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When you think about paint for your home, you might picture the rooms of your house like a kitchen or bedroom. You’re right, a fresh coat of paint or a new wall color is a quick and easy update that makes a big impact. But, there’s more to it than just wall paint. Consider all the surfaces interior paint can improve. You’ll be surprised.
Small Interior House Paint Projects with big impact
Give your fireplace mantle an accent paint color, as this adds a quick update without having to tear anything out. In the kitchen, give your cabinets a new look with a douse of kitchen cabinet paint for an affordable and satisfying update. Countertop paint makes kitchen countertops look new again. You can do it yourself with a countertop paint kit in less than a weekend. A worn-out bathtub can look new with a coating of bathtub paint. Even your tiles can get a refresh or touch up, try tile paint on your backsplash or shower. Pro-tip: Use semi-gloss paint for kitchens and bathrooms as they wipe down easily.
Re-imagine your old dresser or bookcase with some creative furniture paint. You can make old furniture look new or new furniture look old. Pro tip: Paint the back of your bookshelves an accent color to make your accessories pop.
Don’t forget about your 5th wall, the ceiling. Pro tip: Paint the ceiling a shade lighter than the walls to make the room feel larger. A good rule of thumb for ceiling paint is 80 percent white mixed with 20 percent of the wall color.
Paint your interior doors a color or stay with a neutral black, dark charcoal brown or grayed aqua. For most of these smaller projects you only need a gallon of paint.
You can really make the room pop with the paint color of the trim, and it does not have to be a shade of white. Consider a color like taupe or black. A good rule of thumb is eggshell paint for walls and semi-gloss paint for trim. Pro Tip: Paint your trim and walls the same color to make your ceilings look taller.
Paint Colors for Walls Made Easy
First, if you need it, we have it — all the paint for you home — every color you can imagine, in the finish you need, for every surface. Second, we’ can help narrow down your wall paint color choice until you decide on the right paint for your project. Of course, our paint associates at your local store can help pick our paint for your home. Pick up some paint swatches or order paint samples online so you can picture what it will look like.
We improved our online paint app, Project Color. Use our updated Project Color app to inspire and help inform your decisions. Try it!
• We surface popular colors, colors trending on Pinterest and other paint color recommendations.
• Use the new digital color wall to narrow down your paint color search by selecting a color family, then the hue of interest.
• You can search by paint color name or number.
• We know inspiration can be found anywhere, so we built a paint match feature that allows you to snap a picture of any item - a painted wall, the sky or your couch – and we’ll find a paint color that matches closest.
Even after you buy paint, we remember your color choices, so you can always come back and get the same exact matching paint color.
Pro Tip: Test your paint color in multiple spots of the room – close to the window, at the far wall, up by the trim and low by the floor. This will give you the best feel for how the color will appear.
For the more adventurous in interior paint colors, we have hundreds of faux finish and metallic paint tones to choose from pinks to flash blues.
You’ll need paint supplies. We have them.
Prep before you paint. Make sure you have enough paint supplies to complete your project. Get enough tarps to cover all your furniture and electronics. Tape, brushes, paint tools - we got you covered.
Plus, you can reap the benefits of Behr Marquee paint, a Home Depot exclusive. It dries in one hour, only takes one coat. It’s easy to clean and resists dirt and mildew.
DIY Paint projects and inspiration
We’ve tried and tested, brainstormed and completed more paint projects you can shake a paint stirrer at. Get inspired and learn some DIY paint ideas pulled together by our experts.