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The 3 Most Popular Dining Room Colors for 2018-2019
Jun 26

The 3 Most Popular Dining Room Colors for 2018-2019

By Mack.Painters | Colors , Mack Painters , Myrtle Beach , Pinehurst , Southern Pines


Whether you’re a frequent entertainer or you prefer cozy family meals in your dining room, there are a few colors that go particularly well in that space – so here’s a quick list to give you some inspiration before you call a professional painter in Myrtle Beach.

The 3 Most Popular Dining Room Colors for 2018-2019

Repainting your dining room can transform the entire space, but if you’re like most homeowners, you’re afraid to try anything too bold. That’s normal – and the good news is that you don’t have to go crazy to really make an impact on your family and friends.

The three most popular dining room colors for 2018 and 2019 are, in no particular order:

Inferno by BEHR

Inferno is a super-warm coral color that falls between red and orange on the light end of the spectrum. The accents and décor that go with this shade are more neutral, although you can use teal and light green to create an amazing contrast. It looks spectacular with white molding, particularly around large windows, and silver or white fixtures can give you a smooth, seamless look.

Spanish Brown by Benjamin Moore

Spanish Brown is part of Benjamin Moore’s Classic Color Collection. It looks great as an accent wall, but you can do the whole room to create a warm, welcoming environment with a cozy ambiance. Spanish Brown pairs really well with cream and white, as well as modern silver fixtures – but it’s versatile enough to go with gold and bronze, too, if you’re going for an antiqued look.

Lupine by Sherwin-Williams

Lupine is a beautifully rich blue that goes exceptionally well with Sherwin-Williams’ Cool Avocado, Alabaster and Rarified Air. You can also pair it with white. This tranquil and calming color looks great with bronze fixtures to create a perfectly polished look.

Do You Need to Talk to a Paint Expert in Myrtle Beach?

We can repaint your dining room to create a whole new look, from Myrtle Beach to Pinehurst – call us at 910-725-3227 to find out how. We’ll be happy to give you a free painting estimate for any of our services, too, so call today!



What Colors Make a Room Look Bigger - Pinehurst Professional Painters
Jun 08

What Colors Make a Room Look Bigger?

By Mack.Painters | Mack Painters

If you’re like many people, you know that the right paint colors can make a room appear larger than it really is – but what colors make a room look bigger, and how do you use them appropriately?

What Colors Make a Room Look Bigger?

Saturated colors can make a room look bigger, provided that the accents, accessories and furnishings you use are neutral (or at least varying shades of the wall color). Too much of one color can be pretty overwhelming.

Some of the best colors to use to make a room look larger are light and cool. Shades of blue, green and purple can trick the eye; they look like they’re farther away. (On the other hand, steer clear of darker, warmer colors. Those make a room seem smaller.)

Lighter and pale shades of these colors can make a room look bigger:

  • Yellow
  • Cool blue
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Amethyst
  • Eggshell or other almost-whites

Why Light Colors Make a Room Feel Larger

Generally, light and bright colors bounce light back around the room. That gives the room a more open, airy feel.

Tips for Painting to Make a Room Look Bigger

Even with the right colors, there’s only so much you can do – unless you:

  • Paint the ceiling a lighter shade than the walls. Visually, the ceiling will appear higher and give the room a little extra perceived space.
  • Using the same color on all the walls can make a room look bigger. What that means is that if you’re trying to make a small room appear larger, it’s probably best to save the accent wall you always wanted for a different room. When you have an accent wall, the eye naturally pauses at the change in color – and it creates a definite boundary.
  • Paint adjoining rooms in the same color. This tricks the eye into envisioning the next room as a continuation of the first room so the space feels larger.
  • Keep most of the colors in the room within the same color family, but paint trim and other details in a different shade than the walls.
  • Use horizontal or vertical stripes to elongate or heighten a room’s appearance. Contrasting colors create the illusion of depth.

Do You Need to Talk to an Interior Paint Expert?

We may be able to help you make your rooms appear larger with the right paint colors and techniques – call us at 910-725-3227 to find out how. We’ll be happy to give you a free painting estimate for any of our services, too, so call today!

How to Clean Your Walls
Mar 27

How to Clean Your Walls

By Mack.Painters | Mack Painters

Before you clean your walls, it’s a good idea to figure out what kind of paint you’re dealing with – not all paint finishes are created equal, and you can do some pretty serious damage to some types if you’re not careful.

How to Clean Your Walls

Don’t dive in with a sponge and hot water just yet. If you’re looking at major soiled spots, you may be better off calling a professional painter who can prepare and, if necessary, repaint your walls. If it’s not a huge deal, you need to know whether you have latex paint or oil-based paint. (If you’re not sure, check your garage; sometimes painters leave behind extra paint you can check. Pro tip, though: Don’t try to repaint chips and cracks with the paint that previous painters have left in your garage… your walls have been exposed to sunlight and air, which mean the paint color has changed a bit.)

Cleaning Walls With Latex Paint

With most latex paints, you can clean spots and smudges using warm water and a non-abrasive, all-purpose cleaner on a rag or sponge. However, you’ll want to spot-test in an area that nobody can see (think behind the refrigerator) first to make sure it’s okay.

Pay special attention to areas that get a lot of hand traffic, like around doorknobs and light switches. If you’re facing a stubborn spot, make a paste of baking soda and water and rub the area gently (again, do a spot test first).

Cleaning Walls With Oil-Based Paint

If you have oil-based paint on your walls, use warm, soapy water (use a very mild dish detergent) on a sponge and wash gently with circular motions. Don’t use an abrasive cleaner! You can substitute white vinegar for dish soap, as long as you – you guessed it – test a small spot in a non-visible area first.

If your walls are textured, you can add an ounce of borax to every pint of water you use to clean.

Recipe for Wall Cleanser

What you need:

  • 1 teaspoon liquid dish detergent
  • 1 quart warm water
  • ¼ teaspoon of white vinegar

Mix all your ingredients and dip a washcloth or sponge into the solution, then use it on your wall. If you’re facing a tough stain, let the solution sit on the stain for about 10 minutes before you blot it away.

The main takeaway, though, is to spot-test an area that nobody can see before you start scrubbing all your walls. Worst-case scenario: You’ll scrub off paint in patches and have to call out a professional painter to repair the damage. (We don’t mind, but you will.)

Do You Need to Hire a Professional Painter in Pinehurst?

When you need to talk about professional painting services in any room (or all of them), we’re here to help. Call us at 910-725-3227 or get in touch with us online. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and give you a free painting estimate for any of our services.


Aug 05

Safety First

By Mack.Painters.NC | Aberdeen , Mack Painters , Painter , Painting , Pinehurst , Southern Pines

Ok so that sounds like the beginning of the 1950’s “Duck and Cover” video but when you are painting there things that would surprise you about painting your home. First do you know the types of paint and could they have elements you are allergic to? Some people have allergies to certain types of paints and finishes so if you are doing this project yourself be sure to talk to someone that knows about paint not someone just covering for the paint department that day.

Next is making sure you have proper ventilation and air filtration. People have been known to get sick and pass out due to fumes.

Jul 24

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By Mack.Painters.NC | Aberdeen , Mack Painters , Painter , Painting , Pinehurst , Southern Pines

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