This Viral Paint Hack Is a Clever Way to Make Low Ceilings Look Taller
Instagram commenters were fooled.
Nov 20, 2023
It's Official: These are the Very Best Paint Colors for Your BathroomDesign Ideas
Pack a punch in your bathroom, thanks to these standout shades.
Nov 15, 2023
This Easy DIY Trick Fakes the Look of Luxe Wallpaper for Way Less
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It's totally beginner-friendly.
Nov 14, 2023
The Brilliant $15 Instagram Tool I Wish I'd Used to Paint My Bathroom
It would have saved me a lot of missed spots and day-after soreness.
Nov 10, 2023
What Your Go-To Neutral Paint Says About You, According to Real Estate ProsReal Estate
Calling all “White Dove” and “Agreeable Gray” fans.
Nov 8, 2023
11 Non-Toxic Paints To Buy That Are as Safe as They Are ChicProjects & Improvements
The best non-toxic and low VOC paints for your entire home, from interior paint jobs to small DIY projects.
Nov 2, 2023
Yes, You *Can* Pull off a Living Room Redo Without Leaving Your Couch
These six online paint retailers let you shop for a new look from home.
Oct 25, 2023
Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year 2024 Is a Surprising Shade of Blue
It’s elevated, versatile, and timeless.
Oct 11, 2023
These No-Carve Painted Pumpkins Will Convince You to Ditch Your KnifeProjects & Improvements
No pumpkin guts were harmed in the making of this decor.
Oct 4, 2023
I Painted the Doorways in My New Home and "Framed" Views of the Outdoors
Black paint for the win, once again.
Sep 12, 2023
What Real Estate Agents Really Think About Painting Brick
It’s a divisive topic.
Aug 22, 2023
Valspar’s 2024 Color of the Year Is a Surprisingly Fresh Take on Light Blue
It’s the perfect colorful “neutral.”
Aug 17, 2023
Behr’s 2024 Color of the Year Is Bold, Yet Surprisingly Versatile
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It shifts moods throughout the day.
Aug 15, 2023
3 Reasons Your Roller Paint Job Looks Bad (and How to Fix It)
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Feeling like you just can’t get the super-smooth finish of your dreams? The pros are here to help.
Aug 8, 2023
The Right Way to Paint IKEA Furniture
Make all your IKEA hacks and upgrades really count by painting them the right way.
Jul 30, 2023
I Broke a Design “Rule” in My Dining Room, but Everyone Loves It
People ask me about my dining room wall color all the time, and I have no regrets.
Jul 26, 2023
This Mural-Loving DIYer’s Must-Have Tool for Bold Paint Projects
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This DIYer’s home is filled with tons of paint projects, large and small. Here’s the tool she says was essential for pulling them off.
Jul 18, 2023
27 Pink Kitchen Ideas That’ll Add Personality to Your HomeDesign Ideas
These 27 gorgeous kitchens show off pink in different ways, and they just may inspire you to pick up a paint brush.
Jul 18, 2023
How to Update Your Walls with Limewash, Paint’s Easygoing Cousin
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This project might sound intimidating, but it’s actually pretty forgiving and great for beginners.
Jun 27, 2023
Hate Using Painter’s Tape? This Tool Could Be Your New Favorite Thing.
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The tool promised paint prep time that was four times faster, so I put that claim to the test. Here’s what I thought.
Jun 15, 2023
The Color You Should Never Paint Your PatioReal Estate
According to real estate pros.
Jun 8, 2023
I Was Skeptical of This Paint Touch-Up Hack — But the Results Surprised Me
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I’ve always used rollers for the job, but I’m a convert now.
May 19, 2023
This 30-Minute Paint Project Is a Throwback to a Vintage Staple
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If you have a sample pot of paint, you can pull off this project.
May 15, 2023
This (Paint-Free!) Renter-Friendly Hack Instantly Updates Your WallsProjects & Improvements
One TikToker turned plain white renter walls into something unexpected and sophisticated.
May 9, 2023
The Biggest Ceiling Painting Mistakes to AvoidReal Estate
According to real estate pros.
