Ideas for Painted Cabinets

Giving your kitchen cabinets a fresh coat of paint can improve their look and give your room a completely different appearance.

With just about any color you can imagine to choose from, Colour Solutions can help you find the perfect shade for your home’s cabinets. Choose classic white for a bright, clean look. Or go with something darker, such as deep forest green, to complement wood or copper elements and create a natural feel.

If you’re thinking of doing something a little different, don’t be afraid to experiment with bright colors or maybe even metallic finishes. Stainless steel appliances can look great when complemented by light counter tops and metallic-pained cabinets and compact spaces generally look much larger and more open when bright, light-reflecting colors are used.

Another unique idea is to use two different paint colors to create a two-tone effect in your home. Picture your upper kitchen cabinets in a light color such as white or cream, and the lower cabinets in a darker shade to match the color scheme of your home. This effect draws the eyes upward, making the ceiling appear higher and the room appear larger.

For more ideas for painting your home cabinets, contact Colour Solutions for a free estimate. 910-686-3067

Get Ready for Fall Cleanup

Are you ready for fall? How about your home? To get you house in shape for autumn, check out these tips to make your fall cleanup go smoothly.

Transition garden -Â If you have a flower, veggie or herb garden, now is the time to get it ready for the next season. Remove any dead plants and weeds and till the soil. Start planting your fall/winter flowers/produce.

Rake leaves -Â Set aside an afternoon or morning to clear your yard of as many leaves and yard debris as possible. (In southeastern NC, you may be raking more pine needles than leaves! If that’s the case, you may be able to reuse the pine straw for landscaping).

Check your home for areas that need caulking -Â Caulk helps prevent moisture and mildew by creating a seal. Bathrooms, kitchens and around doors and windows are common places that need caulk. It’s a good idea to check these areas at least twice a year.

Check your home’s paint. Is it time for a fresh coat? -Â A fresh coat of paint can make your home more attractive. It can also act as a protective layer between your home and the elements.

Contact Colour Solutions to hear about our interior and exterior painting services: 910-686-3067

Best Ceiling Paint Color Ideas

You may think that choosing the right color for your ceiling is easy. White…right? Well the truth is, there are actually several shades of what most people consider “white.” Go too bright and it could throw off the rest of your room’s color scheme. Go too dark and it can make the room look smaller than it actually is.

If you decide to go with something other than white, you’ll want to choose something that will complement the rest of the room. Our team is skilled at color design and will happily offer advice on color palettes.

Another consideration is whether the ceiling is indoors or outdoors (like on a porch). The location of the ceiling and its level of exposure to the elements can also determine what type and color of paint you should use. Certain colors or types of paint may be more prone to fading if exposed to direct sunlight or severe weather.

In addition to choosing the right color, painting a ceiling can be a tough task due to difficulty reaching, troublesome textures and worrying about drips. Why not leave it to the experts who have all the right tools and experience to make your ceiling painting project go smoothly?

Colour Solutions has been offering quality painting and home repair services for more than 17 years and we are very proud of our client satisfaction rate (more than 98%!). Let us take the guesswork and headaches out of ceiling painting. Call us today for a free estimate! 910-686-3067

Faux Painting with Stained Cabinets

As we all know, a fresh coat of paint can really make a room *pop.* Â But why not take it to the next level with beautiful custom faux finished cabinets from Colour Solutions?

An increasingly popular design trend among residential and even commercial properties, faux finish stained cabinets are created by skilled artisans using only superior quality materials. A great deal of careful planning and preparation goes into making your cabinets look gorgeous – after all, we want to be as proud of them as you are!

If you’re thinking of increasing your home’s resale value with custom stained cabinets, leave it to the experts at Colour Solutions. We also offer custom faux finish interior painting, pressure washing, deck staining and more.

Call today for a free estimate: 910-686-3067

Choosing A Paint Color

paint colorGoldenrod honey? Palatial pink? Urban charcoal? Choosing a paint color can be surprisingly tough for many homeowners. When faced with hundreds of choices and hoping to find a tone the whole family will be happy with for years to come, it can be a daunting decision. Here are a few tips to help you choose a color you’ll love:

Get Inspired
Start by flipping through home magazines or browsing decorating sites online to find looks that appeal to you. You can also check out our portfolio on Flickr for more ideas. Try to look for rooms that are similar in style to yours so you can have a good sense of how a particular color will look in your home. Ideally you will find a few colors you like to consider.

