This etagere was also sourced at an Atlanta thrift store. Henderson repurposed the piece with black spray paint to fit with other black metal items like the coffee table and mantel mirror in the room. Better still, if the etagere paint gets chipped in transit you can always cover those glitches with a fresh coat of black spray paint.
Don’t be scared. The secret to success is using a black with a tinge of blue, so the darkness has depth. An expanse of it is easier to pull off on built-ins or behind open shelves, where you can layer white objects and plants to break up the color. This is Black Blue by Farrow & Ball, or try Dark Night by Sherwin-Williams.
For an inexpensive quick fix, Atlanta interior designer Steve McKenzie used two shades of gray paint to update an ugly blond 1980s cabinet. He worked with DIY blogger Dena Stormer on the project for Dwell with Dignity, a nonprofit agency that does home makeovers for families living in poverty. "Dwell with Dignity likes to reuse or refurbish anything they can, showing the families that with a little bit of work, you can transform anything," she says. "I love that idea." She removed the doors, sanded it down, taped off the inside, primed it and sprayed the doors separately from the console.
The owners' master suite wouldn't be complete without something blue. Luckily, designer Natalie Myers hung a beautiful watercolor painting over their bed, so they can enjoy their favorite color at all times.
Updating your home's exterior paint can be intimidating, but there's a quick way to simplify it. When choosing new colors, remember that a color scheme consisting of three or four coordinating hues works well for most exteriors. Given this home's lack of ornate detail, three shades of earthy greens are used on the siding, trim and doors.
If your kitchen has good bones but simply looks tired, painting your cabinets can be just what the doctor ordered. Mix up colors on upper and lower cabinets, or on cabinets and islands as shown here, to add richness. These cabinets are painted in Windsurf from Behr Paints; the island is done in Snowy Pine and the walls are Spice Garden. Behr recommends using semi-gloss enamel for painting cabinets.
There are so many great paint-primer-in-one options out there. Pick one that is for exterior applications in the color of your choice. Using a chip brush (so you can really get into those nooks and crannies), apply the paint all over the chair. Or, in this case, we chose to create an ombre effect by fanning out the gray paint into the natural rattan, making the color look ‘woven’ into the chair.
Cherry blossoms bloom in this formal dining room, serving as a beautiful backdrop and a topic of conversation at dinner. A distressed armchair with a cream-colored pillow sits right in the corner so guests can admire the hand-painted treatment up close.
Paint a blackboard wall - Blackboard paint can so easily be applied to any area you choose, and you immediately have a place for your child to be creative and somewhere for you to leave notes and photograph your little one.
This traditional powder room makes a bold statement with bright blue walls and an oversized peacock painting. Because this room has such tall ceilings it can handle the louder design elements. Lighting is a key component to success here as the larger-scaled room calls for a sparkly chandelier in addition to two wall sconces.
According to Sarah Fishburne, Director of Trend and Design at The Home Depot, you can consider using one shade of color from floor to ceiling. Paint the baseboards and crown molding the same color as the walls to make your room seem larger and the walls higher.
Indoor brick walls add industrial, historic and rustic charm; however, the brownish red tone of the brick drastically limits the possible color palettes a homeowner can use. To keep the brick pattern and the rich texture, paint the brick bright white in a flat finish. The white brick will make a room seem much brighter and also allow virtually any color scheme to work well.