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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. 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 Benjamin Moore's Envision Color 2011™ showing the “Spirited” and “Soulful“ collection of paint colors. The Soulful color palette includes their Color of the Year, “Vintage Wine”. 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.
Being grounded by the basics in life allows the free spirit freedom of expression. Pairing these exuberant colors with the foundation of gray, black or white brings joyful excitement. Pit them with other bright colors and the party begins. Need an accent wall in an otherwise subdued office or want to brighten an area to break the monotony? Splash a little color in that refined but gray office. Perk up the interest in the breakroom or bathroom with the juxtapositioning of Grape Green and Royal Flush.
The world is getting smaller some say. Our cultures meld as communications, technology and high speed transportation bring us together. We are getting to know the rest of the world. What we once saw in the distance we live with today. To interpret this blending Benjamin Moore® gives us the Soulful collection of colors. An earthy, ethnic and global palette of paint colors. Included in this color palette is their Color of the Year, “Vintage Wine”. Is your next paint color for the living room from across the seas? Maybe your bedroom color will mimic this year's vacation!
More helpful painting tips, techniques and how-to articles can be found by following these links:
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: