Foothills is dedicated to keeping your northern Colorado home or business looking up to date with our residential and commercial painting services! Sometimes trying to stay up to date is tricky, especially when it comes to paint color. The reason for this is because paint color is one of the most volatile aspects of commercial and residential painting. One year, a color or group of colors might be in, and the next, they might be totally out of style. On the other hand, there are some paint colors that have stood the test of time and will continue to stick around. Determining whether or not a paint color will just be a trend or whether it will stick around for a while is tricky. There isn’t much rhyme or reason behind why certain colors fade out of style and why some remain pertinent for years and years. However, we’ll attempt to diagnose what makes a paint color a trend versus a staple!

Test of Time

So what makes a trend/fad/craze? Trends usually burn really hot, really fast. In other words, they are extremely popular for a relatively short period of time, but then they fade out of style. They don’t endure the test of time like more traditional paint colors – which isn’t always a bad thing! Buying into a trend can be fun, especially if you know beforehand, and are ok with the fact that your color choice might only be popular for a few years. One thing to ask yourself before adopting a trendy paint color is if you’d be ok spending money to change your paint once it goes out of style. So, how do you tell a trend? Trust your gut. If you can’t see a paint color remaining popular for over five years, it’s probably a trend!

Bold or Quirky?

Oftentimes, bold or quirky colors exist as trends rather than staples. Take mint for example. Super quirky – and definitely a trend! But to each his own. If you self-identify as bold or quirky, then a paint color trend might be for you! It’s usually safe to say a paint color will be a trend if you would describe it as bold or quirky.

Check the Trends!

So you think a paint color might be trending, but you’re not sure. Thankfully there are a lot of resources out there that help identify trends in home decor, home painting, and interior design. Walking through a home decor or furniture store will give you a good idea of what paint colors are in style at the time. However, a more convenient (and probably more accurate) resource for finding paint trends for both interior and exterior residential painting projects would be home painting or decorating blogs. You can make a pretty good bet that if the bloggers are blogging about a paint color, it’s probably trending, as bloggers really are leading the trends in home decor these days.

Play it Safe with Trends

Sometimes it’s safe to be a little risky with a trending paint color choice, like small interior details, for example. Maybe think twice before starting a large exterior home painting project with a color that might only be relevant for a few years. At the very least, make sure you’re committed to your decision!

Unsure of where you should implement your trendy color choice? Foothills’ professional painters would love to help you with a color consultation! Or maybe you’re ready to begin your painting project. In which case, call us today for a quote and get your project started with Foothills!

Foothills Painting loves keeping our readers informed on our painting jobs in northern Colorado! Every so often, we like to show off a little and share projects that we’re especially proud of. This project post is on a exterior residential painting service provided for a client in Fort Collins. 234 N. Grant Ave is an example of a quality exterior paint job on a medium sized housing complex. Foothills does both large and small projects! This particular project was completed by Foothills’ largest team in four days.

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This before image highlights our professional painters preparing the building for a new coat of paint with a pressure wash to remove any dirt, grime, or buildup that could be harmful for the new paint job. This step is always included in any of our exterior painting projects.

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This after image shows the effect that a Foothills paint job can have on your home or business. The tan and brown color scheme makes the building more welcoming and lively than before. The brown trim is neat and tidy as well. Not only does this new paint job improve the look and feel of the building, but it makes the landscaping look better as well.

This view reinforces the amount of painting that our team was able to accomplish in four days.

Whether you’re thinking about a painting project, or you’re already certain about the painting project you want to start, Foothills would love to assist you with any of your painting needs. Our professional painters have mastered the balance of quality painting and excellent customer service within the commercial and residential painting worlds. With Foothills, you can expect professional work, timely work, and no surprises. Call us today for a free quote and get your painting project started!

Foothills Painting loves keeping homes and businesses in northern Colorado up to date! A big part of staying up to date is routine maintenance and updates, but we understand that updates to your home or business aren’t always possible. However, going too long without maintenance work or an update can lead to your home or business becoming outdated – or worse, ugly. If this has happened to you, don’t fear: Foothills’ professional painting contractors are more than capable of transforming the outdated parts of your home or business into current and good looking spaces.

Healthy Paint

Often the exterior paint is the most recognizable indication of your home or business being outdated. We can boil this potential problem down into two categories: outdated physically and outdated stylistically. The physical condition of your home’s exterior paint job is more important than you might think. Not only does weathered paint look bad, but it fails to protect and seal your home the way the original paint job was designed to. Don’t know what to look for in terms of physical deterioration? Our painters would love to assist you in inspecting your home or business’ exterior paint job. Any chipping, cracking, or molding paint should be fixed with a new coat of paint. Foothills will provide you with advice you can trust when it comes to whether or not you should repaint your home or business due to physical deterioration. If you do need a new paint job, Foothills would love to help you with it.

Foothills Painting old house

Out of Style

Even if your exterior paint is healthy, it might just be out of style! We’ve been painting homes and businesses for quite a while, so we know the “in colors.” We also know how paint color affects homes. If you’re not sure if your exterior paint job is out of style, our painters can answer that question for you! Picking an exterior paint color for your home or business is an important decision that can affect your home’s curb appeal or your revenue. If you know that your paint job could use an update but you’re not sure what color would be the best choice, our painters would love to assist you with a color consultation.

