New Year, New Paint
I’m continually amazed at what a fresh coat of paint can do. It can breathe new life into almost anything. Paint has remodeling power when you use it to emphasize a room’s best features or play down the flaws. It is one of the most economical upgrades for your home and can give it a whole new appeal. It’s cheap, relatively easy and it’s an instant gratification upgrade!
4 SIGNS YOU NEED NEW PAINT:
If you are looking for a spa-like Zen atmosphere (and especially if the home is going to be for sale soon), go neutral! Neutral doesn’t have to mean boring! You can still add personality; just keep it in the neutral family with crisp white trim. Light Grey is especially hot right now and gives a great base to match any décor. If grey or beige is too boring for you, add some color, but be sure to keep it muted so it doesn’t overwhelm the space. Light blue, sea foam green and even purple can be very serene colors if they are muted enough to not completely take over.
Go to your local hardware store and get a few paper swatches in the tones you are considering. Take them home and tape them to the wall, that way you can see how the colors look in the light and at different times of day in your home. If you still have trouble choosing the perfect shade, narrow it down to your top few favorites and buy samples to paint real life “swatches” on the wall. Paint is not a lifetime investment, but it’s also not something you want to be doing every year either. A little time and a few extra bucks spent to make sure you pick the right shade are well worth it.