Using Paint in Unexpected Places
If you’re itching to experiment with color in your home but aren’t quite ready to commit to painting an entire room, it doesn’t mean you can’t still grab a paint brush and add some bright punches of color around the house. There are lots of unexpected places to add a color you’ve only dreamed of actually using in your space.
Doors. They’re the perfect place to start experimenting with color. A painted door can change the whole look of a room and can usually be knocked out as a quick day project with two to three coats. Although this door shows the trim also painted, in our house, I just paint the door itself, leaving the trim and hinges as is.
Another quick idea for doors is to only add color to the edge for a fun surprise each time its opened:
Inside drawers. Painting the inside of your dresser or kitchen drawers is an easy way to add a bold accent color. And, as an added bonus, it might inspire you to keep them organized.
Ceilings. Have you ever heard that the ceiling is considered the fifth wall? If you’re craving a little color in an overall neutral room, the ceiling is the perfect place to experiment with color. A painted ceiling can also make the architecture, moldings or a pretty light fixture “pop.”
The back of bookcases and cabinets. Painting a contrasting color on the back of your bookcases or built-ins can add depth and better showcase your accessories. You might also repeat the color throughout the room by adding pillows and other accents in a similar shade.
This concept can also apply to open shelving in a kitchen. Last year, I removed two of our cabinet doors and painted the backs a deep charcoal gray to make our white dishes show up better.
Inside closets and pantries. The inside of a pantry or closet can be easily forgotten, but since we’re always opening and closing these doors, why not make them a bright spot in our homes? These little spaces are hidden enough so that they become great places to go all out with color.
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