Why choose one paint colour over another. There are many reasons to select a particular paint colour. This may include personal preferences and design considerations such as architectural features or furniture.

However, what’s often overlooked is the psychological effect of colour on mood. There are many studies that indicate that certain colours, shades, hues can result in different moods and in turn affect behaviour.

Due to this revelation it would be wise to take time to think about the feeling you’d like to create in your surroundings even before choosing a colour. For example, do you want the space to be calming or energizing? After making such decisions then it will lead to a much easier colour choice.

If your goal is to create a peaceful and calm space you should look to a pale green or blue. These are knows calming and restful colours and that is why they are perfect for rooms where you typically rest and relax. The family room, living room, or bedroom for example would be good candidates.

If blue or green is not your taste and it is a restful aura you require then certain beiges and browns, as well as taupe will do the trick.

If calmness is not what you seek and you wish to inject some liveliness into your environment, then you need to go to the far end of the psychological spectrum where you will find yellow.

Rooms that are painted yellow can literally lift the spirit and brighten one’s outlook.

Like yellow, orange is another exciting and uplifting colour. Both are great choices for any room where you spend your morning hours.

Reds are also energizing, but they should be used sparingly. Red can be intense and if overused very overpowering. Studies show that red stimulates the appetite, which is why it is used on walls in so many restaurants so naturally a great choice for the dining room.

Be sure to take into account the tone of the paint you choose. Tone also plays a role in creating mood. Generally speaking, brighter tones invigorate, while those that are more toned down will help you relax.

Finally, after choosing the colour, make sure you choose a high quality product to apply it in. The highest quality paints made with 100% acrylic are extremely fade resistant, meaning that the colour you apply will continue to look that way for years to come.

Finally! Spring is here. Along with the fresh leaves sprouting on the trees, spring is a time to start considering what projects can be done to improve the appearance of your home inside or out. Home improvement can be a daunting task for many homeowners…where do you start??

There are many reasons to paint in the spring. The weather is much more conducive to painting. The low levels of humidity helps the paint cure to a stronger bond on the surfaces. You can also get the job of exterior painting completed before the fun summer activities begin, and then you get to enjoy a freshly updated house for the whole summer!

Painting in the summer or fall is not necessarily the wrong time to paint however if you have many areas of exposed wood it can lead to stress on these areas from the rain and sun. Leaving exposed wood vulnerable to these elements can lead to rot. If you delay the painting, you run the risk of having to pay higher repairs through carpentry.

Finally, Perry Wellington’s prices are more affordable in this season, and our schedule is also more open and flexible than when it gets booked up in the summer.

However, there are things to work around when painting in the spring. Both periods of rain and cold weather with frost at night and dew in the morning impair optimal paint film formation on your home’s exterior. Wind and the heat of the sun also impact the ability of the paint to adhere to the exterior’s surface. Wind also can stir up dust and other contaminants that can imbed in the paint, which creates an inviting surface for mildew that feeds on such matter.

To extend the life of your paint job, apply (at least two coats) of high quality 100% acrylic latex paint. These paints are more flexible, durable and colourfast, so they tend to last much longer than regular paints (10 years or more versus 3 or 4 years, respectively). If you don’t have the time or desire to paint your home yourself, and you want high quality results, call Perry Wellington Professional Painting today to schedule a quote at your convenience!