The Best Interior Paint Colors For 2015

What Colors are In for 2015?

 

With ever year comes a new trend and with each of those trends come a color scheme. Sometimes they are easy to predict, like beiges and neutrals, sometimes they are crazy like lime green and orange. Do I understand why they are the colors of the year? Not really, but if you want to get painting your living room walls lets get some advice from people who do, and let them tell us which colors are “in” for 2015.

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Sara Story (from Sarah Story Designes) says that “The blue of the Mediterranean, and the tops of the churches in Santorini” is a color for 2015, as it pairs with a grey so well it just makes everything pop, and I have to admit, it looks great in the pictures that I’ve seen.

 

“I’m seeing warmer, muddy colors start to come back into vogue. I can’t get enough of rust, olive, dusty mint, and aubergine” says Jenny Komenda (of his design company of the same name). For those that think of rust as that pesky problem that plagues our cars, he’s talking about an orange, olive green and a nice white mint color coming together to create a great looking room.

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Anne Maxwell Foster of Tilton Fenwick says “[w]e thought a lot about color trends as we were designing our Duralee fabric line and we love a little sour green mixed in with anything”.

 

So there you have it folks, three of the top interior designers all telling us what they believe is the next trend in interior design. The pattern? It seems to be a nice deep color mixed with a neutral color to make it really stand out.

 

Until next time folks!

 

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Best Home Improvements by Value

So you’ve got some cash and want to improve the house in some way, hopefully to increase its value. Well you’re in the right place cause were gonna list off to you the best ways to increase the value of your home for each price range!

 

Free: Cutting Energy Costs

Most energy providers will provide a free consultation on how to decrease your energy usage, and this information can be invaluable when looking to make major updates to your home in the future. You can also pick up around the yard and make sure everything is neat and tidy – appearance is everything!8482318805_f3f05e9e90_z

 

Under $100: Paint!

Nothing looks better than a fresh coat of paint on a wall, as it displays the idea that you take care of your home and removes any unsightly stains or marks. As a gallon of paint costs around $25, you can get a large room done for under $100 with all of your tools. Tip: never cheap out on the painters tape! It can make or break your whole job.

 

$100 to $200: Popcorn Ceiling Removal

If your really looking to add value to your home, then getting rid of that popcorn ceiling is the way to go. Not only does it allow for easier cleaning, but this DIY task can be completed in a day or less. Just go ahead and grab some popcorn softening solution (at your local hardware store), layer it on and then scrape away. It’ll look better, be easier to clean and be much more appealing to everyone.

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$200 – $400: Bathroom Updates

A small bathroom update can get you a huge return on investment when it comes time to sell your home. So go a head and update that out of date vanity, mirror or toilet, it’ll add value to your home and make it more comfortable while you are there.

 

$400 +: Kitchen Update

A Kitchen update, even the smallest one, will always greatly increase the value of your home. Getting new/refurbishing cabinets, new stovetop, oven, fridge or even microwave are all great additions to the kitchen and make it that much more likeable.

 

Bonus: The Pro’s

Whatever you decide to do, make sure you consult a professional first. It will help you to do it right the first time and save you the aggravation of having to do it over again because of a mistake.…