Everything You Need to Know About Painting Your Home

Everything You Need to Know About Painting Your Home

by DeVore Design, January 17, 2017
Before the lighting and the artwork, the sofa and the throw pillows comes perhaps the most important decision you will make about a space: the color of the walls. The hue you end up with will affect not only the look of the room but how you feel in it. Picking a paint color sounds fun in theory, but in reality it can be a challenge. Once you land on a color family, you’re faced with seemingly endless shades, and then there’s the finish to figure out. Plus, how do you manage to avoid brushstrokes and way too much paint leftover? We’ve polled industry experts, tapped top brands, and delved deep into our own archives to get intel on every step of the painting process. Find it all in one place below.

Where to Find Paint Inspiration

Photo: William Waldron

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Discover rooms from the pages of Architectural Digest that use cool colors beautifully, along with spaces that will convince you that warm colors aren’t just for autumn.

How to Choose a Paint Color

Interior designer Bruce Bierman reveals five questions to ask yourself before choosing a white hue for your home.

We helped narrow down your choices by gathering the 30 best-selling paint colors right now.

If you’d rather stick with always-classic white, go here to see top brands’ most popular shades.

Prefer a moodier hue? Check out our roundup of best-selling gray paints.

An expert’s opinion is always valuable, so we called on 14 top designers to name their favorite hues.

The style of your home is another good starting point for picking a paint color. We asked decorators which shades they’d use in two totally different residences: a rustic cabin and a beach house.

Mixing multiple hues is a whole different design game. Miles Redd reveals a selection of snazzy color combinations to try.

How to Paint Like a Pro

There’s more to testing out paint colors than you might think. This is the right way to do it.

Go here to get the details on three different paint finishes—and when to use them in your space.

Finally found the right shade? Here’s how to calculate how much paint you’ll need.

Read this before hiring a painting contractor.

If you’d rather do it yourself, Ellen DeGeneres’s favorite contractors shared how the pros paint a room, step by step.

Painting the exterior of your house is a much bigger undertaking. Find out the five things to keep in mind before you start, according to industry experts.

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