Coloring Your Walls

Image credit:  Lowe's

Image credit: Lowe's

Deciding on a color to paint your walls can be difficult. Take into consideration the room, the feeling you want, decor, and size of the room when choosing. Certain color schemes can make the room appear smaller or larger and each color scheme triggers different emotions. 

Bathrooms are mostly painted white or with some pale versions of pink, yellow or blue. The brighter the color may make the room appear smaller or gloomy depending on how much natural light it receives. Bedrooms are where your creativity in color can really come out. You can mix a match colors to create your dream room. Living rooms are usually painted with neutral colors, white, brown, tan schemes. These colors can go with any style and decor. In a Kitchen you can play around with different colors but it all depends on you cabinet color and flooring style. 

Below is a description of each color.

Blue is known for tranquility, trust and smart. Green is known for balance, natural and eco-friendly. Purple is known for luxury, creative, and royal. Pink is known for caring and love. Orange is know for happiness, health and attraction. Yellow is known for fresh, energy and warmth. Red is know for passion, energy and love. Brown is known for friendly and earthy. White is known for fresh, clean and purity. Black is known for rich, power and mystery. 

What color(s) will you decide on?

Your Checklist to Buying a Home Ceiling Fan

In Hawaii ceiling fans are a must have element to your home decor. Whether it’s the middle of a hot Summer night or a humid Winter day, ceiling fans help to cool the space or area. A wide variety of styles and functions of ceiling fans are available.

  1. Decide what area of the house will need a ceiling fan; outdoor lanai, kitchen, living room, bedroom.
  2. How much space do you have between the ceiling and floor? This will help to determine if you need a small room, low-profile, or large room ceiling fan.
  3. What type of design or finish fits your homes décor? Bronze or silver finishes, white fans, five blades or three blades. 
  4. What amenities? With lights, energy-efficient, or with remotes.

Brighten & Enlarge Any Room with Mirrors

Image Credit:  CNS Contracting

Image Credit: CNS Contracting

Mirrors will give an illusion that your room appears larger and brighter without even adding any actual space. the reflective surface can lighten and enlarge any room.

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The trick is to extend the mirrored surface either to the adjacent perpendicular wall or ceiling surface, or incorporate a large enough mired surface to give the illusion of a larger room. Your room will feel more spacious with a wall-to-wall mirror but you can opt for hanging mirror to fit your theme or period feel of the room. 

Mirrors can also help brighten a dark wall by reflecting the lighter side of the room. Mirrors are simple, yet very effective. 

Buying the Right Countertop

Image credit:  Granite Countertops

Image credit: Granite Countertops

Finding the right countertop can be easy. Below is some points to think about when deciding on what surface is right for you and your home within budget. 

Granite Countertops are crafted from beautiful, durable, natural stone. They’re extremely smooth, visually rich and dynamic, heat-resistant and can stand up to stains and bacteria when sealed properly. However, be cautious around stress points as the stone can split.

Quartz Countertops are created from another natural stone. They are the most durable that is resistant to heat, liquid, bacteria and stains but it is easier to maintain. Quartz countertops never have to be sealed. They are available in more consistent colors than Granite.

Solid Surface Countertops are made of an acrylic material for a visually seamless appearance.  There are a variety of colors and patterns. Solid surface countertops are low in maintenance and will resist liquid, stains, and bacteria as well. However they’re less heat resistant to Granite or Quartz.

Laminate Countertops are when sheeting is glued to particleboard or plywood. It’s affordable, durable and visually looks nice. Laminate comes in many colors and styles, and is easy to clean and maintain. Laminate is the least heat resistant out of the above materials. 

Choosing A New Paint Color For Your Home

Image Credits:  MyPerfectColor

Image Credits: MyPerfectColor

Deciding on a color scheme for your home can be easier than you think. Consider your room size, how much natural light the room receives, and the style you desire to create the perfect atmosphere. Painting a room a dark color can make the room feel smaller and painting with a light color larger. If the room has a lot of natural light, then the wall colors will change throughout the day as the sun shifts.

Before ordering all your paint, take swatches or paint samples to test in different areas of your home. The paint it self will almost always look different in the room then what you picture. Lighting and room size can make it different. 

Benjamin Moore Paints helps to make your decision easier when choosing a color scheme for your home. Their website allow for you to browse colors by the room type – living room, bedroom, kitchen, kids’ room, bathroom, dining room, home office, and entryway. If you already have a color in mind like neutral, then you can also browse within that color family.