Interior Upgrade

The interior of your home or business is just as important as the exterior, and the paint job in both settings is a huge contributing factor to how you view your space and how guests and employees view it. An outdated or ugly living room just isn’t fun to look at, let alone sit in. Foothills’ contractors can transform any outdated area in your home into a welcoming and engaging space for both you and your guests. When it comes to your business, you need a current interior paint job. An outdated interior paints a horrible picture of your business. Not only does it bore employees, leading to decreased production, it looks terrible to customers who enter your office space. The last thing you want is for a potential customer to think that your business is behind the times because of its interior paint job. If you need an interior paint job transformation for your business, our contractors would be a great choice. We are experienced at working in commercial settings, and have mastered the balance of completing quality work without disturbing our customers’ office operations.

If you think your home or business could use an updated paint job, feel free to contact our painters. We specialize in excellent customer service, clear communication, and quality painting service!

Foothills Painting understands that your home is unique and special to you and your family. If you’re thinking about painting your home’s interior, consider a color choice that will highlight just how unique your most personal space is. In the world of interior design, there are definitely some hard and fast dos and don’ts, and following the crowd is often the best – and safest – option. But when it comes to painting your home, you can afford to experiment with less conventional colors. Sure, you have your safe and popular options of paint color, like white, blue, and neutrals, but what about the less conventional colors? We thought we’d take some time to love on the underdogs and highlight four underrated interior paint colors that we think would look great in your home.


Purple can be polarizing; people usually either love it or hate it. However, everyone can agree that purple is eccentric. Whether you want to jazz up your home with a small project, or paint an entire room, purple is flexible. Depending on the shade, purple can be used in a variety of different ways and in many different rooms. Don’t want to follow the crowd and paint your bedroom blue? Consider a moody purple like violet. Violet is deep without being dark, so it will have the same relaxing effect in your bedroom that blue would. Maybe you have a large room with a lot of natural light. A light shade of purple like lavender is a unique and refreshing choice that can be used on entire walls or for detailing – on crown molding for instance. However you use purple in your home, one thing is for sure – you’ll be part of the brave few who do!


It’s hard not to feel happy when you’re looking at yellow. Yellow is extremely adaptable in interior painting because it can be bold without being overpowering, or light without being boring. Whatever shade of yellow you choose, it’s sure to set a happy and cheerful tone in the room you use it in. Yellow is great for accent walls if you want to add a splash of color to a room without undertaking a huge painting project. A deep yellow would probably be the best option if you’re going that route, however. All in all, your home will become more welcoming and cheerful with a dose of yellow.


Green is seriously underrated in interior painting. We think of green as blue’s little brother. If you’re going for the tranquil feel of blue, but still want to be unique, consider green. The color of healing, green is a soothing color choice that would be great in any room that you want to make feel peaceful. It can create a more traditional mood in lighter shades, or a more eccentric and bold mood in darker shades.


Orange often gets a bad wrap for being obnoxious. This is fair. But we think a deeper, calmer orange like burnt orange looks great in homes! If you’re thinking about repainting a room in your home, consider this color. Burnt orange is welcoming without being too stimulating, and it works for entire rooms or in small amounts. We’d suggest burnt orange in rooms where you want guests to feel welcomed and cozy, like the living room or dining room, but the choice is yours!

We Can Help

These four color choices are underrated and sometimes tricky to pull off. If you’re unsure about how to implement a unique color in your home, our professional painters would be more than happy to help you with color choices. We have been serving families and businesses in the northern Colorado area for almost 20 years, and specialize in excellent customer service and quality work. Give us a call if you’re ready to get your painting project started!

Project Post – Excellent Home Exterior Job

Foothills Painting is dedicated to serving our customers with excellent customer service and professional painting. We also love keeping our customers updated on the projects we’ve been working on. One of our latest jobs was an exterior painting job for a local home. Our foreman, Adam, completed this job in about five days after a color consultation (included in all Foothills jobs) and prepping the entire home. As you can see, he did an outstanding job!

Home Prep

These ‘before’ images highlight Adam’s careful preparation before he started work. We love painting your home – but not the areas that you don’t want painted. Every Foothills Painting job begins with careful preparation including covering windows, floors, and furniture to ensure that we protect your home.

Quality Work That Adds Curb Appeal

This new residential paint job is quality, precision work. It gives a new, fresh, modern feel – not only to the home itself, but to the whole property. The new color complements and accentuates the lawn and landscaping, giving the sense that the whole property was improved. This home has increased its curb appeal, and it will definitely see a jump in resale value as a result!

Are You Next?

Are you thinking about painting your home or business? You can expect the same results for yourself that you see here. Foothills Painting Company has been proudly serving the Northern Colorado area for over twenty years and would love to serve you next. Our professional painters work on the interiors and exteriors of commercial and residential buildings, so give us a call if you’d like to get your project started!