May 3, 2023
I’ve Tried Tons of Spray Paint, and This is The Only One I’ll BuyProjects & Improvements
Sometimes there’s just nothing better than a simple change of color. And, when it comes to giving furniture and decor a brand new lease on life, for the least money and effort, the hands-down winner is spray paint. I’ve tried a lotta lotta spray paint, and recently found my new favorite. It’s easier to think of things I haven’t spray painted—my dogs, maybe—than all the things I have.
May 1, 2023
This TikToker Gave Her Fireplace a Pink Checkerboard MakeoverProjects & Improvements
It would fit right in at Barbie’s Dreamhouse.
Apr 21, 2023
The One Thing You're Probably Forgetting When Choosing a Wall Color
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Learn from my mistake!
Apr 12, 2023
6 Things to Paint Black TodayProjects & Improvements
There’s a reason black is a classic: it’s dark, it’s beautiful, it matches with almost everything. And it’s a great way to add a little contrast, drama and depth to an interior that needs a little extra pizazz. Here are six weekend painting projects that will add a little bit of black — and a whole lot of style — to your home.
Apr 7, 2023
This $0 TikTok Painter’s Tape Hack Is the Secret to Crisp, Clean Lines
Say goodbye to paint bleeding and peeling with this simple trick.
Apr 5, 2023
How to Hang Framed Artwork Without Using NailsDesign Ideas
Old plaster walls, new strict landlord, dorm room rules — there are plenty of reasons you might need to hang framed artwork without the use of nails. What are some good ways to get the job done? Look no further than our smart commenters – the hive mind comes through once again!The Most Popular Reader Tip:• From lwarecki If the artwork isn’t too heavy, you could try 3M Command picture hanging strips. And they don’t damage the wall when removing!
Mar 30, 2023
B&A: A Group of Friends Turn a Wall Into a "Monet Meets Pollock" Work of ArtProjects & Improvements
This DIY is perfect for art lovers on a budget.
Mar 23, 2023
4 Mistakes You Never Want to Make While Painting a CeilingProjects & Improvements
According to a real estate pro.
Mar 14, 2023
How to Paint an Exterior Door (Plus Tips If It Has Glass Panels!)Projects & Improvements
Make sure it looks perfect in any type of weather.
Feb 21, 2023
Casting Call! NYC, LA, Miami, Austin, Boston, Chicago, & Atlanta: Do You Work in a Creative Field and Have a Home Workspace That Needs a Paint Upgrade? Let Us Help!Projects & Improvements
Apartment Therapy is looking to feature a creative professional like yourself who has a workspace inside their home that could use some professional paint upgrades as part of our partnership with a major paint brand.We will give three readers a workspace paint upgrade in their homes. Apartment Therapy’s paint experts will work with the readers to select the paint colors for the paint upgrades, documenting it all in a before-and-after photo shoot (you will not have to be on camera).
Feb 16, 2023
These 12 Paint Color Apps Will Help You Visualize Your Dream HomeDesign Ideas
Save yourself the trouble and money of a paint job that's not quite right with these 6 handy-dandy apps.
Jan 10, 2023
The Paint Colors a Real Estate Agent Always Chooses for a Home OfficeDesign Ideas
There are a few shades that work best.
Jan 10, 2023
Paint Finishes: The Pros and Cons of Flat, Low Luster and GlossDesign Ideas
When painting, choosing the perfect color is only the first step. Picking the right paint finish is another key ingredient in determining how your final product will look and wear. How to choose? Read on to discover the pros and cons. Paint finishes come in three general categories: flat (or matte), low-luster (eggshell and satin) and gloss (or semigloss). Choosing between them is simply a matter of weighing your room conditions, need for durability, and personal taste.
Jan 2, 2023
Don't Love Accent Walls? Try Accent DoorsDesign Ideas
An alternative way to give a room a fresh look — with little more than a sample-sized can of paint — is to consider a statement door.
Dec 23, 2022
The Colors You Should Never Paint Your Kitchen CabinetsDesign Ideas
According to real estate experts.
Nov 16, 2022
The One Thing Your Accent Wall is Missing — and the Easy, Under-$20 DIY FixProjects & Improvements
This little detail is the difference between good and great.
