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Choosing paint colors for your home is always an exciting exercise. Every year, Boysen comes out with four palettes with six colors for each palette, to help you choose your paint colors as well as how to combine them. You can choose two or more from within a palette and you can be sure that they would go well together. You don’t have to worry about color combinations because the colors within a palette have already been carefully curated by our color experts. Watch this video to see what colors are in for Boysen Color Trend 2018, our top paint colors for the year, You don’t have to limit yourself to our 2018 paint colors. We started making Color Trends in 2015 and the paint color palettes in the past years are still very attractive today. Color is a very personal thing after all so for your home, choose those paint colors that…

For a wandering free spirit like Alex who has so many photos of the places she has visited, what better way to remind her of her travels than to make her own photo string board on which she can clip favorite pictures on a rotating basis? It keeps memories alive and keeps her appreciative of the many blessings she has at home too. Tip: Use Boysen Flatwall Enamel as primer, and Boysen Quick Drying Enamel to color your frame. Enjoy the Chinese New Year Holiday Today is a holiday to celebrate Chinese New Year. Anyone out there who has always thought of putting order to photos, souvenirs, and other memorabilia from your trips? Now is the time to do it this long weekend, unless you’ve got another trip lined up 🙂 Then of course, the task will have to stay on your ever-growing to-do list. Who’s got one of those,…

The all time favorite paint colors for home exteriors in the Philippines are white and variations thereof. Choosing white to paint your exterior walls has an advantage called albedo, which is a “fraction of solar energy reflected from the Earth back into space” (Earth and Space Research). White reflects light, and therefore heat, so the lighter your exterior paint colors, the cooler it would be inside your homes. White Paint for Home Exteriors It’s not only us Filipinos who practice painting our homes with light colors. A study conducted by Nacarat, a global color expert that Boysen worked with, showed a study that the general colors of facades from 2006-2016 were neutral shades. Colorful Neighborhoods In some countries, bold colors are the norm, and it looks great with that color explosion. If someone asks you where you live, you can say, “I live on 35 Colorful Street. It’s the pink…

If you missed reading the Christmas Message from your Let it B team, where you could read about our Top 10 Posts for Palette of the Week in 2017, that is so understandable. Who wants to read a blog post anyway when there are so many exciting things to do during Christmas? If Instagram has Best 9 on Instagram, kami din sa Let it B, meron ding ganyan. Kaya lang sa amin, Best 10 🙂 Are you thinking of repainting your home this year? These top 10 posts are a good place to start for inspiration, all are original content made for you by the Let it B team. Need Help with Painting? To help you find and choose your colors, use our Boysen App, then visit a Mix and…

There is an empty wall left in my shoebox condo, and I want a mural for my home….maybe. Or should I go for a painting instead? There’s always this ambivalence because I feel that murals are too permanent. Nothing wrong with that if you like permanence. However, I’d think, “What if it’s no longer in style? What if I get bored with it? What if I have to move out? It would be such a waste that I’d have to leave it behind!…” And so on and so forth, you know that kind of busy thinking that goes nowhere and wastes time. On a trip to Puerto Princesa a year ago, I stayed in a hotel called Canvas Boutique Hotel whose interiors were designed by Edwin D. Uy.  There were murals everywhere, also in each room. It gave such a personal and unique touch to the place, something I like…

Painting a wall a different color may just be a cosmetic facelift but it is arguably the most inexpensive way to achieve a radical makeover in your living spaces. To prove my point, look at the photos, and drag the arrows either left or right. Kitchen Home Office Living Room Bedroom Dining Room Boysen partnered with SM Home last month to paint the walls of five room sets, an exhibit called Complete Your Home that you can go and visit in the bridgeway at the 5th floor of SM Makati. Last month, we used the Technology Palette of Boysen Color Trend 2017, with Tinderbox from the Minimal palette. This month, we used colors chosen from three different palettes – Technology, Maximal and Minimal. You have until end of August to catch the exhibit. SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave

Nell del Rosario describes himself in his instagram page as a “Merchandiser. Musician. Magulang. Muralist.” But it’s not in instagram that Nell shows us his works because his posts there are mostly about his private pursuits and his family. Boysen featured Nell’s murals a couple of years ago, and we decided to see what he’s up to now as a muralist. I asked him if he was still using Boysen paints for his murals, and his reply was, “Yes, I still and always will use BOYSEN!”  When I asked him for photos of his works, he led me to his facebook page.  Here’s the Q&A with Nell. Photos are from his facebook page. Please describe yourself at work. I have what I call “Reasonable OCD”. I always make sure that my work is neat, attractive, and “picture-worthy”. I am a very driven person and this attitude reflects on my artworks…

That moment when you’re looking at your new unpainted pad, and you’re supposed to choose the color combos. How do you start? Go back to basics and use the color wheel. There are many ways to combine colors , but for beginners, let’s play it safe and stick to these three schemes. Complementary You can use two colors which are at the opposite sides of the wheel, for example, blue and orange. However it is best that you use one as the base color and the other as an accent so as not to create too much of a contrast in a room, to give it a more harmonious and relaxing ambience. Unless of course, you want to create an energetic vibe. Split Complementary This is a variation of the complementary color scheme. In addition to a base color, the adjacent colors of its complement are used in the combination.…

You’ve finally—painstakingly—decided on a color for the room you’ve been dying to renovate. You’re just about ready to begin and show the world your impeccable taste in color, except you’ve never done any painting in your life. Don’t sweat it though, you could hire someone else to do your paint job. But sometimes, especially for more straightforward projects like repainting your walls, going DIY is both cheaper and simpler (especially with a lot of of practice) than most people think. There are a couple of things to keep in mind if you’re considering trying your hand at doing your own painting. But in the end, the best way to a perfect paint job is really always just more practice. Prep the Room Clear the room of furniture as much as possible. It’s an added effort, but the tiniest of accidents will ruin your furniture, and this tends to happen more…

Every color has its own temperament. They have the remarkable ability to convey a very specific feeling, mood, and atmosphere. They even have the power to influence emotion and behavior. That’s why choosing colors for your home can be such an important decision. What’s the first thing you want your guests to feel when they enter a room? What atmosphere do you want to create? What bedroom colors best suit your personality? The meanings and associations of colors vary drastically across cultures and individuals. You may have learned to associate specific emotions with specific colors. What the color red means to Western culture takes on a completely different meaning in Asian culture. But despite color’s high level of subjectivity, each color still has its own unique ability to embody certain characteristics. Designers find ways to understand color even better to be able to create the perfect room. Red is naturally an…