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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.

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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Decorating Ideas for Behr Blueprint: 2019 Color of the Year

Behr recently announced Blueprint as their 2019 Color of the Year – and we are in love with this versatile blue. Behr Blueprint is a true blue. There is no hint of green or aqua, which has been the trend for several years. Erika Woelfel, vice president of color and creative services at Behr, explained […]

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Decorating With Color: Shop Plum and Wine Decorating Ideas for a Cozy Nest

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. coffeestory / Getty Images Plum or wine has many names — aubergine, currant, merlot, deep cranberry, burgundy, eggplant, berry and plum spice. The latest fashionable version is a combo […]

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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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Get Ready to See the New Color of the Year Everywhere

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.  You may not be familiar with the company PPG, but you’ve probably felt its influence. It manufactures paint and finishes for the construction, consumer home improvement, industrial and automotive markets. […]

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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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How to Choose an Exterior Paint Color for your Home

Your home has character with its style, ornamentation and color.  While the adornment comes with the house, choosing an exterior paint color is up to you! For some this is an exciting chore, while others the thought is daunting. Unlike the interior of your home, the exterior should compliment neighboring homes but still retain its […]

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5 Ideas for Home Office Color Schemes

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. When designing a home office, it’s common to get completely focused on what you’ll put in it and where everything should go. You might worry about what kind of […]

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10 iPhone Apps to Help you Choose the Perfect Home Colors

One of the most challenging tasks in designing your home interiors is choosing the perfect colors, am I right? Whether it’s coordinating a new color with an existing color in your home, or it’s finding an all-new color palette. Choosing colors can be fun if you have the eye or the tools to help you. […]

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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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15 Front Door Colors That Pop

Looking for front door colors that will add that finishing touch to your house? Here are our 15 favorite front door paint colors.

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The Painting Experts Explain How to Fix Painting Mistakes and Problems

Painting is undoubtedly one of the quickest and least expensive ways to transform your home. It can update an area, hide flaws, highlight architectural details and so much more. If you follow the 10 commandments of painting, you’re on the road to success. However, mistakes and problems do happen. If you encounter a hiccup, the painting […]

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