Grab Some Swatches
Pick up a number of swatches (the small paper paint color samples) for each of your color options. Find some that are a little lighter, darker, deeper, or brighter than you think you want – you might find that different colors appeal to you at home than do under the florescent lighting of the paint store.

Tape the swatches to the wall in the room you’ll be painting. See how they look in different types of light and at different times of day.

Paint a Sample
Once you’ve narrowed your paint color choices to a few front runners buy small samples of them and paint a large rectangle on the wall. Again, look at it at different times of day to see how lighting changes affect the colors. Hold up artwork and accessories to see how they will work with the colors, and look at it through doorways of other rooms so you make sure you’re happy with how the colors from those rooms stack against your new choices.

When in Doubt Go Lighter
Though bold and bright interiors have become increasingly popular in recent years designers recommend that if you’re not quite sure about a color go one shade lighter (consider the color adjacent to it on a multi color swatch card.) The impact of the color will be much greater on the scale of a room when compared to a small sample.

For a free estimate for your painting project give Wilmington NC painters, Colour Solutions, a call at 910-686-3067 or contact us online today!

Interior Painting Company, Wilmington NC

The winter months are a great time to get that interior painting project done that you’ve been putting off because of a busy summer, crazy school schedule in the fall, and holiday shopping and entertaining that all allow you to procrastinate anything that seems optional at the time.

After the holidays are over (and we’ve organized all our new stuff!) we’re ready to settle back into a routine and get into the swing of things. I often find that by February, I’m energized and ready to get the house back under control after a few months (dare I say a year…) of letting things pile up, letting closets become disastrous, and allowing every flat surface and corner of the house accumulate mountains of stuff. We usually do a pretty good household purge at that point and then become inspired to shake things up, move things around, and get things cleaned up.

With a clean and organized house comes inspiration. And almost every year, we get inspired to complete an interior painting job that we’ve been meaning to do for a while. Our house has a number of windows, tall ceilings, and crown molding trim. That means many weekends of painting work for my husband and I in between the kids’ basketball and soccer games, playdates, etc.

Or, it could be done in a day or so by the interior painting pros at Colour Solutions.

Colour Solutions works efficiently and professionally for interior and exterior painting projects, both residential and commercial. They’ll get the job done quickly and make it look amazing – pus they’ll clean up so well you won’t even remember they were there (except for the beautiful paint job!).

Call us or contact us online to request an estimate: 910-686-3067

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Cabinetry Refinishing and Painting, Wilmington NC

Wilmington NC Interior PaintingColour Solutions Custom Painting Company is primarily a Wilmington NC-based painting contractor but they offer related services as well, including pressure washing, carpentry and drywall repair, deck staining, and cabinetry painting and refinishing.

If you’re having a room of your home re-designed and freshly painted, you might think about having the cabinets painted and refinished to match the new look. Or maybe you just need an update to the original cabinets or a refinishing job to help freshen up.

Whatever your need, Colour Solutions has the experience, tools, and materials necessary to handle your cabinetry painting and refinishing project expertly and efficiently. Contact Colour Solutions or give them a call today to get an estimate on the job: 910-686-3067.

House Painting – Contractor or DIY?

[The following is a guest blog post from a Wilmington NC homeowner]

Wilmington NC Interior PaintingWhen it comes to painting the house, the first question is usually: “Does it make sense to do this myself or hire painters to do it for me?” When we bought our first house – a definite fixer-upper – my husband and I did all the painting ourselves. That was when I first learned that “painting” really meant scraping, spackling, priming, taping, AND painting. That was a huge project and it took months to get all the rooms done. The most fun parts were picking the colors and enjoying it when it was all done. Of course this is when we were young, had no kids, and were full of excitement about our new house and all the possibilities.

Now that we have little kids and a more grown-up house here in Wilmington, we hardly ever even ask ourselves if we should do the painting ourselves. How could we spend our precious weekends getting rooms done bit-by-bit while living in the chaos of furniture that’s all moved around, fixtures and artwork taken down and piled up somewhere else, and kids who are trying to get your attention all the while? How much is our time worth to us? Surely it’s worthwhile to hire painters to come in for 2 or 3 days while we’re at work and the kids are at daycare to get the job done. The painters will even move the furniture around for us, take down the fixtures, and put everything back when they’re done. And we still get to do the fun parts of picking the colors and enjoying it when it’s all done.

