5 Paint Colors That Give Real Estate Agents “the Ick”
Real Estate
Steer clear of red walls in the dining room.
Jul 9, 2023
How to Update Your Walls with Limewash, Paint’s Easygoing CousinHome Projects
This project might sound intimidating, but it’s actually pretty forgiving and great for beginners.
Jun 27, 2023
This Is the Easiest, Most Unexpected Way to Add Color in Your Home
All you need is a can of spray paint and a sunny afternoon for this colorful DIY.
Jun 25, 2023
Hate Using Painter’s Tape? This Tool Could Be Your New Favorite Thing.Home Projects
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
What the Color of Your Front Door Says About YouReal Estate
According to folklore.
Jun 13, 2023
7 Unexpected Places to Paint to Increase Your Curb AppealReal Estate
They’re low-stress and budget-friendly.
Jun 12, 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 MeHome Projects
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 StapleHome Projects
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 WallsHome Projects
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 BuyHome Projects
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 MakeoverHome Projects
It would fit right in at Barbie’s Dreamhouse.
Apr 21, 2023
4 Paint Colors to Never Use with Oak Cabinets — And 6 That Look Good
Find your best wall color match here.
Apr 17, 2023
Behr Shared Its First-Ever Exterior Stain Color of the Year
It’s a classic.
Apr 9, 2023
I Couldn’t Decide What Color to Paint My House — So a Color Concierge Helped MeReal Estate
Here’s what I didn’t realize about exterior paint jobs.
Apr 7, 2023
6 Things to Paint Black TodayHome Projects
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
The Best Shade of White to Paint Your Ceiling Is …
Here are the specific colors and brands real estate agents swear by.
Apr 2, 2023
6 Paint Colors All Trendy Homes Will Have by the End of 2023
Plus, specific paint shades to shop the looks.
Apr 2, 2023
B&A: A Group of Friends Turn a Wall Into a "Monet Meets Pollock" Work of ArtHome Projects
This DIY is perfect for art lovers on a budget.
Mar 23, 2023
4 Mistakes You Never Want to Make While Painting a CeilingHome Projects
According to a real estate pro.
Mar 14, 2023
How to Paint an Exterior Door (Plus Tips If It Has Glass Panels!)Home Projects
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!Home Projects
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
This Stylish and Trendy Paint Project Is Way Easier to DIY Than It LooksHome Projects
You'll need a paper template, painter's tape, and a little patience.
Feb 14, 2023
This Is the Simplest Way to Perk Up a Sad StairwellDesign Ideas
Paint works wonders yet again!
Feb 13, 2023
This Is the Surprising Color Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent Are Leaning Into Design Ideas
It's not a neutral, but don't worry — it works with subtle shades brilliantly!
Jan 31, 2023
This Is the Painted Mural Trend Design Nerds Are Going To Be Obsessed WithDesign Ideas
Move over, arches and abstract shapes! 2023 is all about fooling the eye.
Jan 15, 2023
This Entryway Features an Elegant, Updated Take on the Popular Painted ArchDesign Ideas
The internet's favorite paint project gets a personal, travel-inspired twist.
Jan 13, 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 Controversial Decorating Trend That Designers Are Predicting for 2023Design Ideas
Hint: It has to do with your walls.
Dec 15, 2022
This Is Why You Should Really Paint Your Bedroom CeilingDesign Ideas
According to a real estate agent.
Dec 11, 2022
This Painted Accent Just Might Be 2023’s Answer to the ArchDesign Ideas
It might be easier, too!
Dec 4, 2022
15 of the Most Beautiful Wall Paint Colors We Saw This YearDesign Ideas
Whether you're looking for a vibrant blue, a charcoal green, or a nuanced pink, bookmark these 15 wall paint colors for your next project — there's a little something for everyone and every room.
Nov 25, 2022
Did You Know You Can Paint Concrete Floors?Design Ideas
A couple coats of paint can totally transform industrial concrete floors into a warmer, brighter space.
