Painting Your Home Will Make You Happy – 2021 Painting Survey

Sherwin-Williams released results from a survey of over 1200 homeowners and the biggest takeaway was this: painting your home will make you happy.

According to the survey, a large majority of homeowners (72%) responded that they think there is a positive emotional impact that results from painting a space. We obviously wholeheartedly agree and see this over and over again from our satisfied customers after we finish painting for them.

Big Painting Plans This Year

Another big takeaway from the survey: everyone has big painting plans this year. After spending more than the usual amount of time at home in the past couple of years, homeowners are ready for a change and a refresh.

  • More than half of all homeowners (56%) plan to paint an area in their home in the next 12 months.
  • A large majority of millennial homeowners (74%) plan to paint an area of their homes in the next 12 months

Most Popular Rooms to Paint

What is the frontrunner for rooms to paint? The bedroom comes out slightly ahead in the polls before the living room.

  • Of those homeowners planning to paint in the next 12 months, half plan to paint their bedroom (49% bedroom, 47% living room, 42% bathroom, 33% kitchen).

Pinterest Influence

When looking for color inspiration, the large majority of homeowners turn to Pinterest (62%), according to the Sherwin-Williams survey. Browsing Pinterest’s image sharing platform is a great starting point and way to get ideas for your own home. There are also color visualizer apps that let you try on any color in your own space. Don’t forget about Instagram, too. Check out the most Instagram worthy colors of this year.

Test Run Paint Colors

While we can’t imagine not testing out a paint color before painting a room, there are those who just go for it. We’re solidly on Team Test though and highly recommend purchasing paint samples or swatches and painting them on your wall before committing. You don’t want to live with a color you don’t like, nor do you want to have to pay to have the room repainted.

  • Nearly one in three homeowners do not test colors before painting (28%).
  • More than 50% of millennial homeowners purchase a paint sample to toss on their walls.

About Flowers Painting

Flowers Painting is a full-service interior painting company that services the entire Charlotte metro area including Mooresville, Huntersville, Davidson, Concord, Rock Hill, and more. We recently added our second location in Winston-Salem, NC, and service the entire Winston-Salem area, including Kernersville, High Point, Clemmons, Rural Hall, Tabaccoville and more. Flowers Painting provides full painting services including color consulting, interior painting, faux finishing, textured walls, cabinet refinishing, interior stairs, handrails, and more. To see pictures of our finished work be sure to visit our website gallery.

How to Create an Accent Wall with Paint

Creating an accent wall, also called a feature wall, is one of the easiest, quickest, and most affordable ways to make a design statement in your home. There are endless possibilities—think stripes, color blocks, ombre, two-tone, zigzags, etc. — and it’s currently a very popular home trend.

Pros of Painting an Accent Wall

Painting a single accent wall in a room allows you to make bold choices, whether with pattern or color, without overpowering the whole room. It adds visual interest to the entire space and what’s more, when you are ready for a change a few years down the road, it’s easy to update with another coat of paint.

Choosing an Accent Wall Location

Place your accent wall carefully. Whichever one you designate as the feature wall, that’s different from the other walls, will be the focal point of the space. Your eye will immediately go to the wall that is different. Behind a bed in a bedroom, behind the sink in the bathroom, or a wall of bookshelves are popular placements. Generally, you want to choose a large, uninterrupted wall that is not broken up by doors, windows, or cabinets.

solid accent wallSolid Color

Use a solid contrasting color or shade in the same color family on your accent wall. For shades, consult a paint swatch and use ones that are one or two shades lighter or darker than the main color. To create contrast, understanding the color wheel is helpful.

colorblocked wall

Colorblocking

This type of accent wall design is simple, yet bold. Colorblocking is painting blocks of color in geometric shapes. It could be as simple as painting the bottom half of the wall one color and a different one on the top. Or just a band of color around the top of the wall near the ceiling.

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Ombre

The ombre trend has appeared in everything from clothing to hair color, and now accent walls. Ombre is a French word that means, “to shade.” In English, we use the word to describe the effect created by the transition from one color to another by moving through shade variations of those colors. It creates a beautiful effect when used on a statement wall.

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Texture

Walls with architectural interest like board and baton or shiplap make excellent feature walls. The depth and variety created by the wood really pops when painted. It’s not terribly expense to achieve, either.

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Stripes

Adding stripes to an accent wall can really alter the mood of a room depending on the color combination you choose.  Achieve a sophisticated feel blush and cream colors or a fun, vibrant atmosphere with primary colors.

About Flowers Painting

Flowers Painting is a full-service interior painting company that services the entire Charlotte metro area including Mooresville, Huntersville, Davidson, Concord, Rock Hill, and more. We recently added our second location in Winston-Salem, NC, and service the entire Winston-Salem area, including Kernersville, High Point, Clemmons, Rural Hall, Tabaccoville and more. Flowers Painting provides full painting services including color consulting, interior painting, faux finishing, textured walls, cabinet refinishing, interior stairs, handrails, and more. To see pictures of our finished work be sure to visit our website gallery.

 

Rooms Prioritization When Painting a Whole House

Repainting an entire home room by room is a huge undertaking that takes planning, prioritization, and a bit of finesse so your daily life is disrupted as little as possible over the course of the project. When planning to paint a whole house, you will need to move furniture, cover furniture, protect floors, prep the walls for painting, and you’ll likely be without important rooms for a period of time. To make the process easier and less disruptive, follow these tips to prioritize rooms in your home for painting.

Paint with a Purpose

Why are you painting? Are you doing a home remodel, kitchen, or bathroom renovation? Are you preparing to put your house on the market or just making updates? Knowing your end goal before you paint will help you decide what room order to follow during the process. Knowing your end goal may also be helpful when determining what paint colors to choose, what type of supplies you’ll need, and how much paint you will need to purchase.

Determine Room Order

If you are painting your entire home, consider what rooms will make the most impact or which will require the most work and time. Consider what will impact your daily living the most with that room out of commission and start there or wait to do that area last and work on less used spaces first. Determining an order can help the process seem less daunting and keep you to a schedule.

Bedroom

Painting your master bedroom first is a good place to start when painting a whole home. If you have guest bedrooms, you can sleep in there until the job is done, or even spend a night or two camped out in the living room if needed. Getting the master out of the way allows you to resume normalcy quickly with a place to sleep and access to bathroom facilities while you tackle the other rooms of the house. Once you have a beautiful new space to wake up in every day, it will add to the motivation to complete the rest of the renovations. 

Kitchen

If you’re tackling a whole house painting project room by room, the kitchen is a great first or second room to start with, especially if your renovations include new appliances or new cabinet installation or painting the kitchen cabinets for a fresh look. Starting with the kitchen is a good idea because if the kitchen is inoperable, regular life can get put on hold until the project is completed. There may be added expenditures on dining out or take out.

Living Area

For many, the living room or general living spaces often take up a decent amount of time and require a fair amount of effort. Whether you’re painting yourself or hiring professional painters, living rooms, dens, and living spaces tend to be larger rooms with a lot of furniture and things that will need to be moved, covered, and protected. It is one of the most commonly used areas of the home, and the space that is used for company and entertaining so attention to detail and clean work is imperative. Clearing the space of furniture and other items into other rooms to make room for painting can also be disruptive to everyday life. Typically, tackling the living areas at the end of painting your whole house is a good plan of action.

Laundry Room, Home Gyms, Refinished Basements

Rooms like the laundry room, home gyms, playrooms, basement recreational spaces are good to save for last. These are less commonly used rooms, are lower priority, and tend to be smaller with fewer things to move and protect and will be able to be done quickly, causing less disruption to daily routines than larger, more common rooms. 

Paint Like a Pro

For the avid DIY painter, there are still many tips and tricks to consider when tackling a whole home painting project. Make sure you’re prepared with tips from professional painters to make your projects timely, efficient, cost-effective, and low-stress. Of course, there is also the option of leaving the job to trusted professionals like the experts at Flowers Painting. Contact us today for a consultation and estimate of professional painting services for your entire home.

 

About Flowers Painting

Flowers Painting is a full-service interior painting company that services the entire Charlotte metro area including Mooresville, Huntersville, Davidson, Concord, Rock Hill, and more. We recently added our second location in Winston-Salem, NC, and service the entire Winston-Salem area, including Kernersville, High Point, Clemmons, Rural Hall, Tabaccoville and more. Flowers Painting provides full painting services including color consulting, interior painting, faux finishing, textured walls, cabinet refinishing, interior stairs, handrails, and more. To see pictures of our finished work be sure to visit our website gallery.

Paint it Pink! Stylish Shades of Pink Interior Paint is a Trend That’s Here to Stay

Photo Credit: Sherwin Williams

Pink walls have proven to have obvious staying power and their popularity is only continuing to grow with designers and DIY enthusiasts preoccupied by the powers of pink.

The playful hue is popping up everywhere from bedrooms and nurseries to dining rooms, bathrooms, and so much more. With an array of shades to choose from, ranging from the popular millennial pink and subtle near neutrals, to bold magenta, pink paint trends are a force to be reckoned with and remain a popular interior design trend of 2021.

How Pink Paint Trends Rose to Power

Color psychology suggests that different colors can have an impact on our moods, feelings, and even behaviors. The color pink is thought to be a calming color associated with love, kindness, and femininity. Some shades of pale pink are described as relaxing, while very bright, vibrant shades can be stimulating or even aggravating. Many people immediately associate the color with all things feminine and girly, but pink is no longer just for the girls.

How did pink infiltrate its way into being one of the hottest, long-lasting interior paint and design trends that continues to evolve? It all started with Pantone Rose Quartz 2016 color of the Year. This sugary pastel pink evolved into the popular millennial pink, a vivid blush tone that represents the strength and modernity of its namesake generation. For many, color associations are tied to a memory or experience. Shades of pink symbolize feelings of joy, love, creativity, innocence, vibrancy, and even euphoria. With such powerful emotional impact and versatility, it is the perfect option for interior wall paint. Pink walls can work as a neutral or as a bold statement accent, it all comes down to the shade you choose and how you match furnishings and decor with it.

Choose Your Perfect Shade of Pink Interior Paint

Choosing the right hues to decorate your home is not easy, color can help differentiate an environment and create the mood. From pleasant and relaxing to vibrant and invigorating, pinks are incredibly versatile, with so many varied shades of pink paint, creating your perfect space is simple whether you’re looking for sweet and romantic or striking and bold.

There are several factors to consider when choosing the right shade of pink interior paint for your home.

  • Lighting
  • Size
  • Functionality

Decorating with Pink Walls

Decorating with pink walls is all about selecting the right hue. Once you’ve decided on the right shade, there is no need to feel nervous about committing to a pink room. Think of pink as a neutral. Compliment warm pink hues with light whitened wood, luxe whites and griege tones, soft fabrics, and textures create a cozy environment. Pair pink with luxe materials such as marble, brass accents, metallics, and velvet.

The key to avoiding a room looking too feminine is to stay clear of overly feminine cliches such as floral patterns, ruffles, polka dots, or stripes. Stick to clean lines and add layers of masculine accessories such as industrial furnishings, black accents, wood, and leather.

Use brighter, bold shades of pink in spaces such as a foyer, an office, or a bedroom to make a statement with interesting and creative decor.

About Flowers Painting

Flowers Painting is a full-service interior painting company that services the entire Charlotte metro area including Mooresville, Huntersville, Davidson, Concord, Rock Hill, and more. We recently added our second location in Winston-Salem, NC, and service the entire Winston-Salem area, including Kernersville, High Point, Clemmons, Rural Hall, Tabaccoville and more. Flowers Painting provides full painting services including color consulting, interior painting, faux finishing, textured walls, cabinet refinishing, interior stairs, handrails, and more. To see pictures of our finished work be sure to visit our website gallery.