If you think redecorating is just too expensive, think again! Paint ranges anywhere from $15 to $50 per gallon, and the average room only requires around one gallon, so a new spruced-up space is within your reach!
Paint is an easy way to redecorate a room, and arguably gives you the most bang for your buck. By simply painting the walls of a room, you can completely recreate a space into something entirely different.
If you just bought a new Toll Brothers home, and are already thinking about the colors you want to put on the walls, WAIT! Among the many, many tips you’ll find about painting, this one just might be the most important – paint after you move in. Resist the allure of empty rooms that make paint prep easier, because in the end, you’ll be glad you did!
The colors you loved in your previous home will look different in your new home for a variety of reasons, including different light sources, different light placement, rooms that face different directions, flooring, and furniture arrangement. So take your time, and really think about what colors will look best in your new home.
Before you begin your color selection process, you may also want to consider what colors are trending. This year is a great year to get carried away with color, as 2014 is all about choosing colors that embrace your passion. To learn more about the 2014 color trends, please visit the Sherwin-Williams website. Also, if there is a store nearby, the staff is very helpful.
There is one more thing you need to remember… don’t forget the details. Like so many other projects, it is important to prep, prep, and prep some more.
Try as many paint samples as you want, and test to see how each one looks with different lighting and at different times of the day, because you want to make sure you choose the right color. After you choose your color, go out and stock up on painter’s tape, brushes, rollers , and drop cloths. Then call your family and friends – and get ready to roll (get it…like rolling paint)! Or, hire a professional to help from start to finish.
View our photo gallery of model homes for ideas from some of the nation’s top interior designers:
With paint, your options are limited only by your imagination! For more creative color ideas, please visit out Color in the Home board on Pinterest.