For most families, their favorite time to gather is during the winter months of the holiday season. You may even have guests coming to your home from all over the world. Family members, in-laws, new additions to the family all will be looking forward to their visit to your home.

Common Areas

Let’s go over some common areas that you should consider freshening up before the arrival of your guests:

  1. Kitchen – This is the area of your home that will get the most amount of traffic during a holiday meal. If your kitchen will be the focal point of the gathering, it is important to have a welcoming interior paint color that complements the other areas of the common space. Light grays are very popular right now as they are able to offer many options with decorating and will typically blend with your brand new cabinet refinishing.
  2. Main guest bathroom – Inevitably, your guests will need to use the restroom. Does your guest bathroom have old wallpaper or embarrassing watermarks behind the towel rack? It is a great time to remove that wallpaper and use a great paint that is resistant to watermarks and stains. For guest bathrooms I always suggest using a complementary color to the common area, but do it along with something fun and bold. Great colors to use will have similar undertones to the common area but vary in shade.
  3. Dining room – This is where your big meal will be served. As such, it needs to be a space that is peaceful and elegant. I often see red colors in dining rooms, and I always think that is a bit too bold for an eating area. I tend to like to see a dining room have less color and use a subtle contrast to the trim. Great colors to use are ones that complement the tablecloth or hutch. In most formal dining areas, a chair rail will be present to break up the wall a bit to offer a great opportunity to add a second color underneath that molding if you want to introduce an accent color to the mix.

While there are many more areas that your guests will see, I think that these are a great place to start. The best time to get your home ready for the holidays in terms of painting is right now. 

With Affinity Painting, we will help you with the color selections and find a time that works best with your schedule. Once your home is freshly painted, you can start preparing for that great big meal, or those in-laws from out of state. Contact us today to schedule a free estimate for your home.