Interior Paint

  1. Choosing Home Color Schemes

    Open paint cans with variety of colors

    A color scheme brings cohesiveness to your home's appearance. But how do you go about choosing one that reflects your personality and tastes? It's not as simple as choosing your favorite colors and then starting to paint.

    Creating the perfect

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  2. How to Connect Rooms with Cohesive Color Flow

    Connected rooms sharing green and white color scheme

    Beautiful interior design calls for harmonious use of color. Adjoining rooms painted in colors that clash can have an undesirable effect. Create flow between rooms by using a color scheme that smoothly brings your rooms together in a unified way.

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  3. Enlarge Any Room with Color

    Living room enlarged with gray and white color scheme

    We've all dreamed of a bigger bedroom or perhaps a larger living room or den. Adding extra space isn't always an option. However, creating the illusion of a larger room is. A clever application of the right paint and the right colors can easily and inexpensively

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  4. Easy Room Makeover: Paint a Stunning Accent Wall

    Black accent wall in white office

    An accent wall can add dramatic flair and a touch of elegance to any room by creating a focal point that demands attention. It's an inexpensive do-it-yourself project that will heighten the visual interest of your living space. Before you start working,

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  5. How Light Affects Paint Color

    Window light on dark gray wall and red accent chair

    When starting any paint project, choosing paint colors that work within a cohesive color palette is half the battle. You also have to select a paint type, a paint finish and keep in mind how a room’s natural and artificial light may affect the colors y

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  6. 5 Tips to Make Any Small Space Look Bigger

    Small bright bedroom with curtains to ceiling

    Small can be cozy, but sometimes, having more room—be it real or perceived—is essential. Whether you live in an apartment or condo, or a small house or bungalow, you don’t have to feel like you’re enclosed in a smaller space. You can make any room in

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  7. Create a Bathroom Retreat with Color

    Modern gray and white bathroom

    If your bathroom is old, outdated or has a clinical feel, turn it into a spa-style retreat. While there are a number of things you can do to create a bathroom getaway, sometimes all it takes is a new color scheme and a fresh coat of paint. It's like getting

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  8. Why Settle for One Color? Two-Tone Paint Ideas

    Two-toned room painted mustard and white

    Why paint a room’s walls just one color when you can experiment with two-tone painting? Two-tone painting creates visual interest by using two colors on one wall, divided horizontally, for example. This technique allows you to be creative in your rooms’ col

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  9. How to Paint a Room: 7 Steps to Perfection

    Hunter green room with blue chair and orange accent pillow

    If this is your first time painting a room you're in luck. It's a great project for any novice do-it-yourselfer. With the right tools and advice, you can give any room in your home an instant update without spending a lot of time or money.

    Step

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  10. How to Install & Paint Wainscoting

    Blue wall and wainscoting with decorative fans on ledge

    Wainscoting is wood paneling that lines or borders the walls of a room. It's an attractive home improvement that can transform your walls from ordinary to extraordinary in no time at all. Installing and painting wainscoting is much easier than it once

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  11. How to Paint a Radiator

    Living room with painted radiator holding plants and decor

    Many older homes and buildings still have cast iron radiators in them. Whether they are operational or not, you can give them a quick facelift with paint to make them blend in better or become focal points in your rooms. You simply need the right paint

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  12. How to Paint Trim & Crown Molding

    Elaborate trim and crown molding painted white

    Interior trim and crown molding accent your rooms, and when painted or finished well, these decorative features can be the final touch that makes your makeover project look complete. So, when you're repainting walls, or updating décor, remember to pay

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  13. How to Paint Your Door

    French doors painted blue

    A fresh coat of paint can easily bring a scuffed and worn door back to life. And it's a simple project if you have basic painting experience around the house. We’ll walk you through the steps with all the tips you need. Be sure to click on the Project S

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  14. Best Ways to Touch Up Paint

    Touching up white wall with paint brush

    Maintaining the rich color and smooth finish of your home’s interior doesn’t mean you have to repaint the whole room to fix the dents, dings, scratches and marks that can, over time, mar your walls’ surfaces.

    By using the proper technique and t

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  15. How to Paint a Stone Fireplace

    Stone fireplace painted white with classic decor

    A natural stone fireplace can be a compelling, rustic centerpiece for a room. However, if you’re looking to blend the fireplace with a different aesthetic when moving into a new home or you are simply looking for an update, try painting the fireplace t

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  16. How to Paint a Wood-Paneled Room

    Painted wood-paneled sun room

    Wood paneling was once a design element prevalent in kitchens, living rooms, family rooms and finished basements. Interior design trends have changed and many homeowners are opting for brighter, more colorful surfaces in their homes.

    While many

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  17. How to Paint a Ceiling Fan

    Ceiling fan and support beams painted white

    Updating a ceiling fan is often part of a room makeover or remodel. You don’t have to replace the fan though. You can simply refurbish it with a coat of paint to match your room’s new look. Keep reading for tips on how to put a new spin on an old, dat

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  18. How to Paint a Room for the Holidays

    Bedroom painted dark blue and decorated for holidays

    It’s the holiday season and that means it’s time to prepare for the festivities—and of course, houseguests. If there’s a room in your house that needs a refresh, now’s the time. It doesn’t take a lot of effort to refresh a room; all it takes is a few ho

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  19. Painting Ideas for Kids’ Rooms

    Colorful, mountain mural painted in kid's bedroom

    If any rooms in the house call for imaginative spin, it’s your children’s. Take advantage of the opportunity and create the perfect personal hideaway that your kids will love. Not sure exactly how to start? Keep reading for some decorative painting ide

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  20. Best Ways to Antique Furniture

    Antique sideboard painted white

    If you have furniture in your house that needs some added character, "antiquing" is one way to go. Antiquing furniture is a DIY faux-painting technique that gives furniture an aged or antique appearance. Whether the piece is new or old, you can easily

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  21. How to Repair & Paint Closet Doors

    Closet doors painted blue

    You probably don't think regularly about your closet doors. Keeping them maintained and looking good, though, can boost your home's overall appeal. Plus, simple maintenance makes it easier to get in and out of your closet.

    Some quick repairs and

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  22. How to Paint Wall Stripes

    Bedroom with gray and white striped walls

    Adding stripes to your walls is a faux-painting technique that gives a wallpaper-like effect to any room in your house. Using paint as opposed to wallpaper lets your creativity flow. Paint gives you the freedom to create original, personalized vertical

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  23. Update a Bookshelf with Paint

    Built-in bookshelves with contrasting colors

    By simply painting the back wall of a built-in bookcase, you can instantly add more depth, dimension and interest to any room in your home. With just a couple of coats of paint, a boring storage space can be transformed into a stunning backdrop that showcases

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  24. Add Texture to Your Walls

    Textured beige walls with white baseboard

    If simple, painted walls don't fit into your sense of style and your vision for your indoor space, there are a number of ways to add texture and nuance to enliven your rooms. Whether it's using wallpaper, textured paint, joint compound or a faux finish,

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