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Benjamin Moore’s 2019 Color of the Year

Metropolitan AF-690: A stylish gray with cool undertones. After selecting the firey red “Caliente” as its 2018 color of the year, Benjamin Moore has selected a much more calm, on-trend color for 2019. And we really like it a lot! Here’s how Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore’s Director of Strategic Design Intelligence, describes the 2019 color: […]

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Retailers have fingers on pulse of local paint trends

Local business owners have their own top picks. While the paint industry may have committed to its favorite colors for 2019, local business owners with their fingers on the pulse of color trends have their own top picks. Big paint companies chose colors from one end of the spectrum to another as their best options […]

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Exterior trends for Reading Eagle

Since the exterior is the biggest and most visible part of your home, choosing the colors is a decision you want feel confident about. Unlike interior walls, it’s not easy to change it if you decide you don’t like it. Whether you have a farmhouse style home, contemporary or traditional façade a gray sided home […]

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Grauer’s At Home

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2018 Color Trends

Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year, Caliente AF-290, is strong, radiant and full of energy. “Caliente is the signature color of a modern architectural masterpiece; a lush carpet rolled out for a grand arrival; the assured backdrop for a book-lined library; a powerful first impression on a glossy front door. The eye can’t help but […]

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Painting Cabinets – Tips and How To

Cabinets come in all shapes and sizes and can be made of laminate, plywood, particle/MDF board, solid wood, and metal. With the proper preparation, all of these surfaces can be refinished with minimal disruption to your normal kitchen routine. Are you planning to paint the cabinets yourself? – No, I am planning on having a […]

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