We try to keep up on all house painting trends.
If you have a question on any color or design trends in the painting industry, feel free to ask us. We really like to be the expert that people call when they are looking for painting ideas, and what is going on in Indianapolis and across the nation.
There are quite a few painting trends that are happening right now.
For example, one trend, is to paint the exterior of your home two colors. One color for the body of the home (siding) and one color for the trim on the home. Right now it is trending that the body of the home is a darker color (grey, taupe, brown, or blue) The trim is painted a lighter color. Normally this color is white. There are millions of versions of white to choose from. This trend started about 3 years ago, and is still going strong. It really helps the architectural qualities of your home stand out. The contract between the painted siding, and the light painted trim make a world of difference.
About 25% of the time, the same trend as above is done in reverse. The body of the home is sometimes painted the light color, and the trim is painted the darker color. It still looks sharp.
Another painting trend that is happening right now is using the color teal on interior walls. Ocean-blues are hot right now. I like them because I feel like I am at the beach. I have not had too many bad days on the beach
Staying with the interior, we have many requests right now to paint interior trim from the original wood color that is stained to white. I am old school, personally, in that I like a nice piece of wood that is stained and you can see the beautiful, natural wood grains. I, however, am in the minority. We are painting trim and doors to white on a daily basis. It does look great. That is the most amazing contrast that you can get on the interior. Painting the trim and doors white does make the inside of homes look fantastic. I just hate to see that beautiful wood hidden.
As far as painting wood trim white on the inside of homes, there are many misconceptions. First, you cannot just paint the trim. Many contractors fool homeowners into thinking that they can just paint directly over stained wood. If you are going to live at this home, you cannot. It will fail. For you to get any life out of this process, you MUST sand the wood trim and doors and PRIME everything first. There are no shortcuts that will work in this area. It takes time, it is expensive, and it looks great. If you try to go cheap on this process, you will regret it. I get calls all the time to fix another painting contractor’s shortcut. That being said, it will still not last forever. Anytime you ding a corner hard, or puncture through the paint, you are going to see previous wood. If it sounds like I am trying to convince you not to paint your trim, I am not. I am just setting expectations properly. That does not happen in the painting industry much.
I will try to update this page as much as possible as I spot new painting trends in the field. Thank you for visiting my site.