Spring is nearly upon us, at least we are crossing our fingers it is, and it’s time to start thinking about your home’s exterior. With the rough winter, we’ve had in KC that list may be larger than usual whether it be clearing away branches, re-seeding your lawn or repainting your home.
So often you see before and after photos and probably don’t know all the different details that go into making that after look so good. It’s not just updating the cabinets, painting the walls or replacing the floors. It is about the details and we are going to delve into one of those details today.
Paint manufacturers follow paint trends pretty carefully, after all, it is their business. They put a ton of research into sales trends and use those to develop yearly forecasts for what they believe will be the color or colors of the year. While some of us aren’t exactly running to paint our entire home in their elected color of the year it is fun to take a look at where the trends are heading and see how they could be incorporated in our home’s design.
This summer we’ve had the honor of having Shannon Deatrick as an apprentice in our Interior and Exterior Paint Services Division. Shannon came to us with a ton of experience painting, just not the type you’re thinking of. She is a senior at the Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) where she’ll soon graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in Painting.
Today it’s easier than ever to stay current on home design trends. Whether it’s on Pinterest, Instagram or HGTV there is plenty to look at and the trends are constantly evolving. The simplest way to change the look in your house is to update the paint color(s). A room’s wall color is also the foundation for the rest of your interior design.