The Power of Paint: How Color Can Transform Your Home

by Heather

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Remember when you were small, and you loved to paint? You could squirt out all the tubes of color and make as much mess as you liked. You were brave with your color choices and bold as you mixed and matched. Why, as we get older do we become less brave with our choices? When it comes to painting all the rooms in the house, we more often than not get frozen with fear and opt for safe shades of whites, creams and magnolia. At the end of the day, it’s just paint. And if you don’t like the finished result, it’s easy enough to fix. Let’s take a look at the power of paint and see how using color can transform your home.

Front Door

Let’s start with the front of the house. The front door is the first impression people get of your house. It’s also the perfect place to be bold with color. Choose a vibrant paint such as a sunny yellow or a bright red. If you prefer muted shades how about berry or soft grey? A statement front door looks welcoming and beautiful and makes your house look luxurious from the outside. Make an impact with a great color. Also, think about the period style of your property. A Mediterranean style property will look fresh with a pretty turquoise door. Whereas a deep raspberry would work well for a Victorian property. A cottage may suit an apple green front door, and a contemporary home might look better with a slate grey. To get the finest quality of finish when repainting both the interior and exterior of your house, it is best to call in handyman services. The finished result will look much plusher than if you attempt it yourself.

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Photo credit: Pixabay


Changing the color of paint on your kitchen walls can make a big difference to the room. Colors such as Farrow & Ball’s Cornforth White and Pavilion Grey will make your kitchen look sophisticated and classic. Their Breakfast Green Room is not only fittingly named but is also perfect for cheering up a dull kitchen. If you have a feature island in your kitchen why not paint it a rich color and make a statement? Enticing red tones look great when used on just one feature piece of cabinetry. Cherry and raspberry paint colors are great for this kind of job. If your kitchen is small, opt for lighter colors including fresh white and pale greys.  And add a vase of fresh flowers each week to bring in some vibrancy. But if you are lucky to have a big kitchen, then be braver with your paint choices.


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Living Room

The living room is a space for relaxation and winding down. It’s where family members spend most of their time. So it’s not necessarily where you will pick your favorite color for the walls. Not everyone wants to relax in a powder pink or bright green room! Instead, think about the ambience you want to evoke. Do you want it to be warm and cozy? If so, then consider terracotta and soft clays. Or perhaps you want to rock the industrial look and therefore will be choosing different tones of grey. Or maybe you want something light, airy and contemporary. In this case, a neutral palette of stones will work well. For a modern feel, you can also paint the skirting boards one shade darker than the walls. And if you want to make ceilings look higher, then paint all the high woodwork in the same color as the walls.

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Photo credit: Flickr

Let us know how you get in your quest for the perfect paint colors in your own house!

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Linda Manns Linneman August 25, 2016 - 4:20 pm
I have always been one of those people that were afraid to experiment with colors. I am finally changing. I have used some bolder colors for our home and it looks great. Thank you so much for sharing
Olivine Eyes August 27, 2016 - 6:33 pm
I also heard that a bright door can add to your house's value. I prefer neutral colors, but I might try something new.
AnnaZed August 29, 2016 - 4:55 pm
Painting stuff is my new thing. I love it. I'm on a milk paint jag right now.
Sophia,M.,McConnery August 31, 2016 - 9:15 pm
Yes paint can do wonders for a lot of spaces.I like to base then accent!
AnnaZed September 1, 2016 - 8:27 pm
I just repainted my entire kitchen, it looks fantastic - dark yellow.

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