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Color Trends 2022 Palette is available at Standard Paint and Flooring in Yakima Valley, Washington State & Oregon.

Coming of Sage: The 2022 Color of the Year is… OCTOBER MIST 1495

October 13, 2021 2 min read

Grounded but with a dreamlike quality, October Mist 1495 – a gently shaded, uplifting sage green – has been selected as Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year for 2022.
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October Mist 1495 is available at Standard Paint and Flooring in Yakima Valley, Washington State & Oregon.

OCTOBER MIST: MEET THE COLOR OF THE YEAR 2022

October 13, 2021 1 min read

Make room for creativity with October Mist 1495, Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year for 2022. October Mist is part of the Color Trends 2022 palette, a collection that reflects the positivity we want to see and feel in the colors we choose to surround ourselves with.
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SWEATER WEATHER: OUR PICKS FOR THE WARMEST, COZIEST BEIGES THIS SEASON

September 30, 2021 2 min read

Every autumn, the buzz word hygge (pronounced “hoo-ga”) is in the wind like falling yellow leaves. It’s a Danish concept roughly translated to mean “give comfort and joy,” and hoo-ga boy, has the hygge craze ever caught on in North America!
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YES, YOUR HOME CAN WEAR WHITE AFTER LABOR DAY (SO GET OVER IT!)

YES, YOUR HOME CAN WEAR WHITE AFTER LABOR DAY (SO GET OVER IT!)

August 30, 2021 2 min read

The old school thinking that you can’t wear white after Labor Day is as silly as believing you can’t drink coffee on days that end in Y. And we simply don’t want to live in a world where either is true. 
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SCHOOL’S OUT, BUT PAINTING THE KIDS’ ROOMS IS DEFINITELY IN

SCHOOL’S OUT, BUT PAINTING THE KIDS’ ROOMS IS DEFINITELY IN

August 27, 2021 3 min read

We know you’ve got your hands full, juggling the demands of working from home while helping your kiddos get the hang of e-learning models. But here’s a fun project the whole family can get behind: painting the kids’ rooms. Consider it part of the real-world curriculum.And because it involves their own rooms, the kids will be genuinely invested in the outcome.
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Front view of a house painted dark grey and burgundy with exterior paint.

Selling Your House? Do This First!

August 10, 2021 1 min read

If you're getting ready to list your house, you will want to add fresh paint to the exterior... It's the first thing people will see. Make sure the colors you choose blend with those of your neighbors, but don't be afraid to be bold and take a step outside of the box.
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FRESHEN UP YOUR CURB APPEAL: 6 STEPS TO PAINT YOUR FRONT DOOR

FRESHEN UP YOUR CURB APPEAL: 6 STEPS TO PAINT YOUR FRONT DOOR

July 13, 2021 3 min read

Have you heard the phrase, “You will never get a second chance to make a first impression”? As many have experienced this first hand, they understand how crucial a first impression is. But first impressions don’t start when you say the first hello, first impressions start when the newcomer walks up the front steps to your door.
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Standard Paint & Flooring Blog about bedrooms

Namaste in Bed: Soothing Shades for Your Sanctuary

June 17, 2021 2 min read

When it comes to serenity in your sleeping quarters, we’ll lay it down: the bedroom is meant to be a dreamy oasis; a calming and comfortable retreat; a relaxation station designed especially for you to unplug and power down. 

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Standard Paint and Flooring Blog about powder rooms

Finishing Powder: Go Bold in Your Home’s Smallest Room

May 19, 2021 2 min read

As it turns out, the powder room was where one went to refresh their powdered wig and nose or to make a quick retreat from boorish conversation (yawn!). Typically, the powder room was a water closet near the formal entertaining room, making it convenient for guests needing a moment to themselves. 

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FENG SHUI: ATTRACT POSITIVITY BY PAINTING YOUR FRONT DOOR

FENG SHUI: ATTRACT POSITIVITY BY PAINTING YOUR FRONT DOOR

April 25, 2021 2 min read

Your front door is so much more than an entranceway – it’s a chance for your home to make a statement and say, “Hello, world!” What really speaks volumes is a fresh coat of curb appeal. Go bold with the paint colour of your front door and life instantly becomes more interesting.   
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Put Your Color to the Test: Our Tips for Choosing and Testing Paint Samples

Put Your Color to the Test: Our Tips for Choosing and Testing Paint Samples

February 27, 2021 3 min read

You fell in love with a paint chip. Hey, it happens. But as enamored as you may be with that particular shade of awesome, how appealing will that color be when it’s painted on a wall.
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A white microfiber mop cleaning light colored hardwood flooring.

Cleaning Your Hardwood and Laminate Flooring

December 07, 2020 2 min read

Hardwood and laminates are an apples to oranges comparison in many ways: cost, ease of installation, durability and investment value. Yet, they do share a few things in common. Read our best tips for cleaning and maintaining hardwood and laminate flooring.
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