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Paint to Help Sell Your Home

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Paint Colours to Help Sell Your Home

With Spring fast approaching many of us are thinking about Spring cleaning and sprucing up our homes. Spring also means that many people are thinking it may be time to sell their home and painting is a great way to help prepare and maybe even sell quicker. There are so many options but today we are going to touch on paint to help sell your home.

Prospective buyers are often influenced my the way a home feels when they walk in or tour the rooms. We all know that you are supposed to look at the potential that a space has when looking to buy but subconsciously esthetics play a large role in many peoples decisions. Lets be honest first impressions are everything when looking to sell your home.

In general you should think about using neutral colours to make your space a canvas that buyers can work from when thinking about décor and how their belongings will fit into the home. Now we know that when people hear neutral they think of the lackluster whites and beige, but that’s not true. There are so many colour options that can become overwhelming but that why we are here to help.

Sherwin Williams – Alabaster

Alabaster is a white tone that was one of Sherwin Williams Colours of the Year for 2016.  This neutral is a great base colour to use when preparing your home to sell.  There is no blue undertones and it provides a warm and inviting feel. It pairs well with many other colours that can act as an accent in your space.


Benjamin Moore – Chelsea Gray

Chelsea Gray is the boldest of our colour picks.  We like this colour because it is versatile and pairs well with other greige tones that have been the rage in the last few years.  This Gray is bold and provides depth to any space.  It can be used as an accent wall colour or a whole room colour scheme if you aren’t afraid to be bold.


Sherwin Williams – Repose Gray

If you are looking for a soft gray with a beige or taupe undertone repose gray is a great choice.  It falls in the middle of the warmth spectrum not being warm but not cold.


Benjamin Moore – Silver Fox

Silver fox is another great colour.  It isn’t silver as the name may make you think. It is more of a gray beige that gives you that warm and cozy feel that everyone is looking for. This colour is a great pick if you looking to warm up your space.


Bedroom Paint Picks

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. A Bedroom should be your oasis. A place where you go to rest and relax after a long day of work or running around with the kids. There are so many different ways to make your space warm and inviting but today we thought we’d touch on our top bedroom paint picks.

Bedroom Paint Picks

Domain Decorating’s Bedroom Paint Picks

Chelsea Gray by Benjamin Moore is a great choice for a bedroom. It is a dark neutral that can be paired with many different accents and looks great with white trim and mouldings. This dark neutral can be very inviting and warm.


BM Chelsea Gray

BM Chelsea Gray

Image from Décor Pad

Benjamin Moore’s Smoke is another great choice for a bedroom. It brings a simple elegance making if one of our favourites on our top bedroom picks list. Paired with a white or silver a beautiful statement can be made.

BM Smoke

BM Smoke

Image from Homebunch

If you are looking for something more contemporary we like Benjamin Moore’s Evening Dove. This dark blue gives a crisp clean look and looks great with a variety of different accent colours.

BM Evening Dove

BM Evening Dove

Image from Deloreme Designs

Tranquility is how Benjamin Moore describes our next bedroom paint pick. Quiet Moments is said to inspire quiet meditation and is a great colour selection if you’re looking to create an elegant soothing space.

BM Cool Moments

BM Cool Moments

Image from Laura Trevy

Dark Purple is a very glamourous colour. We love this for a master suite. Its dark tone provides a great sense of warmth especially for those cold winter nights.

BM Dark Purple

BM Dark Purple

Image from Kylie M Interiors

No matter your style or colour preference the options are endless.  Here at Domain Decorating we are here to help your vision come to life.  We offer one on one service to help you select the perfect colour for your space.  Contact us today for a free quote.

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Professional Cabinetry Painting

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Have you ever wanted to update your kitchen or bathroom but it wasn’t in the budget to replace all the cabinetry?

At Domain Decorating we can help you find a more cost effective way to update your space with our professional cabinetry painting services. Recently we refinished a kitchen and butler’s pantry in a client’s home. The finished product was great and the homeowner saved thousands by painting his cabinets instead of having them replaced.

Here are some photos of what the space looked like before our team arrived.

Cabinetry – Before

Cabinetry – Before


When our team arrived on site all of the hardware and doors were removed and taken to our shop. At our shop we prepped each panel removing the existing paint. When the doors were ready we sprayed them leaving them with a perfect custom finish in a colour selected by the homeowner.

