It’s National Painting Week!

Hey everyone, did you know it’s National Painting Week? Yep, Spring is finally here which means people are starting to tackle home improvements and update their homes.

The last big painting project I tackled was my Kitchen Cabinet Makeover. I used Sherwin Williams paint in Pure White and am absolutely in love with the outcome!

before and after kitchen makeoverWell to jump start National Painting Week, Sherwin-Williams is getting into the action. Each day, will feature color inspiration, painting ideas, expert tips, product information and one-of-a-kind projects from 14 top design bloggers.

Ellie-bedroom-makeoverBringing More Color Into the Home

The National Home Color Survey indicates three-in-four homeowners (74 percent) would like to incorporate more color in their homes, especially the living room (29 percent), bedroom (19 percent) and kitchen (10 percent).


From simply updating a room to a complete home transformation, homeowners are looking for ways to add color to their space. The home’s most colorful features, paintings/wall hangings (39 percent), walls (23 percent) and furniture (15 percent), are often used to express people’s creativity and interests.

How do I express my creativity? One of my favorite places in my home is my craft room. The walls feature Sea Salt by Sherwin-Williams on my walls with a bold carpet pattern.


Tips to Rejuvenate Your Home with Color

For people who are considering adding color to their home, Sherwin-Williams offers the following tips:

·       Identify a colorful object as the focal point of the room. Select a few colorful pieces to build your room around, such as artwork or a lively piece of furniture. Throw in some fun accessories like geometric patterned pillows, bright lacquered picture frames or unusual light fixtures.

·       Explore color.  Use a range of color selection tools such as ChipIt!™, ColorSnap®ColorSnap StudioTMfor iPad® and Color Visualizer to help select colors for your space.

·       Highlight unexpected areas. Colorful paint can turn ordinary areas like ceilings, banisters or doorframes into extraordinary spaces. If you want to keep walls neutral, paint a piece of furniture, such as a chair, headboard or the back of a bookshelf. Or balance neutral walls with bright trim on doors, windows and ceilings.

·       Use colorful patterns for the illusion of space. When working with a small or challenging space, use paint to create optical illusions. Horizontal stripes can help small rooms feel more spacious, while vertical stripes can add the illusion of height to low ceilings.

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About the Survey

The National Home Color Survey was commissioned by Sherwin-Williams and conducted by independent research firm The Futures Company between February 14-20, 2013. The survey polled a representative sample of 1,406 homeowners and has a margin of error of +/- 2.6 percent.


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  1. Lisa Gardner says

    We decided to paint our bedroom this spring. It is yellow right now, but I want to make new curtains and then paint!!

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