July 2024 Color of the Month-Heron Plume

Sherwin-Williams says, “This inviting shade of warm white seamlessly blends modern simplicity with traditional style. Heron Plume’s laid-back energy is perfect for the refined yet relaxed sophistication of California coastal style. When paired with the nature-inspired coordinating hues of the California Love palette, this airy shade makes crafting casual style a breeze.”

Heron Plume white is combined with Pachyderm SW 9596 wainscot.

Settle into serenity with the subtle, relaxing influence of simple color. A layered approach to the soft, tonal neutrals of this month’s palette builds to evoke a cozy sense of tranquility in a bedroom retreat. Heron Plume’s warming shade of creamy white paired with Pachyderm’s soft greige tone creates a clean backdrop for other elements of coastal style to stand out. Textured natural materials like jute and wicker mix with layered wood tones to add depth and contrast while highlighting the organic, outdoor feel of the space.

paintdrspainting.com suggests this shade of white for modern décor
Whether inside or out, Heron Plume’s warmth radiates an easygoing, welcoming vibe to greet guests. A rich blue-green shade like Mount Etna makes a striking first impression, adding bold contrast that elevates the exterior and sets the tone.

At Paint Doctor’s Painting we often say white is never really just white. Subtle tints make a white warmer or cooler or comfy. Call Mike with help to choose your white and expert help in applying it in your home or business. 541-497-3804

New Blue Review

Blue is a very popular paint color. Blue can appear more traditional in its darker tones but feel breezy and cool when you add white. The calming effect of many blues make them perfect for spaces where you want to relax. Here are a few shades and tones of blue to consider for your next home project.

Moscow Midnight SW 9142
Raindrop SW 6485
Naval SW 6244
Slate Tile SW 7624
Sleepy Blue SW 6225

If you’re hunting for that perfect blue to set the scene, from formal to laid-back, you’ll be sure to find it in a Sherwin-Williams blue paint color. Whether it’s a subdued blue gray like Sleepy Blue or a cheerful blue green like Raindrop, a serious dark blue like Loyal Blue or a playful light blue like Sky High, the best blue paint colors for your space can be expertly applied by the Paint Doctor, 541-497-3804.

Azure Tide 9684

Fun Bedroom Space

We found this cool blue bedroom vibe with a touch of whimsy at Sherwin-Williams HGTV Home. Bedrooms are a great place to have some color fun while leaving the living areas and bit more on the neutral side.

Let us know when we can help with your bedroom-transforming project. Call Mike at 541-497-3804

Return to the Cocoon

According to Sherwin-Willliams, “Relaxing neutrals and layers of texture persuade us to slow down and unwind. Plush, upholstered bedframe, headboard and gently curved bench beckon us to a favorite restorative space — our own Utaupeia, if you will.”

We will get it done. You do the relaxing. Call Mike at 541-497-3804

Interior Paint Options


According to Sherwin-Williams, the type of paint you’ll use depends on how the room to be painted will be used and the type of finish you want. 

Interior paint is specifically formulated to provide:

  • Scrubbability and stain resistance
  • Good hiding ability
  • Good coverage
  • Spatter resistance
  • Easy touch-up

Latex or Oil?

Interior house paints are either latex- or oil/alkyd-based. Today, most oil-based paints are made with synthetic resins (alkyds), which makes them the best type of paint for interior walls when compared to paints based comprised on natural oils. Each has different characteristics and uses.

Your neighborhood Sherwin-Williams paint expert can provide advice about which paint is right for your project.

Latex

Get the longest-lasting finish with the best gloss retention. Sherwin-Williams latex paints are easy to work with, dry quickly and are extremely durable. Latex paints clean up easily with soap and water.

Oil/Alkyd

Good adhesion, excellent durability and stain resistance make Sherwin-Williams oil/alkyd-based paints excellent choices for trim in high-traffic rooms, such as kitchens and bathrooms. Clean paint tools with mineral spirits.

Expert Help

Our crew has plenty of experience with these paint types and can answer your questions. On most of our jobs, we figure the volume of paint and pick up what is needed to complete the job. You choose the color, of course and we have a few simple questions about the sheen of the paint (how shiny or what level of matte finish you prefer) and we take care of the rest. Call Mike at 541.497.3804.

Choosing the Right White

It’s interior painting season for the Paint Doctor and our clients often say they want white walls. Right, but what white? What do you mean? Isn’t white white? Well that’s a complicated question. When it comes to paint colors, almost every white is not quite, um, white. They all have some tint and the tints put them in different families of colors that are often described as temperatures and even as moods.

Mike can tell you what’s up with whites and help you schedule your interior paint project – 541-497-3804.

Big Jobs Done Right

Big jobs are all in a day’s work for Paint Doctor’s Painting. “Do it right the first time” means putting the right crew members on the right equipment to apply the right product for a finish that will last for many years.

Paint Doctor’s Painting has you covered with plenty of experience completing commercial projects for contractors, property owners and site supervisors in the Willamette Valley.

Projects like West Albany High School’s Memorial Stadium take careful planning, specialized equipment and an experienced crew to get the job done right.

All of the basics for any good painting job – proper product, surface preparation and appropriate application – are present on large scale commercial jobs, but there are many more things to consider. Reaching greater heights, handling larger volumes of material, keeping schedules and staying within all safety requirements are just a few of the things that make a painter a commercial contractor.

Call Mike Nading 541-497-3804 about your next big project. He’ll ask the right questions and promptly get you a solid bid.

When you have Paint Doctor’s Painting on the team, you will have one less concern about completing your project in the professional manner that built your reputation.

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August 2023 Color of the Month

Sherwin-Williams says, “Just like the surf that inspired it, Silvermist’s cool tone can look both blue and green. You’ll be ready to embrace both as you drift away on the coastal vibes of this gentle hue that’s so serene, you’ll be dreaming of breezy ocean air.”

Let us know if we can help with your interior color update. We also have plenty of good weather your exterior paint project as well. Mike 541-497-3804

July 2023 Color of the Month

According to Sherwin-Williams, “Kale Green’s lush tone feels like it was picked straight from the tropics and placed into a maximalist oasis where no rules are the rules.”

Make room for more of what you love with a style and color that brings the fun in an eclectic but elevated way. Kale Green’s lush shade adds just the right amount of drama for a maximalist look that rides on tropical boho vibes. Whether you use a lot or a little of this hue, it makes a vibrant statement that sets the mood for your space. In a style that invites you to go for it, be sure to bring it with color!

Bold color transforms spaces. A dark neutral like Black Magic has the power to transport. Anchor your maximalist-influenced bathroom in this hue’s dark tone and watch as the brighter shades in the palette combine to create the carefree feel of a tropical escape. Alabaster provides a clean backdrop to heighten the pleasing sense of contrast and acts as a blank canvas. Just a bit of Kale Green amplifies the botanical tone of the foliage and artwork, while a tiny dose of Peppery’s fiery shade pops as an accent. Bringing these tropical pairings together brings an elevated but attainable feel.

When you’re working with such a gorgeous green, why not use it to greet your guests? Kale Green’s dialed-up energy sets the stage for your maximalist story to unfold inside and brings your front porch space alive with a little inspiration from the wild outdoors. Along with just a touch of Peppery, these bolder colors pop against the bright surrounding shade of Alabaster, and create a seamless and harmonious flow to what awaits.