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Accent Walls are Making a Come Back

Accent Walls are Making a Come Back

Accent walls have been popular for quite some time now, and for good reason! They allow people to experiment with bold colors and patterns, without the commitment of painting an entire room. This way, the everyday homeowner is able to play with color in their home, without it being too overwhelming. And if they end up not liking the color, it is simple to repaint one wall instead of four. It’s a win-win!

Over the past couple of years, as interior design and home trends have begun to shift and change, accent walls are evolving to fit into modern home designs. Keep reading to find out how accent walls are making a comeback!

First things first, accents walls don’t have to be a bright color. They don’t even have to be a bold color. They simply offer a chance to bring contrast into a room. So if you’re not a fan of dark blues or bright reds, no need to worry. You can still enjoy an accent wall! 

Some of our favorite color options include:

Darks:

  • Black (with blue tones)
  • Navy
  • Emerald Green
  • Dark Grey

Lights:

  • Sage or Olive Green
  • Light Blues (with grey tones)
  • Grey
  • Wood (shiplap or patterned)
  • White with a painted pattern

As you may notice, cool toned colors are typically more popular as accent walls. Unlike warm tones, cool tones are generally more relaxing, and pair with a wider variety of colors! 

Accents draw attention to architectural features.

Do you have a favorite feature of your room? Perhaps you love your new painted brick fireplace, or the kitchen has a beautiful indented breakfast nook. By choosing a suitable, contrasting color that coordinates with the rest of the room, you can draw more attention to your favorite areas, highlighting instead of hiding them.

Paint your built-ins to act as accent walls.

Built-in cabinets, bookshelves or even kitchen islands offer a fantastic opportunity to bring in a contrasting color, introducing another element of interest into a space. Imagine an all-white kitchen with an island whose base is painted a deep, dark blue. This one pop of color transforms the way the space feels, bringing a sophisticated feeling, without causing the entire room to feel dark. Just a touch of color in the right place- that’s what accents are about!

Accent walls help define purpose in your space.

Use color to help define purpose in the midst of a large space. Perhaps your living room is an open floor plan, and you’re seeking to define the spaces within that large room. An accent wall can help determine what part of that space is your dining room, without using any kind of divider.

Have some ideas on how an accent wall can elevate your space? Contact us today, let’s add a pop of color to your home!

 

Why Exterior Maintenance is Important for Your Business

Why Exterior Maintenance is Important for Your Business

Regular exterior maintenance is so important for any business! Not only is the physical appearance of your business one of the first things your customers will see, but it can also help to pull in new potential customers, just based on looks alone! 

It’s a simple fact, a great paint job will make your business look more professional! Your customers want to pull up to a building that looks professional, clean and well maintained. Never underestimate the power of your business’s exterior! In fact, many customers will make a quick judgement on your business based on the color palette alone. By investing in regular exterior paint maintenance, many businesses are likely to see their foot traffic increase.

Consult with your paint team in order to create a color palette that represents your business, and appeals to your desired  customer base. For example, if you’re a child care center, it may be wise for you to go with a palette that is more playful, appealing to both children and their parents. A professional paint contractor can help you select a complementary range of colors that fit within this criteria, without appearing too jarring or unprofessional.

However, there’s more to exterior maintenance than just a pleasant appearance. A great paint company will ensure your building is strong, as well as weather and damage resistant. Without regular maintenance, your build is likely to face issues with moisture infiltration. Eventually this can cause cracks, mold, dry rot and peeling paint, which is not only unsightly, but very costly to fix. The best bet is to prevent these issues from happening in the first place! During your maintenance checks, a team of professionals will inspect your building to check for any possible signs of damage, and repair them before the problem begins to get out of hand.

While it may seem costly to pay for routine maintenance, it can actually save money in the long run! Paying for a full exterior repaint job every couple years becomes expensive very quickly. Instead, invest in regular checks to keep your current paint job in tip top shape, extending it’s life and the overall “health” of your building!

Ready to discuss a maintenance plan for your business? Give us a call today!

RESIDENTIAL DIVISION

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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.

Call us today at 713-664-5150 for an estimate on your next project.

COMMERCIAL DIVISION

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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.

Call us today at 713-664-5150 for an estimate on your next project.

Spear Industrial Coatings

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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.

Call us today for an estimate on your next project.