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Popular Paint Color Ideas - 2011
Seasons change, the years pass and so do the popularity of certain colors. As decorators, designers, fashionistas and home do-it-yourselfers seek out new color ideas to express their sense of style certain colors seem to rise above others to establish color trends. Benjamin Moore is widely known as one of the best paints you can buy and their paint colors also reflect the best of the new color trends and styles in paint. Black, white and gray will always find their appropriate place and the pure primary colors, red, blue and yellow will refresh, animate, cheer and brighten any painted surface. But start mixing, blending, shading and toning those colors and new worlds of color are created.
This page continues the Colour Trends 2011 from ICI Dulux® and introduces Benjamin Moore's Envision Color 2011™. These are just a sampling of what each brand has to offer, their complete spectrum of colors and swatches can be seen on their websites. We hope you will find colors to fulfill your painting ideas. You will find paint colors for bedrooms, baths, offices, kitchens and living rooms. Each color is identified by name and/or number. If a particular dealer is not in your area, other dealers should have close matches in their fandeck or the ability to match the color. Send us your color's brand and number if you cannot find it in your area and we will cross reference it for you with other manufacturers.
ICI Dulux Paints®
Made With Love
ICI Dulux honors the joy of creating, making and sharing a work. Inspired by clay, wood and denim these paint colors remind us of the joy in producing something on our own. Forget the factory, computer and big-box store to relish in the satisfaction you made it yourself. These earthy, natural colors bring harmony and understated beauty into the home.
Magnified thosands of times viruses, bacteria, pollen grains and microscopic deep-sea organisms are awash in color. Hold a CD in the sun to see a surprising spectrum of colors. Things normally unseen inspire this group of colors. This palette lives, with strong vibrant greens, turquoises and purples. These shades, tints and tones glow and seem to grow as having life themselves. Are you looking for paint colors for your kitchen or bath? Need a color idea to brighten a drab space? What are the best paint colors to bring life into a room? These are.
After tracking social, cultural and political conditions and their influence on fashion, design and decorating, Benjamin Moore created a color palette representing ”Balance”. Their collection of colors is categorized “Dreamy”, “Spirited” and “Soulful”. It is anchored by their Color of the Year - “Vintage Wine”, described as a rich deep brown with a hint of smoky violet. See the complete Envision Color 2011 at Envision Color 2011.
The pale frosty hues of the Dreamy collection nurture a world of softness and contentment contradicting the harshness sometimes faced in the real world. Escape into a room painted with these opalescent like colors. The search for new color ideas for bedrooms, baths and getaway rooms ends here.
More helpful painting tips, techniques and how-to articles can be found by following these links:
Pantone 2016 Color of the Year ◊ Sherwin-Williams 2016 Color of the Year ◊ How To Paint a Room ◊ How To Paint a Stairway ◊ How To Paint a Two-Story Room ◊ How To Choose Colors ◊ Six Step Color Choice ◊ Popular Color Ideas ◊ How To Choose Paint ◊ Tools ◊ How To Caulk ◊ How To Patch a Hole ◊ How To Patch a Crack ◊ How To Cut In a Wall or Ceiling ◊ How To Roll a Wall or Ceiling ◊ How To Paint Woodwork ◊ How To Paint a Window ◊ How To Paint Baseboard ◊ How To Paint a Door ◊ How To Paint Crown Moulding ◊ How To Paint Kitchen Cabinets ◊ How To Choose a Premium Paintbrush ◊ How To Paint a MDF Bookcase ◊ How To Paint Aluminum or Vinyl Siding ◊ How To Paint Over Faux Finishes ◊ How To Use Magnetic Paint ◊ How To Use FrogTape ◊ How To Paint Repair Water Damaged Drywall ◊ Hiring a Contractor ◊ Paint Stripper Safety ◊ Painting Louvered Shutters ◊ 2013 Color Trends ◊ Choosing Front Door Colors
More details about specific painting subjects are covered in the additional articles. In those will be found details, painting tips and techniques gathered from over 20 years of painting experience. Here is a list of links to the articles: