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Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2024 Blue Nova 825 near Washington DC

Welcome Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2024: Blue Nova 825

Welcome Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2024: Blue Nova 825 Benjamin Moore, a leader in the paint industry, has unveiled its Color of the Year 2024: Blue Nova 825. This captivating hue, along with the entire Color Trends 2024 Palette, showcases our evolving understanding of color in home decor, offering a fresh perspective on how we can combine color in interior design, décor, and art. Each…
HERE’S BENJAMIN MOORE COLOR OF THE YEAR 2023 NEAR WASHINGTON DC

HERE’S BENJAMIN MOORE COLOR OF THE YEAR 2023 NEAR WASHINGTON DC

One of the best ways to improve your home’s interior effectively and affordably is with paint. Paint can bring a fresh look to your rooms in a way you didn’t even know what possible. With this in mind, Benjamin Moore always keeps an eye towards what is trending and timeless, developing new and exciting color stories to tell for the new year so that you can continue to improve your home. We are so…
SHADES FOR PERFECT LIGHTING IN 2022

SHADES FOR PERFECT LIGHTING IN 2022

Life is full of customizable options. And this is a great thing! Everyone is not meant to fit into the same square box for every single thing in life. We can customize our clothes, hair, meals, shoes, and even our cars to fit our needs. Of course, customization is also part of making our homes into the perfect spaces for us. We get the right flooring for our lifestyles, the best furniture for our…
PAINT OPTIONS FOR THE OUTSIDE OF HOMES NEAR WASHINGTON, D.C.

PAINT OPTIONS FOR THE OUTSIDE OF HOMES NEAR WASHINGTON, D.C.

When it comes to finding the perfect paint for the interiors of your home, the process is often long and arduous. Finding the right paint options for the outside of homes, on the other hand, can feel downright daunting. After all, the D.C. area is known for harsh climates in both the summer and the winter, and the last thing you want is a paint that will chip away or succumb to mildew from the…
UNCLUTTERED WINDOW TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR HOMES NEAR WASHINGTON D.C.

UNCLUTTERED WINDOW TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR HOMES NEAR WASHINGTON D.C.

When it comes to decorating our home, it is easy to get lost in a world of chic coffee tables, unique wall art, potted plants, comfy couches, and much, much more. This can often lead to a space feeling cluttered or a bit too overstuffed, especially when you add bulky or imposing window treatments to the mix. Luckily, Hunter Douglas offers a range of uncluttered window treatment options for homes…
INTERIOR PAINT, PAINT FOR WALLS, PAINT COLORS FOR LIVING ROOM

INTERIOR PAINT, PAINT FOR WALLS, PAINT COLORS FOR LIVING ROOM

With your hands proudly on your hips, paint roller tucked away for the last time, you take in your latest accomplishment: painting the walls in your home. It’s a great feeling, isn’t it? Then, a new thought begins to form. How long will this paint last before you must do it all over again?
2022 DESIGN TRENDS FOR HOMES

2022 DESIGN TRENDS FOR HOMES

One of the greatest things about entering a new year is to reinvent various aspects of your life. While that sounds dramatic, it doesn’t necessarily have to be! You could take up a cooking class. Join a jogging club. Start a book club. No matter your goals, a new year invigorates us to try new things. If you have been thinking about adding new design elements to your home, then you are in the…
MODERN ALTERNATIVES TO PLEATED SHADES

MODERN ALTERNATIVES TO PLEATED SHADES

Searching for the perfect window treatment is always a process. You want a window treatment that offers you functional benefits, like shade and privacy, while also letting your inner creativity shine through. After all, no one wants a window treatment that they hate operating and seeing each day! If you are searching for a shade that adds depth, style, and unique operation to your windows, then…
COLOR OF THE YEAR FROM BENJAMIN MOORE AND MONARCH PAINT AND DESIGN

COLOR OF THE YEAR FROM BENJAMIN MOORE AND MONARCH PAINT AND DESIGN

It’s here! The 2022 Color of the Year is October Mist 1495. It’s perfect for neutral and natural color schemes or as a grounding factor to a livelier color palette. We are so excited to add this enchanting green to our future projects. If you need more inspiration, here are three ways to use October Mist 1495.
COVERING SIDELIGHTS IN HOMES

COVERING SIDELIGHTS IN HOMES

There are many types of windows in a home. This often leads to unique lighting and fun options to explore when it comes to shades, shutters, and blinds. From wide sliding glass doors to unique bay windows, there are many types of windows that we love to see. One such window type includes sidelights. While these windows are typically smaller, they should also receive as much time and effort when…
ADDING SKYLINE® GLIDING WINDOW TREATMENTS

