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Top Girl Colors

girls room decorAdmit it or not, girls and boys are different, and each gender has a view of the world unique to its own members. Sure, every kid has his or her own individual tastes, and every girl or boy is not going to agree with the group. The fact remains, though, that there still are colors that girls tend to choose over others, especially when it comes to a bedroom painting project. Whether the little girl in your life leans toward fairy princesses, ballet dancers, gardens, or even sports, choosing a color or color scheme is the first step to creating the bedroom of her dreams. No matter the age or personality, the preferences of girls when it comes to favorite colors remain as classic today as ever. Pinks and purples that express her individuality, greens and blues that enunciate her love of nature, and yellows and golds that articulate her sunny disposition and optimism for the future … these are the colors that girls in Winnipeg and throughout the country tend to choose to express their identities. Read More

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Dangers of DIY Painting

painting toolsPainting isn’t rocket science. Perhaps that’s why it’s the most commonly performed DIY project in the home. After all, how hard can it be to take a roller or a paintbrush to a wall? In truth, it’s not easy at all! Painting the interior of your home yourself may sound like a good idea. It’s a big money- and time-saver, right? Not so, if you don’t know the ins and outs of painting, and of those there are many. First, you have to be knowledgeable about paint products. What are the different types, which is the best type to use in your climate, and most importantly, what’s the preparation required when using all those chemicals in your home? After you’ve answered those questions, you’ve got more. What’s involved in the prep work? How much money do you have to sink into equipment? When is it best to use a roller? What size paintbrush should you use where? What’s the best technique for painting hard-to-reach corners? And the list goes on and on. The information involved in getting a residential paint job right can seem endless, especially if you’re a novice. Here are some reasons why you might want to rethink going ahead with that DIY painting project. Read More

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Monochromatic Bathroom Colors

vanity 1A monochromatic bathroom does not have to be stark hospital white. You can have a beautiful bathroom design with a little ingenuity. There are plenty of tricks that will allow you to have a monochromatic bathroom that isn’t plain, boring, and ordinary.

While it might be considered a little on the dull side, brown can mix into any bathroom design. Brown can be either a neutral background or a solid theme as part of a monochromatic bathroom design. It is a mixture of red, black and yellow and has many hues, tints, shades and tones.  When designing a modern bathroom in Winnipeg there are many colors to consider, do you go the traditional route with light blue or try something special and unique, hopefully we will encourage you to be more adventurous! Read More

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Monochromatic Bedroom Colors

bedroom-officeWhen you think of a monochromatic color scheme, you immediately think of just blue or only green. Technically, you are right. And wrong. There are plenty of tricks and rules that will allow you to have a bedroom that isn’t bland, boring, and blah.

The rule is a monochromatic color scheme consists of a single COLOR that is either left pure OR mixed with grey, black OR white ONLY. Read More

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Colors and Their Meanings

paint cans 2Color is a form of nonverbal communication. Color can influence our emotions, our actions and how we respond to various people, things and ideas.Color represents traditional, cultural, or religious ideas. Color can evoke feelings or physical reactions. For every color, there is both a positive and negative connotation. Color inspires us at a primitive level, and that inspiration can be translated to our interiors to be experienced daily.  When thinking of the best interior paint colors consider the meanings of those colors and then research the various shades of the colors you choose; if you need any help in choosing that perfect color simply contact a house painting contractor in Winnipeg and they will help you choose! Read More

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What is The Best Color for The Living Room?

pink LRSome colors may not seem to be very popular for living rooms, but they are actually in high demand. It is simply a matter of shade and tone. Living room paint colors definitely extend beyond plain white or pale cream. Let’s spice up your living room with underrated but actually extremely popular choices.

Real families wear pink! And use it in their living rooms too! Pink? Really, pink? No, we haven’t gone round the bend. Shades of pink actually have been very popular for the living room for the past few years. While you probably think of a bright, childish tone, there are plenty of shades that work extremely well for a living room. Pink living room paint color is most effective when used in a matte, flat, or even chalky finish. A high gloss pink will look “childish”. A sophisticated pink, Mountbatten pink is a grayish pink that works extremely well with taupe and browns. For a refined living room, flesh or dusky pink tones are adult variations of pale, baby pink.  Pink is a creative and vibrant living room paint color and can add zest to a room, so consider pink when doing interior painting in Winnipeg. Read More

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Interior Paint Trends for 2014

Trends in 2014The paint a homeowner uses can make the space the most inviting it can be. It can also be a focal point of the kitchen. It can be a conversation starter. It can create a specific mood. It can speak volumes about who the homeowner is as a person. It can make or break a design. It can make the cabinets and appliances pop. Whatever color choices the homeowner makes, they should be individual to the homeowner’s tastes. They should make him feel proud of his kitchen and make him want to spend time there. Read More

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Interior Painting and Indoor Air Quality

Professional Interior Painting

Professional Interior Painting

Depending on what paint you use on the inside of your home, you could be greatly affecting the quality of the air for a long time to come. Most types of paint emit gas as they dry and during their lifetime on your walls. These gases are VOCs, or volatile organic compounds. Here are some ways that VOCs can adversely affect your health and ways that you can reduce the presence of VOCs in your home. Read More

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The Perfect Color

Paint Chips

Paint Chip Color

So much goes in to each decision that is made when it comes to the interior painting color choices for your home. Each room brings its own challenges to overcome. Here is some information about how to pick the best color for each one of your rooms. Take what you learn here to the paint store and make the right decision. Read More

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Interior Painting and Natural Light

Bathroom Color Trends

Natural Bathroom Colors

To choose the right paint colors for your home, you need to realize how the natural light in your home affects the paint. You will have to adjust your colors accordingly to make them truly look right. You need to check out all the different lighting conditions that might be encountered during the time that you spend in that room. The position of the sun in the sky and the direction in which the light is coming from all have a factor in the way you see your color. When making the final decision on what color to use, be sure to keep all these things in mind. You can best make a decision by finding a color that is close to what you want and getting a paint swatch to see how the color is affected throughout the day in your home. Here are some things you can come to expect the natural light to affect on in your home. Read More