Color of the Year 2020: First Light
As 2019 comes to a close, Benjamin Moore has named First Light, a soft, not-too-sweet pink, its 2020 Color of the Year. This refreshing alternative to white or beige plays well with other colors and can flatter any space you desire, whether it be your dining room or lounge area. As the name indicates, it depicts a color found in the early morning sky and the beginning of a brand new day. It is the company’s first time choosing a pink hue as the Color of the Year and symbolizes an upbeat and hopeful kickoff to the next ten years ahead.
2102-70 First Light
The company’s 2020 color palette features 10 coordinated paint colors with hues like Cushing Green HC-125, Golden Straw 2152-50, Blue Danube 2062-30 and Windmill Wings 2067-60, each of which sparkle when paired and layered with the very amiable First Light’s rosy glow. According to the paint maker, the 2020 Trend palette involves a yearlong observation of design, art, fashion, environment and cultural influences from around the globe. With a new decade on the horizon, it may be the perfect time to make a change. The trend toward expressive, saturated colors signifies a departure from the more subdued Color of the Year 2019, Metropolitan. There are so many creative ways to incorporate First Light into your home. Here are some ideas on how you can use this shade in the coming year:
Create an Accent Wall
An accent wall is a budget-friendly way to make a bold statement in any room of your home. With First Light, whichever wall you choose will undoubtedly become the focal point of the space. It can really change the vibe of the room, in the best way possible, when paired with the right tones. Create the illusion of a drastic change with only a little bit of paint.
Add Color to Your Front Door
Not only can First Light revitalize the interior of your home – it can help to boost your curb appeal. This uplifting wash of pink can make a great first impression on passers-by and provide a warm welcome for guests. Make this bright-spirited shade the center of attention before even setting foot inside.
Paint a Piece of Furniture
As we bring in the year 2020, give new life to your old furniture with a colorful DIY makeover. Do you have a china cabinet or coffee table that you love, but are wondering if it still fits your style? The key to a stunning paint job is to add an unexpected pop of color. The airy-toned First Light provides you with the optimal opportunity to enliven any piece you choose.
Enhance the Architecture
Color can be used to manipulate the way your architecture looks and feels. Colorful paint is a powerful design element for enhancing architectural features that deserve to be showcased. It can even create the illusion of dimension where it does not exist. First Light is a flattering and fun hue that has great potential to be the highlighting component of a space.
Shop the 2020 Color Palette with Ricciardi Brothers
The ten harmonious hues of the Color Trends 2020 palette, including First Light, deliver modern paint color pairings that combine optimism with understatement, a timeless way to lighten up any room. At Ricciardi Brothers, you can shop this palette and many others, by ordering online or picking up in-store. Experience premium performance in Aura paint, which boasts incredible hide, and fade and color rub-off resistance. If you would like more information, please visit one of our locations in your neighborhood or contact us today.
Buying a new home is an exciting time! It is a chance to start a new chapter of your life with a “clean slate,” taking the design into your own hands and bringing your ideas to life. The process of decorating your new home can be an excellent outlet for expressing yourself and creating a space that makes you feel comfortable, happy, and at home. Choosing the colors for your new home should never be a stressful process. When you hit a bump in the road, try following these 5 intuitive home paint tips from the paint and design experts at Ricciardi Brothers to help bring out the interior decorator within!
Paint from Dark to Light – Floor to Ceiling
The next time you step outside, notice your surroundings and the natural gradation of color from dark to light, ground to sky. Pay attention to the dark greens, browns, greys, and black of the ground and the mid-tone and bright colors of flora and fauna, and finally to the light whites, blues, and greys of the sky above. This gradation is one that is very natural to us and can easily be translated into your home. For example, if you are using blue as a prominent color, imagine beautiful wood floors with a dark blue patterned area rug, baseboards in Blue Danube, window details in Winter Lake, walls in Smoke, and ceiling in Marilyn’s Dress.
Paint Your Mood in Your Home!
What makes you happy? Hungry? Tired? As “animals,” we are largely driven by our primal instincts and many of the spaces in our homes cater to our primal needs. A dining room for eating, a bedroom for sleeping, and so forth. Tap into these moods when considering paint colors for your home.
Colors That Incite Hunger
It has been widely proven that the best colors to promote hunger are the more passionate, warmer colors. When choosing colors for your dining area, you can’t go wrong with shades of red, yellow, and orange.
Colors that Promote Sleep
When it comes to the bedroom, sleep should be the main focus of your design. Therefore, colors that relax and calm are best, such as blues and greens.
Design Around Art and Patterns You Love
When stumped on which colors to choose for your home, an easy solution is often to start with artwork or textiles you love. Temporarily hang a piece of artwork in your new room-to-be and envision the colors surrounding it. Notice the colors within the painting and pull from them to choose wall and accent colors. More muted or neutral colors for a wall can complement the artwork without overwhelming it. Accent colors for trim work can match less prominent colors in the artwork. If you’re starting with a textile, like a bold print couch, place it in the room and work from there. Remember to have fun!