ADDING SKYLINE® GLIDING WINDOW TREATMENTS

As the snow begins to melt and the days get longer, images of spring may soon come to our minds. Of course, this weather shift from snow to rainy spring days to sunny summer afternoons may cause a little anxiety. For example, the damage of the elements can wreak some serious havoc on our home’s siding, doors, decks, and windows. In fact, constant sunlight can break down the lignin that holds wood…
THE BEST STAINS FOR HOMES

THE BEST STAINS FOR HOMES

As the snow begins to melt and the days get longer, images of spring may soon come to our minds. Of course, this weather shift from snow to rainy spring days to sunny summer afternoons may cause a little anxiety. For example, the damage of the elements can wreak some serious havoc on our home’s siding, doors, decks, and windows. In fact, constant sunlight can break down the lignin that holds wood…
BENEFITS OF UV-BLOCKING SHADES

BENEFITS OF UV-BLOCKING SHADES

With summer comes the intense summer sun. There are many ways that we protect ourselves from those damaging UV rays, such as wearing hats, putting on sunglasses, and slathering on sunscreen. Of course, while we love a sunny day for a dip in the pool, coming back to a home that is filled with sunlight can be annoying and downright damaging. Not only will the summer sun heat your home, but it can…
KEEP YOUR HOME COOL WITH CELLULAR SHADES

KEEP YOUR HOME COOL WITH CELLULAR SHADES

While the winter and spring seasons have plenty about them to enjoy, there is nothing quite like embracing the summer. From sultry sunsets with a cocktail in our hand to fun pool days where we soak up the sun, summer promises days of endless fun. However, there is something else that summer promises: high energy bills. Hot days are excellent for the pool or beach, but they can make your home feel…
SUBTLE WINDOW TREATMENTS FOR HOMES

SUBTLE WINDOW TREATMENTS FOR HOMES

When it comes to creating the perfect look for our homes, we want certain designs to take centerstage and some pieces to take a backseat. Does this mean that this backseat pieces are less important? Of course not! If every single piece in our homes was meant to catch the attention of our guests, things would look incredibly loud and cluttered. That is why finding a balance when it comes to design…
REDUCING HOME ENERGY BILLS THIS WINTER

REDUCING HOME ENERGY BILLS THIS WINTER

As the temperatures begin to drop in the D.C. area, many things will start coming to mind. Apple picking, pumpkin pie, bright leaves, and spooky movies might be just a few of said things that we think of with the coming of autumn. Of course, there is another element of the shifting seasons that is not as exciting: high energy bills. With days becoming chilly, we will most likely run to crank up…
FIND THE RIGHT SHADE STYLE FOR HOMES

FIND THE RIGHT SHADE STYLE FOR HOMES

When it comes to home design, there are many decorative options you can explore. For example, you can add a fun rug to bring life into a living room. Additionally, you can add artwork to the walls of your bedroom to add a pop of personality. However, there is one addition to your home that can tie the room together while offering a plethora of benefits: window treatments. Of course, with so many…
FINDING THE RIGHT STAINS FOR HOMES

FINDING THE RIGHT STAINS FOR HOMES

When the word “stains” and “homes” come together, you might think of spills on your flooring or upholstery. However, in the world of home design, stains have a much more beautiful meaning. In fact, you can enhance your decks, home’s siding, windows, and doors with our selection of stunning stains from Sikkens and Old Masters. With our help, finding the right stains for homes is an easy process…
CUSTOM WINDOW TREATMENTS FOR HOMES

CUSTOM WINDOW TREATMENTS FOR HOMES

One of the best things in life is that we can be uniquely ourselves. For example, some show their personality by integrating bright colors into their wardrobe. Others perhaps get their hair styles a certain way that makes them stand out. And for others, expressing oneself can be done right within the home. In fact, your windows make excellent canvases for creativity! Whether you choose the subtle…
UPGRADE YOUR HOME WITH WOVEN WOOD SHADES

UPGRADE YOUR HOME WITH WOVEN WOOD SHADES

Window treatments are often the finishing touches in the rooms in our home. No matter the color, material, or cut, the window treatments that we choose will tie each room together and make a statement. With that in mind, finding the right shade can feel a little overwhelming! Fortunately, there is a shade offered by Hunter Douglas that offers both functional and aesthetic benefits at each window.…
THE BEST PAINT OPTION FOR COMMERCIAL SPACES

