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Teal Estate: Meet the Color of the Year 2021

October 14, 2020 1 min read

Blending the soothing properties of blue, the renewal qualities of green, and the organic sensibility of grey, Aegean Teal 2136-40 invites us to reflect and reset from all we’ve been through this past year. 
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The 2021 Color of the Year will Teal the Spotlight

October 14, 2020 2 min read

As inviting and as soothing as Greece’s bluish-green sea, Aegean Teal 2136-40 is an exceptional balance of blue, green and grey. This intriguing midtone creates natural harmony and a sense of calm, inviting an opportunity to reflect and reset amidst softened, casual elegance.
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ALL HANDS ON DECK: Why Fall is the Best Season to be Layin’ Stain

September 28, 2020 1 min read

School buses are back on the road and the scent of pumpkin spice lattes is in the air. But that doesn’t mean a sudden halt to your outside projects. Just the opposite! Fall is actually the best season to tackle your deck staining project – and here’s why: 
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Pat-A-Cake, Pat-A-Cake, Painter’s Can: Choosing Colors for the Nursery

September 24, 2020 2 min read

As the two of you will be spending a lot of time together in the nursery, you’ll want to choose gentle colors that work like a lullaby: they should evoke cozy feelings of comfort and calm and will cradle them right to sleep. 
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Sweater Weather: Our Picks for the Warmest, Coziest Beiges this Season

September 24, 2020 2 min read

It seems everyone has tried to escape the seasonal blahs by building cozy home nests feathered with hygge flair – faux furs, chunky knits, natural woods and candles, sooo many candles –  recreating the warm, fuzzy feelings of, say, mom’s homemade soup, a favorite sweatshirt or a hug. 
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Yes, Your Home Can Wear White After Labor Day

September 10, 2020 2 min read

The old school thinking that you can’t wear white after Labor Day is as silly as believing you can’t drink coffee on days that end in Y. And we simply don’t want to live in a world where either is true. 
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What You Need to Know Before Hiring a Pro

August 01, 2020 3 min read

While it may be tempting to do an online search for local painters, redeem a handy coupon or contact the last company to stuff a sales flyer in your mailbox – hiring a good professional painter requires some forethought and due diligence. Don’t reward your painting job to the first person to answer their phone. Seeking out a qualified, experienced and reputable contractor will save you migraines down the road.
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Put Your Color to the Test: Our Tips for Choosing and Testing Paint Samples

August 01, 2020 3 min read

You fell in love with a paint chip. Hey, it happens. But as enamored as you may be with that particular shade of awesome, how appealing will that color be when it’s painted on a wall, fills an entire room or covers the outside of your house? Luckily, before you invest in an entire can of paint, there are ways to test out your love to see if it’s real – and if that love will last.
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Before the First Stroke: How to Prep a Wall

August 01, 2020 3 min read

Here's your guide to the three Ps – Prepping, Priming and Painting. Shortcuts are great for avoiding traffic or beating video games, but not so much for painting. In fact, no matter the size of the painting project, its success really does depend on how much time and effort is put into preparation. There’s simply no way around it.
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Outdoor Upgrades that Add Value to Your Property

June 01, 2020 2 min read

During the warmer months, there’s often nothing better than spending a weekend outside working in the garden or fixing up the house. Sharon Grech, Color & Design Expert at Benjamin Moore, shares some ideas for weekend summer projects that add value to your property.
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Touching Up is (Not) Hard to Do: 6 Steps to Touching Up

May 11, 2020 2 min read

It happens. In the rush of daily life, walls in high-traffic areas of the home get scratched and scuffed. With a bit of time, patience and procedure, you can touch up those marks and keep your walls looking fresh and smooth in 6 easy steps.
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PsyCOLORgy 101: YELLOW

April 16, 2020 2 min read

Sunshine. Daisies. Sweet lemony pie. All cheerful images we usually associate with the warmth of yellow. And yet, studies show that babies cry more often in yellow nurseries and that married couples argue most inside kitchens painted in, you guessed it, the “happiest” color.
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