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Friday Finds: Painted Kitchen Cabinets

Your cabinets may be too dark for your taste or too light, or just plain outdated. Painted cabinetry can give your kitchen that fresh and updated look. We’d like to share some of our favorite kitchens to inspire and spark that sense of creativity and design in you.

Cabinets painted gray

Gorgeous gray cabinets and island from House Beautiful

 

Kitchen cabinets painted green

A little Kelly Green goes a long way from Remodelaholic

 

Luigi Fragola

Luigi Fragola on Desire to Inspire

Pale avocado and Stratton Blue

Benjamin Moore gets all the color credit with a stunning color combo of Stratton Blue and Pale Avocado – from Studio Sarah Willmer.

 

Painted Butler's Pantry

Pantry Pride from Luigi Fragola

Kitchen cabinets painted mellow yellow

This gorgeous kitchen was pinned two years ago on H’s Pinterest boards, but it took a year before people paid attention to it. Source Unknown

Painted kitchen cabinets

Hand painted economical kitchen redo from Natural Calico

Kitchen cabinets painted green

Classic Victorian green paint preserves the original aesthetic of this 1882 home via BHG

After all, the kitchen is probably the most used room in your house, so you need it to look its best. For more inspiration and pretty pictures check out our Kitchen board on Pinterest. Look for a blog post next week where we’ll share tips on painting kitchen cabinets yourself.

Since Frank and Elizabeth Hirshfield opened their first store in 1894, it has been our mission to do the best job possible meeting customer needs and solving customer problems. Hirshfield’s. People and products you can trust.

 

{friday finds: hirshfield’s best selling paint color: 3am latte}

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“Still The One”
We’ve been together since way back when
Sometimes I never want to see you again
But I want you to know
After all these years
You’re still the one…

 I feel the lyrics from this 70’s song describes the relationship H’s employees have with 3am Latte. Or maybe I’m projecting?

I sent an email to our stores yesterday asking for their 10 best-selling Hirshfield’s paint colors. I realized it’s been 3½ years since Hirshfield’s Top 15 Paint Colors appeared on the blog. I think it’s time for an update, don’t you? So far, six stores have responded and I was surprised to see 3am Latte on all their lists…again. With gray being such a color powerhouse in the design world and the “IT” neutral for wall color, I wondered why is 3am Latte still so popular with our customers?

I made some inquiries and here’s what Hirshfield’s color experts shared:

 “This is a color that gives you the intensity of a darker color without being too dark. It’s “Minnesota brown” all the way. A little gold, a little brown, it’s a color that goes with a lot of fabrics. A great neutral background that works with patterns and solids.”  Jon – Hirshfield’s Eden Prairie & Edina

“We live in Minnesota where some people think salt, pepper, and catsup are spicy. These customers don’t want anything “too spicy” on their walls. When customers come in asking for a neutral (with a little color) I show them 3am Latte. Sometimes it’s toooo much color. If they’re receptive to trying a sample at home, seven out of ten customers end up liking the color, and return to buy it. An all-around good neutral.” Nate – Hirshfield’s Apple Valley

“3am Latte can work in every room in your home. A darker color without being too dark-it gives you intensity. It’s a cozy, organic looking color. Masculine enough for a man cave, works with an “up north” color palette, and with just about any accent color. Crisp and classy looking against white enamel woodwork. A nice contrast with lighter colors like Little Dove 0006. If you want to work gray walls into your home’s color scheme, look at these grays: 0519 Baby Seal, 0568 Cloudy Today, 0504 Indian Tears. 3am Latte is a good compliment to the undertones in these (Hirshfield’s) grays.” Becky – Hirshfield’s Roseville & Design Studio

“We’ve had so many success stories with this color; for a lot of us, it’s our go-to color when customers come in wanting a neutral. I recommend 3am Latte for rental properties because it goes with everything: woodwork, painted trim, accent colors, carpets, and tile.” Aaron – Hirshfield’s Maple Grove

 Another color mystery solved. I misjudged 3am Latte; now I know why “It’s Still the One.” This color deserves an A+ for playing well with others. If you’re having difficulty finding a good neutral take a look-see at Hirshfield’s 3am Latte. Or is it too spicy for you?

{friday finds: vt wonen loves to paint}

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VT Wonen is a fabulous home interiors magazine from the Netherlands. I haven’t seen the magazine in real life, but their on-line presence is outstanding. Great images. They’re not afraid of color. I love how they get a little crazy when they paint.

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Painting the ceiling and bringing the color down the wall, creates a cozy feel to a room with high ceilings. Add a couple of pieces of furniture painted in the same color family and you have a one-of-kind look for your room.

rug

Can’t find that perfect rug? Try painting one on your floor. To pull off this look you’ll have to move to a Scandinavian country, paint all your walls white, then paint your floor. You’ll find  more “moody blues” right here and here. Read the rest of this entry »

{friday finds: the grays still have it in the midwest}

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Chelsea Gray HC-168 – Benjamin Moore

I don’t know about the rest of the country, but here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, the Peace Garden state, and America’s Dairyland, our customers are still loving grays. Warm or cool, they can’t get enough of the color.

