Colors that will sell your home (or make you want to stay)

Color can make a difference for a buyer who is “on the fence.” We excerpted (below) a great magazine article about this.
Even if you’re not selling in the near future, here are some trending color choices for you to consider:
The Power of Color
Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams, is intimately aware of the power of color.
Wadden says the definition of neutral is changing, and “drawing inspiration from the earth and sky with deep, rich tones like putty, clay, shell, sun and water. Bright golds are optimistic, yet the shift in beige moves away from warmer, yellow-based tones to brown-based grays.  These natural influences feel fresh and modern, while remaining neutral and functional throughout the seasons.”
Jessamy Tsoris, a Milwaukee-based color consultant and owner of Color Zen, equates dressing a home for sale much like you would prepare for an important job interview. “You should always wear a color that’s powerful, flattering, and typically classic,” Tsoris said.
“For your home, it’s less about selecting the neutral everyone is blogging about and more about what truly complements the home’s unique lighting and surfaces, especially wood tones. Generally, light, bright and airy neutrals leaning gray and/or coastal are popular at the moment. You want the home to look as modern as possible.”


“White trim–that’s a big one,” she said.  “Many people are painting unfavorable wood and ceilings white.  It’s instant happiness.  Other colors that are popular–shades of blue, from powder to green/blue/gray to navy.  Taupe as well.  Taupe weaves through all of the grays and I think we will see it a lot in the next several years in a very soft, organic way.
To get more great insights about color — click below:

InPaint Color Article with Highlights

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Check out our first ever video about Greenleaf Painters

We are super excited for you to see our new video!

It’s our first attempt at discussing Greenleaf Painters on video. Thankfully, we had professional help, including our operations manager, Ryan Munn, who happened to major in film in college. Thanks to Ryan for amassing all the great pics from our extensive library — and suggesting edits to the final version.

Check it out!

Here is the link –> Greenleaf Painters Video 

Do you have content you’d like to see us discuss in a video? How to choose the best eco-friendly paint? How to cover nail pops or how choose the best paint color for your walls?

We realize video is becoming a very popular form of communication. Let us know what you want to learn about. We might just use your idea in the future!

Here are a couple of still shots from the video:

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Greenleaf Painters Complete Historic Church Renovation in Trenton, New Jersey, 2014

We recently had the privilege of renovating the exterior of the Trenton Society of Friends Meeting in Trenton, NJ. The structure is one of the oldest remaining buildings in Trenton, built in 1739!  Pictured here are some of the Greenleaf painters, as well as before and after pics of the building.

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A pic (below) before work got started…


In progress, below. Our craftsmen rise to (literally) great heights!

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Side shot (below), after renovation was complete…

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Front view, after the final touches were complete:

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We discovered these interesting facts about this historic church, posted on the church’s website:

–Trenton Friends Meetinghouse is the city’s oldest continuously operating house of worship, its original structure dating back to 1739.

–When it was built, Trenton was a little settlement of less than one hundred houses north of the Assunpink Creek, although the population temporarily swelled twice a year, when fairs attracted a varied populace from the neighboring countryside.

Another fun fact: Did you know that Greenleaf Painters owner Jonathan Shenk used to be a Presbyterian minister? Jonathan admits that this makes historic church renovation is an extra-special endeavor for him.

Thanks, Trenton Meeting of Friends! We enjoyed the opportunity.