This Paint Trick May Be the Easiest Ever Way to Add Texture to Your Walls
And it'll add lots of warmth, too!
Sep 22, 2021
5 Paint Trends Making Your Space Feel Smaller, According to Home Stagers
Here's what to avoid if you're going for spaciousness.
Sep 1, 2021
Small/Cool's Grand Prize Winner Lives in a Colorful Space Full of Inspiration
Video House Tour
These grand prize winners have a warm, colorful, and cheerful space they DIYed themselves.
Aug 31, 2021
This Incredibly Colorful Home Will Make You Want to Add Stripes to Every Room
Kristine Bélanger always dreamed of adding a ton of color to a home, so as soon as she and her husband bought this house, she finally started to paint... using nearly every color!
Aug 30, 2021
The Biggest Mistake You're Likely Making with Painter's Tape — and How to Fix It
The mistake is an easy one to make, and even easier to fix.
Aug 26, 2021
The Fun, Unexpected Spot to Paint Your Next Mural
You can even take it with you if you move!
Aug 25, 2021
This 'Wild Eclectic Glam' Apartment Boasts Seven Wall Colors Across Six Rooms
When it came to decorating this Oakland apartment, interior designer and artist Sophia E. Aguiñaga painted the entire space, and surrounded herself with pieces that inspire and start conversations: like art by Black artists and artists of color, queer artists, and pieces purchased from Black- and woman-owned shops.
Aug 17, 2021
The Type of Paint Brush One Real Estate Agent Swears By
It gives her finer, less visible brushstrokes and smoother coverage.
Aug 11, 2021
The $3 Secret Weapon One Real Estate Agent Doesn't Try Painting Without
You can find it at Home Depot.
Aug 4, 2021
Here's How a Can of Paint Can Help Make Your Home More Accessible to All
Color can be a first step toward universal design.
Jul 27, 2021
Here’s What Your Exterior House Color Says About You
What kind of person opts for a dark brown versus a muted green? And is that person you?
Jul 23, 2021
You've Probably Been Picking Paint Colors the Wrong Way
Fine-tune your search for the perfect shade with these paint chip tips.
Jul 22, 2021
4 Paint Lessons I Learned from Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity
I learned how to scrape, prep, and prime — but so much more, too.
Jul 21, 2021
Want a Cleaner-Looking Home? Just Choose the Right Shade of Paint
Here’s what experts have to say about steering clear of grubby vibes.
Jul 20, 2021
5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Choosing an Accent Color
For paint and beyond!
Jul 19, 2021
Here’s Why Every Apartment You’ve Ever Rented Is Painted in “Landlord Off-White”
It's the paint color everybody loves to hate.
Jul 15, 2021
The Color Palette One Expert Says to Avoid If You Want Nice Photos
Calling all soon-to-be sellers.
Jul 11, 2021
3 Unexpected Consequences of Painting Your House a Bright Color
According to experts.
Jul 10, 2021
This One (Nearly Free, Basically Magic) Trick Can Fix Your Home’s Biggest Eyesore
It can totally change the look of your space.
Jul 9, 2021
The Loveliest Front Door Paint Colors to Try This Year
According to real estate agents.
Jul 9, 2021
15 of Our Most Colorful Before and After Transformations of All Time
Need some color inspiration? These bright, bold, and creative redos are the best of the best.
Jul 7, 2021
The Controversial Paint Colors You Should Steer Clear of
According to real estate agents.
Jul 6, 2021
A Formerly Beige UK Home Got a Major Transformation During Lockdown
Rich O’Gorman has only owned this two-bedroom Victorian home for a year, but he's spent that last year absolutely coating each room with gloriously colorful murals.
Jul 5, 2021
The Best Color to Paint Every Room, According to Real Estate Agents
No more all-white walls.
Jul 3, 2021
See How 5 Designers Made the Same Paint Colors Look Totally Different
Small Cool Experience 2021
Whether you're splitting a can of paint between two rooms in your apartment or making use of a friend's leftover DIY project paint, you can make a shade look specific to your space.
Jun 19, 2021
Here's What Real Estate Experts Want You to Know About Painting Floors
There are two kinds of colors you should avoid.
Jun 16, 2021
This Super Simple Painting Hack Makes a Small Room Feel Way Bigger
Small Cool Experience 2021
It'll even save you money on cans of paint!
Jun 14, 2021
This Painting Hack Will Cut Your Cleanup Time in Half (or More)
Small Cool Experience 2021
This trick uses supplies you probably already have.
