Make your home your canvas
“At Mid-Cape, we have a color work station with a touch screen television that allows customers to paint both inside and outside their home by scanning our color cards in any given room or on any exterior. You can even email the color card and project straight to your own devices,” explains Bianco.
Everything about Mid-Cape’s paint offerings is designed to help customers make a stress-free paint choice. “My advice to buyers is to take sample cards home and make their choice in the light of a room or exterior project because light plays a big role,” says Bianco.
“Color can drive the rest of the room’s design, such as which throw pillows to buy or art to hang. It can affect the mood of a room to be relaxing or energizing,” says Katie Scott of Sherwin-Williams. “It’s a personal choice, and something you’ll be looking at every day, so it’s important to choose what you love.”
Sherwin-Williams 2018 Color of the Year is Oceanside SW 6496. “It’s a jewel-toned mix of blue and green that evokes wanderlust and makes a lively statement in any room of the house,” comments Scott. Sherwin-Williams has also developed three new color palettes that draw inspiration from not only home design, but also trends in popular culture, fashion design, art and other fields.
“The three palettes are Sincerity, which takes a less-is-more approach; Unity, which speaks to a sense of community through travel; and Connectivity, which reflects the ever-growing presence of technology in our lives,” explains Scott. Sherwin-Williams offers in-home color consultations, and to see different saturations of these shades, they have a color wall that you can view in stores as well as a ColorSnap® app that lets you view different shades right from your phone.
“Think about what the room is being used for,” advises Scott. “For example, we spend so much time in our kitchens that it might be better to choose a more relaxing color for that space, but somewhere like the dining room, or a guest bathroom, that doesn’t get as much use is a great place to experiment.”
There are so many options when it comes to paint color, it can be difficult to make a decision. Frangiadis says, “Color selection is very important, not just for the design of a room but also the overall feel of a space. Paint color is the glue that keeps things together and sets the mood for a room.” The best advice? Choose what you like.
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