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Top Colors for Oak Kitchen Cabinets

Oak Kitchen CabinetsOak kitchen cabinets might not have the most appeal or be the most attractive, but surprisingly, a lot of people have them in their kitchen. If you are redoing your kitchen and you don’t really want to get new cabinets just yet or you don’t have the money in your budget to get new ones yet, you are probably going to keep them around for a few years more. If that’s the case, you should be aware that not just any color on the walls is going to go with those yellowish tinted cabinets! It is true; all woods do have undertones of different colors. Oak tends to have more of a yellow undertone, which means not every single color is going to go with it as well as something like cherry or mahogany. Because oak tends to be more yellow, it’s best suited to match up to kitchen paint colors that are blue or violet and that will complement the yellow color of the oak. However, there are other options available if you don’t love the idea of adding purple or blue to the walls! Continue reading below for more information on interior painting with oak cabinets. Read More

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Top Exterior Paint Colors for 2015

Exterior ColorsPsssst. Yeah you. You know who you are. It’s time, ya know. How many years have you been saying to yourself, “Time to paint the house,” only to put it off for another day, another week, another year? Well, the time for excuses is done, especially since certain forces within your Winnipeg home are getting pretty angry that you haven’t done it yet. So, now that you’ve finally put painting your house on the front burner, what next? What color or colors should you choose for exterior painting in your Winnipeg home? You could just throw a fresh coat of the same colors over it, but what would be the point of that? Sure, you’ll have a freshly painted house when you’re done, but since chances are good that you don’t want to do this again anytime soon, maybe you should think about trying a whole new color palette. Following is information on the latest color trends in exterior painting in Winnipeg for 2015. Read More

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Top Interior Paint Colors for 2015

Interior ColorsInterior painting is subjective, especially when it comes to the colors to choose. Every person in Winnipeg has his or her own different ideas about what the most attractive colors are for the various rooms in their homes. Some people like to paint with bold colors that bring a room to life, making them feel excited and energetic. Others prefer to paint with softer, more delicate hues that help to invoke an ambiance of romance or even mystery within their homes. Some folks like to paint for a unified look and feel throughout their entire homes, bringing the same color palette from the bedroom into the bathroom, on through the hallways, into the living room, kitchen, and so on. And still others prefer to paint with a totally different color scheme from one room to the next, often depending on which family members spend the most time there. Whatever style you choose for your Winnipeg home, you likely are searching for the most beautiful interior paint colors available in the paint industry for your next interior painting project. Following is information on the top interior paint colors for the upcoming 2015 season. 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