For most families, the favorite time to gather is during the Winter months of the Holiday season. You 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.
Let’s go over some Common areas that you should consider freshening up:
- 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 color that compliments the other areas of the common space. Light Greys are very popular right now as they are able to offer many options with decorating and will typically blend with different cabinet colors.
- 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 something fun and bold. Great colors to use will have similar undertones to the common area but are lighter or darker.
- Dining Room – This is where your big meal will be served, 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 subtle contrast to the trim. Great colors to use are ones that compliment 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 help 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 Affinity Painting today to schedule a free estimate for your home.