Paint is the cheapest, easiest and quickest way to make a huge impact in the look and feel of your home. I happen to enjoy painting which is probably a good thing because we change colors often.
The living room was all one color (the color on all the walls and ceilings when we bought our house) until we added that horizontal trim to help break up the expanse of wall. The lower portion was first a pretty blue, then dark slate gray and now a creamy white/gray.
My office received the painted wallpaper treatment a few years ago and I still love it. See the full tutorial here. The chalkboard wall is really more for looks since it is rarely used for writing on, but it makes a nice, simple backdrop behind my desk.
We painted our cabinets almost six years ago with oil based paint and they have held up really well. White paint is difficult to choose – there are so many options! – ours is a custom mix that matches the trim throughout our house. The top portion is a beautiful deep gray/brown that breaks up all the white.
I’m ready for a master bedroom update. This poor room has gone through several half-makeovers that never really came together. I’d like something soothing and clean and probably much lighter. The moody blue is a great color, though.
I was nervous painting the walls white in the boys’ room, but couldn’t be happier with it. The clean walls offset the perpetually messy floor (put three boys in one room and of course the floor will constantly be littered with socks, legos, books and baseball cards. I should just learn to accept it).
For a look at all of the colors we have used throughout our home, check out the updated paint colors page here.
Do you have a favorite go-to paint color? Please share!