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Choosing the Right Paint Color for Your Sacramento Area Project

 Choosing the Right Paint Color for Your Sacramento Area Project

When thinking about painting projects, you first have to select who will do the work. Maybe it's you, but many people hire professional painters. Sometimes that is easy, for others, it may be difficult. Once that process is done, it comes down to what colors to use.  This can be very stressful for many people. Some folks prefer a timeless look, while others are searching for colors to match their mood. It takes time, samples, and for most, it takes help from a professional.  Here are some tips for choosing your colors.

  • Hire a company that offers free color consultations.  They will come out before the job starts with their color charts, discussing many aspects of the colors.  They should also be willing to provide actual samples if you desire. Some people just know and don’t need to see samples, but for many samples are a critical part of the decision-making process.
  • Things to keep in mind when choosing your colors are furnishing, lighting, what you want the area to feel like. Colors look very different on different surfaces. For interior colors, a trap that some can fall into is the fear to mix contrasting colors. It is okay to have a grey next to vibrant color. For instance, a bright yellow can instantly add energy and excitement to a room when used as an accent wall. When utilized in the right space, such as an office, a bright color may give you the extra boost you need. On the other hand, a cooler tone will help calm the nerves. A cool blue or teal can set the scene for an area of relaxation. Paired with more neutral colors, these colors will feel inviting and sophisticated. For an exterior, one color on siding can look totally different on stucco.  What color is your roof? These points should be considered when picking colors.
  • Start with the largest surfaces first. When picking your exterior colors, choose the body color, then the trim color, then the accent color.  They all need to work together, and a professional will be able to guide you.
  • Do you have a favorite blanket, shirt, or plate that you just love the color of?  There is a new technology that allows us to match the colors, exactly.
  • Have fun! Colors should be personal to you.  The beauty of paint is that it's impermanent. If you get tired of it in 5 years, you can easily change it.
  • Don’t forget that sheens of paint matter.  An eggshell paint allows you to clean the wall, where flat paint is not cleanable.  While the sheen affects cleanability, it also can change the look of the color.  Make sure to consider the sheen - not just the color

At the end of the day, you want to be happy with the colors.  Don’t settle for something that you are just "okay" with.  You will be living with the colors for the foreseeable future.

Here at Brooks Painting, we are not just great at painting, we love color!  If you are in need of help, give us a call. 

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Choosing the Right Paint Color for Your Sacramento Area Project
Choosing the Right Paint Color for Your Sacramento Area Project
Choosing the Right Paint Color for Your Sacramento Area Project
Choosing the Right Paint Color for Your Sacramento Area Project

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Consummate professionals! We hired Brooks to repaint the exterior of our house, and they did a fantastic job. The paint looks wonderful, everyone was also on time, friendly, and respectful of our property. Exceptional communication through the entire process. I was worried about damage to the landscaping near the house (bad previous experience with another outfit), but they were all very understanding and the crew was super careful. Did what they said they would do with no weirdness, no smoking, no radio, and they cleaned up after themselves nicely. This picky customer is very happy!

Lisa Goodin
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Another great job by Brooks Paining. they did a great job on our trim painting and siding varnish. They were very timely and considerate of our home and property. This is our 3rd time in 19 years utilizing Brooks Painting. We haven't been let done. 👍👍

T Thompson

It was fun working with Chris and his crew. I’ve never had a contracted job go so smoothly from start to finish. The office was responsive to my needs, Corey was patient and helpful while I made color choices, and Chris made sure I was happy with the crew’s work every step of the way. Gabriel does amazing work as well. Very much a perfectionist like Chris. I don’t have a bad thing to say. The job is absolutely stunning and I’ve had so many neighbors tell me it’s beautiful. I’m happy to put one of your signs in my front yard if you’d like so people know as they drive by who did the work. Thank you Brooks Painting. I will be recommending you to anybody who asks.

D. White
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Eric and his crew were on time every day and did a very thorough job. I was thrilled that they were willing to paint my outdoor light fixtures which were getting rusty. I was particularly impressed how much time they spent going over their work at the end to catch spots that were missed. I’ll be using them again for interior painting.

C Lewis

Efficient, prompt, dependable, quality, respectful, friendly and caring.

Marilou R., Winters

Great job in every way- quality of work to customer service.

Debbie M.

Brooks did a fantastic job on our exterior and interior paint jobs. Quality was high, price was reasonable, and the team was extremely professional and detail-oriented. Mark was our crew lead and the team performed a number of exterior wood repairs, a door re-stain, interior and exterior painting. Mark clearly takes a lot of pride in his work and went above and beyond to ensure the work was high-quality, including finding exact matching siding to fix dry rot, and performing minor repairs that weren't even included in the quote. He and the team were all consistently positive and personable, joking with each other throughout the day, while also genuinely complimenting each other on the quality of their work. It was great to see, and that positivity definitely showed through the work they did. We couldn't be happier with the end result.

Ryan Schauland
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Very professional, I appreciate the time they took to make sure everything was taken care of for my house! I really liked that Jaime stepped up and told me not to paint my front door like the house and then chose a color that worked great. Thank you!

Dale S.

Very professional. Painters were very accommodating on the little things.

Claude V., Dixon

Brooks did a fantastic job on our exterior and interior paint jobs. Quality was high, price was reasonable, and the team was extremely professional and detail-oriented. Mark was our crew lead and the team performed a number of exterior wood repairs, a door re-stain, interior and exterior painting. Mark clearly takes a lot of pride in his work and went above and beyond to ensure the work was high-quality, including finding exact matching siding to fix dry rot, and performing minor repairs that weren't even included in the quote. He and the team were all consistently positive and personable, joking with each other throughout the day, while also genuinely complimenting each other on the quality of their work. It was great to see, and that positivity definitely showed through the work they did. We couldn't be happier with the end result.

Ryan Schauland
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What a difference!! We hired Brooks Painting to do both an interior refresh painting and a completely new exterior color. Everything was handled professionally and as promised. The team, from estimator to office to painters on site, was responsive, friendly and skilled. Brooks Painting is the most reliable contractor we have ever hired. Thank you Jeremy, Dan, Israel, and Kristen.

Joie Watson
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Brooks Panting Inc. just finished painting the exterior of our house. The crew did a terrific job. The house is a mid century modern with redwood paneling and an unusual amount of trim work. The Brooks crew was efficient, the quality of the painting was exceptional and the work was completed on time! Because of the age of the house several panels needed to be replaced. Brooks had the expertise to closely match the new paneling with the old paneling. I would not hesitate to recommend this company. They are professionals!

Daniel Dykstra
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