Monday, April 12, 2010

Don't be afraid of paint

Do you find yourself staring at white walls wishing for the courage to add color? Paint is one of the least expensive ways to add color and change the feel of a room. There are so many wonderful colors out there, that picking a color can be challenging.
Start by looking at the colors you love from a chair or drapery in your room. Once you narrow down your favorites, go to your local paint store and pick up samples. Take them back home and lay them up against the item you are trying to match. Once you have a match, take the sample around the room and make sure it will go with everything in the room. You now have the color you can paint the room with. If you are not having luck this way, take the fabric that has the color you like in it to the paint store and have it color matched. Remember, color is one of the least expensive ways to change the decor and warm up a room. Lose that fear and just do it. You won’t be sorry. Paint can take a room from ordinary to extraordinary.
I do offer paint consulting to help you get just the right color for your room. For more information about this leave a comment on this post and I will get back to you with the details.
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  1. I have about six paint splashes on a bedroom wall at the present time. I just keep walking in there going, "hmmm?"

  2. Debbie, I live with a man that thinks "white is the only way to go"...he has the hardest time breaking away from the light colors. Bless his little heart....when I wanted to paint one wall, just one wall a light sage he about went into cardiac arrest! Ha! But, once I done it he was ok with it. A fresh coat of paint will do wonders for anything! Thanks for sharing. bE blessed. Cindy

  3. Debbie, I love to change colors and it's so great for me as Len is color blind and don't know he's sleeping in a rose color bedroom ha ha!! Hope you are haing a GREAT day my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  4. Just getting ready to help my daughter with some painting at her new are so right about paint! It can completely change a room!

    Tiffany looks so cute...

  5. I just came over here to tell you I was at my client's house today and saw the paint (ha ha!). She loves it, her hubby loves it, and I love it! I hope my pics turn out. I will have to tell you the color, too, just in case. The granite looks wonderful (it makes the cabinets look dingy - they do need some freshening up. There are a few big pieces of furniture she needs to get rid of - sigh. I wish you lived right around the corner :)!

  6. Oh we love paint!! The more paint the better!! Paint color is so cheap and so easy to change the mood of any room.

  7. Hey Debbie, I'm not afraid of paint though I think my husband wishes I was!

    Hey, I was just thinking about you Grandma-Are you going to go by Grandma or Nana? (I go by Grandma) Anyway, any day now for you!!!-My daughter had Noelle 2-3 weeks early-I'm so very excited for you!!!!


  8. I totally agree with you about color.

    So, when is your grand baby due?

  9. I love color! I couldn't live without lots of color...whether it's paint or my home.

    Your daughter looks absolutely adorable!! She is such a pretty gal!

  10. Paint and a new work of art is the best way to make a beautifully effective change in decor!

    I have up a fascinating interview with artist Robert Anders...come follow.


    Art by Karena

  11. I am getting the "paint the walls" fever:) I painted my entire house the same color, except the dining room, when we built the house. I have been contemplating at least painting the kitchen. Perhaps, just perhaps..... soon. Have a blessed day dear Debbie!

  12. I love paint! We are in an apartment now so we are more limited as far as wall colors, but when we were in the house we went nuts with it!

  13. Hi Debbie--

    Just popping in to check on your daughter. . . wondering how things are looking these days! You must be getting so excited!!

    Have a great day!

  14. Good pointers...I think I shy away more from the WORK of painting. ;)

  15. Hi Debbie,
    Just popped over from another blog. Very nice blog, you have :) Please stop over and visit, when you can. Have a great evening!