Paint Quality Institute Archive

The Power of Gray in Staging

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Gray is a subtle color that can bring sophistication to interiors while also the neutrality that home buyer crave. “It’s the hot new neutral, a sleek and sophisticated color option that adds refinement...
January 27, 2014

Before You Paint a Room, Here’s Some Must-Do Prep Work

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Painting can dramatically change the look of a space, enhancing its aesthetics and possibly even making it look more spacious. Painting is one of the most popular do-it-yourself jobs of home owners, and...
September 9, 2013

What that Front Door Color Might Say About a Home

The front door of a home can be an attention-getting feature on the home’s exterior, beckoning potential buyers inside. “Like a necktie, which is the focal point of an outfit, the front door is the focal point of the...
November 19, 2012

6 Painting Tips for Freshening Up Exteriors

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Springtime is the best time to give a home a fresh coat of paint, according to the Paint Quality Institute. “By painting in moderate weather, you’ll likely get a longer-lasting paint job,” says...
April 16, 2012

Paint and Decorating Trends for 2012

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Go bold in 2012 or blend in–that’s the trend for paint and decorating in the new year. We recently highlighted Debbie Zimmer, color expert at the Paint Quality Institute, forecast for color choices...
November 21, 2011

Colorful Interiors: What Are the Top Color Picks for 2012?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Color experts are already giving their forecasts for the hot hues for 2012. And next year, the inspiration for color is mostly being drawn from the great American outdoors. “Native plants and flowers,...
October 31, 2011

The Hot New Neutral Has Home Owners Feeling a Little Gray

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine So that reddish pink Honeysuckle hue may be stealing all of the glory as far as being the “color of the year,” but more home owners also are seeing gray. Gray has become...
February 14, 2011