Kitchen Cabinet Refinishing – The Latest Home Decorating Trend

Kitchen cabinet refinishing is a great way to spruce up your kitchen and is another high-quality service offered by John Neill Painting & Decorating to home owners and businesses throughout Philadelphia and The Main Line.
If you’ve been contemplating remodeling your kitchen, but don’t want to undergo a six to eight week renovation, refinishing your kitchen cabinets may be just the solution you’ve been looking for. Here are our top five facts about kitchen cabinet refinishing, and if you have additional questions, we’re always a phone call or email away.
1. Refinishing your cabinets is much cheaper than replacing them (counter tops and appliances stay in place), and can usually be completed in 1-2 weeks.
2. You can choose any color you like, and a high quality oil-based paint will ensure a beautiful and durable finish.
3. Cabinet drawers and doors are removed and painted off site, minimizing the odor as well as the disruption of having craftsmen in your home for an extended period of time.
4. You’re kitchen will still be functional while the bulk of the work is being completed.
5. All doors and drawers will be realigned when reinstalled and the hardware can be replaced as well to truly change the look and feel of your kitchen.

To see more samples of our work, please visit the Painting & Decorating page and scroll down for Kitchen Cabinet Refinishing.



The Fine Paints of Europe

Have you ever walked through Society Hill or Old City Philadelphia or among the high-end homes on The Main Line and seen one home that seemed to stand out from the rest? It’s most likely a result of using The Fine Paints of Europe on their front door and often shutters as well. It’s high gloss mirror-like finish not only leaves a beautiful and reflective surface, but also provides a level of protection and depth of color that cannot be achieved with a standard exterior paint.


Visit our Painting & Decorating page to see the full gallery of interior and exterior paint and stain applications.



Interior Painting at the Jersey Shore

Before Jonas hit last weekend, one of our crews was in Longport finishing up the interior of a new residential home on the beach. While we can’t share photos of the project, here is a photo of the view from the back deck. And as we’re all still recovering from digging ourselves out of up to 2 feet of snow, I’m sure you’re dreaming of the beach as well.
Do you have a house at the Jersey shore that could use some freshening up? In addition to serving the Main Line and surrounding Philadelphia area, we are fully licensed and insured in New Jersey as well. Winter is the perfect time for interior painting, so when the warm weather does return, your house will be all ready for you to relax and enjoy the spring and summer seasons. Here’s to Punxsutawney Phil not seeing his shadow next week and an early start to spring.



2017 Color Trends – A Sneak Peek at 2017

As we gear up for the final quarter of 2016, Pantone has already begun to gather information for their 2017 Color Trends. Here are a few predictions on what they expect to see in the coming year.
With consumers looking to spend their money on “experiences” and not just “stuff”, the design world now finds itself at a crossroads. Homeowners are still looking to add fresh new colors and furnishings to their homes, but they are seeking a comfortable and “known” look and feel in the process. So how will this translate into the home design trends for 2017?
You can expect to see lots of black and white in home decor, as well as bold colors in interesting patterns. Mother nature is also a driving force in home color trends, with green still at the forefront, and a resurgence of floral as well as jungle prints will make their way into the marketplace.
With the current focus on sleep, thanks to Arianna Huffington’s latest book, The Sleep Revolution, many homeowners are turning their bedrooms back into true sanctuaries for rest, complete with calming color palettes. Deep colors are becoming a more popular choice, with Navy as the standout color so far.

We can also expect to see the incorporation of more mixed metallics in the coming year thanks to the growing popularity of rose gold, although pastels will carry through into 2017 as well with the current prediction of pink as the front runner.
Be sure to check back in the fall for the official Pantone 2017 Color of the Year announcement.



Shutter Repairs and Painting in Society Hill Philadelphia

When we received the call to restore the exterior of this lovely Society Hill home to it’s true beauty and splendor, we knew it was a project our craftsmen would take great pride in completing. We began by removing all of the shutters from the front of the house to be repaired and painted in our shop. Next we pressure cleaned the exterior of the home before addressing additional carpentry repairs to the trim and stucco, and finally painting both the stucco and the trim.




Pantone Color of the Year 2016

After a much longer wait than usual, Pantone finally announced the 2016 Color of the Year, and to everyone’s surprise, they chose two colors for 2016. Rose Quartz, a soft pink and Serenity, a cool blue. Both colors are quite a deviation from the rich and bold colors of previous years, but reflect the need for peace and tranquility in these turbulent times. While Rose Quartz has warm undertones and Serenity cool ones, they both accomplish the same goal by evoking a sense of calm. And when paired together they create a yin and yang affect, balancing each other out perfectly. Look to see these colors popping up in spring fashions and home accent pieces in the months ahead.




Fourteen Years of Color Trends

We’re all anxiously awaiting the announcement of Pantone’s 2016 Color of the Year, but in the meantime here’s a look back over the Pantone color trends for the past fourteen years. Last year’s choice of “Marsala” was an unexpected change of direction for 2015, and we can’t wait to see what 2016 will bring. Do you have a guess? Share it with us as we countdown to the big reveal.



Sherwin Williams – Color Forecast 2016

While there is no single color from Sherwin Williams for 2016 (at least not yet), they have opted to step outside of the box and produce a fun and whimsical approach to this year’s Sherwin Williams color forecast. With four palettes to choose from, there’s sure to be a color that catches your eye. See the full gallery here and check back soon for more color updates.



Benjamin Moore – Color of the Year 2016

The Benjamin Moore Color of the Year for 2016 is Simply White. While white may seem a strange choice for “Color of the Year”, when paired with a pop of color, natural wood, or in a clean and modern space with bold furniture choices, it can set the perfect backdrop for your room to shine. See the full gallery here and be sure to check back soon for more “Color of the Year” updates.



Another Award-Winning Project for 2015

Once again, our career craftsmen completed a project that not only exceeded everyone’s expectations (the builder, the interior designer, and the homeowners), but earned us a national award for interior residential painting as well. Given the size of the house,  this was no small feat. This award-winning project included painting both the interior and exterior of one of the largest private residences constructed in Lower Merion Township in the past few years. Visit our Awards Page to read the full story, and to see the full gallery of images of this magnificent home.


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