Jun 12, 2021
The Unexpected Spot You Probably Haven’t Thought to Paint — Yet
Small/Cool Experience 2021
And it's a low-lift project, too.
Jun 11, 2021
One "Just in Case" Item Almost Everyone Can (And Should!) Declutter
Weekend Projects
It's probably expired, and if you need to reference it again — someone else is keeping all the records for you.
May 24, 2021
Reddit's Favorite "Life-Changing" Items Under $10 Prove How Far 10 Bucks Can Go
These 7 picks are worth adding to your toolbox.
May 26, 2021
Here’s Why This HGTV Expert Says You Should Avoid Painting Your Walls White
Designer Orlando Soria has the photographic evidence to back up his word.
May 19, 2021
This $3 Paint Aisle Staple Is My Secret for Cleaning Hard-to-Reach Places
Don't sleep on this cleaning trick.
May 16, 2021
This Has to Be the Easiest Way to Elevate Your Home With Paint
Weekend Projects
Painting has this transformative power, but your weekend project doesn't have to be as involved as painting an entire room or even a whole wall.
Apr 30, 2021
Tia Mowry’s Bedroom Walls Are the Perfect Selfie Backdrop
Mowry has gone to the trendy dark side, and after seeing how awesome her dark bedroom looks, she could be inspiring more to do the same.
Apr 23, 2021
Kaley Cuoco’s Black-on-Black House Exterior Is Goth in the Best Way
The actress gave her followers a look at her $12 million home in Hidden Hills, Calif., and the black-on-black paint job is anything but gloomy.
Apr 5, 2021
Before and After: A Nondescript Bath Becomes Visual Eye-Candy
Just wait until you see this bold, bespoke paint job!
Mar 27, 2021
These 6 Smart Paint Ideas Are 2021's Answer to the DIY Painted Arch
They're just as high-impact and almost as easy, too!
Mar 23, 2021
These New Takes on Old Paint Techniques Will Transform Your Home
Move over, murals! Subtly is in for paint in 2021.
Mar 6, 2021
This Viral Hack Promises Perfect Tape-Free Paint Lines, So I Tried It
I tried this so you don't have to. Here are my honest thoughts.
Mar 5, 2021
NYC & LA Casting Call: Craving a Paint Makeover? Let Us Help!
We’re looking to feature a NYC or LA-based design enthusiast like yourself in our Instagram Makeover Takeover content series in partnership with a major paint brand, documenting it all in before and after photoshoots and video. We’ll send in professional painters to paint a single room or section of your apartment.Please keep in mind that the final paint color/paint plan will be chosen by the AT audience, from a selection of colors curated by our paint specialists.
Mar 4, 2021
Debra Messing Painted Her Ceilings the Same Color As Her Walls
It’s hard not to love the cozy vibe she created by painting her walls and ceiling the same dark red color.
Mar 4, 2021
10 Reasons Your Paint Job Looks Amateur (and How to Fix It)
With these tips, your next paint project will look like it was done by a true pro.
Mar 3, 2021
A Curb-Appeal Refresh You Can Tackle in One Weekend for $20 or Less
Weekend Projects
At this time of year and this time in the pandemic, you're probably craving a curbside refresh for your home.
Feb 23, 2021
This Illusion-Inspired Paint Idea Puts a Fun New Twist on a Now Familiar Trend
Paint a wall arch... but make it different!
Jan 30, 2021
A Spacious Rental Apartment Shows How to Use Paint to Add Tons of Personality
"Don't be afraid to paint it and use exciting color. It's amazing how you can express yourself by declaring your home."
Jan 17, 2021
The Must-Have Painting Tools Landlords Swear By
These pros do a lot of touch-ups.
Dec 8, 2020
Your Favorite Millennial Paint Brand Released a Retro New Color
Backdrop's Disco Nap is inspired by late night adventures (and "Sesame Street").
Nov 16, 2020
Move Over, White: This (Non-Neutral) Kitchen Cabinet Color Is Trending
This non-neutral is taking over.
Nov 12, 2020
23 Geometric Wall Paint Ideas So Gorgeous, You'll Want to DIY Today
Painted geometric designs are all the rage these days when it comes to adding a little oomph to generic walls, and these 23 ideas will inspire your own DIY projects!
Sep 9, 2020
How to Whitewash Wood for a Modern Farmhouse Look
A step-by-step guide to tackling this easy DIY that's fit for farmhouse modern decor.