So for us it’s a no-brainer. Hire a professional painting contractor in Wilmington, NC. One that you can trust with the key to your home or to be respectfully sharing your space while you’re there. One that is neat, polite, and does a great job cleaning up at the end of the day and at the end of the project. Colour Solutions Custom Painting Company is an excellent choice for house painting – interior and exterior. They are professional, efficient, neat, and clean and they do a wonderful job, particularly with specialty finishes. While they’re there, they can even help with drywall repair, small carpentry jobs, and pressure washing if needed.

Contact Colour Solutions today to learn how they can help you save valuable time and money with your house painting project in the Wilmington NC area: 910-686-3067.

Finding the Right Paint Contractor in Wilmington NC

If you’re looking to do any home repair or maintenance – interior or exterior – to either fix something in disrepair or to spruce up and update your home, then painting might be on your list – or at least not far from the list! Painting is one of the best and easiest ways to both help repair exterior or interior issues and give your home a fresh, new look.

In many home repair or home improvement projects, painting becomes involved often as a way to finish off the project. It’s also a whole project unto itself when you take into account pressure washing, scraping, drywall or wood rot repair, priming, and painting.

House painting – both exterior and interior – is a great way to protect your home from damage caused by weather, temperature, humidity, and wear and tear. It is a relatively inexpensive way to maintain your home if you can manage to keep up with fresh coats of paint every couple of years.

Hiring a professional painting contractor for regular home maintenance is one of the best investments you can make in terms of home repair and improvement. Not only will your home look fresh and clean, the surface and building materials (wood, drywall, etc) will be protected from the elements in order to avoid bigger home repair projects down the road.

Keep up with home painting maintenance and reap the benefits of a great looking house that can stand the test of time.

For more information about painting in Wilmington NC, contact Colour Solutions at 910-686-3067.

Painting the House in Time for Spring

The following is a guest blog post from a Wilmington, NC homeowner:

If you’re anything like us, you’ve spent years accumulating stuff in closets, drawers, dressers, and cabinets throughout your house. And then, every once in a while, you go crazy and go through every closet and every stack of unorganized stuff to create donation piles, Craigslist piles, and piles of trash. Well, we finally did all of that this weekend.

It all started when we talked about painting the upstairs bedrooms of our house. I insisted that we not dive into that project until we had a plan for those rooms. They’ve taken many forms since we moved into this house – spare bedroom, office, exercise room, baby room, toddler room, second baby room, kids room, play room…. While it’s good to have flexibility with your space, I felt it was time to find a purpose for the rooms and decorate them accordingly, including choosing appropriate paint colors.

The first order of business was clearing out the closets. That was huge. Once we tackled that and made many trips to donation-based stores, consignment shops, and the electronics recycling center, we started moving around furniture and making a plan for furniture we wanted to part with and what we wanted to replace with new or ‘gently used’ pieces.

And now, finally (although it was only a weekend, it feels like years because we’ve been thinking about it for that long), we are ready to think about painting the bedrooms. And I couldn’t be more excited.

Of course we’re going to use a professional painting contractor in Wilmington, NC to complete this project. The efficiency and expertise of a professional painter is well worth the expense. Especially when there are windows, mouldings, and closets involved – all items that take extra long to complete and involve different paint colors, fresh brushes and the dreaded taping for inexperienced painters. A professional painting contractor has the materials necessary – brushes, rollers, tarps, drapes, ladders, etc. – for an efficient and expert painting job.

Additionally, we have some cracks in our drywall that need repair and a wooden dresser that needs refinishing. A paint contractor such as Colour Solutions can help with these projects and get everything done in a timely and efficient manner. A project that could drag on for weeks or even months with us trying to paint in our free time can be done in just a couple of days using a painting company.

For more information about a painting contractor in Wilmington NC, please contact Colour Solutions at 910-686-3067. They specialize in residential painting, commercial painting, (interior and exterior) and pressure washing in the greater Wilmington NC area.