Transform Your Wood Finishes!

Do you think it would be impossible to transform the look of your dark-stained trim? Do you worry that the results won't last or that the dark stain will bleed through the new, lighter finish? Those are not unreasonable concerns. When you first look at a dark finish, change seems unimaginable. It feels like you [...]

By | February 14th, 2018|Categories: Painting Projects|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Transform Your Wood Finishes!

Refresh Your Home in 2018 With Defining Colors

The new year has arrived. Grab your favorite beverage and explore six colors that will take this year's home décor by storm. Last year was all about gray and other neutral paint colors. Based on customer feedback and current design trends, we think vibrant red, black, dusty rose, metallics, purple and blue will define 2018. [...]

By | January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Color|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Refresh Your Home in 2018 With Defining Colors

Inspire Confidence and Serenity with Navy

Dramatic navy blue has emerged as an extraordinarily popular color. Named for the dark blue uniforms of the British Royal Navy, this rich, dark blue is on trend. Navy belongs to the "cool" color families, but it can also be used as a neutral. Some hues look more black than blue. Regardless of whether your [...]

By | October 29th, 2017|Categories: Color Consultation|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Inspire Confidence and Serenity with Navy

Bathroom Trends: Elevate Your Style with Wallpaper and Wallcoverings

The next great conversation piece is in your bathroom. The new trend is to explore bold and unique wallpaper and wallcovering patterns on bathroom walls. Any bathroom wall is the perfect canvas; kids', master, guest and powder rooms are the perfect spaces for unique pattern designs that might feel overwhelming in your living room or [...]

By | September 29th, 2017|Categories: Wall Covering Removal & Installation|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Bathroom Trends: Elevate Your Style with Wallpaper and Wallcoverings

Subtle Contrast

Recently the Larkin Painting Company transformed the look of a spectacular hallway in a Beacon Hill home.  Beautifully textured wall coverings adorned the hallway walls.  We wanted to make sure that the coverings were showcased.  We helped our client choose a neutral color palette that complimented this unique design element perfectly.  Quite often we use [...]

By | January 3rd, 2017|Categories: House Painting, Painting Projects|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Subtle Contrast

Color Harmony: The Ping Pong Edition

  We recently helped our clients use color harmony to transform their neutral-hued basement into a colorful 'arena' and gathering place.  The family are great fans of ping pong tournaments played between father and son.  Unfortunately, the ping pong balls would get lost in play.  The cream-colored walls perfectly camouflaged the balls as they sailed [...]

By | June 26th, 2016|Categories: Color Consultation|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Color Harmony: The Ping Pong Edition

Box of Color: Color Consultation

Expert color consultation is one of the quality services we provide for our clients.  Recently, we discovered a new color consultation toolkit from Sherwin Williams.  It is an all-in-one box of color that we affectionately call "The Suitcase of Fun" because, after all, choosing colors for your home is fun.  The Suitcase of Fun includes [...]

By | April 11th, 2016|Categories: Color Consultation|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Box of Color: Color Consultation

The Edited Palette of Farrow & Ball

Have you explored colors using an edited palette?  A few weeks ago, I attended a beautiful paint and wallcovering event hosted by Farrow & Ball, craftsmen in paint and paper.  We use their luxurious products and wanted to learn about their new offerings.  Farrow & Ball, an English company, have some higher price points than [...]

By | February 8th, 2016|Categories: Wall Covering Removal & Installation|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on The Edited Palette of Farrow & Ball

White-A Versatile Color

To celebrate snow finally making an appearance in Boston, The Larkin Painting Company is honoring the color white.  Are you thinking, "Wait a moment?  Isn't Larkin Painting, all about color?"  Yes, we are all about color, expressing your vision for your home, as well as your personality in your color choices.  It may be surprising, [...]

By | January 25th, 2016|Categories: Color Consultation|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on White-A Versatile Color

Life in Color

Do you love color?  We, at Larkin Painting Company, love color because we know human beings are born to see life in color; our eyes, brains, and emotional receptivity are made for it.  From as early as two to three months old, babies are able to perceive color.  Emotion is color's companion.  Sixty-two to ninety [...]

By | December 20th, 2015|Categories: Color Consultation|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Life in Color