THE BEST PAINT OPTION FOR COMMERCIAL SPACES

Opening a new office or giving your commercial space an upgrade is often an exciting process. It’s a chance to embrace new styles, modern looks, and contemporary designs that express your company’s personality. While this often involves new furniture, flooring, and artwork, there is also another piece to this design puzzle that needs attention: the walls. Leaving the plaster paint up on the wall…
ADDING WOVEN WOOD SHADES TO HOMES

TOP SHADE SELECTIONS FOR NURSERIES

Finding the perfect shade for your own bedroom is a tedious process. From patterns and colors to structure and strength, it can be a long journey. Of course, this journey is sometimes even more difficult when it comes to finding finding the best shade for your baby’s nursery! For example, you want your baby’s first room to have designs that fit the nursery’s theme but also allow your baby to…
ADDING WOVEN WOOD SHADES TO HOMES

ADDING WOVEN WOOD SHADES TO HOMES

There is nothing quite as peaceful as the outdoors. From tall grass swaying in the wind to beautiful trees towering overhead, the thought of spending all of our time outside is quite appealing! However, living in a treehouse might not be the most practical decision. Fortunately, you can bring the beauty of the outdoors inside with the Hunter Douglas Woven Woods collection. Made from natural…
PAINT AND WINDOW TREATMENTS FOR BATHROOMS

PAINT AND WINDOW TREATMENTS FOR BATHROOMS

When it comes to decorating a home, each room comes with its own stresses. For example, you might want the bedroom to create a relaxing atmosphere, the dining room a traditional feel, and the kitchen a light and bright tone. Then there’s the bathroom. You might have decided on a theme, but does looking at the unpainted walls and bare windows make you break out into a nervous sweat? After all,…
THE BEST CEILING PAINT FOR HOMES

THE BEST CEILING PAINT FOR HOMES

The ceiling is not exactly the easiest of places to paint. After all, it’s feet above your head! Luckily, the Benjamin Moore Waterborne Ceiling Paint is the best ceiling paint due to its ease of application. With a splatter-resistant formula, Waterborne Ceiling Paint effortlessly glides on to your ceiling when applied with a roller. This means no drips on to your floor, surrounding furniture, or…
BEST WALL COLORS & WINDOW TREATMENTS FOR HOMES

BEST WALL COLORS & WINDOW TREATMENTS FOR HOMES

 Whether you are adding new blinds, re-painting old walls, or completely re-doing the interiors of your house, decorating your living space is always exciting. It can also be quite daunting. Luckily, this process becomes a lot easier once you know what will fit best with your design and functional needs. Read on to learn more about finding the best wall color & window treatment options for your…
HOME OPTIONS FOR CUSTOM ROMAN SHADES

HOME OPTIONS FOR CUSTOM ROMAN SHADES

Roman shades are a great choice when you are looking for new window treatments for your home. There are so many great options for customizing the perfect shading solution for your space and you will love how they look in your home. At Monarch Paint & Design Centers, we offer several different home options for roman shades near Alexandria, Virginia, Bethesda, Maryland, and the greater Washington…
BENEFITS OF BENJAMIN MOORE PAINT FOR HOMES

BENEFITS OF BENJAMIN MOORE PAINT FOR HOMES

If you are considering repainting the interior or exterior of your home, choosing the right paint brand is an essential step to ensure that you are satisfied. Paint brands vary in many different ways, like in their quality, color range, and longevity, so picking a brand that you trust is a very important first step. At Monarch Paint & Design Centers, located in several locations in and around the…
CHOOSING CUSTOM PREMIUM SHADES FOR HOMES

CHOOSING CUSTOM PREMIUM SHADES FOR HOMES

When it comes to choosing custom premium shades for homes near Bethesda, MD, the sky is the limit. No matter what your styling and functionality needs are, Hunter Douglas shades are sure to deliver. Read on to find your perfect pair of premium shades.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT WINDOW TREATMENTS FOR HOMES

CHOOSING THE RIGHT WINDOW TREATMENTS FOR HOMES

Choosing window treatments for your home can be stressful and difficult. You have so many different options to choose from. You have to decide if you prefer shutters, blinds, or shades, for one thing. After you decide which of those you prefer, there are lots of customization decisions that you must make, including material, color, operating system, and more. We are here to help you with choosing…
WHY HARDWOOD SHUTTERS ARE PERFECT FOR HOMES

