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Need a Little Interior Paint Color Inspiration for Your Oakland Home? !

Need a Little Interior Paint Color Inspiration for Your Oakland Home?

As a local Oakland painting company, we live in a world of color and enjoy keeping track of the trends. In addition to bringing technical expertise to the table, we want to help connect our clients with new ideas and inspiration for how to make their home all it can be.

If you follow our blog and social media, you likely know that we have posted in the past about the popularity of neutral paint colors. Off-white and grey have been living in the limelight this past year in particular. In fact, we wrote about selecting white paint and how to add fresh splashes of color within a white space not too long ago.

Sherwin Williams recently rolled out their predicted Paint Color of the Year for 2017 and (you guessed it!) it’s a neutral once again. This time Poised Taupe is expected to be one of their best sellers.

This leads to an important question, and one that may pester you if you're a big fan of bold color: what's the deal with neutral paint? Why is it so hot?

Why Is Neutral Interior Paint So Popular?

Bright and Fresh

Dark colors tend to absorb light, while lighter colors ricochet it around the room. This creates a feeling of height and size that just about any space will appreciate.

Pave the Way for Colorful Decor

Neutral interior paint is stylish, but it's also subtle. It's more than happy to let your favorite colors shine within your curtains, blankets, pillows, artwork, rugs, etc...

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Neutral Colors Love Accent Walls

If you have a personality that needs bolder colors, you can certainly add an accent wall. This opens up the potential for utilizing an even more vibrant color than you might choose for all four walls.

Both Timeless and Trendy

Trends come and go, but neutral paint colors typically are never out of vogue. They may not always be as popular as they are right now, but they will never be a bad option for all of the reasons we listed above.

If fresh interior paint and updated style is in your home's future, we suggest taking extra time to really explore your options. Have fun with the process! There are countless resources online your can browse, but there also is no substitute for contacting your local painter and asking for their help with the process.

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“The entire MB Jessee team is courteous, efficient and professional. From scheduling and estimating to the crew managers and crew, they all did an excellent job on a small (but complicated) two room project in my house. I'm already thinking about getting them scheduled for the next project in the spring.”

— Cari Cheney

“The people at M.B. Jessee are great – from the painters to the office staff to Matt. Talk about leadership from the top.”

— Kevin Ames, Mark Becker Homes

“MB Jessee painters are stellar! As a designer I've worked with numerous companies over the years, and MB Jessee is a top-notch firm. From the first phone call to the final clean up, every person is courteous, professional, and hard working. The owner, Matt, is a charitable leader who has instilled his team with integrity and honesty providing the customer with a first class experience at a fair price with a paint job that is guaranteed to last. I highly recommend MB Jessee. Thank you Matt and your STAR crew-Daniel, Rigoberto, Vicente, Edy, Pedro, and Mario, for a job well executed! Cynthia Brian, ASID, Starstyle® Productions, llc”

— Cynthia Brian
Morgan, CA

“I loved working with M.B. Jessee from start to finish on a relatively small paint job that grew a bit. I felt in very good hands from the moment Matt Jessee came out to give me the estimate and talk about my job. He was very easy to talk to and he handled my changes very well. Then the actual work done by Rigoberto and Mario was impeccable. They were neat and meticulous and the paint job looks beautiful. I could not have asked for more and when I did, they accommodated me 100%. I will not hesitate to call M.B. Jessee again and to refer them to friends.”

— Nancy Kurkjian

“Julie,Just to let you know I am very appreciative of your crew catching the plumbing/mold problem. It was very astute of them. I wanted to let you know that again your crew has done excellent work here, please pass this along to Mr. Jessee. There are some bumps in the road here, but the painting and your crew has not been one of them. Their work is the only thing going right currently, and this crew is very nice and respectful. It is much appreciated. Thank you again.”

— Beth
Oakland

“Charles finished yesterday and did a fantastic job. We really enjoyed meeting Charles and having him in our home. He is a great guy in addition to his attention to detail in his work, the protection of our floors, walls and furnishings, and his overall interaction with us both. I would be pleased to recommend him to any of my clients.”

— Ken Morrison
Oakland

“The completed 'Client Satisfaction Survey' we sent in only modestly reflects our total satisfaction with the work. As a retired small business owner, I compliment you on setting 'best practices' that are consistently followed. Everything described in your marketing materials was a reality! The crew is a super bowl team and our neighbors commented on how quiet they were. We are very happy to be a client of MB Jessee.”

— Richard
Orinda

“The kitchen looks NEW! You guys are amazing.”

“I just wanted to thank you all for doing such a phenomenal job on our recent house painting. We are very happy with the outcome and can't say enough good things about the crew. Everyone working on the project was outstanding and made it a great experience. Thanks to everyone.”

— Daylan
Piedmont

“MB Jessee just finished our exterior and we couldn't be happier with our experience. The foreman (Pedro) and lead painter (Ricardo) were incredible to work with: they communicated scheduling clearly, Ricardo was a joy to be around every day, the showed up early every day, were incredibly tidy and did great paint work. The final walk through experience was incredible. Pedro pointed out items I missed demonstrating a clear desire to complete another quality project. I highly recommend them. As others have noted they definitely aren't the cheapest but you quickly realize that you're getting what you pay for. The 3 year guarantee is also a nice touch since there are likely touch up items that will show up after the job is done.”

— Joshua Jansen

“Just wanted to let you know that the crew was great to have around the house for the past two weeks. All three of them were professional, courteous, and attentive to my thoughts/concerns and were extremely knowledgeable. They paid great attention to the detail and it shows.”

— Mark & Roberta Gross

“My entire experience with MB Jesse was very professional. The crew were very friendly and super accommodating of my ridiculous schedule and geriatric pets in the house. The finished product, which was pretty much my entire house, far exceeds my expectations. Would definitely work with them again!”

— Heather Jordan