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  • Exciting 2023 Paint Color Trends for the Home
    The 2023 paint color trends have been announced and fiery and dramatic reds seem to be a popular choice. The last few years have been about resetting with a new decade and grounding ourselves with the craziness of the pandemic, so focusing on energizing colors in 2023 is not surprising. Let’s check out the color trends to expect in the new year!
  • Sherwin Williams Alabaster Color Review
    Sherwin Williams Alabaster (SW 7008) is one of my favorite neutral white paint colors. Alabaster is the perfect off-white that feels bright and fresh while also having that warm and cozy element to the paint color. In fact, I have it painted all throughout my house! With so many rooms in our current home painted in Alabaster, I decided to do a full review on this popular paint color!
  • How to Paint a Stone Fireplace | Easy DIY
    We painted the dated, stone fireplace in our kids’ playroom! Our third home had a great garden-level space that we used for the kid’s playroom, but the giant rock wall made the room feel dark.
  • Color Review | Sherwin Williams Redend Point
    Every year, the biggest paint brands choose a color of the year that they predict will be a popular hue that will dominate design in the new year. This muted hue is the perfect neutral paint color to try in your home. When applied to the walls of a room, this beautiful earth tone creates a cozy and inviting atmosphere.
  • Popular Farrow & Ball Colors Matched to Behr
    I am constantly drawn to the beautiful and popular Farrow and Ball paint colors. Unfortunately, the accessibility and pricepoint are two reasons why I have yet to purchase this paint brand. I know this is old school, but there is something about purchasing paint in a store that brings me comfort! Farrow and Ball paints are sold in limited stores so the purchase would be made online. While I am not opposed to purchasing online, the biggest detractor is the price point. I am usually scraping together my budget for DIY projects, so $115 for a gallon of paint is hard to justify.
  • Beautiful Blue Green Paint Colors for Walls
    Blueish green paint colors are a popular choice for the interior of homes. These two colors complement each other really well when combined. Green adds warmth to a space, while blue adds freshness to a room.
  • 15 Beautiful Gray Green Paint Colors to Try
    Green is definitely having a moment this year, and I have pulled together some of the more popular green paint colors for you to try in your home! If you keep track of the colors chosen by major paint brands that are named “Color of the Year,” almost all of the chosen colors for 2022 are some shade of green! Green is a popular choice because it is so often found in nature and symbolizes growth. It is said that the color green has the psychological effect of making people feel rested and secure.
  • Basement Makeover | Painting Stairs Black
    Using materials that we already owned, I was determined to give our basement staircase a fresh and modern look. My goal was to complete this DIY project spending zero dollars!
  • 2022 Colors of the Year | Paint Trends
    Sharing the paint color trends each year is one of my favorite blog posts and also my most popular! I am always so inspired when I pull together all of the paint color predictions and can’t help but start thinking of projects for the new year. The theme of the 2022 paint color trends is pretty clear – green is on everyone’s mind!
  • 16 Mauve Paint Colors for Your Home
    With rising popularity of English designs and cottagecore trends, mauve has become increasingly popular as an interior paint color. To avoid this color feeling dated (very popular in the 80s), I prefer more muted mauves that can easily be used as a neutral within a space.
  • The Ultimate Cottagecore Paint Colors List!
    I have always loved the cottagecore style, but back when I was in college, it was called Shabby Chic! While the shabby chic trend in the 2000s had more of a romantic feel with creamier colors and light pinks, cottagecore paint colors are with warmer, natural earth tones.
  • The Best Supplies for Painting Interior Spaces
    When it comes to painting projects in my home, I always choose to paint myself instead of hiring it out. The cost of labor adds up quickly and I prefer to use that money in other areas of our home. Today I am sharing the best paint supplies I prefer when painting interior spaces in our house.
  • I Applied Latex Over Oil Based Paint | How To Fix
    Have you ever painted latex over oil-based paint without properly prepping the walls? If you are one of the unlucky readers who answered yes, you know exactly how painful this mistake can be!
  • 7 Simple Tips When Picking Interior Paint Colors
    One of the most common questions I get is how to choose the best paint colors for your home. Often it is from readers who are moving into a new home and don’t know where to start in terms of paint colors.
  • 2021 Paint Color Trends | The Best Predictions
    Planning a home project and want your paint color to be on-trend? This is the perfect post for you! I love following the paint and decor trends expected for the new year because it helps steer some of my design decisions for the year.
  • How to Paint A Pool and Save Money | Tutorial
    Today I am excited to share how we painted our pool and saved thousands of dollars! Would you believe me if I told you we almost walked away from our house because there was a pool in the backyard? We have young kids and the idea of having a pool was really intimidating to me.
  • Rich, Moody Paint Colors For Your Next Project
    I am digging the rich, moody paint colors trend and am craving this design aesthetic even more as we head into Fall! I love how the perfect paint color can warm up a room and give it a cozy vibe.
  • How to Paint A Room with Carpeting | Tutorial
    Whenever I begin a room makeover, I always start with paint. The wall color lays the foundation for the design and painting a room makes it feel fresh and new. Today I am going to take you through how to paint a carpeted room in 5 easy steps.
  • The Best Neutral Paint Colors for Your Home
    If you are looking to sell your home, one of the easiest ways to maximize its value is to create a blank slate with neutral paint colors on your walls.
  • How to Choose the Best Paint Sheen
    Choosing the right paint sheen for your project is almost as important as getting the right paint color – ALMOST. Choosing the right paint sheen for your project is almost as important as getting the right paint color – ALMOST. 🙂 Paint comes in a variety of sheens ranging from no shine at all to very shiny paint. As a general rule of thumb, you want your walls to blend into the design of your space. When you apply a sheen that is not appropriate for the space, it can be quite distracting to the eye. Today I am breaking down how to choose the appropriate paint sheen for your next paint project!
  • Your Guide to Exciting 2020 Paint Color Trends
    Are you someone who follows the anticipated paint color trends each year? I love when big paint brands choose a color of the year and find it fascinating the thought that is put into each decision. Last year there were mixed reviews with the Sherwin Williams choice of Cavern Clay but I feel like 2020 has all crowd-pleasers!
  • Beginner’s Guide to Easily Painting a Room
    I say this all the time, but paint is so transformative! On the blog today, I am sharing a step by step tutorial on how to paint a room like a pro.