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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.”

 
Brooklyn Home Cabinet Painter
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Painting Large Built-in Living Room Cabinets

Rather than remove this built in shelving unit, the new homeowner opted to fix the holes and repaint the whole thing in colors that fit them. They chose a vibrant color that makes the cabinets feel new and unique. Painting everything else with fresh white completed the transformation. 2 coats of Benjamin Moore Cabinet coat with sanding in between the coats allowed the paint to go on smooth and bond properly. Love painting cabinets all over Brooklyn and NYC.

 
NYC Wooden Banister Staining
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Staining Wooden stairs and handrails in Howard Beach

Staircases can be the focal point of any foyer. Many people have used them to create a dramatic entrance into a party. Whether you want to create a splash entrance or just want your wooden staircase to look good, staining and protecting it properly is crucial. This client wanted the wooden spindles, banister, and handrails to look prominent while also being protected for the long term. After some intense sanding we applied 2 coat of stain. Sanding and removing dust in between each coat allowed the wood to become smooth and sleek. Once the second coat had dried we applied a clear protective coat to ensure the handrail could handle intense traffic through the years. We love staining wooden handrails, banisters, spindles, and kick plates all over Brooklyn and NYC.

 
Brooklyn Interior Home Painter
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Flatbush-Ditmas Park Condo Painter

Painting this unique 2 level townhouse in Ditmas Park was a fun weekend challenge. The client had just bought this home and was looking to paint the entire place before moving in. As experienced townhouse painters in Brooklyn we were able to paint the entire place in 2 days. There’s a huge built in bookshelf in the living room that the new owner was considering getting rid of because of it looked dingy, dirty, and old. We convinced her to let us paint it first to see if it would bring it back to life and sure enough she loved the new look of the shelf. This client has bold taste as clearly seen by the powerful accent wall in the bedroom. We love painting in the Prospect Park area because the neighborhoods are beautiful and diverse.  Always grateful to do move-in painting. Love making a new homeowner love their new home even more. 

 
Williamsburg Apartment Painter
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Brooklyn Interior Painting

It's hard to beat the views of the water and the Manhattan skyline from this Williamsburg apartment. The tenants had just moved out and the owner was looking for refresh the space before the new tenants moved in. It is always fun to paint apartments in Brooklyn that have this type of view. After we plastered all holes and cracks we proceeded to paint the entire apartment in Benjamin Moore White. The giant living room windows let in tons of light that make the space look large and inviting. We were able to paint the whole place in 2 days right before the new tenants moved in. The owner had a tight timeframe and we were able to complete the move in/move out home painting just in time. 

 
Prospect Heights Home Painter
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Painting A Condo Near Prospect Park

When this family called us they were looking to refresh their condo before doing some redecorating. With young children in the household the walls of the entryway were showing wear and tear. Lots of scuff marks and dirt/oil build up on the walls from constant touching and activity. We painted the entire Prospect Heights apartment, making it look new again. We painted the entryway walls with Benjamin Moore Scuff-X to help protect the walls. With the abundance of natural light in the living room, the Benjamin Moore Aura Super White looks great and super clean. We love painting homes in Prospect Heights. Each home is so unique which matches the eclectic surrounding area. We are honored to be a top painter in the Prospect Heights area.  

 
Brooklyn Exterior Home Painter
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Exterior House Painter NYC

When this homeowner called us she was looking to refresh the exterior of the home for the new renters. The house hadn't had it's stucco exterior painted in over 12 years and it was started to show. The bottom picture shows before we got started. You can see the failing paint around all the windows, the accumulation of dirt is also visible. Our first step was to rent a boom lift that would allow us to reach all corners of this house. We spent the first day power washing the entire stucco exterior. The next day was devoted to more preparation as we scraped the failing paint, plastered any holes/cracks and caulked around all windows. Once was that was completed we masked off the areas that were not to be painted. We then used professional spray machines to paint the exterior stucco walls. After spraying the stucco was completed we hand painted all window frames and shutters. The client picked a boldly beautiful red to contrast the white house. The client was in awe when she saw the finished project. It looks like an entirely new exterior to her house. Very grateful to be a part of this exterior transformation. 

 
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. 

 
Brooklyn Brownstone Interior Painter
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Park Slope Home Painter

Painting in Park Slope is such an exciting experience due the gorgeous and well maintained brownstones that fill this area. We love painting brownstones inside and out. This client contacted us to repaint their garden apartment for their long time renters. The most challenging part was to paint the beautiful molding around the windows. Luckily our team has vast experience painting Park Slope homes. We used a satin finish on the trim and moldings to give it contrast against the matte finished walls. When painting Brooklyn townhouses we have to keep in mind of the historic details. The goal is to highlight the molding not to cover it up. In the end the client and our team was happy with the freshly painted interior.

 
DUMBO Apartment Painter
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Brooklyn Move In Home Painter

This couple called us right as they were closing on a beautiful 2 bedroom apartment in the heart of DUMBO. They wanted to refresh the apartment before moving in and we were happy to help. We painted the walls with Benjamin Moore Aura Super White and the trim with Benjamin Moore Aura Satin. The finished product gives off a wow factor next to the dark floors. The Super White was a great color choice with the abundance of natural light. We also removed and plastered over an unused outlet in the master bedroom to make that wall look whole again. It was great experience painting in such a cool area of Brooklyn. 

 
Carroll Gardens Painter
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Brooklyn Wallpaper Removal and Interior Painting 

This family of 3 was looking to refresh their already beautiful apartment. The top picture shows the repainted nursery with a warm white color that goes great with the wallpaper and natural light in the room. The room is designed and decorated very well. Everything from the rug to the drapes has been thought out. With clean cuts around the window and wallpaper we focused on complimenting the already put together room.

The second picture is of the master bedroom. This room was more of a challenge. The first step was to completely remove the striped wallpaper in the bedroom. Once removed, we patched and sanded any serious wall damage from the wallpaper removal. The client chose a navy blue that looks fantastic with the white satin trim. The bold color looks great in the natural light and is a huge change from the previous wallpaper. 

 
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.