October 21st, 2011
Mythic has been all over the blogosphere this month! Perhaps you might have even read about our non-toxic paint on a blog somewhere. We even hosted a fun Twitter party with the blog Practically Green. Incase you missed all this excitement, here is a round up of all our best mentions:
Making the World Cuter:
Tiffany has been a fan of Mythic paint ever since she used it before on a home project. She used our paint this time to spruce up her children’s bunk beds that had been in the family forever. She was excited to use Mythic paint because it is VOC free and non-toxic, making it safe for children. Take a look at the makeover here.
The Plain Dealer:
Jell Sell of The Plain Dealer wrote a wonderful article on historic colors in which she featured Mythic’s Historic Color Collection. Mythic’s collection can be used as exterior or interior paint, and are VOC free just like all our other paint. You can read her article here.
Mom’s Balancing Act:
Jenna became conscious about the products she used in her home after the birth of her first child. So naturally when it came time to paint her daughters bedroom, she insisted on using Mythic paint. She liked that it is an environmentally friendly paint and was impressed with the coverage. Check out her daughter’s newly painted room here.
The Twitter party we held with Practically Green on green décor was such a success, mainly because the wonderful Elise Jones of Babybites was our host. She did a great job moderating and asking questions to the participants. Mythic provided some VOC free paint as a prize for the party too! Elise even did a lovely recap of the party and some great green décor tips that you can read here and here.
October 12th, 2011
A few weeks ago we discuss exterior paint colors in historic homes in this blog post. Using the Mythic paint Historic Color Pallet, we even suggested a few colors that would work perfectly for homes of different time periods. We did not want to leave you wondering what to do inside though, so this week we have some great tips and suggestions for interior paint to use inside your historic home.
Unlike the exteriors in found on Greek Revival Homes, the interior colors during the Greek Revival were often brighter and richer since they weren’t exposed to light and weather, which causes fading. In most cases walls were painted white or neutral and were accented with a colored trim. This created a formal look that was suited for these types of homes. One suggestion would be to avoid very dark tones on the wood trim since they can hide the wonderful wood details these Greek Revival Homes are known for. A good interior paint color scheme for a Green Revival room might be:
Old Parchment Gold Rush Piney Woods
During this period, the general feeling was that deep, rich colors enhanced the importance of a room. Most of the walls contained a rich tint, and the trim was done in a light color allowing for the elaborate molding and other architectural elements to pop. At this time, it was expected to use a complex collection of colors, starting with the rich main color, and several subsidiary colors to complement it creating a harmonious effect. These VOC free paint colors below working together to create this effect:
The Vineyard Moccasins Mulberry
During the Colonial Revival period there was a rejection of dark colors, feeling that they had no place inside. Deeper colors were saved for exterior colors. Rooms of this period were characterized with light colored walls and usually one accent color. This accent color was normally white or ivory which was placed on the woodwork or celling. To get the right look, you could pair these non toxic paint colors below:
Granny Smith Cadence Alamode