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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. Sherwin-Williams is quick to recognize these new trends in paint colors for the home and office. 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.
Sherwin-Williams® brings us their color forecast for 2011 beginning with “The New Look of Neutrals”, a collection of basic colors that are refined and tasteful sure to be appropriate in any space. Four more palettes comprising 39 colors contain vivid greens, lilacs, intense turquoises, vibrant pinks and earthy tans. 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.
The New Look of Neutrals
A collection of basic colors, stating refinement, perfection and impeccable quality. They stand on their own for whole rooms but stand out when coupled with the deeper shades and tones in the same color family. These are not typical or boring neutral paint colors sometimes described as “builders beige”. These are sure to be the answer when looking for paint ideas for any room. Bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens and baths take on a subtle elegance when painted with Upward, Light French Gray, Svelte Beige or...
Light French Gray
Dominated by intense turquoises, vivid greens and a burst of chile red balanced by the neutrals of gray and beige this palette is high energy excitement. Some great home interior painting colors are contained in this collection as well as accent colors to throw in some contrast when coupled with neutral exterior house paint colors. Accessible Beige might be the perfect paint for the living room or exterior house trim with Habanero Chile as an accent color. Choosing paint colors is simplified when the choices are as stimulating as those in “Bold Invention”.
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: