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Popular Paint Color Ideas - 2011
Seasons change, the years pass and so do the popularity of certain colors. As decorators, designers, fashionistas and home do-it-yourselfers seek out new color ideas to express their sense of style certain colors seem to rise above others to establish color trends. Black, white and gray will always find their appropriate place and the pure primary colors, red, blue and yellow will refresh, animate, cheer and brighten any painted surface. But start mixing, blending, shading and toning those colors and new worlds of color are created. These palettes contain paint of interior colors and exterior colors though occasionally you will see some colors marked “for interior use only”. Each hue can be lightened or darkened to achieve the perfect paint color for a living room, bedroom or bathroom. Before making your final choice of color and painting a room or space paint color swatches on poster or foamcore board to evaluate a larger sample of color.
Pittsburgh Paint now owns Porter Paint and I believe have consolidated their paint lines so that the colors of Pittsburgh Paint, Porter Paint and Monarch Paint are all the same. In the southeast of the U.S. Porter was a well respected paint but from observing the changes made in recent years it seems that the old Porter Paint is no longer available but in name only. The following colors should be available from Pittsburgh, Porter and Monarch dealers. The color names and numbers are taken from the Porter Paint fandeck “The Voice of Color”. We hope you will find colors to fulfill your painting ideas. You will find paint colors for bedrooms, baths, offices, kitchens and living rooms. Each color is identified by name and/or number. If a particular dealer is not in your area, other dealers should have close matches in their fandeck or the ability to match the color. If you cannot find the brand of your favorite color in your area send us your color's brand, color name and number and we will cross reference it for you with other manufacturers to find its closest match.
Porter Paint/Pittsburgh Paint/Monarch Paint®
Spirits are renewed when surrounded by the colors of Canvas. These paint colors calm and quiet the soul. Inspired by the hues and textures of linen, wood and stone they unite the various spaces of open floor plans. Define and distinguish living rooms or bedrooms with the use of any two of these paint colors.
Grace bespeaks elegance, serenity and sophistication plus a touch of regalness found in “Mecca Gold”. The blue-green “Sea Sprite” softens the palette by adding freshness and a natural quality.
Liven up a kitchen or sunroom by bringing the sunshine in with the bold and cheerful “Forsythia Blossom” coupled with “Gypsum”. Add accent to the room with the almost black but actually brown “Dark Granite”, a beautiful dark paint color. This color has been a surprise to many when they actually see how well it looks in a variety of rooms. It can be appropriate for dining rooms, bedrooms, dens and bathrooms.
Adventure, creativity, exotic, sensual, life, discovery, all describe the paint colors forming this group. “Southern Breeze” used as the major color could be accented with any of the other colors on an end wall or ceiling.
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