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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. From this wave of influence by color professionals styles and trends find their way into paint colors used in 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. 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.
Martha Stewart has chosen 12 of her favorite paint colors from her Martha Stewart Living Paints. They are a collection of pastels, neutrals and darks. “Francesca” is an appealing gray/brown color. And by the way, “Araucana” is a chicken that lays blue eggs. 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.
Martha Stewart Living Paint
Martha's Handpicked Favorite Colors
Martha Stewart Living Paint includes 280 paint colors. From these come Martha's 12 handpicked favorite colors. These paints are available in 4 interior sheens and 2 exterior sheens. The best paint colors tend to be those that are the subtle shades between two colors and most of these fit that description. When you want to paint a room your ideas may include finding paint colors that will coordinate the varying colors of different objects, fabrics, textures and furnishings. A color to tie all of these together is needed. The tans that may look a little gray or gold and blues that have a bit of green to them may be the answer.
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: