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Looking to liven up your culinary space? The kitchen is one of the most used and loved areas of the home and a new paint job can freshen up your look. To help you, we’ve compiled a list of three ways to add fresh color to your kitchen and make it stand out.
Two-Tone Kitchen Cabinets
Single color kitchen cabinets are the most common and they are a good choice if blended in with the rest of the kitchen. However, two-tone kitchen cabinets are more attractive and make a great visual impact. This is a wonderful way to update your cabinets, and add a dash of fun. Sleek, white upper cabinets to brighten the space show a sophisticated look when paired with dark grey or black lower cabinets. Take a matte paint to your cabinets for a more rustic look. This softer look will offer a look of natural relaxation in your kitchen.
Set The Island Apart
If painting your cabinets two different colors isn’t the look for you, why not focus on your island? Contrasting islands are a great way to freshen the look of your kitchen and add your own personal flair. Although matching an island to surrounding cabinets and countertops creates symmetry within a kitchen, using different colors can turn an island into a beautiful focal point that complements the rest of your kitchen. Painting kitchen islands can be as relaxed or as bold as you want it to be. For a classic look, a dark grey or navy blue, with white kitchen cabinets is a great choice. However, for a truly vivid pop of color, you could always GO BOLD, like this island.
An accent wall serves many useful purposes in a room. It can help define a space, bring attention to architectural details and focal points. It also adds interest and drama with vibrant color, eye-catching patterns or rich, earthy textures. If you like the traditional look of your kitchen, adding an accent wall is a quick way to brighten up your space.
Upgrade your hardware
When it comes to a quick and easy update that makes a massive difference in the style of your kitchen, hardware ranks right at the top. It can be changed out in just a few hours, yet transforms the entire appearance and feeling of a space. Think of how the perfect necklace tops off a plain dress, or how a precisely kicked field goal can win the Superbowl. When it comes to an easy kitchen update, new hardware can transform a space from ‘blah’ to beautiful!
No matter what your option is, Palette Pro can help you get the look you want to your kitchen. If you are ready to work with a professional cabinet craftsman, please contact or call us today at 1-800-687-9470 for your in-home, no obligation appointment.
Now is the best time to take advantage of our amazing low rates on our carpentry and painting services. Book a free consultation & let us brighten up your home.
To begin, any deals signed in January & February will automatically get 10% OFF.
Here’s The Deal:
- • $720.00 for 16 labor-hours of painting, drywall / plaster repair, or wallpaper removal (will be two workers for eight hours each).
- • Or $360.00 for 8 labor-hours of painting, drywall / plaster repair, or wallpaper removal (will be one worker for eight hours).
- • Deal could be used to change the wall color in a medium sized room, paint a small bathroom, exterior pressure washing or touching up baseboard and trim.
- • Additional charges may apply if scaffolding is needed. Limited to nine foot ceilings. Material pick up will be an additional cost.
Schedule your exterior painting project for Spring 2020 with us now and get a free painter for a day – A $399.00 value.
Contact UsIf you are ready to work with a professional who knows how to achieve the perfect texture, hue, and mood for your exterior or interior job, please contact or call us today at 1-800-687-9470.
Terms & Conditions: The 10% discount will be applied only for projects with value over $5,000 (five thousand dollars). Cannot be combined with any other promotional offers. Promotion applies to labor only and excludes all materials, customer is responsible for providing all materials. Offer valid only in Fairfield County, CT and Westchester County, NY. Distance restrictions apply. Service area includes 20-mile radius of 10604. Merchant will not travel beyond service area. Deal cannot be combined with other specials or offers. Deal cannot be applied to current or past jobs. Deal is for residential service only. Appointments must be scheduled and performed during normal business hours. Standard cancellation policy applies. Limit one deal per household. Carpentry and painting services must be redeemed during a single visit by same household. Wallpaper removal and wall preparation can be very unpredictable. Sometimes wallpaper comes off easily in large sheets; sometimes it needs to be chipped off inch by inch. Additional work beyond the purchased deal hours will not be undertaken without homeowner approval. Additional hours (if necessary) can be purchased at our regular rates or larger projects can be bid by the job. Excludes applications of specialty finishes like metallic paints, glazes, and other faux finish applications. Offer valid until March 31, 2020.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and that means it is time for Palette Pro’s Annual Painting Hope Project.
