How would you like to come back to a home that feels joyful, playful, and a lot of fun to live in? So set aside those aspirational or picture-perfect looks that take a lot of effort to accomplish just because you’d like to post them on social media. Instead embrace that bubbly and playful personality that may be buried inside you. Then, let this voice speak as you go about revamping your home to let that child out and play. Perhaps you may even find out that being authentic and posting…

Doing paint estimation, getting your tools and paint in order, and a little light reading on the Boysen Tutorials section of this blog are some of the things to do to prepare for a paint project. Add one more task: to see what the weather is going to be like. Here’s why. Rain is the Enemy As you may have already guessed, it is not at all a good idea to paint when it’s raining, especially if you’re painting exteriors. Painting on a wet surface will hinder proper adhesion. Plus, if…

This video on dressing up your dresser is the first of four videos about how to style a scandi space. Watch the video showing an easy, step-by-step process on how to prettify an old, hand me down dresser. If you get one like this, make it fit modern interiors and give it a scandi vibe. This interior style is much-loved by today’s homeowner. Painting Compatibility You know those romcoms or videos where a spunky girl or boy decides to paint away memories and changes the look of what was once a…

Want to wow your houseguests? Take your interiors up a notch with the BLOOM palette from the Boysen Color Trend 2022/23 collection. “BLOOM is a sophisticated palette of an unexpected color combination of pinks, blues, and a dollop of mustard. Painting this palette in your interiors is a fearless statement signifying a confidence in the singularity of your own creative genius,” reads the Color Trend website. Sophistication is the word to watch out here as the colors also remind me of gemstones! To help you get to know the BLOOM palette,…

Go to any hardware and home depot store near you and for sure you’ll spot rows upon rows of the familiar green and yellow packaging of Boysen paints. Upon closer inspection, you’ll notice that they’re available in different packaging variants as well! We have product packaging ranging from small 1/4 Liter pots all the way to huge 16-Liter ones! And for each of these variants, there’s a simple trick involved in getting them to open up. Safe and Secure, Always If you manage to get your hands on any variant of…

Shopping platforms, online and brick and mortar stores, Tiktok, IG, FB, Pinterest—wherever you look, you will find pastels. They are everywhere coloring many things like clothes, furniture, home appliances, accessories, food, packaging, even cars or the traditionally steely-looking IT devices. Colors—like pale lemon, sky blue, baby pink, pistachio green, mint, seafoam, apricot—are now entering the domain of adults and not just spaces for children. A reason for this trend may be that the times call for the joyful energy of pastels, They’re like kryptonite to the dismal and challenging reality in…

Storing leftover paint for use another day is a wise move. You avoid wastage and get the most bang for your buck. There’s a catch though. You get to use it again provided that the container was properly sealed and stored, and your leftover paint does not exhibit signs that it’s no longer of good quality. We’ve already tackled proper storage, but how can you tell if paint has gone bad? Watch out for these: 1. Foul Smell Recommendation: Do not use One sure sign that your paint has gone bad…

Another color palette in Boysen Color Trend 2022/23 is BLOOM. It is a surprising and sophisticated paint color palette that is made up of mostly vibrant colors. The mix is unexpected but the colors can work well together. This color palette is for the bold among us. Most people would rather have neutrals or pastel colors painted on their walls. Except for the light pink Candies Be Love and the pale Wistful Lilac, the other four are vibrant colors of mustard, teal, red, and pink. We equated the BLOOM color palette with…

Coastal Grandmother! Does it sound like something you’ve heard before? It’s making waves all over the internet and social media! If you haven’t, no need to feel left out. This is your crash course to the tastefully decorated and impeccably dressed world of the Coastal Grandmother and how you can become one. What is a Coastal Grandmother “Coastal Grandmother” began on TikTok when it was coined by Lex Nicoleta. It had already existed before then but it seems only now has it been given a name and found itself talked about…

