Paint ideas

by SheKnows
Jan 29, 2010 at 6:39 p.m. ET
Mix a bold yellow with DIY fabric wallpaper which can be easily removed and swapped out without doing damage to the wall.

1 /43: Light and Color

1/43 :Light and Color

When selecting a paint color, take into consideration the effect that lighting will have (both artificial and natural). Before you committing to a color, buy a sample size of paint and test areas throughout the room. Evaluate the color in morning, afternoon, and evening light.

2 /43: Subtle Color and Fabric Wallpaper

2/43 :Subtle Color and Fabric Wallpaper

Mix a subtle gray with a bold DIY fabric wallpaper which can be easily removed and swapped out without doing damage to the wall.

3 /43: Choosing a Color

3/43 :Choosing a Color

A bright bathroom that receives direct light from a window would look best in a refreshing shade of cool blue or green.

4 /43: Light and Color

4/43 :Light and Color

When selecting a paint color, take into consideration the effect that lighting will have (both artificial and natural). Before you committing to a color, buy a sample size of paint and test areas throughout the room. Evaluate the color in morning, afternoon, and evening light.

5 /43: Light and Color

5/43 :Light and Color

When selecting a paint color, take into consideration the effect that lighting will have (both artificial and natural). Before you committing to a color, buy a sample size of paint and test areas throughout the room. Evaluate the color in morning, afternoon, and evening light.

6 /43: Light and Color

6/43 :Light and Color

When selecting a paint color, take into consideration the effect that lighting will have (both artificial and natural). Before you committing to a color, buy a sample size of paint and test areas throughout the room. Evaluate the color in morning, afternoon, and evening light.

7 /43: Open Floor Plans and Color

7/43 :Open Floor Plans and Color

Use color to delineate rooms in an open floor plan. In this apartment, a bold red paint is used to separate the foyer from the living room.

8 /43: Update a Room with Slipcovers

8/43 :Update a Room with Slipcovers

Use neutral colored slipcovers to give a quick and budget friendly update to your living room.

9 /43: Slate Gray Walls

9/43 :Slate Gray Walls

Slate gray walls are the perfect base for a minimalistic living room.

10 /43: Neutrals with Accent Color

10/43 :Neutrals with Accent Color

This living room is decorated mostly in neutrals with one bold accent color throughout.

11 /43: Cathedral Ceilings & Neutral Colors

11/43 :Cathedral Ceilings & Neutral Colors

Cathedral ceilings look wonderful in neutral colors. Dark or bold colors have a tendency to make such ceilings appear cave-like.

12 /43: Lavender Kitchen

12/43 :Lavender Kitchen

Create an ultra-feminine kitchen with light lavender walls and curtains.

13 /43: Vinyl Wall Art

13/43 :Vinyl Wall Art

Vinyl wall art is an easy way to spice up a bedroom without painting or wallpapering. The decals can be applied, removed, and rearranged without damaging the wall.

14 /43: Natural Wood

14/43 :Natural Wood

This modern living room features natural wood inspired colors and contemporary furniture.

15 /43: Neutral Walls & Bold Fabric Wallpaper

15/43 :Neutral Walls & Bold Fabric Wallpaper

Neutral colored walls serve as an excellent background to more vibrant accents such as the textured fabric wallpaper in this living room.

16 /43: One Color, Different Hues

16/43 :One Color, Different Hues

In this modern living room, purple walls are accented by red-purple furniture and accessories.

17 /43: Animal Print Accents

17/43 :Animal Print Accents

These zebra print pillows add a modern feel to this neutral-themed living room.

18 /43: Light and Color

18/43 :Light and Color

When selecting a paint color, take into consideration the effect that lighting will have (both artificial and natural). Before you committing to a color, buy a sample size of paint and test areas throughout the room. Evaluate the color in morning, afternoon, and evening light.

19 /43: Blue, Brown & Cream

19/43 :Blue, Brown & Cream

Decorate your living room with items sharing a similar color palette in various patterns and textures.

20 /43: Light Gray Walls

20/43 :Light Gray Walls

Slate gray walls are the perfect base for a clean and minimalistic bedroom.

21 /43: Monochromatic Bedroom

21/43 :Monochromatic Bedroom

Utilize a monochromatic color scheme in your bedroom by featuring various patterns and textures.

