Spring Refresh


Who loves Spring as much as we do?!?!? We all survived the long, cold and windy winter and we are so ready for nicer weather. The warmer weather motivates us to organize and get things done around the home. So now is the time to clean out and purge things we don’t need anymore, rearrange our homes, and maybe change up things around your home. It’s crazy how nice weather can motivate us to get things done. 


Who loves to clean out cluttered closets and drawers?!?!? It might be something we all continually put off until we cannot jam anything more in there, but the end result…{wow}. Organizing feels so good when it’s complete. Here are a few things to help you get better organized:

  • Always start small and in one place.  Then, if you are feeling it, you can keep going. 
  • It always gets worse before it gets better.  It might look like a huge mess, but keep going because purging and organizing feels so good!
  • Don’t keep everything you pull out of the drawers or closet. The purpose of organizing is to weed out things you no longer need.
  • Have bins for things you no longer need, like donate and trash. This also helps keep things organized. 
  • We love the color coordinating method;, this is a big one for our favorite organizers from The Home Edit www.thehomeedit.com 
  • If you are cleaning out your kids’ closet, have them help! Then they can try on clothes, get rid of ones that no longer fit and ones that they don’t like anymore. 


If you are thinking about changing the colors inside your home, there are several things you will want to consider. Do you get a lot of natural light, or does your home rely more on lighting inside your home? Also, the type of light bulbs you use will greatly change the appearance of paint colors. Daylight / bright white bulbs are much brighter and give off a cooler, blue tone. Soft / warm bulbs are warmer and give off a more yellow tone.  You will want to bring swatches into your home to see what it looks like throughout the day and evening, as well as what it looks like with your furniture and accessories. If you have dark furniture, you will want to use a lighter, warm color on your walls. If you have lots of lighter furniture, you can be more flexible with your color selections. Lighter colors also make rooms appear larger. 

Now for the fun part, we are going to share some of our favorite paint colors for the interior of your home.

White paint colors from Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams:

  • Decorator’s White- a warm white with gray undertones
  • White Dove- a greige with yellow undertones
  • Simply White- a bright white with a slight yellow undertone
  • Alabaster- a creamy, bright white with yellow undertones
  • Oyster White- a greige color

Gray paint colors from Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams

  • Crushed Ice- light gray with blue undertone
  • Classic Gray- a light, warm gray
  • Gray Owl- a light, cool gray

Greige paint colors from Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams

  • Collonade Gray
  • Revere Pewter
  • Edgecomb Gray
  • Balboa Mist


Fun Paint Colors from Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams

  • Raspberry Blush- Benjamin Moore’s 2023 Color of the Year
  • Redend Point- Sherwin Williams 2023 Color of the Year
  • Hale Navy and Naval- deep, rich navy colors
  • Onyx and Caviar- black and bold colors


Also, a quick decorator’s tip on colors and figuring out their undertones, the NAME will sometimes give you insight on the of the color.


Spring is here, so refresh and organize your home, because it feels AMAZING!  At Manor Works, we are here to work alongside you and help you find joy in the colors you choose, which will allow you to love where you live!  If you need help finding the perfect color in a sea of so many colors, give us a call. We work with some fabulous designers who can provide color consults free of charge, when you choose to use Manor Works Painting. Let us help you paint your home with color and make sure it’s the perfect color for you to enjoy for many years to come! You can schedule your free in-home estimate at manorworks.com or you can give us a call at (703) 339-6800.


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