Aug 29, 2020
The Ultimate Guide to Mixing Leftover Paints the Right Way, According to Pros
One of the most efficient and fun ways to consolidate your leftover paint supply is to mix it up, literally.
Aug 27, 2020
This Instagram Is Filled with Major Wall Mural Inspo for Every Room of the House
It's amazing how creative they get with bold patterns, geometric shapes, and wild color combinations.
Aug 25, 2020
I Painted My Bedroom a Bold Color—and Immediately Regretted It
But you don't have to! Learn from my mistake.
Aug 20, 2020
What to Do if You Hate Your Paint Job (Yep, You Can Save It!)
Not wild about the color after all? All hope's not lost.
Aug 19, 2020
5 Mistakes Pro Painters Wish You'd Stop Making
You'll get a better result for less time, money, and hassle by following these pro painting tips.
Aug 17, 2020
The Unexpected Paint Color Combination You Need to Try, Based on Your Enneagram Type
Here's some colorful inspiration for your next project.
Jul 31, 2020
How to Choose the Right Paint Finish for Your Home Project
Should you go flat or glossy? Pros give the breakdown on the differences between each finish, and which works best where.
Jul 30, 2020
How Do Paint Colors Get Their Names, Anyway?
We asked experts at some of the biggest paint companies and got to the bottom of this age-old question.
Jul 29, 2020
Here’s What to Do if Your Older Home is Sabotaging Your Accent Wall Dreams
Pro painters have a few tricks for dealing with old, un-plumb walls.
Jul 29, 2020
Here's What to Do if You Hate the Color You Picked But Don't Want to Repaint
Nine fast fixes for a common DIY fail.
Jul 25, 2020
This House is What Happens When a DIY’er With a Paintbrush Learns to Love Color
If you're in the market for DIY colorful shape painting inspiration, this house is for you!
Jul 24, 2020
How to Pick the Right Paint Brush for Your Project
Should you reach for natural or synthetic? Flat or angled? Here, the pros break it down for you.
Jul 20, 2020
How To Install a Dimmer Switch
Dimmer switches are great, not only do they provide opportunity for mood lighting and ambiance, but also save money due to reduced power usage. Almost all the lights in my home are on a dimmer switch, except for the bedrooms, where we’d actually like to have them the most.
Jul 18, 2020
Paint Color Portfolio: Coral Bathrooms
Coral can be defined as a reddish yellow, pinkish yellow or a light yellowish red. It’s similar in shade to salmon and tangerine, with the former having a stronger pink undertone and the latter, a stronger orange. Coral is often associated with colors suited for a Caribbean beach house or tropical decor, but with the variety of tones, this bold yet warm color is quite easy to pull off in many spaces.
Jul 17, 2020
7 Things You Should Know Before Painting Your Kitchen Cabinets
If you’re looking for a relatively painless, low-cost way to update your kitchen, and have ever been on the internet, you know that painting your cabinets is the way to go. Honestly, I can’t think of better dollar-to-dramatic improvement ratio on any other project. And the news gets better: It’s way easier now than it was the olden days, before the miracle of chalk paint.
Jul 17, 2020
Before & After: A Revived Wooden Mirror
After spending four muddy days under flood water this mirror was on top of a pile of trash, destined for the tip. Then I got sentimental and retrieved it. It was too wet and filthy to bring inside so it spent the next 6 months outside before I finally decided it was time to make it work or let it go. I toyed with the idea of painting it bright yellow but in the end I couldn’t do it, so I kept it simple and tried to return it to its former glory.
Jul 17, 2020
This Is the Best—and Cheapest!—Room in Your Home to Paint a Ceiling
Plus, it's rental-friendly and helps boost natural light, too!
Jul 17, 2020
Diving In: 3 Rooms Where You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Get Colorful
Some people naturally gravitate towards colorful decor like unicorns to a rainbow. Then there are people like me who, when shopping for anything from sofas to sandals, buy everything in one of three colors: Black, white or beige. It’s a boring life, this existence clothed entirely in neutrals (And I mean real neutrals, because even “the new neutral” seems too crazy for us).
Jul 17, 2020
Using a Hair Dryer to Remove Paint and More
Last week we discussed about getting started on wrangling our cords and cables in our home office, a project that required us to get moving on painting the interior before installing the cable channel guides we purchased. And painting we did!
Jul 17, 2020