Make your home your canvas
Choosing the perfect paint color can be daunting, but we’re here to help
There are a lot of elements to consider when designing a home. But the one thing that ties them all together? The paint choice. As one of the more essential building blocks of interior and exterior projects alike, choosing the best quality paint for a timeless design not only ensures your project will stand out, but it also sets the stage for all the other layers of your design. Cape Cod professionals have some advice.
“Painting is easy. Choosing colors is the hard part,” jokes Paul Fox of Harwich Paint and Decorating Center. Harwich Paint carries the full collection of Benjamin Moore paint. “We’re what’s known as a ‘Store of the Future,’” he explains. “We’re set up with all of the latest colors, designs and product offerings so that a customer can come in and look through their options. We also have the ability to adjust all the colors we carry because we know which shades go into the formula and how they influence the tone.” That extra step is where homeowners can truly achieve a custom finish that is solely their own.
Fox explains that Benjamin Moore paint is popular because it’s easy to work with and does what it’s designed to do as far as coverage and aesthetic. “As a contractor, that was the paint line I used over 20 years ago,” he says.
Fox’s advice when choosing a color? Be bold. “A lot of customers are intimidated and afraid to go with a risky color. We used to say things like, ‘Don’t put a dark color in a small room,’ but a lot of these norms have changed. Our advice is to go for it.” Benjamin Moore’s color of the year, a deep burgundy named “Caliente,” certainly embodies this daring attitude.
Anthi Frangiadis, owner of The Drawing Room in Marion, is a stockist for Farrow & Ball’s paint line. “Farrow & Ball pride themselves on their quality ingredients and craftsmanship. It fits well with what I’m doing in my showroom as far as featuring fine craftsmanship through furniture and art,” says Frangiadis, who explains that many of the colors in this line are historically inspired. In the early ’90s, Farrow & Ball took on a focus of restoring older properties while being sympathetic to the colors that would have suited the original era of a building, and their dedication to thoughtful color options has held steadfast to this day.
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