7 Stunning Examples of the Color Blue Used Awesomely For Home Painting

As one of the top home painting companies in the Toronto area, we absolutely love reading interior design blogs, and figuring out the best color combinations to create an awesome interior.

One of the most underrated colors out there is blue.   Blue when used right can bring a feeling of calmness to your home and help induce relaxation.   Lighter blues especially can bring a relaxed but alive feeling to the house which is perfect for a work room.  If you live a busy life, you know the importance of getting some calm rest in.  Blue used on the exterior of a home can result in an eye catching result that will get a lot of positive attention.

A common thread among the following examples is that nobody skimped on the quality of paint.  Using cheap paint has many downfalls, and it’s something we don’t recommend at all.

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1.  Tranquil Blue by Benjamin Moore’s (Source: Mosiac Works)

This relaxing shade of blue is used to create the perfect room to nap in on a rainy afternoon.

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2.  Polo Blue by Benjamin Moore’s (Source: Apartment Therapy)

This dark and stormy color is the perfect color for a bedroom for the writer in your life.  The color evokes imagery of Moby Dick and dark adventures on the sea.

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3.  Custom Paint using a blend of “Spring mint” and “Antiguan Sky” by Benjamin Moore’s (Source: Celebrating Every Day Life)

This incredible custom mix gives an oceanic feel to the bedroom.  Perfect for an Oceanside home.  Imagine waking up to that room right to the sound of ocean waves crashing!

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4.  Sherwin Williams Copen Blue (Source: Pretty Handy Girl)

This workspace uses lighter blue for the cabinets, desk, and wall to create the perfect workspace.  The importance of relaxation for work can’t be understated.

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5.  Belizean Blue by Glidden (Source: Apartment Therapy)

The contrast of a bright blue and white in this kitchen works wonders to create a bold, vibrant, and uplifting mood.

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6.  Sherwin Williams Rainwashed (Source: Sand and Sisal)

This laundry room will make you want to actually do laundry.  This particular color gives a lighthearted vibe to a room most of us dread going to.

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7.   Woodlawn Charm by Valspar (Source: Life in Grace)

Painting cabinets with a blue color can be a great way to add in a bit of personality to an otherwise boring room.  I highly recommend having your cabinets painted as it can really transform a kitchen space.

Do you want to use blue for your next project? Our color palette guide will help you choose the perfect complimentary colors to give your home that “Perfect home” look.

We absolutely love interior painting projects!  They can help transform an indoor room into something special.   Our current favorite location for interior painting is Lawrence Park, where people are very open towards doing somethings special with their homes.

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The Top 4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Use Cheap Paint

We commonly get questions from clients in the Toronto area about the differences between cheaper and more expensive paints. They want to know whether brand name paints are worth it and if it’s just a better idea to go for cheaper paint for their next painting project.

In our opinion the sweet spot are the paints that are priced moderately highly, but are not at the ultra-high end range of prices. These paints are typically high quality. Brands that we prefer are Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore. Each type of project requires a different type of paint, for example an exterior porch painting job is completely different than painting a bathroom. A great tool is Benjamin Moore’s product finder, which can help suggest the right type of paint for your particular job. If you’d like to find out the best type of paint for your particular situation, give us a shout and we’ll help you out!  We specialize in color selection and helping you find that perfect shade of blue or red that will make your room pop.difference between cheap and expensive paint

One important thing to remember is that some paints can be expensive and low quality, and that other paints can be fairly cheap but high quality. The important thing to remember is that you need to do your research before purchasing a paint or hiring a contractor. If you’re hiring a contractor ask them what paint they’ll be using for your home. Typically when a contractor offers low prices they’re using cheap paint that won’t last as long, or they’re not insured or have a lack of experience. Professional painting contractors in Toronto who have experience typically charge mid-range to premium prices.

Here are 4 reasons to go for higher quality paints instead of cheaper low quality paints for your next painting project in Toronto-

1) Higher quality paints are typically thicker because they have fewer solvents per gallon. Fewer solvents refers to water, which means higher quality paint will have less water and thus be thicker. A thicker paint looks better and lasts longer.

2) Higher quality paints endure longer, stick better, and penetrate deeper into the surface because they contain higher quality resins (which are also known as binders). Basically resins are important in helping the paint stick to the surface they’re being painted on better. Good paints have smaller resins, which allow the paint to penetrate into the surface thus ensuring the paint will last longer and have better endurance.

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3) Quality paints will have high quality pigments. Pigments are what provide the color of the paint, and pigments have been long used since ancient times to color walls, clothes, pots, etc. A high quality pigment is smaller and purer, which means it can hide what’s under the pigment much better with less coats. Cheap paints use pigments that have larger sized particles, which means you may need more coats to cover up imperfections underneath the new paint.

4) The combination of fewer solvents per gallon, high quality pigments, and high quality resins means that high quality paints last longer, require less coats, hide imperfections better, and are typically much better options all around. Some premium paints also mix in primer, which can save you even more time and money!

There are reasons why cheaper paints can be more expensive in the long term. As a customer you should take the time to educate yourself on different types of paints so you can choose the right paint for your job.

If you have any questions about paint, let us know! We’re the best painters in the Toronto area and are happy to help you. We have worked in all kinds of settings from premium home painting in Forest Hill to commercial painting in High Park.

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