Nothing spells cozy quite like curling up in bed with the soft and gentle pitter-patter of rain on your windows. The earth seems to sigh with relief upon the onset of the rainy season, a respite from the scorching hot summer days we’ve had for months. With rainy days ahead, a lot of us would opt to stay mostly indoors. Create a dark and cozy refuge at home with these moody Scandinavian colors. Noble’s Cloak The muted bluish green hue of Noble’s Cloak is the perfect background for cozy bedrooms. if…

Some moms and dads choose neutral colors for kid’s rooms as they’re able to grow with their child. But let’s face it, creams and off-whites are far from being fun colors. Sure, they’re “practical” but they could also be quite boring, especially for kids. “Kids thrive in colorful spaces and one thing we know for sure is that color has a huge impact on mood, feelings, and emotions—things that can be all over the place when kids’ brains and bodies are growing at rapid rates,” says interior designer Jessica Geller. Choose…

I did a very, VERY informal survey about what people don’t like in home interiors. The survey is so informal that I didn’t have a sampling survey, much less a survey population. Having said that, let me just call it a simple Q&A of random individuals who crossed my path. Here are the answers I got from my oh-so-not-scientific survey. 1.  White and more white The reasons for the dislike: It is boring. It looks like a hospital. It is cold. It is soulless. It has zero character. It is so…

When you think of painting, does the word “math” come to mind, too? Unfortunately, repainting your home involves a lot of math. And I’m not just talking about computing prices and budgets! Did you know that there’s a certain science needed in calculating the right amount of paint product for your repainting project? If you’re breaking out into a cold sweat from flashbacks of your college calculus exams, don’t worry, we’ve got just the thing to make life a whole lotta easier for you, the Boysen paint calculator! The Importance of…

Inspect the packaging label of a paint product and you’ll notice it will specify if the paint is meant for interior surfaces, exterior surfaces, or both. As a newbie to the painting world, you might be wondering why this has to matter so much. Simply put, manufacturers formulate paint products so that they have properties and features that are suitable to where they’re meant to be used. Let’s dive deeper. Interior Paints Boysen Healthy Home and Virtuoso Silk Touch are some of Boysen’s paint products intended for interior use. They’re applied…

“It is the same with people as it is with riding a bike. Only when moving can one comfortably maintain one’s balance.” That’s a translation of Einstein’s quote in a letter to his son Eduard that I saw two decades ago. I go back to it every time I’m in a funk. I have used it to bolster myself when I feel that the path ahead is not clear, or when I feel indecisive about the next step. Life has taught me that one of the worse things that I could…

We here at Boysen HQ work with colors all day. And, we weren’t lying when we said our favorite color is, well, all of them. No color gets left behind. What’s another group of people that are huge fans of color (and inclusivity)? The LGBT community! In celebration of Pride Month, we’re taking a look at a few Pride flags and what they stand for with the help of Colorbooks from The Color Library by Boysen. LGBT All rise for the flag! This is the Pride flag. It symbolizes and represents…

With all the noise we have to contend with in today’s world, being presented with something simple, clean, and easy-to-use—whether it be a website you are navigating, an airbnb rental for a weekend getaway, or your very own home—makes for a less stressful and pleasant experience. Enter minimalism, the art of simplicity where unnecessary elements are removed and where functionality is apparent right from the get-go. Minimalism in Architecture In architecture, minimalism has only absolute essentials present in a spaee. Contrary to what most people think, minimalism is not just about…

So you’ve gotten yourself a freshly painted wall only to find out that the color isn’t exactly the same as the one you saw in the store. You check the paint label. Yup, it’s exactly the same code and name. What went wrong? Well, my friend, this could be a result of metamerism. What is metamerism and why is it important in choosing colors for your living space? Let me give you the low down. What is Metamerism? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the definition of metamerism (in colorimetry) is “the…

Who wouldn’t want a cozy spot to slowly sip coffee on weekend mornings? Just because your dining space is limited doesn’t mean you can’t make it look stunning. A bit of paint can go a long way, especially in small areas. Consider the beautiful paint colors from Boysen included in this list! If you want any of these for your home, you can then head to a Boysen Mix and Match station to have a paint batch mixed. (Find a list of locations here). Just make sure to ask to see…