On site our crew masked off the entire kitchen covering every surface that did not require any paint. We also set up an onsite spray booth to ensure paint did not travel to any other room or surface in the house.

Here is what the home looked like before we sprayed the existing cabinet boxes and island.

Cabinetry – During

Cabinetry – During


Finally we prepped and sprayed the onsite cabinetry. When everything had dried we removed all the masking and plastic and here is the finished product. There is no trace of our crew having ever been on site other than the beautifully updated cabinetry colours.

Cabinetry – Finished

Cabinetry – Finished


At Domain Decorating we aren’t just your everyday interior and exterior painters. We have highly trained staff that are able to transform your space in so many ways. We have the knowledge and skill to take on many of your restoration and painting needs. To see more projects we’ve worked on follow us on Facebook.

For a free quote or to find out if we can help you with your home contact us and we’d be happy to help.

Accent Wall Ideas

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Accent walls are an easy way to add colour or visual intrigue to a room without over powering the space. They allow you to experiment with bold colours and textures.

An accent wall can be used to highlight an architectural feature, define a space in an open concept plan, create a focal point in a room at a fireplace or shelf, and can be used to highlight a piece of artwork.  When you walk into a room the accent wall will command the eye and bring your attention to that space.

We suggest picking an accent colour from fabrics or art pieces in the room. You can choose your favourite colour from a throw pillow or art print. You can also choose a colour that will help transition from one space to the next in your home. An accent wall can be used as a way to create flow between different rooms and colour palates used in each.

Here are some different accent wall ideas that we’ve put together .

Solid Colours


Vibrant colours will make a bold statement, whereas darker colours will create a more dramatic and mature effect. If you are looking for something more subtle you can use a deeper shade of the colour used in the rest of the space. This will break up the space without drawing as much attention. {photo from Beyond Clutter Designs}


Homestar - High Point Lot 37 (2)

Wallpaper will allow you to add more texture and print into a space. There are many different choices and you are sure to find something that will suite your home.

Colour Blocking

You can add an accent wall using colour blocking or multiple colours. You could add a striped wall or try something more geometric like a chevron pattern. Depending on the style of your home there are many different ways you can accent a wall with multiple colours or shades.

Faux Wallpaper


Many people have accented a wall using a stencil and a combination of different paint sheens making a faux wallpaper appearance that is subtle but also has quite the impact. {photo found on}

Stone or Tile Accents


A stone accent wall is a beautiful and sophisticated choice. It’s hard to go wrong when adding natural materials to indoor décor.


Whichever you choose, an accent wall will make a space more inviting and is a great way to change the appearance of a space without painting the whole room.


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Common Painting Mistakes

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Project with Homestar BC

There are some very common painting mistakes that novice painters commit frequently leaving a space looking less than perfect. There are a few simple tips that we’ve complied here at Domain Decorating that’ll assist you in making your painting projects easier and the finished product look great

Using cheap paints

Low costs paints are often low quality as well. These paints are difficult to apply and don’t usually stand the test of time. Your project will take longer and you’ll have to repaint much sooner. The original savings will cost you time and more money in the long run.

Not preparing your surface for paint

Even if your walls appear clean it is good to give your walls a wash. Clean walls allow for the easiest and smoothest application of paint. Correcting any flaws or imperfections in the walls is also important. Make sure if you fill any holes that you remember to prime them so they don’t have a different finish than the rest of the wall.

Using poor quality brushes and rollers

Just like cheap paint, cheap supplies will also cause your paint job to appear less than perfect. Poor quality rollers and brushes will make the job take longer and often you will be needing new brushes faster as the cheap ones start to fall apart and leave those pesky brush or roller fibres on the wall.

Applying your second coat to quick

Patience is key when taking on a home painting project. If you fail to allow adequate time to dry between coats you’ll often begin to see brush strokes in your paint or the paint will start to pull off the walls and appear patchy. All paints have different directions so make sure you know the recommended times for your product.

If this is all a bit too much for you, you could always hire a professional painter whose years of experience has taught them the tricks of the trade. At Domain Decorating we pride ourselves on our high quality paint and supplies. Our staff and their attention to detail is sure to get your project done to the highest of standards. We make sure we follow the above mentioned tips as well as many others that are required for a high quality paint project.

For more information or a free quote contact us and we’ll be happy to assist you. For more tips or design ideas follow us on Facebook.