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Warm Red Colour Recommendation for Painting a Focal Wall?

We would like to paint our living room red and cream: the main fireplace wall a nice warm red and the rest a nice cream colour. We are struggling with

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Neutral Wall Paint Color Ideas for a New House?

I am in escrow on a property and the place needs new paint and carpets. I plan to get hardwood floors, but do not know what color to paint the walls.

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Choosing the Right Color for Our Concrete Driveway

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,

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Kitchen Decorating: Paint and Color Ideas for Walls and Cabinets

Kitchen decorating paint ideas and painting techniques. Learn how to pull together and enhance your kitchen design colors.

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Most Popular Kitchen Colors, Best Kitchen Colors (for Painting)

Most popular kitchen colors and best kitchen color ideas for painting the walls: green, red, yellow, orange, brown, beige...

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Need Accent Colors for Painting the Outside of Our Beach House!

We want to paint the peaks of the house and the beauty bands (the pieces of wood - not wood shakers) that go around the entire home. All the railing

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Need a Recommendation for My Kitchen Paint Colors

I'm looking to cover the walls of my kitchen perhaps with a green paint color. However, I am open to other color ideas. I have 4*4 Rialto beige tiles

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Faux Venetian Plaster Finish in a Living Room

This living room has a base color of Benjamin Moor Aura, #350. The glaze colors are #355 and #370. The original walls are textured plaster so I just

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Painting a Bathroom: Choosing Bathroom Paint Colors

Painting a bathroom soon but haven't picked your bathroom wall colors yet? Here's how to choose bathroom paint colors you will love...

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Beachy Bathroom Painting Ideas and Bathroom Color Schemes

Beachy bathroom painting ideas, shore-inspired bathroom paint colors and tips for turning your bathroom color scheme into a

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Kitchen Painting Ideas and Kitchen Design Colors by Style

Kitchen painting ideas by decorating styles: see traditional, country, contemporary, modern, asian kitchen wall color ideas...

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Timeless Kitchen Design Colors and Kitchen Color Schemes

Timeless kitchen design colors are easy to live with and they never go out of style. So what kitchen wall colors are timeless?

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Paint Colors for Kitchen Walls; Unusual Kitchen Color Ideas

Unusual paint colors for kitchen walls and unique kitchen painting ideas. You've never considered these kitchen wall colors...

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Painting Woodwork; How to Paint Woodwork and Trim

Painting woodwork can be a messy home improvement project for a newbie. Here are some helpful tips for painting interior trim...

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Faux Painting Kitchen Ideas: Walls, Cabinets, Floors, Countertops

Faux painting kitchen surfaces is a great way to update your kitchen design colors: cabinets, walls, floor, countertop and tile...

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Contemporary Kitchen Paint Ideas: Modern Kitchen Color Schemes

These kitchen paint ideas are not for the faint of heart, but if you like bold kitchen wall colors, you are in for a treat...

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Kitchen Paint Color Ideas: Finding Colors to Paint a Kitchen

Creative kitchen paint color ideas can come from home decorating magazines, home improvement paint stores and even your own kitchen!

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Kitchen Color Schemes: Choosing the Best Kitchen Colors

Successful kitchen color schemes are created by properly selecting countertop, cabinet, flooring and wall finish colors...

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Painter and Interior Decorator Jobs; Hiring NOW

House Painter and interior decorator jobs available; hiring faux finishers and designers for part time positions. Apply here.

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Need a Different Painting Idea for a Small Room

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 want it

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Painting the Main Area and Need Color Ideas

Hello everyone, I want to give my parents a little help to get some color in their house. The furniture in the living room in this picture is gone and

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Need Help with Daughter's Bedroom Paint Color!

We are remodeling our home and are building a bedroom for our 8yr. old daughter upstairs (11' by 15'). The room gets somewhat low natural light from

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Wall Paint Color to Make Mauve Countertops Look Less Ugly?

I am moving into a new house and the countertops are a mauve/rose color. I don't have the money to change them right now. What paint color would look

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Crisp and Comfortable Wall Color Idea for Repainting My Kitchen?

I am repainting my kitchen. Actually, I repainted my dining room and hallway and now I am stuck repainting my kitchen. I have an open floor plan,

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Help Pick Out Paint Colors for Foyer, Kitchen, Living and Dining Room

We just bought our first home and need help picking out colors that will flow together. We want color, not just cream or tan and like a beach theme, so

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Problem Matching Paint Color to Accent Wall

I have decided to paint one accent wall in my Living Room a separate color than I would like the rest. I am trying to figure out now what color would

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Once-a-Year Special Deal: One Room Painted for $99

Sit back and enjoy while we put 2 coats of paint on your walls! Click for more details and to order this deal for yourself or as a gift...