Remember Color Theory
When working with paint colors, especially if using a wide variety, remember to reference your color wheel. The use of color theory can help to create a room that is harmonious and pleasing to the eye. If out of balance, the room can either appear too boring or overly chaotic. Working with the color wheel can help when choosing complementary (colors across from each other on the color wheel) accent colors. Purple and yellow, green and red, and blue and orange are all examples.
Embrace the Energy of Feng Shui
Feng Shui has long been practiced in Chinese culture and focuses primarily on the orientation of people in their environments and the way in which everything works together in harmony. In the modern era, the practice of Feng Shui has carried over to home design. Using the five elements of Feng Shui and their corresponding colors, one can create a positive flow of energy within their home.
- Related colors = Red, orange, yellow, purple, and pink
- Energy = Passion and high energy
- Placement within the home = Northeast or Southwest
- Related colors = Light brown, light yellow, beige, sand
- Energy = Stability and nourishment
- Placement within the home = Center
- Related colors = Green and brown
- Energy = Growth and vitality
- Placement within the home = East or Southeast
- Related colors = Blue and black
- Energy = Ease and abundance
- Placement within the home = East or Southeast
- Related colors = Gray and white
- Energy = Clarity and precision
- Placement within the home = West or Northwest
Get Color Advice From The Home Paint Experts at Ricciardi Brothers
The possibilities for decorating your new home are endless, so remember to have fun and trust your instinct when choosing your perfect colors! Feeling stuck? At Ricciardi Brothers’ 40+ locations throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, our paint and decorating experts help people make creative design decisions every day, from paint colors to interior decoration. We also offer a wide variety of interior and exterior paint, deck stain, window treatments, and other decorating staples so you can make your new home your own. To learn more and to kick off your design project, please contact us today!
Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Take advantage of your long extended weekend to spruce up your home with a new paint project! Memorial Day Weekend allows you the time to prep, prime, and paint any room that needs a revamp.
Memorial Day Weekend has the perfect weather for you to paint your interior or exterior of your home. The warm radiant weather enables the paint to dry quicker, allows you to open up your windows to air out the aroma from the paint, and truly helps you choose the right paint color with the use of the natural lighting. If these reasons aren’t convincing enough – your biggest motivation should be to take full advantage of the money you can save on special discounts on paint and painting supplies with Ricciardi Brothers Memorial Day Weekend sale. Continue reading to find out what professional paint supplies are key – without breaking the bank!
Blue Painters Tape
To begin any paint project you should start by applying blue painters tape to the surfaces you want to protect. Blue painters tape is the most underrated tool used by all painters. Blue tape is designed not to pucker, buckle, or let paint bleed through when a coat of paint is applied. Your end result will leave pristine, clean, professional lines since it is so reliable when it is adhered to a variety of surfaces, leaving zero residue! Painters tape is awesome for creating cool designs and shapes on your walls.
If you are painting a large surface, paint rollers can make your life a lot easier by helping you cover a substantial area faster. Paint rollers basically come in two parts, the roller frame and a cover. Realistically, you will presumably only need to buy the roller frame once and then change out the roller covers according to each paint job overtime. Roller covers are available in a variety of materials and fabrics, such as natural, synthetic, and foam. It is important to note that when choosing a woven cover to select a non shed cover so it does not get in your paint application. Get your paint project done as fast as lightning using high quality paint rollers.
Choosing the right paint brush for your paint project should not be strenuous. First,select the size you think will fit the surface you are painting. Usually, a paint project involves two different sizes of paint brushes – large and small. Getting a high quality paint brush is extremely beneficial because it holds more paint, applies paint more evenly, won’t shed into the paint, are easier to clean, and ultimately saves you time. Paint brushes are necessary and typically needed to control the finish of the paint, reach difficult areas, or fix an easy touch up.
Water Based Paint Primer
A coat of primer is recommended for practically all painting projects. Whether it’s drywall, wood, metal, or painted brick, applying a coat of primer can help provide a consistent base for new top coats of paint. Specifically, water based primer are great for blocking stains and even better when the surfaces has areas that were filled with paste. Water based primer provides a great flexible finish and an exceptional cracking resistance. Water based primer is known to be on the pricey side – so be ready to get this primer as soon as it goes on sale!
Memorial Day Weekend Sale at Ricciardi Brothers
Having the high quality tools and supplies for your paint project will help you be done faster with achieving professional results you desire. Check to make sure you have the correct tools to ensure the paint job is done right the first time! Here at Ricciardi Brothers we are devoted to giving our customers the optimal prices available on the market. Our Memorial Day Weekend offer is available through June 10th, 2019 at all of our 43 convenient locations across New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Contact or stop by a Ricciardi Brothers store today to learn more about our monthly promotions and how we can help you acquire all the professional paints and supplies you need over the holiday weekend!