#39 - Matt's Color Everyday

Name: Matt R.
Location: Baltimore, MD
Type: I rent this apartment and have lived here for just over two years now

Why I use color:

When I moved into this apartment I was half-way through finishing my bachelor's degree and needed a place to live that was not just an apartment but truly my home. It seems that many people just pick any old apartment and use it as a place to sleep and eat – keeping white walls and boring furniture.

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In fact, when I moved in, the current tenant of the other room was ecstatic to have me help her transform the white walls into something exciting. Color is part of my personality and a way of expressing who I am. My apartment is my home and having a colorful and beautiful place to live just makes everyday life a little better. One of the greatest compliments I can receive is when someone walks into my home and says, "Wow, this really is you!"

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2 Good color tips:

1. Don't be afraid to use color!

2. Color inspiration for a room can come from anything: curtains, bedsheets, a photograph, a favorite piece of clothing, natural settings . . . Just find a color combination you find beautiful and run with it!

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Favorite type and brand of paint:

I just used good old Behr paint from Home Depot!

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