Firstly, what is Breast Cancer Awareness?
Breast Cancer Awareness is a campaign that originated in October of 1985, as a weeklong event, that reached a worldwide proportion. The main objective is to spread the word as to why it’s important to perform self-examinations and do regular routine check-ups in order to prevent or, at least, detect any signs of Breast Cancer.
Since 1989, up until 2016, the numbers of deaths caused from Breast Cancer has dropped 40%, gradually dropping till this day, all thanks to awareness methods attributed to improving early detection, according to National Breast Cancer Foundation, INC.
Now, you must be wondering, what is Painting Hope?
Painting Hope was created with the mission to enrich the lives of families affected by breast cancer. The message is simple, it is about letting someone know their value, their place, and significance even in the middle of a stifling experience.
Rodrigo Vasconcellos started Painting Hope in 2015 as a way to make a difference in the community during Breast Cancer Awareness month. His motivations aren’t entirely born out of an altruistic spirit, disconnected from personal experiences. He too has been intimately affected by breast cancer and its ripple effects. Sonia, his mother, a survivor, warrior and graceful human being with far too many qualities to list, is the fuel behind our courage, the thought behind the action, the reason for the deed. Her life’s mission was to care for others, and in her death, we commit to living out that mission. Where cancer once promoted despair we intend to combat it with hope, in her name, in her true essence.
Each year in October, we ask our local community and clients to submit stories of someone they know who has been battling Breast Cancer or has recently been affected by Breast Cancer and is in need of painting but can’t afford it. Once these stories are submitted, the Palette Pro Team will vote on the top candidates and announce the winner soon after. Therefore, The recipient will be awarded up to $10,000 worth of free painting services. Our employees, friends, and family volunteer their time to the recipient. A freshly painted home can brighten their outlook and bring joy into their lives.
Check out a short video of our first Painting Hope project below.
As we begin planning for our next Painting Hope Project, we would like to invite you to help us spread the word, nominate someone that is currently battling cancer or is in some way affected by it. Here’s how it works, please click here to fill out the form to submit an entry or contact us if you would like to be part of this year’s Painting Hope Project.
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Color, used wisely, can transform any space. With the help of a professional, you can pick hues that give rooms exceptional comfort and flow.
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Everyone appreciates the charm and natural beauty of a classic wooden deck. But in order to maintain one, it is important to take care of the wood and properly maintain the finish. To extend the life of your outdoor living space, there are a few things you need to know about the care and preservation of your deck:
What are the benefits of maintaining the finish on my deck?
Precipitation, sunlight, and fluctuating temperatures—all things will eventually wear down the protective layer on the wood, even when it’s treated with the best varnish. Refinishing the wood is necessary for lengthening the life of your patio. The finish works as a sealant that prevents moisture from penetrating the wood, which defends it from warping and mildew damage, and protects it from the sun, preserving the color and natural beauty of your deck.
How do I tell if my deck needs refinishing?
As time passes, the dry climate and varying weather conditions will deteriorate the finish of a wooden deck. Look for spots where the color of the wood has changed and the varnish has worn off, and then try sprinkling water to see if it will absorb quickly. If it’s absorbed, it’s time for refinishing. Also, warping and cracking of the panels is a sure sign that it’s time to re-stain your desk. However, it’s important to maintain the finish on your deck even when there isn’t any apparent damage.
When should I get it refinished?
If you find that your deck must be refinished, don’t put it off until the dry winter or the intense heat of the summer. As the humidity decreases with the seasonal changes, the wood may dry out or crack, and get damaged even more. The best thing to do is to have your deck checked for any damage or wear and have it refinished before the terribly dry or hot seasons hit. Depending on the age and thickness of the wood, you may want to give the wood extra maintenance and care for it to retain its finish.
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Even though July 4, 2019 marks America’s 244th birthday, there’s still a lot to learn about this red, white and blue anniversary. To help fill you in and pump up your patriotism, we put together an awesome infographic filled with 4th of July fun facts. We also polled a panel of experts for some added insight into Independence Day.
