happy colors, Illuminating by Pantone can bring some joy and optimism into an otherwise monotone space. And I think we can all agree we need a good dose of optimism right now that life WILL get back to normal in 2021. It just has to!
Benjamin Moore - Simply White and Sherwin Williams - Arcade White
Homeowners often spend more time at home to stay warm and cozy during the chilly winters in Ohio. They also have more time to look around their house, dreaming of spring and summer projects to refresh the look of their family home. One common project to plan for is interior painting and homeowners will start looking around for local painters to get estimates.
If you are a homeowner who is used to doing your home projects yourself, you may experience sticker-shock when you get a paint bid from a professional painter. Painting estimates include not just the physical painting but also the labor-intensive prep work such as taping off valuable doors and curtains, moving and covering furniture, protecting wallpaper, etc. Trim work, for example, is usually 60% of a bid. Professionals often operate at a level of detail that typical homeowners do not, and all of this can take extra time and result in seemingly high estimates.
If you want professional help with painting but would also like to save money, here are some valuable tips that can save hundreds on your painting estimate:
1) Create an accent wall by not painting one wall.
2) Don't have ALL the doors painted.
3) Move and cover furniture yourself.
This may or may not save on the estimate, depending on the placement of the furniture. It will be a lot easier for your painter to get the job done faster if the furniture is out of the way.
4) Remove wire shelving yourself.