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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.

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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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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Everything You Need to Know About Saturated Colors, the New Year’s Trend

Stockernumber2 / Getty Images If you’ve been following our reporting on 2018 interior design trends, you know that stark, minimalist spaces are a thing of the past. We’ve been seeing more and more saturated colors recently — and, boy, do they look good! One thing’s for sure, though — when you’re dealing with bold hues, […]

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Exclusive! The Most Popular Benjamin Moore Colors Across the US

No two individuals are alike. Similarly, each region in the U.S. has distinct styles in fashion, food and music. “These traditions and trademarks permeate all elements of the region’s culture, including into the homes of its residents,” Hannah Yeo, Color & Design Expert at Benjamin Moore, tells Freshome.In fact, Yeo says Benjamin Moore has been […]

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Here Are Your Feng Shui Lucky Colors For 2019 According To Your Chinese Zodiac Sign

Nippon Paint, Asia’s largest paint brand, has released their Colours of Fortune Paint Collection for 2019. Grand Master Phang, Nippon Paint’s Colour Advisor and one of Asia’s top authorities on feng shui and Emperor Star Astrology, put together the collection of feng shui lucky colors to ensure your home attracts plenty of wealth, health, luck […]

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Why Your Foyer Needs Color (And How to Choose It)

We love foyers that are filled with color and personalized accents. Your foyer is not just a welcoming transition into your home; with a little planning, you can give guests a preview of what’s inside. Even if your home doesn’t have a dedicated foyer, you can still create a designated space near your front door […]

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Here’s How to Pick the Perfect Paint Color Every Time

Elena Batkova / Getty Images Let’s face it: Picking the right paint color is important. There’s no denying the shade we pick to adorn the walls is a fundamental part of any interior design project. In fact, it’s often the element the rest of our aesthetic choices are based on. That said, choosing the ideal […]

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5 Hot Paint Color Ideas to Try Now

Narrowing down paint color ideas can be tricky. After all, there are literally hundreds of options to choose from — and that’s just if you decide to stick to one particular brand. At times, it can seem impossible to finally land on your perfect shade. That’s why we’ve compiled some of this season’s hottest shades. […]

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How to Add Depth to your Interiors with Accent Color

If you are trying to add the finishing touches on your room but can’t figure out what the missing aesthetic piece is, it may be accent color. Accent colors enable a room to become whole with separate pieces of color adding depth to the composition of your interiors. The challenge is: how to bring the […]

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15 Times Jewel-Tone Colors Really Helped A Room To Shine (Plus, How To Recreate The Look Yourself)

Jewel-tone colors are so in right now – and it’s not hard to see why. These bold colors pack a punch that is sure to catch viewers’ attention and win them over. The only tricky part is that since these colors are so strong, they are not the easiest to incorporate into a design.Luckily, that’s where […]

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9 New Paint Colors By Farrow And Ball

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.  Farrow & Ball has been the go-to paint purveyor for perfectly polished English interiors since 1930. The company is very selective about its colors, which consist of a tight […]

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Not Your Shrinking Violet: Here Are 10 Ideas For Decorating With Purple For A Modern, Sexy Space

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.  We continue our series on decorating with colors like orange and olive green by throwing violet into the home design ring. Also known as purple, aubergine and amethyst, violet is […]

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Were the Pantone Colors of the Year for 2020 Accidentally Announced?

Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute, just let us in on a little secret well in advance of Pantone’s official annual announcement. A Footwear News article reveals she spoke to an audience at the fashion trade show Sourcing at Magic in Las Vegas, and said that the Pantone Colors of the Year for […]

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The Power of Colors: Why Your Color Choices are Important

Do you have a favorite color? Have you ever wondered why you prefer a certain color and how it affects you? “One of the most amazing things about color is its close tie to emotions, making color extremely subjective,” according to Andrea Magno, a color and design expert at Benjamin Moore. “There are so many […]

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10 Quick Tips to Get a Wow Factor when Decorating with All-White Color

1. Start with a white room as a blank slate: Instead of getting intimidated by white, look at white as a fresh start to do whatever you want and go wherever your creativity will take you! White rooms are a great way to find out what inspires your room. Do you have a killer view […]

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Can You Paint a Bathtub?

We all strive to create a bathroom space that reflects our unique style and personality through remodels and renovations. The average cost of a bathroom renovation is $11,362, while installing an average bathtub might cost you $500 to $1,000. As such, an easy and inexpensive way to update your bathroom is by transforming your bathtub […]

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How Long Does It Take Paint to Dry?

When you’re working on that DIY project, it can be hard to know how long to wait between coats of paint. Find out how long it takes paint to dry.

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