WHY HARDWOOD SHUTTERS ARE PERFECT FOR HOMES

 Adding shutters to your home is a perfect way to add a distinct, classic feel to your home. The practical design of the shutters makes for incredibly smooth operation, making it quick and easy to adjust your shutters to control your indoor lighting. Shutters also offer complete privacy in a simple and quick motion as well, allowing you to have peace of mind at all times during the day. In…
WHY PAINT COLOR MATTERS FOR HOMES

WHY PAINT COLOR MATTERS FOR HOMES

Deciding to paint your home is an exciting part of life to take full advantage of. You get to exercise your creativity and add your personality to your home. While you may be thinking of colors to use based on aesthetic appeal alone, there are multiple ways that paint color can affect a room. Beyond creating a color scheme for decorative purposes in your home, paint colors have a huge effect on…
HOW TO GIVE WOODEN FIXTURES NEW LIFE IN HOMES

HOW TO GIVE WOODEN FIXTURES NEW LIFE IN HOMES

 In this article, Monarch Paint & Design Centers – with six locations in and around the Washington, D.C. area – is here to tell you how to give wooden fixtures new life in homes in Alexandria, VA. Contact us today to learn more about the amazing paints and stains we have to offer.
GREAT WINDOW FASHIONS FOR NATURAL LIGHT IN HOMES

GREAT WINDOW FASHIONS FOR NATURAL LIGHT IN HOMES

In this article, Monarch Paint & Design Centers – with several convenient locations in and around Washington, D.C. – is here to tell you about great window fashions for natural light in homes in Alexandria, VA. We proudly offer an amazing selections of Hunter Douglas window treatments and Benjamin Moore paints.
WHY BLACKOUT SHADES ARE PERFECT FOR HOMES

WHY BLACKOUT SHADES ARE PERFECT FOR HOMES

In this article, Monarch Paint & Design Centers – with several convenient locations in and around the Washington, D.C. area – is here to tell you why blackout shades are perfect for homes. Contact us today to learn more about the different styles of Hunter Douglas window treatments we have to offer!
COLOR CONSULTATIONS FOR PAINT PROJECTS

COLOR CONSULTATIONS FOR PAINT PROJECTS

In this article, Monarch Paint & Design Centers – with convenient locations all across the greater Washington, D.C. area – are here to provide you with information on color consultations for paint projects, so you can see how they can help you plan the design of your home.
COLOR CONSULTATIONS FOR HOMES

COLOR CONSULTATIONS FOR HOMES

In this article, Monarch Paint & Design Center—with several convenient locations across Washington D.C.—are here to use our expert insight into paint to show you how color consultations for homes can help you make the most of your interior design. We also proudly carry a large selection of Benjamin Moore paints and Hunter Douglas products.
BLACKOUT SHADES MAKE BEDROOMS COMFORTABLE

BLACKOUT SHADES MAKE BEDROOMS COMFORTABLE

In this article, Monarch Paint & Design Centers – offering several convenient locations across the greater Washington, D.C. area – are here to provide you with information on the ways blackout shades can make your bedroom more comfortable, so you can decide whether they are right for your home.
CUSTOM WINDOW TREATMENTS FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY

CUSTOM WINDOW TREATMENTS FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY

In this article, Monarch Paint & Design Centers – with several convenient locations across the Washington, D.C. area – are here to provide you with information on window treatments that can make your home more energy-efficient and help save you money on your energy bills. We proudly offer the full line of Hunter Douglas window treatments.
MAKING HOMES FEEL LARGER WITH INTERIOR DESIGN

MAKING HOMES FEEL LARGER WITH INTERIOR DESIGN

In this article, Monarch Paint & Design Centers—with convenient locations throughout the greater Washington D.C. area—are going to provide you with some great interior design insight on how you can make your home feel larger through clever interior decorating.
GET EXPERT COLOR CONSULTATIONS FOR YOUR HOME

GET EXPERT COLOR CONSULTATIONS FOR YOUR HOME

In this article, Monarch Paint & Design Center—with several convenient locations across Washington D.C.—are here to use our expert insight into paint to show you how color consultations can help you make the most of your home. We also proudly carry a large selection of Benjamin Moore paints and Hunter Douglas products.

CHOOSING THE RIGHT PAINT COLORS FOR YOUR HOME

In this article, Monarch Paint & Design Centers—with several convenient locations across the Washington D.C. area—are here to provide you with some expert advice to help you choose the right paint colors for your home. If you need further assistance, contact us today to schedule a professional color consultation!