Nov 16, 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 FixHome Projects
This little detail is the difference between good and great.
Nov 11, 2022
Everyone’s Painting Their Own Abstract Art, And You Should TooHome Projects
Don't let your artistic skill-level prevent you from creating your own masterpiece.
Nov 9, 2022
B&A: This Front Entrance's Curb Appeal-Boosting Refresh Cost Less Than $300
Paint rescued the front door AND the concrete steps in this budget-friendly refresh for fall.
Nov 2, 2022
Supply Checklist: Everything You Need to Paint a Room
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 Flipper
Expert tricks to take your next DIY project to new heights.
Oct 25, 2022
The Dos & Don’ts of Perfectly Matched Paint Touch-Ups
No more scratched, scuffed, or chipped paint!
Oct 25, 2022
This Surprising Aluminum Foil Hack Will Help Save Time on Your Next DIY Project
Skip the tape, and try this painting trick instead.
Oct 25, 2022
Why You Should Add Baking Soda to Latex Paint
A whole new world of paint will open up to you.
Oct 25, 2022
We Tried Painting A Fabric Chair With Chalk Paint
Here's what we learned.
Oct 25, 2022
Paint Tricks: Use Disney’s “Go Away Green”
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
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
Joanna Gaines Has a New Paint Collection, and You Could Win $1,000
It's inspired by their Waco castle.
Oct 18, 2022
Before & After: Eliza’s Baby Blue Deck
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 Magic
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
Benjamin Moore’s 2023 Color of the Year Is Here
And it’s making me rethink pink!
Oct 12, 2022
Here's Why You Should Always Have a Roll of Aluminum Foil When You're Painting
Another way this kitchen superhero will come in handy.
Oct 7, 2022
The Best Color to Paint Exterior Trim, According to Real Estate Agents
There's a definitive answer.
Oct 1, 2022
Backdrop Reveals Their Color of the Year, And It's Not What You Think
The collaboration between Backdrop and Coming Soon reminds us of autumn.
Sep 29, 2022
How To Remove a Stripped Screw Without an Extractor
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. But you might be able to remove a stripped screw using a very common household item probably already sitting in your desk or kitchen drawer.Ready to try your hand at removing that stripped screw? Here’s what you’ll need.
Sep 29, 2022
This Warm, Sunny Hue Will Be Big in 2024, According to Trend Forecasters
Stay ahead of the trends.
Sep 23, 2022
Better Homes & Gardens Color of the Year Will Inspire You To Think Pink
It works with almost any other color.
Sep 21, 2022
Dulux Has Announced Its 2023 Color of the Year
It is "a positive, natural tone that, by connecting us with the natural world, can help us feel better in our homes".
Sep 21, 2022
Sherwin-Williams' 2023 Color of the Year Is Grounding and Restful
Think pink — but nowhere near Barbiecore pepto pink!
Sep 20, 2022
Why Paint Color Matching Doesn’t Always Work
Here's what you didn't know.
Sep 15, 2022
How To Paint Windowsills & Window Trim
Repainting my windowsill made it onto my to-do list during the January Cure, and I decided to tackle it this past weekend. After a couple of hours of scraping and painting, my windowsill looks good as new.
Sep 15, 2022
Behr's 2023 Color of the Year Is Here, and it's All About Chill Vibes
It's meant to create a sense of calm and relaxation.
Sep 14, 2022
DIY Project Test Lab Results: We Tried 3 Vinyl Upholstery Spray Paints and Here’s What Happened
So what’s the deal with vinyl spray paint: does it work, or is it a waste of time? I put three different paints to the test on three of the exact same chairs and was pretty surprised with the results. Hint: as it turns out, vinyl and fabric spray paint can actually work! There are some pretty impressive Before & Afters floating around of old, ugly vinyl furniture having been given new life with paint.
Sep 13, 2022