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Painting a room is one of the least expensive ways to make a major impact on the look and feel of your home. Getting ready to sell your house, or want to make your new one feel like home? A fresh coat of paint can make a big difference! Here's everything you need to know about painting your place.

Could Paint Colors Help or Hurt the Sale of Your Home by Thousands?

We’ve heard homes for sale should be painted and staged so that potential buyers can envision their own interior style and personality…

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Get Inspired By This 1970s Color Flashback

  ruzanna / Getty Images Retro paint colors have us falling in love right now. Neutral colors have ruled the interior design world for years, but now we’re seeing exciting new colors everywhere. Though the colors we’re seeing may seem new, many are flashbacks to more colorful palettes of the past. The paint and decor […]

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Add Color and Drama to Your Home With These Painted Ceiling Ideas

Most of us have stuck to the safe choice of a white ceiling. After all, it goes with almost everything in the room — and someone once said a white ceiling makes a room feel bigger and brighter.While this is often true, painting your ceiling a color other than white isn’t necessarily a bad choice. […]

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What Is an Analogous Color Scheme? Your Design Secret Weapon

  Per Magnus Perrson / Getty Images If you’ve been following recent design trends, you know that big, bold colors are soon to be everywhere. For fans of monochromatic looks, this news can be equal parts intriguing and overwhelming. After all, how do you even know where to start when it comes to using color […]

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Benjamin Moore Metropolitan: 2019 Color of the Year

Linka A Odom / Getty Images Benjamin Moore Metropolitan AF-690 has been chosen as their 2019 Color of the Year. In a year when bold and bright colors have earned the Color of the Year spot for many other paint brands, Benjamin Moore chose a soft and sophisticated gray for the honor. “Metropolitan AF-690 emanates […]

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Best 10 Neutral Paint Colors

Muted colors can add sophistication to a room and, while many assume that neutral has to mean beige, there are many options that work in nearly any home and any setting. Neutral wall paint colors are timeless and provide the perfect backdrop for creative accents, whether you love clean, bright whites or deep, dark grays.  […]

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How to Use the Most Stylish Color of Every Year: Black

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  Black accent walls, ceilings, furniture – this color never seems to go out of style. While opinions vary on whether the kitchen work triangle is an outdated design rule, […]

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Home Exteriors Proving Black is the New Black

When it comes to home design, black may be the new black.Traditionally, the superstition of black exteriors has kept it from being a popular choice for homeowners. But with the influence of prominent designers (think Johnathon Alder and Simon Doonan), 21st-century home trends are changing. As architects and homeowners search for ways to create standout […]

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Cavern Clay: The Sherwin-Williams 2019 Color of the Year

Shop These Products Now: Wall Paint Cavern Clay is the Sherwin-Williams 2019 Color of the Year – and we are already falling in love with the possibilities. This unexpected, warm terracotta is a color chameleon with endless decorating opportunities. Cavern Clay looks like it fits with the heart of Southwestern decorating (which is making a comeback […]

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How to Choose the Right Color Palette for your Home

Nothing is as personal as color. Choosing a color palette is both the most important part and yet the most daunting part for many when it comes to decorating their homes. Read on and get some great tips as we help guide you to create the color palette that best suits your style, personality and […]

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These Are the Top Color Mistakes That Everyone Makes (And How to Fix Them)

If we’re being honest, there’s a lot more to choosing and combining colors than meets the eye. There are so many different shades and hues, it’s no wonder that sometimes people misstep and choose the wrong one. That said, there are a few common color mistakes that designers see over and over again. Keep reading […]

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10 Color Theory Basics Everyone Should Know

Shop These Products Now: Sofa – Flower Pot – Accent TableMost of us aren’t interior designers by trade and that’s okay. Whether you think of interior design as an enjoyable hobby or a necessary evil that helps keep your home looking presentable, sometimes it can be tough to understand the industry lingo. After all, how […]

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These Are The 2019 Color Trends We’re Loving

The new year is here, bringing with it all sorts of new interior design trends to fawn over. Today, however, we’re focusing exclusively on color. Each year, color giants like Behr and Sherwin-Williams release their top picks for which colors will soon be everywhere. From their wide selections, we picked the 2019 color trends that […]

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Think Zen is All About Neutral Colors? Try These Colorful Zen Styles

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. One hallmark of traditional zen spaces is that they tend to be dominated by neutral and earthy colors, especially beiges and browns. More contemporary zen styles may veer towards […]

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10 Colorful Ways to Use Pastels in your Modern Interiors

There is something oh so comforting in colors that make you feel at home and welcomed into a friend’s home, isn’t there? Throughout the years of interior design trends colors in retro and vintage era in the 50’s and 60’s to bold and bright in the 70’s and 80’s – we’ve always loved how color […]

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4 Colored Interior Trim and Molding Trends

Designers are always trying to find creative ways to work with color in a space. And one of those creative trends is going for colored interior trim and molding. We don’t normally give too much notice to trim. It’s usually a purely utilitarian element in the room used to hide gaps around doors, windows and […]

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Why You Should Consider A Monochromatic Color Scheme (Plus, How To Pull It Off)

Shop These Products Now: Wall Paint – Accent Chair Sometimes, even the most seasoned design aficionados among us need a little helping hand. It takes countless components to put a room together, so there’s no shame in searching for ways to make the process a little easier. If you’re in need of an assist and […]

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5 Creative Color Schemes Inspired By The Color Wheel

  ExperienceInteriors / Getty Images An empty room is a blank canvas for any decorator to fill with color, pattern and texture. While decorators have a handle on color schemes that work, choosing color schemes can be a scary proposition for others. Fear not, there are a few easy guidelines to follow that will have […]

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Creative Textures and Colors Optimize Small Taipei Apartment

miodrag ignjatovic / Getty Images Taiwan-based Studio Oj‘s latest project is this lavish apartment in Taipei. The three-bedroom apartment is small (710 square feet), yet highly creative. By experimenting with materials and colors, the designers created living spaces that visually stand out. The character of the interiors is enhanced by mixing bright and dark hues, as well as […]

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5 Creative Ways to Get Bold Colors into Your Space

Bold colors make a delightful addition to just about any space. They add an eye-grabbing element that just pulls you in. They also work well in a variety of styles, from the children’s room to artistic or boho spaces for adults. An accent color in a single piece can also work well in modern and […]

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10 Creative Ways to Find the Right Exterior Home Color

hikesterson / Getty Images Whether you know it or not, the exterior of your home is an extension of your home’s personality and what it “says” to the neighborhood. Depending on what exterior amenities, architectural details and color you choose can help your home shine in its best light. If you have been looking at […]

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10 Creative and Unexpected Ways to add Color to your Home

ismagilov / Getty Images We all need a little bit of color in our lives. Color sets the mood and the tone of the home – some colors are vivacious and energetic while others are much more calming and relaxing by nature. Whether you want a pop or burst here and there, or you want to […]

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Decorating with Color: How to Brighten Your Space with Yellow

The color yellow symbolizes happiness, positivity, warmth and energy. A vibrant yellow color is wonderful for brightening up a room. Forget the do’s and don’ts about how to decorate with color – if yellow makes you happy, decorate away – you can’t go wrong decorating with yellow. Check out these 21 ideas for decorating with […]

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Decorate With Red to Give Your Space a High-Design Vibe

Red never goes out of style, although different tones of the color will be more popular for a while. A deep, rich red is the “it” color of the moment and we’ve got some great ideas on how you can decorate with this rich, sumptuous hue. Also known as brick, merlot, spice, chili, ruby or […]

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