Interior Comfort vs Exterior Style
Written by: Corrie V. M Scott
A home can always mean a fresh start with a little paint, and as the new year approaches New Year’s resolutions can often create new beginnings and new memories. As many people will decide to revamp or re-create a modern twist on their current home design paint options can be very tricky when coming out with a new design solution. There are several things to consider when choosing the best paint. First and foremost we need to know the difference between the exterior and interior types, know the finishing types and their durability, And lastly color considerations as well as best colors being used throughout the upcoming year.
We’re coming up on the new year and color combos and best colors for 2022 have taken your interest and we’ve all found ourselves wanting to change a few things. Color combinations on the exterior of your house still hold the tradition of value in basic white and black for more of a modern and traditional twist. While solid colored homes becomes the pop art of the neighborhood with yellows, neutral tones of browns, and cool gray tones. However the colors or color combinations that tops the list, are tones of green with shades of white. Once we enter through the front door and we’re looking to create our own comfort best colors for our interior designs have been cleaned in rooms as well.
Off-white and cream colors and shades of brown give your living room comfort and simplicity, With these neutral towns flowing into your kitchen, Or in some extreme cases jumping out the navy blue deep end for an extreme kitchen color. As we lead into rooms such as the bedroom best colors are described as gray tones providing comfort and tranquility but the best place of all to express your creativity in 2022 are your bathrooms. Bathrooms create a lot of expression and it’s where we hold some of our most private moments so why not mix it up pops of color, patterns, old and new, rustic, traditional, You!.
Do we really know the difference between interior and exterior paints?
We should always keep in mind that Interior paints can resist stains and be scrubbed with cleaning, also made with safer chemicals for breathing purposes, while exterior paints are made to hold up against inclement weather while resisting mold, mildew, fading, cracking, chipping, and more.
We are walking to our local paint shop with color schemes in mind but sometimes especially for a first time painters we may not consider simple things such as a different finishing types. Matte, Eggshell, Satin, Semi-gloss, and High-gloss are all things to consider when selecting the right paint. Recommendations as stated by The Home Depot says:
Matte is easier to touch up, perfect for ceilings and low-traffic areas like adult bedrooms and dining rooms and cleans easily with a damp sponge but will be damaged if cleaned with cleanser. And Eggshell Paint finish is more washable than flat finishings and provides a low sheen and a soft, smooth finish just like a true eggshell, perfect for low- to mid-traffic areas like hallways, living rooms, entryways and family rooms.
While, Satin Paint is the most versatile and best paint for walls inside the home, a satin paint finish provides an elegant, almost pearl-like finish and soft sheen, Works best in areas like playrooms, children’s bedrooms, as well as areas that are exposed to moisture like kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms. As well as Semi-Gloss Paint which offers high resistance to moisture, it works well in areas with higher humidity, such as bathrooms, kitchens and laundry rooms, as well as high-traffic spaces like doors and utility rooms.
Leaving High-Gloss Paint which gives a high-shine, glass-like finish that is popular for doors, cabinets, moulding and trim. Both semi- and high-gloss sheens require more coats than less glossy finishes. For the best results apply to smooth and clean surfaces.
And when it comes to the exterior of you the best finishing types suggested to be Flat, Satin and Gloss. Gloss finishings are the strongest and easiest to clean, however they’re not typically used on the entire house. Gloss finishings do reflect light but are used on small things like shutters, railings, front doors, and window trimmings. The most common exterior paint finishing is satin, as it’s easy to maintain. And lastly, the flat finish is mostly used on older houses however, does not reflect light.
TIPS AND MORE
Looking at more of an exterior point of view, now. There are other considerations we have to keep in mind as we select the right color and now that we’ve achieved the correct finish. We want to be mindful of our neighborhood style choosing the right finish and not the right color could be a big factor in how your house stands out on the Neighborhood block, avoid the same colors however stick within the same color schemes, it creates a unison within the neighborhood. We also want to make sure that we are painting based on our weather patterns. Using colors that reflect light when needed but also absorbs light when needed as well. And lastly, we have to do our prep work if anything we’ve learned from reading above about Interior and exterior paint if we don’t have everything we need to do the work we can always hire a pro.
Professionals here at Silverstone Remodeling, Inc. can assist you on achieving the perfect balance of your Interior comfort meeting your Exterior style. Call us TODAY!
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