22 /43: Warm Light and Color

22/43 :Warm Light and Color

When selecting a paint color, take into consideration the effect that lighting will have (both artificial and natural). Before you committing to a color, buy a sample size of paint and test areas throughout the room. Evaluate the color in morning, afternoon, and evening light.

23 /43: Neutral Walls & Bold Accessories

23/43 :Neutral Walls & Bold Accessories

Neutral colored walls serve as an excellent background to bold accessories such as the wall of geometric mirrors in this dining room.

24 /43: Red Accent Wall

24/43 :Red Accent Wall

Add a bit of drama to a room without going overkill by painting an accent wall red.

25 /43: Bathroom Plants

25/43 :Bathroom Plants

Potted or hanging plants are a great way to brighten a neutral-themed bathroom. Humidity loving plants such as Boston Ferns and Spider Plants will thrive in this environment

26 /43: Neutral Colors and Accent Wall

26/43 :Neutral Colors and Accent Wall

Create a modern look in a neutral-colored room by wallpapering one accent wall with an interesting print.

27 /43: Light and Color

27/43 :Light and Color

When selecting a paint color, take into consideration the effect that lighting will have (both artificial and natural). Before you committing to a color, buy a sample size of paint and test areas throughout the room. Evaluate the color in morning, afternoon, and evening light.

28 /43: Slate Gray Walls

28/43 :Slate Gray Walls

Slate gray walls are the perfect base for minimalistic bedroom.

29 /43: Lemon and Lime

29/43 :Lemon and Lime

Use two colors with similar hues to create a harmonious environment, like in this yellow and lime room.

30 /43: Inspiration from Fabric

30/43 :Inspiration from Fabric

Not sure where to begin when redecorating your bedroom? Start by finding a bedspread that you love and then find a matching paint color. Most retailers will even mix a custom color for you from a sample.

31 /43: Light and Color

31/43 :Light and Color

When selecting a paint color, take into consideration the effect that lighting will have (both artificial and natural). Before you committing to a color, buy a sample size of paint and test areas throughout the room. Evaluate the color in morning, afternoon, and evening light.

32 /43: Light and Color

32/43 :Light and Color

When selecting a paint color, take into consideration the effect that lighting will have (both artificial and natural). Before you committing to a color, buy a sample size of paint and test areas throughout the room. Evaluate the color in morning, afternoon, and evening light.

33 /43: Feng-Shui Colors

33/43 :Feng-Shui Colors

The bedroom is a place for relaxation and love, so be sure to choose warm, feminine colors in the decorating scheme for your bedroom, such as burgundy, red, purple and pink. As a plus, warm colors are thought to have a soothing effect.

34 /43: Color and Space

34/43 :Color and Space

In small spaces, pick one key color and run with it in various forms (accent wall, rug, accessories).

35 /43: Red Walls & White Molding

35/43 :Red Walls & White Molding

White picture frame molding gives this bold red room a classic touch.

36 /43: Color Scheme with Similar Hues

36/43 :Color Scheme with Similar Hues

Use a variety of colors with similar hues to create a harmonious environment.

37 /43: Gray, Brown, & Orange

37/43 :Gray, Brown, & Orange

Gray-Blue walls serve as a base for this modern kitchen with brown and orange accents.

38 /43: Neutral Colors & Vaulted Ceilings

38/43 :Neutral Colors & Vaulted Ceilings

Painting vaulted ceilings white and walls cream make a small room appear larger.

39 /43: Monochromatic Bedroom

39/43 :Monochromatic Bedroom

Utilize a monochromatic color scheme in your bedroom to by featuring various patterns and textures.

40 /43: Light and Color

40/43 :Light and Color

When selecting a paint color, take into consideration the effect that lighting will have (both artificial and natural). Before you committing to a color, buy a sample size of paint and test areas throughout the room. Evaluate the color in morning, afternoon, and evening light.

41 /43: Light and Color

41/43 :Light and Color

When selecting a paint color, take into consideration the effect that lighting will have (both artificial and natural). Before you committing to a color, buy a sample size of paint and test areas throughout the room. Evaluate the color in morning, afternoon, and evening light.

42 /43: Kitchen Walls and Cabinets

42/43 :Kitchen Walls and Cabinets

Paint kitchen walls and cabinets the same color for a unique look.

43 /43: Monochromatic Bedroom

43/43 :Monochromatic Bedroom

Utilize a monochromatic color scheme in your bedroom to by featuring various patterns and textures.