Paint your way to a better home

A quality paint job can amp up your home's personal style

Looking for a home refresh this spring? Probably one of the best ways to freshen up your home’s look, both inside and out, is new paint. 

A good, quality paint job can take a home, a room, or even your old kitchen cabinets, from drab to fab. 

Besides making you feel better about your home, painting your house, both inside and out, is one of the simplest and least expensive ways to increase the overall value of your home. If you’re looking to sell your home, a good exterior paint job tells potential buyers you’ve taken good care of your property, says Elcilon DeFreitas, owner of Elcilon Painting.

Inside, new paint can prevent damage to your house and lift your overall mood.

Elcilon painting, which prides itself on its professionalism, including leaving your home clean when work crews complete their job, does exterior and interior painting throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York. 

“We do a lot of work in Glastonbury as well,” Elcilon says. 

Paint color choices have exploded in recent years with virtually every color in the spectrum available to choose from. And the quality of paint has also improved. Most paints are now made  with low or zero VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), which don’t release chemical gasses into your home or limit such emissions. 

And it’s not just walls that you can refresh with paint, Elcilon says. Many people now are opting to have their cabinets professionally painted instead of opting for the more costly and disruptive process of replacing them during kitchen renovations. 

“It can cost tens of thousands of dollars to replace cabinets, so painting them, especially for people who have beautifully made, quality cabinets, can be a lot more affordable. Nowadays most people want whites or grays, but some people opt for blue or light blue cabinets.” 

Besides walls and cabinets, other popular interior paint projects include white-washing or painting brick fireplaces and painting staircase systems. 

Color trends for 2022 include longtime favorites, such as neutral grays and taupes, but also earthy mauves, greens, clay and sunflower yellow, colors intended to evoke the sense of serenity and the outdoors. Benjamin Moore’s COTY (color of the year) for 2022, is called October Mist, a sage green intended to feel fresh, timeless and coordinate with earth tones. 

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