Waking up slowly in a hotel, you crawl out of bed and slip on the hotel issued robe and slippers and revel in the joy of a restful nights sleep. Have you ever had that experience? I know I have. It is likely a combination of things of course, but one thing they all have in common is the beds. They’re white. White beds often convey luxury. Isn’t there just something relaxing about sliding into a fresh white bed?
Why not bring that feeling home? Create an oasis in your room, without going stark white. Add some off-white accents to warm it up and you have it! That soft, welcoming space to take you away to your happy place in the night.
Off whites balance the starkness of having everything white, and brings a cozy warmth to the space without adding too much color noise.
Bring a little white back into your home and see how fantastic it can be!
This is Golden – So long silver, gold is making it’s comeback. And with the ultra-sophisticated color gray too! Stunning to say the least. You see it in fashion and as wedding color inspirations all over magazines and Pinterest. We are also seeing it in design and décor inspiration.
From mid century modern to traditional and contemporary. Check out some of my favorite applications of this classic and trend proof combination.
I also like to see the variations on the combination with gray-purples and yellows. The complimentary colors are finding their way into homes all over the world, in your closet and in your living room.
Here is the fall color forecast according to Pantone. Love these hues.
And don’t forget, Miller Paint has an amazing crew of match makers… well, not THAT kind of matchmaker Our stores are all outfitted with folks that can match nearly any color you throw at them… but please don’t actually throw the color samples at them But do come in to your local store and see just how masterful they are at the art of color matching.
If exterior painting is on your spring to-do list, there’s plenty of incentive to do the job right: By following proper procedures, you’ll help ensure that your paint job will not only look more attractive, but also last much longer, so you won’t have to re-paint anytime soon.
So, what are the keys to a great-looking, long-lasting paint job? Debbie Zimmer, paint and color expert at the Paint Quality Institute, says it’s important that you do four things:
- Prepare the surface properly. A professional-looking paint job always begins with good surface preparation. The surface should be clean and sound, free of dirt, mildew, and loose, flaking, or peeling paint. Areas that are bare – because they are unpainted or because the paint has worn off – should be primed with a top quality exterior primer before they are painted. (See sidebar for specifics on various exterior surfaces.)
- Use high quality brushes and rollers. Quality tools and accessories make painting more effortless and apply a thicker, more uniform coat of paint, which in turn enhances its durability. If you choose to speed your work by using power washing and spray equipment, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations.
- Apply top quality paint. The highest quality paints adhere better, are far more flexible (to withstand expansion, contraction, or other movement in the exterior), and contain special additives to resist mold and mildew formation. That makes them much more durable than ordinary paints. In most cases, the best choice is a top quality 100% acrylic latex paint.
- Paint in the right weather conditions. It’s best to do exterior painting in mild weather, ideally when the temperature is between 60 and 85 degrees F., with little or no wind. Paints form the most protective coating in this type of weather.
As you can see, it isn’t difficult to get a durable exterior paint job, as long as you go about things in the right way. So, follow this expert advice and use these four keys to unlock the perfect exterior paint job on your home.
Sansin Dec and ENS Natural
Sansin Dec is designed as a rugged two-coat formula that penetrates deeply, protecting your wood from within. Dec enhances wood tissue with lasting protection from rain and UV exposure. Perfect for cedar, exotic hardwoods, Southern pine, pressure-treated lumber – whatever your deck is made of, Sansin Dec’s deep penetrating solids will protect its beauty and character.
ENS Natural is a powerful, exceptionally clear UV top coat that can be applied to almost any finish.
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