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Paint Color Trends For 2019
 
Paint Color trends

New Year's Resolution: New Paint, New Home, New Me

            From the color of your car, your linens and your favorite sweater to the color of neon lights, dishes, socks, paint and product packaging, there's a concerted effort to attract your attention with color. Without reading the company name, most folks can accurately identify, just from the color, a UPS or FedEx truck, can of Coca-Cola or Tiffany's box. The latter has its own trademarked robin's egg shade of blue.

             Color is a powerful branding mechanism, as well as a delight to the eye in the natural world, our homes and work spaces. Colors promote emotional characteristics and perceived space. If you look around the Internet long enough, you can find almost every color is trending somewhere. The challenges are (1) to choose colors which enhance your home, personality and lifestyle, and (2) engage the best professional painters to transform a room or entire home into your own special retreat. The second decision is the easy one: Paintworks & Decorating.

            Paint companies and fashion designers often drive color trends. Benjamin Moore has selected as its Color of the Year for 2019 a chic pewter gray named Metropolitan AF-690. Ellen O'Neill, director of strategic design intelligence, describes it as "comforting, composed and effortlessly sophisticated ... exuding beauty and balance. It's a color in the neutral spectrum that references a contemplative state of mind and design." The advantage of a gray tone is the opportunity to add vibrant colors in furniture, accents, art and fabric.

            A warm dark colonial blue dubbed Blueprint S470-5 is Behr's 2019 Color of the Year, and they call it an "honest, approachable color that conjures up the blueprints builders rely on to bring architectural designs to life." Blue in any shade can evoke the peace and serenity found in landscapes and water views.

            PPG Paints claims for 2019 that "classic luxury meets the restorative power of nature in this trending deep green paint color" named Night Watch. “The restorative power of nature is important in society now more than ever,” explains Dee Schlotter, PPG senior color marketing manager. "Night Watch is about bringing the healing power from the outdoors into your home." Memories of a walk in the park, like Central Park or Pelham Bay Park, can occupy a permanent space in your home.

   A creamy terra cotta color from the American Southwest has migrated into the Big Apple and takes center stage as Sherwin-Williams' 2019 Color of the Year: Canyon Clay. It can go in a contemporary, neutral, natural or splashy direction in a high-rise loft, Upper East Side condo or Brooklyn brownstone.

            Others in the color industry like Valspar and Pantone release palettes of colors they see as both trending and complementary. These run the gamut of the off-white creams and ubiquitous and optimistic yellows to natural greens and browns, soothing teal and blues, dramatic purples and energizing reds and oranges.

 Color is a matter of personal preference, and the good news is that you don't need to be limited. Accent walls and contrasting trim are wildly popular, and while sky blue color was once relegated to porch ceilings, colors have found their way inside to add an element of interest and/or expand the space. Painting a wall to within two feet of a light colored ceiling and adding a thin strip of wood trim, for example, can make a small room seem larger. Light colors in general expand a space, while dark colors increase coziness. Another tip is to choose a paint color one or two shades lighter than you fall in love with on the paint chip.  

After surfing the web at Houzz, Pinterest, hgtv.com and other sites, make your color selections and connect with Paintworks for the most professional application using the best practices and tools in the industry. We live up to our slogan: "Painting is our passion - Making people happy is our mission.”

 
Manhattan Commercial Painter
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Repainting A Fine Art Gallery In Chelsea

A few months ago we had the opportunity to help Tyler Rollins Fine Art transition back to white for their new exhibition. A dark brown to Benjamin Moore Super White. Three coats later and the gallery looks completely different. Check out their website and in person on west 20th street for incredible one of a kind contemporary art. Always grateful to paint commercial spaces in the beautiful Chelsea neighborhood.

 
Manhattan Fire Escape Painter
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Painting Fire Escapes in Little Italy NYC

Painting fire escapes in New York is a crucial element for standard upkeep of a building. Fire escapes may rarely get use but they must be ready and sturdy during an emergency. This is why painting them to protect the metal is so important. Fire escapes are constantly beaten down by the NYC elements. We always start by grinding off any failing coatings. Once that is done we apply Rust destroyer primer that converts any remaining rust in preparation for the finish coats. We then apply 2 coats of UV resistant industrial coatings to ensure that the fire escapes are protected long term. We painted the above fire escape in Little Italy last month. The owners were happy to get it done before the cold weather hits.

 
Office Painter NYC
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NYC Acoustic Ceiling Tile Painter

Moving in any capacity can be a daunting task. This company was making a major move into a new office in Long Island City and was looking to refresh it before finishing their move. Using high traffic paint we painted all walls and hallways, using the trim as a nice accent. The trim matches one of the company’s logo colors further deepening their branding. One of the dingiest looking parts of the new office was the acoustic ceiling tiles. It was clear that this office hadn’t been painted in about 20 years. The pictures below show the before and after of the acoustic tiles. We sprayed the acoustic ceiling tiles with flat ceiling white to make them look new again. Painting acoustic ceiling tiles is a quick and affordable way to make a large ceiling look new again. We had a great experience painting this Long Island City office and love commercial painting projects where we get to help local businesses that are just like us.

