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Dilemma: I am wanting to paint the building a new color. You can see the awning is a teal color. More green in it than blue, and my bead sign is a pretty
Dilemma: My husband decided to paint the living room these colors a few years ago. I don't like the colors. The room looks too dark. I just want to lighten
Dilemma: My wife and I are indecisive on what colour our driveway should be. Currently it's plain concrete white but because of the earthquakes in Christchurch,
Dilemma: My den and kitchen are on the same floor and split between the door to enter my house. Both rooms are painted the same golden/yellow color. I
Dilemma: We are selecting paint colors for our new great room. It is 22x22 and has cathedral ceilings. We want to make the wall at the far end of the
Dilemma: I just bought a new house along with new furniture. I would like to paint but need help as I want to go with green shades (sage), along with having
Dilemma: My room is decorated in pink and brown. I have my own bathroom and closet, and the room is very small. What colors should I paint my room? I
Dilemma: I want to paint my bedroom, and I want to paint it pink. My mom says that I need an accent wall, but I don't know what color it should be when
Dilemma: I have a small room with wooden flooring (I still have to choose the color but I think a darker color will look better) and wooden cupboards.
Dilemma: I want to lighten up my home and need help with paint color ideas! In my living room I have a wooden wall that the sofa is against, so that makes
Dilemma: I want to paint 1 long wall spanning my entire living area. This includes the living room and dining area. It's an open floor plan. It also includes
This once bland, boring and outdated butler's pantry in a historic 1912 southern plantation style home now makes all visitors indeed green with envy.
Wall colors can make or break your home color scheme. Learn how to create flow and harmony, and coordinate clear and muted colors in your decor.
Paint Color Cheat Sheets is a shortcut to the best interior paint colors in a Sherwin Williams deck: proven, tried and tested colors that always work.
Learn what colors look good with different types of wood for interior home painting. Coordinate undertones, complement and enhance the wood with these tips.
Interior trim colors don't always have to be white. Sometimes using a decorative color makes more sense for painting and accenting the woodwork in your home.
Tuscan paint colors are rich, warm shades like olive green, rusty red, brown, gold and bronze. Learn how to make your Tuscan color scheme look authentic.
Black walls are perhaps the most dramatic painting idea. To pull it off you need to know how to make black color look fresh and inviting rather than gloomy.
Brown paint colors evoke the feeling of warmth, comfort and security. See which shade of brown you should choose for painting the interior of your home.
Gray paint colors come in blue, green and pink undertones, and these neutral shades have different qualities - see which is right for painting your walls!
White wall paint is not always really white. Shades of white come in different undertones and require thoughtful color coordinating just like other hues.
A purple paint color by any other name is just as violet. From pastel lilac to lavender to eggplant purple, there's a shade for any decorating style and taste.
Blue walls never go out of style. From pastels to brights to classic shades, blue paint colors can work in traditional, modern and eclectic decorating styles.
Shades of green paint color come in earthy, fresh and bold "flavors". Learn when and where to use each for painting and decorating the interior of your home.
Shades of yellow can be bold or sophisticated, making this color very versatile for painting the interior of a home. Learn which to choose for your walls.
Shades of orange range from funky to conservative to earthy. Learn how, when and where to use each for painting and decorating the interior of your home.
Pink paint colors are not only for little girls' rooms! Learn how to classy up pink wall paint and use it in adult spaces with sofistication and style.
Red paint shades are impressive but can easily overwhelm a room with their boldness. Learn how to paint and decorate with bright and deep reds successfully.
Ideas for faux painting kitchen surfaces: decorative techniques for creating unique paint finishes on the walls, floors, ceiliongs, cabinets and countertops.
Ragged faux finish techniques can be done with cloth, plastic or newspapers to create decorative painting effects like suede, leather, stucco or vellum.
As a teenager I felt controlled by so many events and people of my life. I wanted to break away from the norm, and when I was allowed to paint my own room
My fiance has lived in his current house now for nearly 25 years. He took over the house when his mother got remarried and moved out. We obviously recently
Creative ideas for faux painting New Jersey homes: from venetian plaster and crackle paint, to sand and suede textures. Choose your decorative finish!
Considering kitchen cabinet refinishing? New Jersey house painter can transform your kitchen or bathroom cabinets with professional painting or staining.
Learn how to faux paint using cloth, newspaper or plastic "rags". Create decorative finishes that look like faux suede, leather, wallpaper or parchment.
Tips and tricks for faux painting finishes done with a rag: learn how to make your positive and negative ragging and rag rolling effects look elegant.
If you've ever tried the sponging on technique, basic ragging on will be easier for you to learn - both the instructions and the process will feel familiar.
Ragging is one of the best known decorative techniques for many reasons: it is very adaptable, quick and easy to do, and needs no specialist tools. The
Thin, gauze-like cheesecloth (the material used here to remove glaze) is what produces the subtle texture of this subtractive paint finish and offers a
Here is another elegant variation of cloth distressing. It starts with ragging off, which creates a coarsely textured finish, and ends with cheeseclothing
Although similar to single color ragging and cheesclothing, this version of the same painting technique has a painterly quality to it. The job is a bit
When executed in two similar tones (a darker glaze applied over a lighter base), ragging off and cheeseclothing produce a subtle finish. But when done
Rag painting is not always done with cloth, sometimes other materials are used for a different effect. In this simple tutorial, you will use plastic instead
Here is an interesting painting technique called crosshatch ragging. When completed, the decorative finish resembles grass cloth. This technique can
The decorative painting technique of parchment, or frottage, combines Old World texture with a soft yet contemporary attitude. Based on the French word
These subtractive rag painting techniques will teach you how to texturize wet glaze with a cloth, in order to leave decorative impressions on the surface.
The warm and vibrant colors used in this rag painting technique remind us of the baking heat of a Tuscan summer, and the rough and uneven texture of the
In rag rolling, you work with a roll of cloth that produces a rhythmic linear pattern - in contrast to the random effect of the loosely bunched rag in
This technique produces a heavily glazed surface, but with a more stylized, floral-like texture, because here you use a different hand motion than in traditional