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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. These palettes contain paint of interior colors and exterior colors though occasionally you will see some colors marked “for interior use only”. Each hue can be lightened or darkened to achieve the perfect paint color for a living room, bedroom or bathroom. Before making your final choice of color and painting a room or space paint color swatches on poster or foamcore board to evaluate a larger sample of color.
Here we show Glidden's® “Share the Harvest Colors” and “Man Cave Colors”. Even though Glidden's palette is limited to 282 colors it contains the shades you will most likely need and use. The fewer choices can be helpful rather than having to choose from too many similar but slightly different shades of one color some of the other paint companies offer. Glidden has grouped their top colors into themes, all of them can be seen at Top 10 Color Palettes. 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. If you cannot find the brand of your favorite color in your area send us your color's brand, color name and number and we will cross reference it for you with other manufacturers to find its closest match.
Share the Harvest Colors
A collection of rich and earthy hues all reflecting the colors of the fall harvest. The color, “Crisp Autumn Leaves” is a rich pleasant shade of terra cotta or the muted orange of fall color perfect for the kitchen or den painting project. The answer for the living paint room color might be the neutral “Soft Suede” with “Leather Brown” for an accent wall.
Crisp Autumn Leaves
Man Cave Colors
Man caves seem to be all the rage. Guys do need a place to call their own. These masculine colors should meet the need for man cave colors. The dark shades should do well in theater rooms and there are some lighter shades to keep the room a little brighter if showcasing a hobby or interest. When painting a room do not shy away from the dark colors, they do not make rooms look smaller. They will often give the room a depth of personality light colors cannot.
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: