Kitchen Painting in Mississauga

Summer 2017 Colour Trends

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Summer is fast approaching, and that means new trends are starting to make waves in terms of paint colours for your home. If you are going to be doing any painting this summer, you’re probably wondering what colour or colours to go with. Do you pick something bright and vibrant to reflect the pleasant weather the summer months bring with them? Do you go with one of the multiple shades of green that are currently winning the popularity contest? Or maybe you want to be more of a traditionalist and stick with one of this year’s mysterious earth colours or deep jewel tones. To help you decide, here are some of the biggest colour trends for summer 2017.

Bringing Summer Inside

The biggest and most popular colour trend you can expect this summer is the use of shades and hues that complement the warm, sunny weather of the summer months. Your home is likely to be flooded with sunlight over the course of the season, so you’ll want your choice of colour to play well with that. Fresh air, soft breezes, plentiful sunshine, blooming flowers; all of these things can be brought right into your home. Colours such as Florida pink and Persian velvet, will give any room in your home that blossoming summer feel that screams summer beauty, while bright yellows and greens such as lemon freeze and potpourri green work with the sunlight that makes its way into a room and will help turn the interior of your home into a beautiful, sun-filled space.

Going Green

One particular colour that is sure to make waves this summer season is green. What colour comes to mind when you hear the word “summer”? If you answered with the colour green, you’d be in the likely majority. Green conjures up images of sprawling summer fields, tall and leafy trees, and fresh summer salad and watermelon; it’s no surprise that shades of green are already making their mark in freshly painted home interiors as we edge closer to summer. Shades such as courtyard green and olive are giving rooms a vibrant summer feel while at the same time remaining perfectly traditional. Green and all its shades are also going to work wonders to accent your various pieces of furniture. Picture a room with olive green-coloured walls as the backdrop for a beautiful brown leather couch and dark-stained wooden coffee table. Not bad right?

Embracing Earth and Jewel Tones

In somewhat of a contrast to the bright, vibrant colours that help turn your interior into a sun-filled summer sanctuary, many people are choosing to stick to darker earthy colours and deep jewel shades this year. This trend will no doubt trickle right into the summer months, giving you even more options when choosing your summer colours this season. Colours such as charcoal gray, soft aqua, and artful magenta are here to stay this summer and can help make your interiors look great by providing opportunities for layering and helping to accent and showcase other colours in a room’s décor and furniture.

Now that you have an idea of what’s trending for summer 2017, you’re sure to have an easier and more enjoyable time selecting the perfect colours for your next painting project.


What Colour Should You Paint Your Kitchen?

Are you in the process of building a new home or perhaps you’ve decided to take the plunge and renovate?  Maybe you’ve just moved into a home where the previous owners’ colour choices leave a lot to be desired.  Choosing paint colours for your home can be an exciting and stressful process, and even more so when it comes to making those choices for the heart of your home; the kitchen.

Most of us tend to spend a lot of our waking hours in our kitchen, and it can be a wonderful gathering place for friends and family alike.  It’s important that your kitchen reflects both smart functionality and your personality. The experts at Lince’s Painting have gathered some great tips together to help you pick colours that let you enjoy this sometimes underappreciated room.


Natural Light

Your paint choice may be somewhat limited due to the natural light in your home.  Even with plenty of artificial light, a kitchen may look unwelcoming or heavy with a dark paint colour.  It may even make space appear smaller.  If you don’t have the option to add more natural light to your kitchen but you have your heart set on a dark colour, consider using that colour on a feature wall or even on some of your furniture or decor.  On the flip side, if your kitchen has plenty of natural light, this may open up some possibilities for adding the dramatic flair that a dark or rich wall colour can bring.

Cupboards, flooring and furniture

Think about how your wall colour choice will complement the existing colours in the room.  Will the colour make your cupboards pop as you’d hoped, or does it blend and flow more naturally?  There’s no right or wrong answer, only take into account how your colour choice works with the floors, cupboards and the furniture in the room.


Certain colours lend themselves well to evoking a particular mood or feeling.  Yellow increases energy, blue motivates and increases efficiency, while lavender will make you feel calm and green offers tranquillity and health.  Interestingly, red is said to increase appetite.  Each colour can have warm or cool undertones and colours can shift fairly drastically depending on lighting throughout the day.  If you are unsure of how the colour will change throughout the day your best bet is to paint a tester patch and see how it looks from morning through to the evening.


Going Neutral

If you’re not sure how long you’ll be living in your space, or if you’re sure that a sale is in your future, it’s prudent to consider the buyers when painting your kitchen space.  When considering a home, the kitchen is one of the very first things a potential buyer looks at, and every buyer wants to easily picture themselves in the space.  Neutral doesn’t mean boring, and it certainly doesn’t mean you can’t put splashes of your personality in easily removed decor or furniture.  A more neutral colour on the walls can actually give a more pleasing background against which your favourite pieces shine.


The next time you are looking to have your kitchen painted, feel free to contact the experts at Lince’s Painting. We have experience painting many kitchens and can help make sure it is a smooth and stress-free process.