 
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Brooklyn Commercial Maintenance Painter
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Painting The Interior of Brooklyn Private School Poly Prep

Maintaining a school of any size can be quite the challenge with kids and staff running around on a daily basis. When Poly Prep called us it was during their summer break as they were looking to refresh the school before the next school year. The great thing about hiring painting contractors as needed for a facility like this is the flexibility. Whether they want to paint all or part of the school, we are there for them. The above pictures show a recently painted classroom, dance studio, and common area. We fix any wear and tear on the walls and trim before painting with high-traffic paint. We have the scaffolding and experience to complete tricky projects that are typically involved with maintenance painting. Throughout the school's offseason we were always available to prep and paint before the current condition of any wall or ceiling got too bad. This is a beautiful school rich with historic details that need to be maintained and cared for properly. We are honored to work on a school that has impacted lives in the community for over 150 years. 

 
Manhattan NYC Exterior Metal Painter
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Painting Exterior Metal Structures at Pier 17 at South Seaport

The South Seaport is a historic and legendary area that was damaged by Hurricane Sandy but has since returned to its former glory. Pier 17 is back to being a hot spot with a gorgeous rooftop deck complete with views of the Brooklyn Bridge and a large stage for concerts. The two metal structures that provide shade and a mingling area were already getting severe sun damage. Paintworks & Decorating was brought in to repaint the structures back to white with a UV resistant industrial coating. The work had to be done efficiently and effectively as the coating product has a very short timeframe to be applied. With our foreman's expertise the project was carried out without any hiccups. All handrails and exposed metal had to painted up to a certain height. We even painted the back of the exit signs to make everything look uniform.  As local NYC steel painters it was quite the honor to paint on the rooftop of this Manhattan landmark. We look forward to painting more steel structures in the future. 

 
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Painting Liberty National Golf Course's Performance Center

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Earlier this year we had the amazing opportunity to paint the performance center at the prestigious Liberty National Golf course. A gorgeous course, Liberty National hosted the 2017 President's Cup. The performance center is a learning facility that houses top of the line technology to helps golfers improve their swing.

The center originally had idea paint on the walls. Idea paint allows for dry erase writing which at one point was very useful for the center but as they moved to more computer based tracking it became time to repaint the walls. The first step was to sand off the old idea paint so the new coats of paint would bond properly to the wall. Once that was done, we caulked any gaps, plastered any damage caused by wild golf balls and then primed the walls and ceilings. Liberty National chose 2 beautiful gray colors with a white stripe in the middle. We painted the lower half of the wall with Benjamin Moore Scuff X to help withstand scuff marks and stray golf balls. After we painted the ceilings white and the walls gray we used a self leveling laser to tape off the lines for the middle white stripe. We wanted a strong white to give contrast to the room so we used Benjamin Moore Aura Matte. We love how the colors turned out. The finished product looks very clean and professional. It was a fun project as well. Painting 20 foot high ceilings was quite the challenge!

 
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Before picture as we started our prep.

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Before picture of the second bay.

Commercial Retail Painter NYC
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Repainting the Kith Shoe Store in Park Slope

We are very proud to have painted spaces inside of the alluring KITH store in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Kith emphasizes the creative drive of New York City. The fashion boutique provides sneaker heads and fashionistas with the newest and most innovative styles known to date. To be able to contribute to the beauty of such a creative force was an honor.

Our first area to work on was the foyer. Due to ever changing seasons and promotions, the front foyer was looking a little worn. We proceeded to patch all holes in walls and ceilings left by previous window displays. We then painted the walls and ceilings with Benjamin Moore Scuff X. This paint is built to withstand high traffic. We also painted the black cashier station and painted the back hallway behind the checkout station. We used Scuff X again in the back hallway for the high amount of people running in and out of hallway carrying items. The Scuff X paint is resistant to all types of scuffs/run ins and is easily cleanable. This is the only paint ideal for retail and commercial areas. At the end of the day it was a lot of fun to paint such iconic fashion retailer in the beautiful Park Slope area. 

 
Brooklyn Commercial Painting - Painting the Lounge at 55 Water St.
 
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Restaurant Painter in NYC

Paintworks and Decorating is very pleased to have painted an exquisite restaurant inside 55 Water Street. To have been given the opportunity to paint and transform inside one of Brooklyn's most pristine buildings was truly a great experience for the entire team. 55 Water Street is in one of the most scenic areas of NYC and blessed with one of the best views of the East River and the Manhattan skyline. Together the Paintworks team revitalized the once bland dining area. The addition of fresh paint on the walls and ceiling created a calm and alluring environment for the patrons to relax with a coffee, a cocktail, or dinner. We even painted the planter boxes! We pride ourself on detail oriented and clean work. If you come to building, ask the employees and watch them rave about their refurbished upstairs lounge. The bar’s iconic wood and cooper decor blend perfectly with cream texture and warm lighting. Come to 55 Water Street to enjoy the sights, sounds, drinks and Paintworks gorgeous paint job.

 
 
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