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Coupon: 25% Off the Paint Color Cheat Sheets

Need a perfect Christmas gift idea for a woman in your life who loves her home?

The Paint Color Cheat Sheets make a very unique and thoughtful present that will be remembered and enjoyed for a long time :)

Here's a coupon code for you to save 25% off (valid for physical/hard copies only): BUYMYBOOK305 - use it at checkout. Don't snooze and lose - the coupon expires on December 14!

Dark Blue Hallway Wall: a Romantic Accent in Our Boring House

We were three college students on a budget that just rented an old, unique, little house for the school year. It was drab and boring, and the carpet

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Orange Accent Wall Painting Idea: Sherbet Paint Color by Martha Stewart

I just bought my first home... everything was primed white, so that gave me an open palette to do anything I wanted to do to it!! I went to Home Depot

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My Daughter's Pepto Pink Bedroom Color Scheme!

We were completely remodeling the house we just purchased and decided to let the kids choose their own paint colors. Their dad was a little worried

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Breaking Up a Narrow Hallway with Paint Colors

When I fell for a nice young man a few years back, I also fell in love with his neighborhood – Park Slope, Brooklyn. I found a fabulous and reasonably

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My Living Room Painting Idea: Rich Burgundy Color

I painted the living and dining room using Garnet in a satin finish from Behr paint. I chose this color because it matched the fabric wallcovering and

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Cabinet Refinishing Tips for Professional Results

Are shabby chic, distressed or antiqued cabinets your thing? Do you want to give your dated cabinets a makeover? Or maybe you just need to unify a bunch

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Spicy Dark Red Wall Color in a Mediterranean Room Color Scheme

Prior to its new paint job, this long, rectangular living room was a standard builder's white. Because it is so gloomy in the morning, yet sunny in

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Drywall Repair: How to Patch Holes and Dents in Drywall

Done properly, drywall repairs are permanent and unnoticeable. Some repairs are simple, needing just two thin coats of patching compound. Others require

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Paint Color Mistake Fixed!

This is my latest interior painting project: The kitchen walls were painted an atrocious orangey-peach color (that looked like a soft and calm color

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Subtle Blue Painted Wall Stripes in the Dining Room

My dining room was terribly outdated when I moved into my current house. It had floral wall paper on the top half of the walls and maroon paint on the

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Painting Idea for a Breakfast Nook: Red Statement Wall

My kitchen and breakfast nook area are wonderfully bright and airy, thanks to a well-placed sliding glass door into the backyard. However, it definitely

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Sponge Painted Bedroom Walls With Orange Accents

My husband and I sponge painted one of our spare bedrooms. We have never done anything like this before, but it turned out to be a great experience and

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Painting Idea for a Feature Wall: Crimson Red Color

Throughout my life I've had the traditional bedroom – quilted bed cover, brown wooden dresser, a calendar, a couple of photos on the walls, and always

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My Small Home Office Painted a Bright Red Color

This is the world's smallest room but when moving in with my partner it was the only space I could take over for an office! It was dark green and full

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My Freshly Painted Green Home Office

I've been working from home for the past few years and decided to paint the office space in my town home. I chose a Behr green earth tone with a bit of

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Country Dining Room Painting Idea: Hunter Green Wall Color

We recently re-finished our basement with the intentions of moving our living room down there, and utilizing the upstairs living room space as a dining

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Interview with YELENA KUBLITSKI - creator of the Paint Color Cheat Sheets and editor of HousePaintingTutorials.com

It's a funny feeling - writing an intro for an interview where the paint color expert is... myself! But the thing is, someone interviewed me for their

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Painting Accent Walls: Guidelines and Accent Wall Painting Tips

Painting accent walls: before you paint an accent wall, learn how to choose the right color and wall for your project.

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Warm Neutral Mocha Paint Color on Our Living Room Walls

We wanted to warm up our living room and make it feel a bit cozier. After searching for consumer feedback on color-accents for living spaces, we found

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Caribbean Style Orange Accent Wall in a Long Corridor

The interior of a typical Caribbean home often exudes the same energy and decorative colors as the tropical islands of the Caribbean. The Caribbean

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Our Living Room Walls Painted a Subtle Orange Color "Glazed Donut "

We used the paint color Glazed Donut for our living room walls for many different reasons. We chose it primarily because it matched our brown sofa and

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