You may recognize the gray bedroom from a recent post. Here are additional photos from this contemporary Lafayette, California home where the designer chose some of the best grays from Benjamin Moore to anchor the home’s color palette.

livingroomCumulus Cloud 1550 – Benjamin Moore

stonehearthStone Hearth 984 – Benjamin Moore

balboamist,jpegBalboa Mist 1549 – Benjamin Moore

This color can change quite drastically in different light – in this room it goes very gray. hope that helps!
 Holly Bender 

kitchenLondon Fog 1541 – Benjamin Moore

bedroomGray Huskie 1473 and White Dove OC-17 trim – Benjamin Moore

 I like how the designer and home owner mixed vintage pieces with modern pieces, or updated an “already owned” piece with a new and exciting fabric selection. Such luxurious fabrics used throughout the entire home. (A girl can dream, can’t she?) It makes a house feel like a home. A really fantastic looking home. Props to designer Holly Bender  and Scott Hargis Photography.

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Hirshfield’s Labor Day Paint Sale is running now through September 3, 2013 with savings on interior and exterior paints and stains.

{friday finds: H’s exterior housepainting classes}

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Hirshfield’s free Housepainting Classes begin August 12. Learn how to identify and solve your house painting problems. Mark Masica, Hirshfield’s Color Services Manager, will guide you step by step – from preparation to application. Get helpful tips on selecting the right combinations of color for your house. Mark has helped hundreds of Minnesotans with color schemes for their homes. This seminar will also give you guidance and confidence to make choosing your own house colors easier and less worrisome. Whether you’re a novice or seasoned homeowner, Hirshfield’s free housepainting class will be an hour well-spent.

Register to win $50 Hirshfield’s Gift Card the night of the class.

This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited and guests are asked to RSVP for the event.
Monday, August 12 at Hirshfield’s Edina Class starts at 6:30PM
Tuesday, August 13 at Hirshfield’s Woodbury Class starts at 6:30PM
Wednesday, August 14 at Hirshfield’s Maple Grove Class starts at 6:30PM

Monday, August 19 at Hirshfield’s Roseville Class starts at 6:30PM
Tuesday, August 20 at Hirshfield’s Apple Valley Class starts at 6:30PM
Wednesday, August 21 at Hirshfield’s Coon Rapids Class starts at 6:30PM

Reservations required.
Ticketing and registration is handled through EVENTBRITE. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
You will receive a “ticket” from Eventbrite confirming your reservation.
It is not necessary to print your ticket — your seat is guaranteed once you receive order confirmation from Eventbrite.

Or you may call (612) 374-0203 and leave the following information:

  • name
  • phone number
  • location you wish to attend
  • number attending

Painting 101 classes starting the end of September, 2013. We’ll keep you posted.

{friday finds: it’s a paint sale this weekend!}

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Hirshfield’s is having a 5 day paint sale – now through Monday, July 29, 2013.

 

Have you used Hirshfield’s paint products? Give the paint that’s manufactured locally (Minneapolis) a try! Here are a couple comments from customers who tried our Platinum Ceramic paint:

Hello – I want to commend you on your Platinum Ceramic paint.  I am the worst painter in the world and it’s something I dread doing.  However, I recently decided to repaint a bedroom in my home and I used Hirshfield’s Platinum Ceramic paint. I was amazed at how great it was to work with.  No spatter, dried evenly, easy to cut in with, and on and on.  I have never used such a great paint. I may even live to paint another room or two!  Thanks very much for the great product.

Nancy from St. Paul

My husband and I just finished painting our entryway with your Premium Ceramic Eggshell paint. I wasn’t sure at first because I’d used something “advanced” and “new” from a different paint store and it was very unforgiving. However, I couldn’t be happier with the paint we just used. Yes, it was roughly the consistency of cake batter which was somewhat disconcerting at first but the coverage was amazing and the roller splatter was much less than the average paint. Plus, clean-up was much faster than usual – there was almost no bleeding under the tape. I will definitely use this paint again!

Posted on Hirshfield’s Facebook from satisfied customer R.C.W.

You can also save on these deck and siding products:

july25_sale_18Hope to see you in one of our stores this weekend, if not, have a fantastic weekend! It looks like the next three days are going to be cooler and no rain. If you’re in the paint business “no rain” is a very good thing.

{friday finds: what’s on sale}

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Hirshfield’s Paints are on sale through Monday, May 6, 2013.

Any graduations or confirmations coming up this spring? Take advantage of this great sale if some of your rooms need a fresh coat of paint or new window treatments. Don’t be like me and wait until the week before, and then decide to paint; you know when you have nothing else to do.

Have a fab weekend. I’m looking forward to the sunshine next week!

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