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The Importance Of Commercial Space

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Updating your office or commercial space is crucial for many reasons: it is the first impression for potential clients, it is often a second home for employees, and regular upkeep will prevent future costs, to name a few. It may not seem like your commercial space needs a lot of improvement, but ask yourself the following:

  1. What kind of first impression does your office make? If you were a customer walking in for the first time, would you continue the business relationship?
  2. What are other people saying about your work space? Take a look online and see if there are any minor suggestions that will make a big difference.

 

Simple ways to update your commercial space include:

 

-          Check for garbage or waste in the parking lot or grounds, pick up any litter or get rid of any smells

-          Signage for your business should be clear and concise, but it should also be visually appealing

-          Match your office vibe with your business personality: Does the color or design scheme create a calming atmosphere, or a more upbeat, hyper feeling? Does that feeling fall in line with how your business operates?

-          Do you have a refreshment area, complete with fresh coffee and water? Little things like this can go a long way with customers

-          Paint is one of the easiest ways to make the biggest ways to make a difference in your office. Clean, fresh paint gives your building a new look, and this makes it easier to update the rest.

 

Commercial spaces can make or break employee morale, so take the time now to consult a professional, and make the most out of your office today.

 

Winter Color Trends 2015/2016

If you have been considering home makeover, take inspiration from seasonal changes to use as your color palette. Crisp, warm orange foliage and sharp, stunning cranberries provide a beautiful backdrop and design encouragement. Paint colors inspired by the Fall and Winter seasons will last a long time and go well with practically any décor.

Benjamin Moore says that several color combinations inspired by the colder seasons are popular with interior designers this year. Mustard yellows and deep browns are paired with icy cream tones, and pear greens are matched with charcoal grays. Brick red and cranberry shades go well when paired with Benjamin Moore’s Soft Chamois(a beautiful creamy beige) and Almost Black.

Stormy looks are popular in paint right now: gray blue, slate gray, wheat beige and silvery whites. Cayenne pepper and cantaloupe go surprisingly well with deep mulled wines and chocolate paint tones. Light turquoise and dark navy shades are now being put together with beeswax yellows and wheat shades.

For 2016, coral and pink are on the trend horizon, along with deep bronze and sea foam greens. Plum is still forecast to be big color in interior design next year, with a focus on grayish, dark purples. Now is the time for exploration with paint colors, both exterior and interior, so do not be afraid to take chances. Your walls make a huge difference in the overall design of your home, so pick colors that you really love, and we will do the rest.

The Best Colors For A New Look

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 Spring is officially here, and though Easter is over, the holiday is affecting other style trends. If you enjoy looking at the pretty dipped eggs, you will be pleased with the new color trends.

 

Shimmery Pastels: Shimmery, shiny high gloss paints are big right now. Silvery lavender and cool tones of blue. Think of the prettiest Easter basket, and envision those colors on your wall.

 

Bold is Beautiful: This year the theme seems to be bold and bright colors. Think primary colors, green like grass and red like tomatoes. The new twist on this trend is mixing and matching the primary colors through interior design.

 

Brown all Around: Dark brown is classic in interior design, but now the color is having its day in house paint. If you can’t commit to such a strong color all over your walls, consider painting trim or have your painting professional try large stripes.

 

Silver Goes Beyond Jewelry: Benjamin Moore debuted Silver Fox, a stylish cool tone that will really open a space. Varying shades of silver give a room chic and sleek beauty that will pair well with any interior design.

 

Lilac is Back: Many shades of purple, from deep plums to light lilac, are having a moment right now. Interior design trends show many different layers and shades of purple, often in the same room. Purple has been shown to improve moods, so feel free to indulge.

 

As always, accent walls are still appearing in interior design, but now the focus is one dark wall. We at Ozzy’s Painting look forward to helping you execute your vision.

 

The Importance Of Deck Refinishing

When people envision a painting company, they often only think of residential and commercial paint, but there is a lot more to it. Companies like Ozzy’s Painting take care of things like deck refinishing, varnishing, and any insurance repairs that are needed.

You may think that refinishing your deck is an easy, do-it-yourself project that you can do on your own time, but there are many steps involved in the process. If you have an older deck or patio, you will need to have the old stain removed first.

An old deck or patio that hasn’t been refinished suffers from crackling, warping, and nail popping, and these things become much worse over time. Hiring a company to power wash your patio beforehand will ensure that your stain doesn’t fail. An intense cleaning will remove dirt, rust, grime and other blemishes, creating a blank canvas for your new finish.

If you live in an area that has a lot if wet weather, you will need to have your deck refinished more frequently. This also applies to a deck that is used a lot, as wear will put stress on the stain. It is also important to have a professional consult before you make the decision to refinish, because your patio may need more work than you thought.

When searching for professionals to refinish your deck, look for a company that takes their time, with close attention to detail.

The Hottest Paint Trends For 2015

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As we quickly approach the New Year, many people are searching for ways to change their lives. Luckily, change was the constant theme in the 2015, and the change is good.
 The first color trend for 2015 is the vibrant blue of the Mediterranean, Greek blue. This shade is rich and regal, and it works really well in the dubbin of living room. In other popular blue shades we see cool light blue hues trending.
  Plum is major in the upcoming year, and Benjamin Moore is carrying all the new purple shades that are making a statement. Caponata is a luxurious deep purple that is perfect for a bedroom. The gray undertones in the new purple shades by Benjamin Moore allow for design flexibility. Check out Portland Gray for a very pale gray with lavender undertones, perfect for kitchens or bathrooms.
 If you are a fan of the 80′s style, you will love the new paint trend that highlights pastel colors. This trend will only pull the best parts out of the pastel pallet that was so fashionable back then. Think turquoise, orange, and purple combinations.
  The 80′s flashback may be too much for your taste, especially if you’re more a fan of beige walls. Kick your neutral into third gear with the light shades of gray that will be popular in 2015.
  Pink, green, and aquamarine are having they day, with hues layering, with a mixture of light and dark. Think country house in the spring for inspiration.
 Whatever color trend you do choose, leave it to seasoned professionals to execute your vision. Ozzy’s Painting will take the time and care to create a beautiful look that will last for years.

The Importance Of Exterior Paint

When planning a home remodel, do you take into consideration the outside of your home? Often when a person upgrades the design of their home, the forget to include the exterior paint. It can be easy to neglect the upkeep of exterior paint, but the condition of said paint can make a huge difference in curb appeal.

Many home-buyers judge the exterior of a home harshly, because they consider a poorly maintained home to be a costly hassle, not a wise investment. The inside could be newly remodeled and upgraded, but a house with cracked paint can very easily be overlooked.

Other reasons for maintaining the upkeep of your exterior paint are:

– It can protect your home against the elements: The cold weather months can bring harsh storms that can cause severe water damage.

– Mold and mildew prevention: Paint technology has come so far that exterior paint can provide the strongest, safest mold protection.

– Protects your interior air quality: Low VOC paints emit fewer “volatile organic compounds” into the air as they dry, protecting the air quality for the entire house and immediate surrounding area.

Whichever way you decide to go with your remodel, don’t forget the importance of your exterior paint. We will walk you through the entire process, making sure that your house gets the attention that it deserves.

The Importance Of Color Psychology

When you want a boost in mood, what is the first thing you search out? Is it a certain soundtrack, book, movie or fabric? Changing your mood can be as simple as walking into a different room. Have you ever wondered why most salons use the same neutral tones, or why some dentist paint their walls blue? There is a definite color psychology, and choosing a certain color can really set a mood.

A common misconception about the color red is that it incites anger or irritation. If that were the case, so many restaurants wouldn’t chose it as the main color in the dining room. Red has been shown to increase liveliness and energy, which is helpful when you want to boost patron’s appetites.

Red’s cousin pink is being seen more and more in contemporary remodels, and for good reason. Studies have shown that bright pink can be soothing. Pink is said to conjure feelings of joy and romance, even though bright pink can be hard to stomach on a daily basis.

If you have a room in your house that is used strictly for relaxing, you should explore shades of green for the walls. Green has been shown to have a serene, calming effect, which is perfect for a library or family room.

Surprisingly, some experts do not recommend using yellow as a main color in a room. For some people yellow can generate warm and fuzzy memories of their childhood kitchen, so it may work for them. Yellow can actually elicit feelings of frustration and annoyance.

Whatever color you choose, allow us to assist you with our professional staff of residential painters. We believe in quality, and strive to consistently satisfy our clients.

How To Make Small Spaces Seem Larger With Paint Colors

 

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We all have that one room in our homes that we don’t know what to do with, because it is too small or oddly shaped. Instead of ignoring that room, and putting off the inevitable, tackle it now with these simple painting tips.

Here are simple painting tips for brightening and lengthening your room:

- Paint two walls a much darker color. People have the misconception that darker colors will close a small space, make it stuffy, but it actually gives the illusion of space.

- Try Benjamin Moore’s Super White, if you like clean spaces and can’t commit to a color. The brightness of this shade will liven up any room, and you will never have to stress about matching decor.

- Paint your walls a deep, glossy gray and paint your crown molding a stark white or light lavender. Using a contrasting color on crown molding or the ceiling to accentuate your small space.

- Cool paint shades, with an undertone of blue or green, make the walls recede and small spaces seem larger.

- One painting technique layers glazes on top of each other, giving the wall depth.

- Use bold colors in an elaborate way, in every room, and that will give the entire house a certain flow and depth. Paint a door red and the walls blue, and make the kitchen or living room a part of that flow, by using a contrasting color.

Whatever color you decide on, hiring professionals will take this project to another level. We at Ozzy’s Painting understand spatial relations and color schemes, and will work with you to create an amazing new space.

Tips on Choosing the Right Paint Color for Your Home

One of the most exciting things about moving to a new home is picking out paint colors. The color of each room makes a statement, and this statement should be a personal reflection. How do you choose which colors you should choose?

  • Take stock of any wooden fixtures in the home. What is the undertone of the wood? Will your paint compliment or accent the wood?
  • Accent walls can give the illusion of larger space. Consider what color you can deal with day-to-day, and find a darker shade that will accentuate the room.
  • Emphasize original crown molding or built-in book cases with contrasting paint, but make sure that the contrast isn’t too displeasing to the eye.
  • Do you want to connect all the rooms with a common theme? Consider using the same color in different hues.
  • Darker shades will widen narrow or small spaces, so take a shade that you like and go five shades deeper.
  • Paint a swatch on your wall before hiring professionals to see how the color looks during different times of the day.

Hiring the Right Painter for your House Painting Needs

 Choosing a painter is an important and stressful task, it should not be taken lightly. The personalization and customization of your home is in the hands of someone else.

When getting estimates from painting contractors beware of very low bids, for this a sign of inferior product. The difference in top quality paint can be the difference of $20 a gallon, but that small amount of money can account for the durability of your paint. Top quality paint not only looks fantastic, it lasts a lot longer than sub-par paint. Ozzys Painting uses Benjamin Moore, the most durable paint with superior coverage in the marketplace.

There are different types of paint: matte, flat, semi-gloss, pearl and eggshell. What type you choose depends on the amount of shine and durability you want from your paint. Certain kinds of paint are only used for faux finishes. Whichever type of paint you choose, Benjamin Moore is the best option.

 

Benjamin Moore Paint:

  • has a commitment to providing the most environmentally safe paint
  • offers unlimited color selection
  • is spatter resistant
  • is mildew-resistant
  • stains wash off easily
  • is extremely long-lasting
  • makes for easy touch-ups

 

The professionals at Ozzys Painting will help you choose which type of paint will work best in your home. Good luck!