Nov 11, 2022
Everyone’s Painting Their Own Abstract Art, And You Should TooProjects & Improvements
Don't let your artistic skill-level prevent you from creating your own masterpiece.
Nov 9, 2022
Supply Checklist: Everything You Need to Paint a RoomProjects & Improvements
I’ve painted many rooms in my day (I’m a little bit of a painting junkie), and like so many other things, once you get the hang of the process, it’s really quite fun. Throw on some old clothes, kick out the jams, and after a few hours of good old physical labor, you’ll have a wonderfully transformed space. But you won’t get very far painting a room successfully if you don’t have the correct supplies!
Oct 26, 2022
7 Secrets to Repainting Furniture, According to a Pro Furniture FlipperProjects & Improvements
Expert tricks to take your next DIY project to new heights.
Oct 25, 2022
The Dos & Don’ts of Perfectly Matched Paint Touch-UpsProjects & Improvements
No more scratched, scuffed, or chipped paint!
Oct 25, 2022
This Surprising Aluminum Foil Hack Will Help Save Time on Your Next DIY ProjectProjects & Improvements
Skip the tape, and try this painting trick instead.
Oct 25, 2022
Why You Should Add Baking Soda to Latex PaintProjects & Improvements
A whole new world of paint will open up to you.
Oct 25, 2022
We Tried Painting A Fabric Chair With Chalk PaintProjects & Improvements
Here's what we learned.
Oct 25, 2022
Paint Tricks: Use Disney’s “Go Away Green”Plants & Yard
Disneyland and Walt Disney World are big on illusion. The masterminds—Disney calls them “Imagineers”—behind the theme parks even invented a paint color that was designed to make things visually disappear. They call it “Go Away Green,” and you don’t have to run a theme park to take advantage of its mysterious cloaking powers. In fact, we’ve found some super close matches to Go Away Green so you can try a paint color that’s similar!
Oct 20, 2022
4 Easy Ways to Open a Paint Can Like a ProProjects & Improvements
Even seasoned DIYers might not be able to name all four. Can you?
Oct 20, 2022
This Super Simple TikTok Hack Will Make Your Next Paint Project Much Less Messy
It's so simple I was actually face palming as I watched it — and all you need is painter's tape!
Oct 19, 2022
Before & After: Eliza’s Baby Blue DeckPlants & Yard
I am gearing up to finish a few garden projects….one of which is a deck that we dug the footings for last fall. I have gone back and forth on the way to finish the deck. Do I do pressure treated wood that I stain (cheap), or do I invest in a hardwood that will be less maintenance (expensive)?I have obsessed so much that I even had an architect friend write a whole article about the pros and cons of all the decking options.
Oct 17, 2022
Change The Fabric, Change the Look: Upholstery MagicProjects & Improvements
Apple green plush or tweed linen? Each one gives a different lookwhat they can do…It’s true that even a simple change of fabric can change the look of a piece. Take this sofa, the Chet from CB2, which we’ve blogged before. In apple green velvet, the sofa reads nouveau 80s, modern and sleek. In linen, the look is softer and would easily fit in amongst the simple wood pieces we’ve been seeing a lot of.A good upholsterer can: change a straight arm to a rounded or flared arm.
Oct 12, 2022
Here's Why You Should Always Have a Roll of Aluminum Foil When You're PaintingCleaning
Another way this kitchen superhero will come in handy.
Oct 7, 2022
The Best Color to Paint Exterior Trim, According to Real Estate Agents Real Estate
There's a definitive answer.
Oct 1, 2022
How To Remove a Stripped Screw Without an ExtractorProjects & Improvements
image:e4471c14063691b3b4999905f48d87bfe81e71bd w:540 s:"fit" class_name:"mt-image-center" show_pin_button:"true" show_image_credits:"true" Almost everyone who has worked on a DIY or renovation project has applied too much torque and stripped a screw head clean. It can feel like a frustrating dead end, especially if you don’t have a specialized extractor kit on hand.
Sep 29, 2022
Sherwin-Williams' 2023 Color of the Year Is Grounding and RestfulDesign Ideas
Think pink — but nowhere near Barbiecore pepto pink!
Sep 20, 2022