This blog is about the accent wall trends in Miami that we’ve seen over the last year.
Let our interior painting team turn your house into a home. From bold statements to subtle hues, we paint your dreams onto your walls. Using top-of-the-line paints and specialized techniques, we ensure a long-lasting, flawless finish. Now, how about that accent wall? Our experts assist in color selection and use innovative technology to provide uniform coverage and breathtaking results.
You might think that because we’re called Gables & Grove Painting that we only stick to Coral Gables and Coconut Grove, and while we do a lot of work in our home neighborhoods, we love to service as much of Miami-Dade county as possible.
Here are the communities we serve—and if you don’t see yours listed you should give us a call anyway!
We look at your interior painting project as a personal transformation—after all you deserve to feel inspired, happy, relaxed, at peace, and secure in your home. So we perfected a system for achieving that result each and every time, and we call it The Gables & Grove Interior Painting System. Let’s take a look, from start to finish:
In this transformation journey, you’re the hero, and we are here to guide you, ensuring a smooth, professional, and satisfying painting process that brings your vision to life. Should you have any more questions, don’t hesitate to reach out. After all, even heroes need guidance sometimes!
Ok, so what exactly can be painted? Well, the short answer is: “everything!” We paint all your standard surfaces—ceilings, molding, walls, doors, trim, baseboards, cabinets, vanities, windows—and more. Once we even painted a customer’s metal fridge door to match her pink Smeg kitchen accessories. Can you say “woah, that’s bright!”
The most important part of any painting project is the preparation, so we make sure that every surface gets the prep and technique needed to ensure a long-lasting finish. We’ve got it all covered, literally!
We most definitely do, although we don’t like to call them “estimates”! We work diligently to provide you with a specific and detailed quote—the last thing either of us wants is a vague scope of work with the potential for changing prices.
More good news: most of the time we deliver your quote right there on the spot. Yes, right then and there! What does that mean for you? That if you like everything about Gables & Grove then you can have your project scheduled to start on the same day as your quote appointment. No more waiting a few days/weeks for a vague estimate and price that comes on a napkin with a coffee stain.
We even have virtual quotes available for interior painting and cabinet painting.
Yes, with the right type of paint and preparation, metal appliances such as fridges can be painted for a new look. Once upon a time, in a magical Brickell condo, we coated a metal fridge to a very specific tint of pink to match the customer’s Smeg kitchen appliances. In case you’re wondering, this was actually before the Barbie movie.
We sure do—we wouldn’t be a very good South Florida-based painting company if we didn’t!
Water damage is a common thing we run into on interior painting projects. Stains, bubbling, mildew in your home’s interior means water intrusion, and once that’s taken care of it’s time to clean up the mess. We’re quick and clean in our process: remove the damaged drywall or millwork, replace with new, seal it all up, prime, and paint. Good as new!
Head over to our Waterproofing Learning Center for more information on how to seal and protect your home.
We’re always open to partnerships with other tradespeople and businesses in the community. If you’re a plumber, roofer, landscaper, general contractor, real estate agent, interior designer, or other professional who works with clients needing painting services, we’d love to partner with you.
Simply refer potential projects to us and we’ll happily return the favor when opportunities arise. We’ll provide an agreed-upon finder’s fee or reciprocal discounted service for each confirmed lead or job you send our way.
To get started, give us a call or shoot us an email to discuss partnership options. We look forward to collaborating and building our local business networks together for mutual benefit. With your help connecting us with new clients that need our services, we can continue delivering the high-quality painting results Miami residents and businesses have relied on Gables & Grove for.
We sure do, and we’re happy to report on some of the pretty cool commercial work we’ve done!
We’ve worked on lots and lots of custom homes for GC’s and home builders, helping them put the literal final touches on masterpiece single family homes and condo/penthouse units.
We’ve also repainted office buildings and spaces (dental, medical, law offices), parking garages, schools, different restaurants, several beauty salons, half a dozen YouFit gyms, the Natuzzi showroom in the Design District, a Fendi storefront at Merrick Park, Green’s Garage in Coral Gables, and even a few walls in Wynwood.
Most recently, we were hired to paint and complete multiple sections of the new Formula 1 race track at Hard Rock Stadium. Yes, we’re Ferrari fans. Vroom vroom!
We have many years experience working with general contractors, architects, and designers on new construction and remodel projects, providing drywall finishing and painting as well as exterior priming, painting, and staining. For more on how we save money and time on drywall project, check out our Drywall Learning Center.
Do you have an office, facility, school, etc that news repainting? Visit our commercial page to learn more, or book a free appointment today!
Isn’t that the $64,000 question? Note: most of the time it doesn’t cost $64,000—although it has once or twice.
The good news is that over the years we’ve noticed price averages for many standard interiors. The following prices ranges are for common layouts and include the painting of ceilings, walls, baseboards, an average number of doors, and the cost of related products and materials.
