The maximalist interior style trend Carnivalcore is all about fun and whimsy where rooms are dressed up in full technicolor. The only limit to this design is imagination. If you have that in spades, you can build a home that may be surreal to some but who cares as long as it is real to you. Amusement Park This trend was brought to my attention by this blog’s artist when she read an article in Architectural Digest. This photo made me stare and got me curious about this interior style. This…

We had you, the Boysen user, in mind when we created the Boysen app. So, we included a bunch of features that you would find useful whether you’re planning a painting project or just daydreaming about your next one. Here are just 5 of the tools you’ll be able to find in the app (because there are more we didn’t include in this list!): 1. Choose Your Paint Get recommendations for which paint product/s to use for your project. Whether you’re repainting or painting on a bare surface, you’ll need to…

Pantone chose Very Peri as the color to represent 2022. It’s a blue hue with red-violet undertones according to Pantone, a color that they felt was fitting for the times when we need “courageous creativity and imaginative expression”. Boysen’s close color match to Very Peri is Medieval | BCP-1263. Four years prior, in 2018, Pantone chose Ultra Violet, a color which is described by Pantone as a blue-based purple that is “intuitive” and “encourages inventiveness and inspiration”. Our closest color match to Ultra Violet is When Red Met Blue | BCP-1243.…

We’ve given you tips on how to thoughtfully and purposefully bring in bright colors to a space. In this one, we’re introducing you to the Move palette! It’s composed of 6 colors that are a mix of warm and cool hues, all beautifully striking, to elevate your space. If you’re looking to spice up your home, feel free to replicate these ideas or take inspiration. Accent Walls Accent walls are an easy way to inject vibrancy into an area without going overboard. If you’ve fallen in love with a bright paint…

Does time rush by for you as well? It seemed like we at Let it B were just talking about fall colors and now fall is upon us again. Well, not really, since we don’t have four seasons in the Philippines. Nevertheless, I don’t want to miss talking about fall colors because they are warm, earthy, and just downright beautiful. What’s not to love about the tawny colors of autumn! Here is the video we made about fall last year. It is very evocative of the season that poet Keats called…

We all need a little color in our life. But, let’s face it, sometimes bringing in bright and vibrant hues can seem daunting. What if you end up with a room that feels all over the place or maybe even garish! If you’re hesitant to add color to a room for fear that the hues will clash, these tips are for you. 1. Follow the 60-30-10 Rule To keep colors in a room balanced, the 60-30-10 is a rule very often utilized by designers. It starts with picking three colors that…

We see smooth wall finishes more often than textured ones but, if you’re looking for something different, there are several compelling reasons to go for the latter. Typically chosen for style and aesthetic purposes, thankfully, there are options for textured finishes that, as opposed to feeling outdated, are modern and trendy. So, considering it for your home? Get informed first. Here are a few key things to know about textured wall finishes. Pros and Cons Textured finishes create a distinct style on a wall and bring an added element of interest…

There are just some places that normal architectural paint isn’t cut out for. I’m talking about humid and usually wet areas such as bathrooms and kitchen backsplashes. Constant exposure to water sources can cause paint failures even for the most perfect of paint applications. For these types of areas, it’s best to go with tiles. Tiles are some of the easiest materials to maintain if installed properly. It’s commonly used in bathrooms where it’s wet and humid most of the time. Tiles come in so many interesting shapes and fun colors,…

Hi, Lettie. Nabalitaan ko na may 200 mL sample sizes ang Boysen. Nagtanong ako sa Boysen Mix and Match stations pero wala naman daw sila. They have 4 L but that is too much. Mayroon ba talagang 200 mL Boysen color samples at saan ako makakabili? Thanks! From, Looking for Sample Pots Hello, Looking for Sample Pots. Hindi ito gawa-gawa! Mayroong 200 mL sample pots ang Boysen. At oo, hindi ito mahahanap sa Boysen Mix and Match stations. Boysen Mix and Match stations can mix paint colors in 4 L containers…