1.Dead Salmon, a subtle shade whose name refers to the flat or ‘dead’ finish of an aged pink painted at Kedleston Hall in 1805, creates the most subtle and serene of environments. It has been used to great effect by @simshilditch on the cabinets in this beautiful utility room, along with our newest neutral School House White on the woodwork.
2.Rangwali, the most adventurous of our pinks, is incredibly friendly and takes its name from the powder which is thrown so enthusiastically during the Holi festival of colours in India. Though bright, it has an absorbing depth of colour which is achieved by adding a small dose of black pigment.
3.Mirror, mirror on the wall… what’s the fairest pink of them all? #SulkingRoomPink #FarrowandBall 📷 @lafotobelle via @madridboutiqueproperties
4. “After being advised by Farrow & Ball’s colour curator, Joa Studholme, to warm up my cool-grey walls with a splash of the new colour collection, I now have Sulking Room Pink from floor to ceiling. And guess what – it looks great. Cosier, softer, prettier – it’s amazing the transformation that a lick of paint can achieve” – @frankiegraddon.
This post was taken from Farrow & Ball website.
Big windows with lots of natural light, Scandinavian aesthetics and sheer curtains that blow in the breeze are hallmarks of natural style. Do you dream of lingering walks by mountain lakes and picnics in meadows with rustling grasses? If this all makes you exhale in delight, this might be your design type.
Rejuvenate your wood floors in the soft, natural hues of ash and birch trees, pebbles and lake sand. Then layer in sheepskins or cotton throw rugs in quiet, calm colors. Continue the look with paint in the palest grays, creams and blues. Add light wood furnishings with gracefully curved limbs, and plenty of nubby wool blankets and natural linens on beds that cry out for lounging with long novels.
Are you pining after artists’ garrets, longing to put pastels to paper and travel to far-flung locales with markets piled high with ocher spices and intricately patterned tiles? Doing so might lead you down the off-the-beaten-path to the boho-chic design personality.
In these eclectic, no-rules spaces, let your unique vibe dictate the design. Warm up your flooring in cocoa, terra-cotta, bronze and buff shades, then add plush Moroccan rugs and floor pillows. These earthy colors work well with brick walls and wooden beams. Weave in vintage furnishings with soul — try sofas and chairs in rich blues and violets — and tall plants with lush leaves.
Beachy and Bright
Take a deep breath and smell the salty spray of your daydreams. Do you spend every possible weekend chasing the surf or watching seagulls soar overhead? Even if you don’t live next to a beach, your inner sandbound self can find joy in sea-inspired surroundings. Opt for rustic, windswept flooring colors inspired by the driftwood, pine and oak found along the shoreline. Pair them with crisp white walls, wood furnishings and splashes of turquoise and bottle green. A surfboard and shells wouldn’t be out of place either — let down your hair and show your coastal soul.
Tall glasses of champagne at crystal-filled soirees and spring evenings spent strolling the boulevards of Paris make you swoon. Trends make you tired, and you applaud timelessness along with serene spaces.
Dress up your floors in shades of mahogany or antique brown for a traditional look, or bring a bit of edge with pewter or ebony. These hues marry beautifully with ornate moldings, sleek tables and chairs, and antique brass. Contrast your floors with a muted palette of creams, grays and cool pastels for the ultimate in refined glamour.
Your cocktails are shaken, not stirred, and you’re known at all the most interesting art galleries around town. It’s been a while since you’ve worn an outfit that’s not black, and you slip into literary salons and jazz clubs with natural ease. Your surroundings at home are similarly bespoke.
Add depth and drama with flooring in shades of charcoal, graphite and walnut, or lighten up with pale, minimalist hues. Look to modern art and furniture design for inspiration. Pair your au courant choices with long, low seating in rich browns, deep plums and emerald greens. Let glimmers of brass, glass and gold wink from the sidelines to complete your urban-inspired abode.
This story was written by the Houzz Sponsored Content team, by Bona.
Memorial Day imposes a duty on all Americans to remember fallen heroes and to pray that no heroes will ever have to die for us again. It’s a day of thanks for the valor of others, a day to remember the splendor of America and those of her children who rest now.
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