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Meet the Master Local Painters: Goode Design, Painting and Wallcovering Brings Beauty to Your Home

local paintersOne of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to update and add beauty to a home is to give the interior walls a fresh coat of paint.  Hiring local painters to do the job makes it even easier.

Whether you decide to stay with the same color on the walls or go with a totally different hue, fresh paint refreshes and gives a tired room a “pick-me-up.”  Changing the wall colors changes the ambiance in the room.  If you’re painting the whole house at once, it’s almost like getting a new home!  At Goode Design, Painting and Wallcovering, a local painter who has been in business in Harford County for 28 years, homeowners can get design ideas as well as experienced master painters.

“Our business is built on residential custom painting,” says Jason Goode, Vice President.  “From start to finish, it’s all about the customer experience.”

Finding local painters

Goode recommends researching your options when selecting local painters.   If you need a little design help or paint color advice, you might want to consider a company like Goode, who has design expertise as well as professional painters.  “The built-in design part is especially helpful if you are painting more than one room or using more than one paint color in a room,” Goode says.  “A designer’s eye can guide you in choosing paints that complement each other and work with the lighting in your home.”

Jason says the Goode team starts every potential client relationship with a customer visit.  “We take a look at everything.   The amount of work may be more or less than the homeowner thought.  We want to have a good visual of what needs to be done, so we can provide a realistic estimate and time frame,” Goode explains.

After reviewing the customer’s needs, Goode Painting provides a detailed written estimate.  Upon acceptance, they schedule a mutually convenient date for the painting to begin.  As a homeowner, your responsibilities are only to choose and communicate the paint color and brand, and be available to open the door when the painters arrive.  Goode Design, Painting and Wallcovering will do the rest.

It’s Painting Day!

When the Goode crew arrives at your home on the designated day, Goode says they are on time and in uniform.  “They are trained to maintain respect for people’s time and homes.”  The crew will cover floors and furniture in high traffic areas, establish a bathroom for workers’ use and get to work preparing the walls for painting.  Following any prep work of patching chips, nail pops, holes or cracks and sanding them to create a smooth surface, the painters will apply a primer paint.  While recommended but not required for every job, a primer helps to keep the original paint from showing through the new paint.  Careful taping and meticulous edging with the new wall color comes next.  Don’t try to guess whether or not you like the color yet – wait until the entire wall is painted, or better yet, the entire room.  Then, stand back and see the beauty of your home rejuvenated as each room is refreshed with new paint.

The Top Colors and Textures in 2017 For Your Home – Ask a Residential Home Painter

residential home painterA residential home painter can help guide you with the latest trends in colors and textures. Paint colors and combinations available and trending in 2017 are heavily influenced by predictions and rollouts from the Pantone company. This color predictive business recently highlighted some of the top expected paint trends for 2017. According to Pantone, some of the biggest impacts on color for homes in 2017 come from the movies, with the Star Wars franchise leading an interest in metallic, grays and reds, while the more cheerful palette of Disney’s Inside Out remains popular with those who like rooms and colors to evoke particular emotions. Pantone’s top picks for 2017 include:

  • Day Dreaming – Airy and lightweight pastels designed to help you de-stress at home after a long, busy day. These pastels are clean and fresh, not babyish, and include soft pinks, yellows, blues, and greens.
  • At Ease – Pale shades of gray which are heavily influenced by other hues, this sophisticated palette is ideal for formal and modern spaces.
  • Florabundant – Bursting with the rich, dramatic hue of a colorful floral arrangement this saturated palette is ideal for making a big impact in small spaces. From a guest bath to an accent wall, dramatic shades of Red Dahlia and Chrysanthemum will make even utilitarian spaces pop.
  • Acquired Taste – Is comprised of high contrast blends of colors, heavy on the orange and gold, with a dash of green. This high energy,  eclectic palette isn’t for everyone, but if you like a bit of boho in your décor and enjoy high-octane prints and patterns, this palette is perfect for your home.
  •  Forest Bathing –  Almost every color trend and palette predicted this year includes green accents, but Forest Bathing is awash in stress busting, contemplative shades of the woods. A heavy Japanese influenced palette combined with Grape and Lime accents, this is ideal for spa baths, outdoor living areas and anywhere you want a relaxing getaway.
  • Reminiscence – A dash of sepia, mixed with a muted touch of color. This flattering palette seems to have come right out of an old photo album. Rich and charming without being dated, Reminiscence combines deep, warm sepia and umber with more modern robin’s egg blue for a stunning effect in any living space.
  • Raw Materials – Heavily inspired by recycling and reusing modern materials, this natural palette incorporates textures to great effect. A few pops of color on an otherwise neutral setting make this palette ideal for bedrooms, living spaces and more.
  • Graphic Imprints – High energy black and white combines with bold colors and graphics, often geometric elements to make a statement. Not for the weak of heart, these colors will get you moving and help you remain alert and active.

The most popular palettes and trends for 2017 feature either bold splashes of color or subtle, modern neutrals. More than any other shades, both vivid bright and stylish neutrals require expert level preparation – flaws or mistakes in application will really stand out in virtually every palette shared by Pantone in 2017. A professional residential home painter can help you incorporate one or more of these trending palettes into your own home and ensure you get a look you’ll love that is right on trend. Contact us to learn more about incorporating these trending styles into your home and to find out how easy it is to get a fresh new look you’ll love.

A residential home painter can help you find just the right palette for your home.  Contact us for more information.