Browse through any year in the Boysen Color Trend collection and you’ll probably notice one thing, each year is divided into several themes. Each of these themes are made up of 6 or so colors that are curated to look good together. Therefore, you can get 2 to 3 colors from the same palette and create a whole look for your living space. We designed the palettes in such a way that you can mix and match colors and it would still look cohesive. Previously, we showed our recommendations for eye-catching…

Plexibond remains a sought-after Boysen product. It isn’t hard to see why either. Boysen Plexibond is a cementitious waterproofing system that, to put it simply, just works. It’s great at what it does—provided that you use it correctly. To help make sure you do, the Boysen Technical Department has these tips, tricks, and advice for you. Mix Well and Be Mindful of Pot Life You cannot apply Boysen Plexibond straight from the container as it must be mixed with Portland cement before use. Add 6.5 to 7.5 kgs of cement for…

Weekends are a wonderful way to unwind, to really take time to pamper yourself and your family. You don’t have to spend much to have a good time. Not everyone can go on staycations or go off on some adventurous trip out of the usual hood. “Homecations” can work too. Have some family rituals like a slow breakfast of garlic rice, tapa, daing na bangus with eggs, instead of the usual brekkie-on-the-run during weekdays. And if you are the type to DIY, finding ways to beautify your home can be fun…

As interior design styles like Scandinavian and Japandi retain their top spot in the popularity rankings, so do the colors that they come with—beige included. Previously perceived as a drab and bland color, beige is nowadays a pretty chic hue. From fashion to interior design, neutrals are very much in. Vogue’s list of trendy colors for fall 2022 even included what they called “Vanilla-Latte Beige.” Let’s take a closer look at this sought-after hue and how you can make it work in your home. Getting to Know Beige Beige is a…

Design tips for a surf shack-themed home office, anyone? Watch this video. Tips for a Change in Design When you are thinking of a makeover for your home, hopefully you have given it a lot of thought especially if the new style is different from the current one, for example, from a Scandi interior style to a boho look.  First of all, you should be able to answer why you are changing the look. What is the purpose? If the reason is because your tastes have changed and not because you…

We’re all about making your house a warm and colorful home here at Let it B. Yes, you can definitely and instantly breathe new life into a space with a fresh coat of paint. But, let’s be honest here. We don’t always have the time to invest in such a major project like repainting whole walls. Can you only spare few hours on the weekend for a quick project? Try spicing up your living space with interesting doorways! Let’s send a little bit of love into these odd spaces at home…

Don’t take work stress home with you—it’s not good for your health! Find the space and room to breathe. Try these tips for a tranquil home accompanied by colors from the Breathe palette of the Boysen Color Trend 2022/23 collection. Clear Clutter Try not to put it off any longer. It’s time. It may not seem like the pile of mess on your coffee table or home work desk isn’t hurting anyone. But trust us, you’ll feel better once they go. Get rid of things that don’t serve a purpose and…

Organize. Declutter. These are buzz words that you see in most home magazines. The Marie Kondo method, the minimalism movement, and feng shui are some of the things that have influenced how we take care of our homes. But tidying up is nothing new. I can remember my own lola going about her day, briskly barking orders at househelps to keep the home clean.  I don’t know about you but I really appreciate a clean home. It does not matter to me so much if the furnishings and the home are…

Itching to do something fun and productive this week? Why not drop by Interior & Design Manila in the next few days? Yes, that’s right. Like many other construction expos, Interior & Design Manila is back! Interior & Design Manila 2022 Interior & Design Manila is usually held during the first quarter of the year, around March. This time around, the event is scheduled to happen from September 22 to 24, that’s Thursday to Saturday. This exhibit sets itself apart from other construction expositions by highlighting interior design elements such as…

With all the things parents need to think about, it can’t be helped that some things take a back seat. The family’s health, however, remains a top priority. Boysen Bug Off, an anti-insect paint, can help keep disease-causing bugs like mosquitoes out of your home. Dengue in Children Dengue, a potentially life-threatening disease, is especially dangerous to children. Per the World Health Organization, data from past years show that younger age groups are most affected by the mosquito-borne illness. Moreover, it’s a significant cause of hospitalization and death among children in…