Gables & Grove has painted interiors in excess of $100,000. Here are a handful of factors that could see your price rise, or lower:
Contacting us about your project is the best way to get a fast, specific, and detailed quote and timeframe for the project you have in mind. Start your interior transformation by either scheduling a free quote appointment or calling us, and let us be your guide on this important journey.
Our fellow painter and friend, Mihai Cristolovean of Exceptional Painting in Sudbury, Canada, often reminds us of Benjamin Franklin’s insightful words: “The bitterness of poor quality lingers long after the sweetness of a low price is forgotten.”
Color trends are always evolving so check out our up-to-date blog for the latest and greatest color trends because it’s definitely a popular topic!
In Miami, so many homeowners are choosing one of the many beautiful whites right now. Neutral tones like grays and beiges are also popular, so we’re including some of those as well.
So what are these whites and grays that speak to Miami’s modern, minimalist, and elegant aesthetic? Let’s take a look at the top 5 whites from both Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams.
The Top 5 Benjamin Moore Whites and Grays we use at Gables & Grove
1. Chantilly Lace (OC-65): This is a bright and clean white with slightly cool undertones. It is incredibly versatile and perfect for a crisp, modern aesthetic.
2. Gray Owl (OC-52): A light gray with cool undertones. This color is sophisticated and minimalist, great for creating an elegant, modern atmosphere.
3. White Dove (OC-17): One of the best whites for trim and doors because of its warm, soft undertones. It pairs beautifully with a wide range of colors.
4. Classic Gray (OC-23): The perfect muted, light gray that can create a soft, inviting modern space.
5. Balboa Mist (OC-27): This is a soft, warm gray with beige undertones. It’s a fantastic neutral for a modern, elegant interior.
The Top 5 Sherwin Williams Whites and Grays we use at Gables & Grove
1. Pure White (SW 7005): A versatile and vibrant white that is just right, not too cool or warm.
2. Alabaster (SW 7008): A warm but crisp white, great for creating a cozy and inviting space.
3. Repose Gray (SW 7015): A light, airy gray that feels fresh and modern. It’s the perfect backdrop for a contemporary Miami home.
4. Agreeable Gray (SW 7029): A very light gray with warm undertones, this color is neutral and soft, making it a popular choice for a minimalist aesthetic.
5. Snowbound (SW 7004): A clean and slightly cool white that can help a space feel more open and airy.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? We get it, there are so many to choose from and nobody wants to make an unsure long-lasting decision without being sure.
A great painting company should guide you through color selection with a great system for choosing colors that includes samples and consultation.
You guessed it, color selection is a big part of our Gables & Grove Painting System. Grab a free quote appointment today and let’s talk color!
Sheen trends don’t evolve as frequently as color trends, but there have been some noticeable changes throughout the decades. Let’s talk about those.
Historically, walls were eggshell and all wood (crown, doors, trim, baseboards, etc) were semi-gloss. Semi-gloss is definitely easy to clean, but it’s also very shiny—many people feel it’s too shiny, and we tend to agree. We can count on one hand the number of times we’ve used semi-gloss in a residential environment in the last 10 years!
Flat sheen is typically used for ceilings as it reduces glare and also hides minor imperfections well.
For walls, flat and eggshell sheens are the most common and in-demand due to their elegant, non-reflective finish. Eggshell has a slight shine and is more washable and durable than flat but it can also highlight wall imperfections, so before going eggshell we want to make sure you have nice, smooth walls. Flat and eggshell sheens are ideal for living rooms, bedrooms, and dining rooms.
Cabinets, Doors, and Trim
Like we said earlier, semi-gloss (and even high-gloss) sheens were typically used for doors, trim, and cabinets but the shift is almost 100% to satin for all the wood substrates in your home. Satin is (1) still durable and washable, making it ideal for these high-use, high-traffic areas, and (2) still highlights these surfaces without the “woah, that’s shiny” feeling we all loved in the 80s and 90s!
In painting, “sheen” refers to the level of glossiness in the finish of the paint. It’s an important factor to consider when choosing paint as it can greatly affect the appearance and functionality of the painted surface. Here are the different levels of sheen, listed from least glossy to most glossy:
1. Flat (or Matte)
This type of paint has the least amount of shine and provides a smooth, non-reflective finish. Flat paint is great for hiding imperfections on your walls as it doesn’t reflect light. It’s typically used for ceilings and low-traffic areas. However, it’s less durable and doesn’t clean easily, so it’s not ideal for high-traffic areas.
This paint finish is a good middle ground with a slight sheen that’s comparable to the low gloss of an eggshell. It’s more washable and durable than flat paint, making it suitable for living rooms, bedrooms, and dining rooms.
Satin paint has a slightly glossy finish that’s easy to clean, making it ideal for high-traffic areas. This finish is perfect for family rooms, foyers, hallways, kids’ bedrooms, and kitchens.
This finish is shinier and more reflective than satin. It’s also very durable and easy to clean, making it ideal for areas exposed to moisture, like kitchens and bathrooms, as well as high-touch surfaces like doors and trim.
