Your current location is All Locations Change

Find home improvement products and services



Meet the Author:

MeCC Interiors

MeCC Interiors is an award winning full service design studio specializing in residential design, commercial redesign, and project management. Have your spaces custom designed from the ground up or simply dressed and accessorized – no job is too big or too small....

Visit our website

The Colours of Fall 2012

Oct 30, 2012 by MeCC Interiors

Welcome to fall, which officially begins today! The colours are not yet as vibrant as those shown at Fallingwater, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935 and built between 1936-38, but colours are definitely starting to shift.



Colour Confidence

Mar 14, 2012 by Clements Interiors

Well, it seems like a simple concept. You’ve heard from all the experts that a fresh coat of paint is the most economical and quickest solution to revitalizing any room. How complicated can choosing a paint colour be, right? No big deal.



The Psychology of Colour in the Home

Mar 05, 2012 by MeCC Interiors

Given the bold hues chosen by the likes of Pantone (Tangerine Tango) and the Color Marketing Group (Boyz-N-Berry) as the 2012 Colours of the Year, some people will naturally question the impact of colour within their home and how it effects mood.


PPG Trends

The Voice of Colour: PPG’s 2012 / 2013 Colour Trends

Nov 30, 2011 by MeCC Interiors

PPG’s 2012 / 2013 colour trend forecast calls for an awakening of the senses, a new positiveness, a search for increased intensity, and a sense of luxuriousness.


A Primer in Painting, Colour Selection and Art Finishing

Feb 14, 2008 by Renaissance Painters

So, you want to paint your home. A well-planned paint job can add texture and dimension to your surroundings. Choosing the right color or color story can tie in your existing furnishings, update them and create a real flow in your home. I’ve been in the painting business for over 20 years as the president and primary consultant for Renaissance Painters. Here’s an overview to give you some basic guidelines to help you get started. Who Will Do the Job? The first step …


Choose a Paint Color and Transform Your Living Room

May 16, 2007 by American Homeowners Association

Do you have furniture that doesn’t seem to go with the rest of your house? Try a fresh coat of paint before you change your living room’s decor. Let me guess, you’re cringing right now at the thought of painting your living room. You’re not alone. Even though most homeowners know painting is the most inexpensive and quickest way to transform their living rooms from drab to fabulous, they still express reluctance in vivid hues. They feel selecting the right paint colors …


SW6839 kimono violet

CMG Names 2012 Colour of the Year

Nov 30, 2011 by MeCC Interiors

If you’re planning ahead for 2012 and want to know what is happening in terms of colours, the Color Marketing Group (CMG) suggests Boyz-N-Berry, a “deep rich purple with slight red undertones. It is mature and elegant yet has a youthful edginess. It reflects our changing mindset on so many issues — off centre and unconventional, spiritual, meditative yet impulsive. It is serene and in control.” It is also able to blur the line, being both masculine and feminine and appealing to everyone.


Article pic for colour

When It Comes to Color, Follow Your Heart

Aug 05, 2011 by Interiors By Carolyn

How do you feel about your home and how does your home feel about you? It is a well-known fact that different colors in the home can have an immediate impact on our mood. Changing a color is one of the most exciting and economical ways to transform a space; alternatively, choosing a color can be a very overwhelming experience, since there are as many colors available on the market as there are grains of sands on the beach. Understanding color is vital to creating your perfect space.



2011 Colour of the Year

Jul 26, 2011 by MeCC Interiors

You may have noticed the return of bright colours over the past few months. Perhaps most prominent among them is pink. Not the dusty rose hues of the early 80s, or the fluorescents from a few years later, but a bold, fuchsia-like tone. So it is not terribly surprising that Pantone has named it their 2011 colour of the year.



Working Safely With Lead-Based Paint

Jul 18, 2011 by Eco-Strip LLC

Until recently, contractors, homeowners, and the general public in the U.S. had little knowledge of the dangers around them as they worked on older buildings. Many historic restorationists who focused on buildings from the 19th and early 20th century knew that the lead commonly used as a binder and colorant in old paint could poison them. In 1971, the U.S. Housing and Urban Development agency (HUD) enacted laws to reduce lead in house dust in federally-assisted housing. It wasn’t until 1978 that the US outlawed the manufacture and application of lead-based paint. Most European countries had done so decades before.


Original Back To Basics

2010-2011 Colour Forecast

Nov 09, 2009

More lively hues will be making a comeback in home décor in 2010-2011 and it’s all about using colour as a mood-lifter in the midst of challenging times.


Original Caulking

The Importance of Caulking when it comes to Painting

Aug 05, 2009 by Top Notch Interiors

Caulking is an extremely underrated task. People either don’t know about it, or don’t appreciate the difference maker that it is. The objective of this article is to either introduce you to caulking, or reinforce it’s importance.


Why Wait to Re-Decorate?

Mar 07, 2008 by Walls Alive Painting

Winter time we all find ourselves spending a great deal of time in our homes, and now is a great time to look around the home and plan to do the projects we have neglected, and to look at redecorating. Changing color schemes in our home is a great way to lift your spirits during the Winter Season. Whether it’s a new color for the kitchen, a child’s bedroom, or a new look for the family and living areas; why wait for spring to redecorate? Color is a powerful form of self …


Latex Paints vs. Elastomeric Coatings

Feb 14, 2008 by Remdal Painting & Restoration

In ancient times two Greek cults vied for dominance. The one, devoted to Apollo (the “Apollonians”) was devoted to order, simplicity, and conservatism. The other, devoted to Dionysus (the “Dionysians”) embodied emotional abandon and extreme liberty. We’ve seen a swing between these extremes in our culture: Sometimes a swing towards conservatism (think of the norms and hairstyles of the 1950s), and at other times a swing towards Dionysian abandon (think of the life and hair …


Canadian Walls Go Global for 2008

Feb 14, 2008 by Para Paints

If next year’s color palette is any indication, the world is getting smaller. From Asian reds, Indian golds, and deep Oriental purples, to Turkish coppers and cobalt blues, and Middle Eastern clay browns and khakis, global colors are the trend-setting style for 2008 and a top choice for Canadian walls, says leading architectural paint brand PARA Paints. “With the increase in globalization, the world is shrinking and its colours are merging,” says Melanie Rice, Color …


How To Choose Color and Love It! (Or Color Psychology 101)

Feb 14, 2008

Color is all around us, everywhere we look in the natural world and in the less-than-natural world as well. So why are we so afraid of it? Why is it so hard to understand? Why is adding color to our homes such a daunting experience? Let me help you clear up some of your misconceptions about color. Color Associations. The first step is to embrace color for the wonderful thing that it is. Don’t be roped in and enslaved by decorating rules and trends, afraid to make …