Posts Tagged ‘color’

2 Day Benjamin Moore & Para Paints VIP Event

Friday, April 21st, 2017


April 21st 2017


It’s Back! Color Company’s 2 DAY VIP Benjamin Moore & Para Paint Event April 29th & 30th.

Once again we will be featuring selected 1/2 Price Paint from both Benjamin Moore, and Para Paints in our 3 London Color Company stores. 1/2 Price Paint, BOGO offers, Giveaways & more.

Not ready to paint yet? Haven’t selected your colours yet? At Color Company, that just isn’t a problem. Well over a decade ago we created our “BUY IT NOW TINT IT LATER” program so that you can take advantage of the deals today, for the paint project tomorrow, next week, or even a few months from now. Last year we created and launched our “Tint it Later” on-line store so that you can beat the crowds on our VIP weekend and purchase the paint deals from home, work, or on the go! Deals will go live for our VIP weekend at 8PM on April the 29th, and continue until 11:59PM April the 30th.

VIP 2 Day Benjamin Moore & Para Paints Sale locations and hours;

Saturday April 29th 8:30AM-6PM
Sunday April 30th 11AM-4PM

North London- 611 Wonderland Rd N (at Oxford) 519-641-1378 (Benjamin Moore & Para)
South London- 555 Wellington Rd S 519-649-4141(Benjamin Moore only)
East London- 1815 Dundas St E 519-455-6400 (Benjamin Moore & Para)

On-line at Friday April 28th at 8PM – Sunday April 30th at 11:59PM

Details and pre-sale offers will be updated through our facebook page, and at our Tint It Later web-store leading up to our VIP weekend!ColorCompany

Home Decorating 101 (Part III)

Friday, November 11th, 2011


In Part III of our Home Decorating series we’re going to look handy measurements for home decorating. When decorating your home many measurements will be required.  You’ll need to know whether furniture will fit where you want it, how wide and long you’ll need need your window coverings and how much paint you’ll need to make the change you’ve been looking for.   So with that in mind here are a few tips to help you figure out what you need to measure and how to calculate quantities:

  • To find a room’s overall square footage you will multiply the room’s length by it’s width and then squaring it. (this is the area)  By calculating your square footage it will help in figuring out if a piece of furniture will fit into you space.  (Not to mention that it will assist with estimating quantities & prices.)
  • To figure out how many gallons of paint you’ll need you want to add the areas of the ceiling and the walls. Next you’ll divide this number by the spreading rate (located on the can); if you’re going from like to dark double the amount for a second coat.  If the surface is porous you may need 25% more paint.
    • Another easy thing to remember is that a gallon of paint covers approx 450 sq ft. (It will depend on the colour and if you’re covering a dark or light colour.)
  • Determine how many gallons of paint you need in order to paint a ceiling by measuring your floor’s length and width, multiplying them and then squaring the numbers. Divide this number by the spreading rate, which once again you’ll find on the can.
  • Average ceiling are approximately 8 feet high. Tall ceilings range from 10-12 ft or more. Low ceilings are anything under 8 feet.  Use decorating techniques such as colour, texture and or pattern to make the most of the space.
  • To establish the amount of tile you need you’ll want to divide the width of the floor by the width of the tile and the length of the floor by the height of the tile.  A good tip… be sure to buy 10 % more tiles than need to allow for breakage and error.
  • Be sure to add walk-around and breathing space between pieces of furniture to avoid clutter.  Between chairs and sofas in seating groups you’ll want to allow anywhere from 2-5 feet. When it comes to the bedroom you’ll want to leave approximately a foot around your bed for sheet changing and walking room.  For overall traffic flow in a space you’ll want to leave 4-5 feet of clear walking space.
  • When determining wall space you want to measure from floor to ceiling.

This concludes our 3 part series on Home Decorating 101… hopefully you’ve found some easy tips and tricks to get you through the decorating basics. From colour, texture & patterns to measurements we’ve give you a little something in many areas you’ll need to get started or get you through.  Good luck and remember you should be having fun when you’re making these changes.

Home Decorating 101 (Part II)

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

As the chalkboard says Welcome Back to Part II of Home Decorating 101… as a continuation to last weeks lesson we’re going to focus on using colour, pattern and texture in our home decor projects.

Textures, patterns and colour are the building blocks of your home decorating palette.  One’s able to use these 3 elements to create the style, mood and feel of each room in their home.

1) Creating Colour

  • Cover large spaces in warm, cozy and strong colours.
  • Paint small spaces in whispers of a cool, light colour
  • Dark, warm colours bring your walls in making the space feel smaller (cozy)
  • Light, cool colours make walls seem further away helping to open up a space.
  • For the best colour schemes pick neutral colours that you’ll never grow tired
  • Remember to distribute colours in a natural fashion; dark colours on the floor, medium colours on the walls and light colours on the ceiling. It’s all about using the law of chromatic distribution.
    • Put neutral colours on large surfaces or objects such as the floor and or sofa.
    • Use stronger shades in a smaller amount on smaller spaces or items such as a short wall or a chair.
    • Pick the strongest accent colour in the smallest spaces and places.
    • Scatter accent colour(s) around the room to make an impact.

2) Time for some Texture

  • Traditional rooms look best in refined, smooth textures.
  • Contemporary spaces need more textural interest.
  • Rooms with a more feminine feel need elegant and subtle textures.
  • Masculine decor calls for nubby, tweed and rugged texture
  • Heavy textures tend to ‘eat’ or take up space… so use them only in larger or cozy rooms.
  • The more neutrally colour the room the more important adding elements of texture is important.

3) Playful Patterns

  • Not sure when enough is enough?  PLAY IT SAFE! Use three different patterns that contrast in scale but relate in colour.
  • Don’t be afraid to place pattern everywhere!  Put the same pattern on the walls, windows & furnishings.
  • Mix patterns such as checks with florals or large scale patterns with small scaled.
  • Thinking about going all the way…what about 5 patterns?  This is definitely an option but there are a few things to remember; let one large scaled pattern dominate over one medium scaled floral and another geometric, and toss in two small scaled accent patterns.  Make sure the colours in the large scaled pattern are repeated in all the others.

Hopefully this weeks lesson has inspired you to try something new and thing out o the box… it’s not all about white, off white or the many shades of tan we all gravitate towards.  Stayed tuned to Part III next week when we focus on Handy Measurements.