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The Importance of Color in Your Kitchen

The Importance of Color in Your Kitchen

When we think of gathering in the home, the living room probably comes to mind. However, according to surveys, the kitchen is the most used room in the house. Some even estimate that we spend around 12% of our lives in our kitchens!

With so much of our time spent in this space, it’s important to consider what kind of environment your kitchen design creates. Did you know that color is a powerful communication tool? According to the psychology of color, the color of your walls, cabinets, and appliances can all have a profound impact on your mood.

What is your kitchen saying?


Ever wonder why so many restaurants incorporate red into their decor, especially their tablecloths? Well, that’s because red makes you hungry! Red is considered an energizing color, which increases your heart rate, and thus, your appetite. Orange and yellow have a similar effect. This color can be a powerful tool when used as an accent wall, or in dishware and towels, as seen above.


White evokes a sense of calm and serenity. It also feels clean and classy – making it especially popular at the moment! White makes a space feel open and airy, but we recommend you ground this color with contrasting tones like dark grey. You can also use interesting texture and patterns to add depth, as seen in the tiles of the wall above. These details help to keep the room feeling clean and sleek, but not cold or sterile.


As one would expect, green reminds us of nature. It’s also a color that makes us feel safe and balanced. Whether in the form of houseplants or a bold accent wall like the room featured above, adding green to your kitchen is a unique and beautiful way of making your kitchen feel fresh.


Blue is considered a calming color. Using elements of blue may help you relax if your kitchen is a space you often feel stressed in. Having the opposite effect of red, blue makes some people feel sleepy, which may make them lose their appetite. However, blue also has a cooling effect, and can help a kitchen in hot climates feel a little less oppressive.

Feeling inspired to make a new statement in your kitchen? Contact Spear Paint today, and we’ll help you refresh and redefine your space!

Unique Autumn Color Trends of 2021

Unique Autumn Color Trends of 2021

Autumn days bring to mind shades of warm orange, mustard yellow, and crisp apple red. Over the last few years, we’ve seen neutrals make a comeback in French Country and Farmhouse style interior decor. We love our neutrals, and those pops of seasonal orange, yellow, and red are here to stay.

However, here are a few color trends popping up this season to bring into your home alongside those classic shades to create a truly unique, cozy space this Fall.

Olive Branch and Green Bee

Green has made quite the splash in 2021, from an increasing interest in houseplants to statement emerald velvet couches. However, these shades of green are a little more subtle and subdued than their jewel-toned cousin. Olive Branch brings the delicate hues of nature into your home, adding a breath of something fresh against the browns of Autumn. It’s a soft, earthy shade that can easily transition into any of the other seasons. Green Bee is much more rich, and a bolder statement that would be stunning used with a deft hand throughout a home. It’s a complex sea-green, and perfect for transitioning from Summer.

Spring Lake

Don’t be deceived by the name, this soft blue is pure coziness. It is a neutral blue, pairing perfectly with the other neutrals we’ve come to know and love. Place this lovely shade against Olive Branch in your home and you’ll instantly feel like snuggling up with a thick, comfy throw blanket. Going for blue in Autumn is daring, to be sure, but it will transition beautifully into Winter, and remind you of blossoms to come in Spring.


Certainly, reds have their rightful place in the Autumnal color lineup. However, this rich, almost burgundy, red takes it to the next level. This color is deep and romantic, with tones of violet throughout to give the shade some complexity. It looks and feels like everything harvest time, and makes you want to settle in for the night with a delicious glass of red wine in hand.


Yes, more neutrals! We simply can’t get enough. Although it may not seem like a particularly “unique” color choice, what makes it stand out is just how classic it is. This color is on the warmer end of a cool-toned neutral, reading almost blonde at first glance. It’s a shade that brings to mind golden wheat fields and crisp apple pies.

What statements will you make this Autumn? Give us a call today, and we’ll help you craft the cozy, color-space of your dreams.

Paint Is Magic: Here’s Why

Paint Is Magic: Here’s Why

In Alice in Wonderland, a bite of one side of a mushroom makes you grow shorter, while a bite of the other side makes you grow taller. Paint color has a similar effect on a room!

While technically not magic, you can use paint to completely transform a space. A simple selection of cleverly placed paint color tricks the eye into believing the room is bigger or smaller – even longer or shorter – than it really is.

Bigger and Smaller

The basic concept of this idea is: lighter colors make a room look larger, and darker colors make a room look smaller. If your room is smaller than you’d like, opt for colors such as white, pale blue, or light grey to brighten and open the space. However, if a room is too large, or feeling empty, try using moodier, dark shades to rein the room in.

Wide and Narrow

To make a room appear more narrow, use a lighter accent color (white or light green, for example) on the farthest wall and ceiling, and a darker shade on the remaining walls. This will draw the eye, making the room seem more narrow. Conversely, you can make a room look wider by adding a decorative chair molding around the room, and painting the wall beneath this line a darker color.

Long and Short

Make a room look longer or shorter with a classic accent wall. To shorten a room, place your dark accent wall on the far end. To lengthen it, however, extend the accent color to the ceiling for a truly unique effect.

With paint, the possibilities are endless! Let us work our magic – give Spear Paint a call today.

How Does Paint Color Impact Your Home?

How Does Paint Color Impact Your Home?

“Color is a universal, nonverbal language, and we all intuitively know how to speak it” – Leslie Harrington. 

From dark shades of red to light shades of blue, each color has the ability to impact your everyday life! So, when choosing what color is best to paint the different rooms within your home, it’s important to understand the “nonverbal language” of your color choice. With this in mind, we’ve created a guide with some of our favorite colors to compliment the different rooms in your home!

Living Room Paint Colors

Your living room is the central gathering place within your home: designed as a space to spend time with your family and friends. These are a few of our favorite colors that create warm, inviting spaces for your living room…

  • Light Greys
  • Warm Neutrals
  • Muted Reds
  • Soft Oranges

Bedroom Paint Colors

Your bedroom should serve as a tranquil space you retreat to after a long day. The best bedrooms are the ones that feel cozy and safe! These are a few of our favorite paint colors that help make your bedroom your ideal spot to unwind…

  • Lush Lavender
  • Tranquil White
  • Blue-Gray
  • Light Khaki
  • Seafoam Green 
  • Butter Yellow 

Kitchen and Dining Room Paint Colors

Kitchens are known as welcoming spaces where you spend time entertaining friends or cooking meals with your loved ones. Setting the right tone for these interactions can be as simple as choosing the right paint color! These are a few of our favorite colors that create a bright, welcoming environment in your kitchen…

  • Soft Peach
  • Pale Yellow
  • Greenish-Blues
  • Greens
  • Blues
  • Clay-Beige 

Ready to change up the look and feel of your home? Get in touch with Spear Paint today and we can walk you through creating a custom color palette for your home! 

Paint vs. Stain- Which is the Better Choice?

Paint vs. Stain- Which is the Better Choice?

When it comes to transforming wood in any form, whether it be on furniture, flooring, or exterior siding, paint and stain are the most popular choices. While both of these products do similar things – namely change the color and look of the wood, they are truly very different. Both options have their own sets of pros and cons, which are important to know when choosing between the two. 

First, let’s talk about stain. When it comes to wood, some may argue that stain is the more popular choice. Available in a huge variety of colors, stains typically require only one coat to achieve the desired look. And unlike paint which will completely cover the wood pattern underneath, stain is a thinner substance that simply changes the finish, or “tint” of the wood. With semi-transparent stains, the pigment is thinner, allowing you to see the wood grain underneath the stain. This gives it a more natural finish. On the other hand, solid color stains will cover grain, but allow you to see the profile of the wood.

Stains are most commonly used for surfaces such as siding, fences, decking, furniture or molding. Besides appearance, the main function of the stain is to “seal” the wood without the use of a primer. However, stain does have it’s disadvantages. For one, you don’t have any options when it comes to sheen, as stains only come in one finish. Additionally, wood easily absorbs this material, which means certain projects may require more stain than it would paint. 

Now, let’s talk about paint. When painting a non-porous material, paint is almost always the better choice. When it comes to wood specifically, paint works great on drywall, trim or siding (except for cedar siding). Unlike stain, when using paint you’ll also have to account for the price of surface preservatives and primer. Because of this, paint tends to be the pricier option. For a lot of people, the sheer amount of choices in terms of type, color and sheen outweigh this downside. 

Keep in mind that anything you paint will come out opaque, meaning the natural looking of the material beneath will be hidden. Paint is much thicker, and it will be immediately clear that a project has been painted, rather than looking like a natural wood color. However, with paint you’ll get a more uniform finish. It is also the more durable choice, lasting on average 10 years longer than stain, bearing high quality paint was used. 

We sincerely hope this helps you choose which material is best for your project! Still unsure? That’s what the experts are here for. Give us a call today! 


scmedia, Author at Spear Paint

We proudly serve Houston’s finest neighborhoods including:

River Oaks, Memorial, Tanglewood, and Bay Oaks.

Our Residential division specializes in the repainting of fine homes/estates. Our customers include countless residents of Houston’s finest neighborhoods, decorators, designers, residential and commercial property management companies, general contractors, architects, realtors, and building owners.

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scmedia, Author at Spear Paint
Our Commercial Painting division participates in selective new construction, but is primarily focused on the repainting and maintenance of high end commercial facilities. Further, Spear Paint Contracting, Inc. is active in the restoration of condominium and town home properties, as well as high rise condominium buildings.

We proudly serve Houston’s finest establishments. Commercial services include interior and exterior painting of lofts, hi-rise buildings, historical buildings and more.

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Spear Industrial Coatings

scmedia, Author at Spear Paint
Spear Industrial Coatings was founded in 1976 and has dedicated over 40 years to becoming a leader in the development and management of industrial coatings solutions. We specialize in high quality surface preparation and coatings for storage tanks and vessels, structural steel and industrial equipment. By providing services designed to prevent corrosion, we help clients avoid costly steel repair or replacement.

To assure quality services, our employees are certified in application, product usage, chemical safe handling, and proper surface preparation for maximum adhesion. The Spear team is committed to efficient operations and the highest level of safety standards.

Call us today at 432-606-4093 for an estimate on your next project.

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