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Oct 18

Benjamin Moore's 2019 Color of the Year is a Refreshing Surprise

We’re finally in the last quarter of the year, which means the 2019 Color of the year announcements are streaming in more steadily than ever. The latest contender? Benjamin Moore.

On October 10, the paint brand gathered design editors, interior designers and other industry folk at The Grill & The Pool at the Seagram Building in New York City (a bastion of mid-century modern design). After a few minutes of socializing and a welcome glass of champagne, it was time for the big announcement.

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10
Oct 18

Graham & Brown's 2019 Color of the Year Comes with a Wallpaper of the Year

When it comes to Color of the Year announcements, this isn’t our first rodeo; we’ve already written about a handful of 2019 COTYs and we still have some months left of 2018. But, we don’t often see too many WOTYs—Wallpaper of the Years, that is. With the decorative trend making a bold return in recent years, it’s only fitting to celebrate it, courtesy of British brand Graham & Brown.

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10
Oct 18

Why Paint Color Matching Doesn't Always Work

Say you are absolutely smitten with a color and it would be the most perfect thing ever on your walls. You’ve already finished the whole paint project in your mind and it’s beautiful. There’s just one teeny problem. You can’t get your hands on that particular paint brand (or can’t bring yourself to drop a hundred bucks on a gallon).

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01
Sep 18

13 Things You Probably Haven't Considered Spray-Painting (But Should)

When you want to change the color of a wooden chair, you automatically reach for a can of spray paint. But when you have some monstera leaves, a KitchenAid mixer or a fridge in need of a makeover? Spray paint isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. After searching the web and our archives for unexpected subjects for spray-paint spruce-ups, we’ve determined that this humble supply can accomplish much more than we ever thought it capable of.

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Aug 18

The Best Living Room Colors to Refresh Your Space

If your living room feels like a relic from a past life, it may be time for an update. But refreshing your furniture and replacing all your objets d’art can be a pricey proposition. Enter: paint! A new coat can dramatically change the look and feel of your living room without costing you a fortune. But here’s a challenge: consider a color that’s not white. These 11 shades are gorgeous and bold—and they’re guaranteed to give your space an unforgettable makeover. Hate the look? Just repaint. But we bet you won’t.

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Aug 18

The Best Black Paint Colors for Your Kitchen Cabinets

It’s not for the faint of heart, certainly, but we have to say that we love the look of black cabinets in the kitchen. Lately we’ve seen black cabinets lending their sophisticated hue to more and more spaces. They’re striking in a modern kitchen, elegant and timeless in a more traditional one — and there can be quite a bit of variety within the shade we think of as “black.” Is this the look for you? Take a gander at some black paint colors at work in real-life kitchens and decide for yourself.

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Aug 18

The Best Colors for Every Room in Your Home

Paint color is all about creating an ambience for your home. That’s why it’s important to select paint colors based on how you want a room to feel instead of mindlessly adhering to trends. To prove our point, we called on color expert extraordinaire Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute and author of Colors For Your Every Mood, to help us break down the best paint colors for every room of your home. From moody bedroom blues to sunny yellow kitchens, read ahead for which paint colors Eiseman suggests to set certain moods throughout your home.

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Jul 18

10 Clever DIY Projects to Hide Household Eyesores

Here’s the unfortunate truth about 99% of all living spaces: every house and apartment—large or small—likely has something that’s weird, oddly placed, or just plain ugly. These persistent little problems (cords, vents, pipes, outlets) might drive you nuts, but stay they must, especially if you are a renter. The only solution is to get creative….

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09
Jul 18

Vintage Travel Trailer Paint Jobs You Won't Ever Forget

We had so much fun exploring The Best Vintage Travel Trailer Makeovers on Instagram that we’re back with 20 more. This time the focus is on exterior paint jobs, but the adorable trailer names—Sassafras Lou, Delilah, Sprout, Beatrice, Archie, and Mrs. Schmick—are still going strong. Let’s hit the road!

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Jun 18

The Cost of Painting Kitchen Cabinets Depends on These 3 Things

To DIY or not to DIY? That is the question. That is almost always the question. You can certainly paint your kitchen cabinets yourself. As long as you know that it’s a labor- and time-intensive job that, if done wrong, can be a pretty big screwup. I recently redid the cabinets in my newly purchased home, and despite liking to DIY all the things, I paid someone to do it—partly to have it done before we moved in and partly because it would have been impossible for my little girls to keep their hands off the drying cabinets if I did it myself! It was fairly expensive, but well worth it to move into a house with sparkling white cabinets instead of the previous outdated wood-toned ones.

That being said, it’s not free to paint your cabinets yourself, either—besides your time, you’re buying materials that a contractor might already have on hand.

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