The most reflective of all paint sheens, high-gloss paint is highly durable and easy to clean. It’s a good choice for areas that face a lot of wear and tear, like doors, trim, and cabinets. However, its high reflectivity will highlight any imperfections on the surface, so proper preparation is key.
Each sheen has its own advantages and can significantly impact the aesthetic and function of the room. The right choice depends on the room, the surface being painted, the desired aesthetic, and the amount of durability needed.
This is a hugely popular question! A lot depends on your personal style and the style of your kitchen so if you haven’t already, head over to our Cabinet Painting Learning Center where we go deep on color and kitchens! That said, let’s do a quick review right here in this awesome FAQ (it is pretty good, isn’t it?)
The most popular kitchen cabinet colors reflect the Miami vibe, the love for sleek and modern aesthetics, and an appreciation for natural light. These trends have led to an emphasis on light, neutral, and minimalist colors that can brighten up a space, and make the kitchen look clean and airy. Let’s do another Top 5!
A timeless choice, white cabinets can make a kitchen feel clean, bright, and spacious. Shades like Benjamin Moore’s Decorator’s White and Sherwin Williams’ Pure White are great options.
2. Light Grays
Light gray offers a soft, neutral look that can still add some depth and contrast. Consider Benjamin Moore’s Gray Owl or Sherwin Williams’ Repose Gray.
A blend of gray and beige, greige creates a warm yet contemporary look. Try Benjamin Moore’s Revere Pewter or Sherwin Williams’ Accessible Beige.
4. Soft Blues
For a pop of subtle color that still maintains a light and airy feel, soft blue can be a fantastic choice. Try Sherwin Williams’ Rain or Benjamin Moore’s Soft Chinchilla.
5. Two-Toned Cabinets
For those looking to make a more distinctive design statement, the two-toned cabinet trend involves painting upper and lower cabinets in different colors. Often, this is done with a lighter shade on top and a darker one on the bottom to ground the space. For instance, white on the upper cabinets and a darker gray or blue on the lower ones.
Looking for more? Head on over to the Cabinet Painting Learning Center for all the cabinet talk you could ever need!
A very important question and concern, and one that we take very seriously. Interior painting is safe for your family and pets when done correctly and with the right materials. Here are some of the key factors to consider:
1. Use Low-VOC or No-VOC Paints
VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) are chemicals that can evaporate from paint as it dries. Some people are sensitive to these chemicals, and they can cause irritation to the eyes, nose, and throat, and can be harmful in large amounts. Low-VOC or No-VOC paints have fewer of these compounds and are safer options.
2. Proper Ventilation
Always ensure that the painting area is well-ventilated. This helps to circulate fresh air and expedite the drying process.
3. Keep Pets and Children Away
Although the paint is safe, it’s best to keep pets and small children out of the freshly painted area until it’s fully dry to avoid accidental contact or ingestion. Remember when your first grade teacher told you not to eat the paint chips? Yeah, there was a reason for that.
4. Professional Application
Hiring professional painters ensures that the job is done correctly and safely. They have the necessary experience and equipment to minimize any potential hazards.
If you have specific health concerns or severe allergies, be sure to discuss this with your us so we can take extra precautions or recommend specific products to meet your needs.
Quick story: once upon a time we painted for a young woman who told us that she always had terrible respiratory reactions to previous paint jobs she’d been around, even after the paint had dried several weeks. We proposed natural lime painting, and the only reaction our customer had was one of total surprise about how amazing and unique the lime product looked!
To protect your furniture and flooring, we use drop cloths, plastic sheeting, and masking tape. We carefully cover all items and areas that are not to be painted.
How do we protect your furniture and floors? With more coverage than a winter coat in a snowstorm (not that we really know what that feels like in Miami). Not a speck of paint will dare touch your precious items.
Dark woods and surfaces often require more coats due to their high pigment absorption rate. More layers ensure even coverage and vibrant color.
We do offer package deals for combined services. Please contact us for more information.
While we specialize in painting, we do offer handyman services, which may include light fixtures and security camera replacement.
The cost of interior painting varies based on several factors, including the size of the area to be painted, the complexity of the project, and the types of paint used. Please contact us for an accurate quote.
Some alternatives to interior painting could include wallpaper, paneling, tile, or architectural elements like molding and trim. There is also venetian plaster, limewash, and a handful of other faux finishes.
Options for metal windows and doors could include vinyl wrapping, powder coating, or anodizing for a different look and feel.
At G&G, we provide the Ultimate Painting Checklist – your go-to resource for flawless projects. From prep to final touch-ups, it covers every essential step. Whether a pro or DIY enthusiast, this invaluable tool empowers you to paint with confidence and finesse, creating stunning spaces. Embrace painting mastery now.
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This blog is about the accent wall trends in Miami that we’ve seen over the last year.
Interior painting is a great way to transform the look and feel of your home, and it can be a fun and rewarding DIY project