Sick of White? Let us help you pick the perfect colors for your home's exterior and interior


The not so great news is Sunday’s forecast calls for more snow, until Tuesday. The GREAT news however is that spring is coming. It is March, and despite the snow outside our windows, we have the ability to dream. A great way to get through the toughest part of winter, the seemingly never-ending tail end of February, is to dream about new projects you want to start in the spring. Many of these dreams include home projects and painting since that is where we spend our lives and our memories.

We don’t get many calls to paint exteriors of homes during the winter, but we do get many inquiries about the most popular colors, or we get questions about our thoughts on colors and color combinations, and exterior damage done by the harsh winter elements. The exterior of our homes do take a beating during the harsh weather conditions. So we do get calls about the exterior and the process of fixing it up when spring arrives, and of course painting inside.

So, whether you have some questions about exterior painting and color, or interior, we definitely have some answers for you.

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The great thing about being a CertaPro Painters franchise is that we have great people working with us to establish color palettes for our clients to choose from, we also collaborate with the best home interior and exterior designers like Shannon Kaye, and more locally Karen Temple, to make sure you have fresh choices that represent you!

Before choosing a color for your exterior, take some time to walk around your house and look for chipping paint, rotting wood, or any other signs of winter damage to the exterior of your home. When painting exteriors, CertaPro of Mountainside does, based on your exterior painting proposal, scrape all loose paint and all glossy areas are scuff sanded. In addition to that, we caulk all gaps to prevent water intrusion. Repaired areas are primed and premium quality paint is applied to a uniform finish.

So don’t fret if or when you see damage. CertaPro can help with that before we start painting. We even do minor carpentry work such as wood rot and shingle replacement before painting when needed. As for paint, we have some great tips for choosing exterior home paint, so before you start dreaming, click here for some tips that will guide you through the process to make sure you choose the perfect exterior paint!

CertaPro has also made it easier to find your perfect interior color as well by putting together these cool and rather crafty color palettes. You can click here to review these house paint colors that Shannon Kaye uses every day to create beautiful rooms. She also has some great design tips as well. In these palettes you'll find four color strips. Each strip is a complete house paint colors collection that you can use to your liking; so have CertaPro paint the colors you want to see on your walls and ceiling, and save the other colors for fabrics, furnishings, and accents. It’s as simple as that!

We also have a color visualizer help you! The Sherwin Williams paint colors visualizer is an interactive online simulation tool that will help you decide the right Sherwin Williams paint colors for your home. There are over 1,500 different Sherwin William paint colors. It’s a great tool to help you craft a color scheme that fits with your imagination!

Don’t forget to dream big my friends and always test your house paint colors first and don't be afraid to have a little fun. The best color choice for your home exterior, or interior is the one that represents YOU.

Kevin and Patrice Foley are the co-owners of CertaPro Painting of Mountainside, New Jersey. They are licensed and insured contractors that offer detailed, computerized proposals with written warranties, and flexible payment options. Customers benefit from working with local business owners, who also form part of a nationally established company with accompanying support.  Call for a free estimate on 908-647-7246 or click through to the website at

The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of or anyone who works for is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer.

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