Painting During the Summer: How to Stay Safe

Painting during the summer seems to make sense. It’s hot, usually rains less than other times of the year, and the paint should dry quickly, speeding up the whole job, right? Wrong. We’re about to bust some summer painting myths, offer some w...

Apartment Painting Tips to Help You Get Back Your Security Deposit

If you’ve ever moved out of an apartment, you know what a nail-biter it can be waiting on your security deposit refund. This is especially true if you’ve already paid a security deposit and the first month’s rent on a new place and your bud...

Choose Your Horoscope Power Colors for an Off-the-Charts Vibe

Any astrologer worth her charts knows the placement of her sun sign. But did you know that every sign also has its own color? Put your horoscope to work for you. Paint your house your zodiac sign colors, and your life could become as harmonious a...

Accent Walls That Are So Fresh You Have To Look

When you hear the word “accent wall,” you probably think of a single wall painted a different color from the rest as a focal point. But accent wall ideas don’t have to stop there. For example, did you know that you can use accent walls to creat...

These 6 Ideas Will Make Painting Your Mobile Home Walls So Easy

Everyone who’s a #vanlifer knows that #homeiswhereyouparkit. But before you can park it, you have to build it. And one of the most important design aspects of your space – whether it’s a van, skoolie or a DIY teardrop camper – is the wall col...

Learning ‘What Is Primer’ Can Save You Time and Money

What is primer, anyway? And why is it important? Our pros tell when to use primer and when to skip it – and why using it saves you time or money in the long run. We get it. Painting is a big job, and we’re all looking for hacks to make it ...

The Pros Share How to Clean a Paint Roller

Ever wondered how to clean a paint roller? Yeah, us too. So, we asked our paint experts for pro tips on keeping your paint rollers and brushes in prime condition. Keep Your Tools Clean And They’ll Last Longer It’s like mom and dad always sa...

Inquiring Minds Ask: What Colors Help You Sleep?

Thanks to stress, night-time device usage and poor sleep hygiene, a good night’s sleep can be hard to find. So, it’s important to do what you can to ensure a date with Morpheus (the Greek god of sleep, not the Matrix dude – though that migh...

What Are the Best Painting Tools for Your Home?

Most of us don’t paint very often – pros recommend every three to five years, but since interior paint lasts longer, some people may wait 10 or more years between paint jobs. So, when you do paint, you want to have the right tools for the job...

The Best Windowless Bathroom Paint Colors May Surprise You

Bathrooms, especially powder rooms, Jack-and-Jill bathrooms and basement loos, are often dark. That means you’re faced with picking windowless bathroom paint colors, which can be a challenge for these potentially drab spaces. Here’s how to choose...

Painting Your Exterior Foundation? Learn How To Do It Right

Like the rest of your home, your foundation exterior requires maintenance to keep it in tip-top shape. Painting your exterior foundation tracks, in terms of timing, with the rest of your house. Pros recommend painting every five to 10 years, depe...

Learning What Sheen To Use for Ceiling Paint Can Save You Time and Money

How long has it been since you painted your ceilings? If it’s been more than 10 years, look up. You’ll probably see a fourth wall whose paint has been dulled by time, sunlight and regular exposure to dust. Picking the right paint – includin...

Are You Wondering How To Paint a Porch? Our Pros Share Tips

  Warm weather is here, which means it’s porch-sitting time. Porches, like the rest of your home, need regular maintenance. That means you may be wondering how to paint a porch. This is an easy DIY project, one that will instantly impro...

Wall Putty: Painting Pros Share How and Why to Use It

Wall putty comes in a couple of popular types, spackling and wall compound. Know the difference so you can pick the right one for your project. Wall Putty 101 Remember that time your kids rode their bikes inside and the pedals dinged the hallwa...

Use Metallic Paint To Make Your Home Sparkle

  Metallic paint is a faux finish that, when painted on walls, doors or ceilings, brings an added sparkle to your home. It takes a little more elbow grease to apply than a standard paint job, and you need to know some special techniques t...

How To Romance Your Rooms With Limewash Paint

  Limewash paint has been used as a decorative and protective treatment for at least ten thousand years. But thanks to its ecofriendly, antiseptic qualities and magical, romantic finish, it’s just as relevant today. If you’re thinking...

Closet Paint Ideas For Spaces That Work as Good as They Look

Are you looking for closet paint ideas? Here are 10 storage spaces, from small to expansive to inspire you. Painting experts recommend repainting closets, which are considered low-traffic areas, every five to seven years. (High-traffic areas s...

Can You Paint Vinyl Siding?

Vinyl siding is one of the most popular and budget-friendly choices for home exteriors. But it can look worn and faded over time. A couple of decades ago, painting it may not have been an option. But with advances in siding and paint technology, now ...

What Are VOCs?

In your area home center or hardware store, you may be seeing interior paints that say “low VOCs” or “no VOCs.” Here’s what you need to know about volatile organic compounds and paint. What Are VOCs? VOCs are solvents that are released in...

Hallway Paint Ideas

Hallways – long, narrow, and often without windows – can pose a particular creative problem: what color do you paint them to keep them from being gloomy? These hallway paint ideas might spark some solutions for your space. Wide-Open Blue [capti...

How To Paint Stair Railing

Are you looking for a budget-friendly way to give your home an update? Paint the stair railing. This project takes some time and prep, but the payoff is worth it when you see that fresh, new look. Supplies Here’s the list of supplies you’ll nee...

11 Ideas for Dark Kitchen Cabinets

While white cabinets are the most popular color, dark kitchen cabinets offer their own style. Known for their drama and elegance, they work with a range of designs, from modern to traditional. If you’re interested in getting dark kitchen cabinet id...

Comparing 3 Types of Paint Swatches

The first step in painting your home is picking a color. As nice as it would be, we can’t imagine a color and pull out our wands to make the perfect hue magically appear on the wall. That’s where paint swatches come in. These colors range from sm...

Painted Brick Homes: The Pros and Cons

Painted brick homes are having a moment. Painting brick gives your home a new look, affordably. It can lighten outdated, dark brick and give your house a uniform look that brick, because of its natural color variations, can’t. The Cons Let’s st...

How To Use Olive Green Paint In Any Room of Your House

We love olive green paint – and if its popularity on Instagram and Pinterest are any indication, we’re not alone. This medium green hue is surging in popularity for both its timeless style and easy livability. Here are some reasons to consider th...

The Top 2021 Paint Color Trends

After a grueling 2020, we're hoping 2021 will both comfort us and lift our flagging spirits. And what better and easier way to begin that process than surrounding yourself with colors that will do just that. The 2021 paint color trends we are seeing ...

Paint Colors for Your Design Style

Picking the right paint color for your design style can make your break your space. No pressure, right? Whether you love farmhouse, modern, traditional, or even Spanish design style, our paint experts can help you choose the right hue for you. Boho ...

Common Mistakes You Can Make When Choosing Paint Colors

Picking the wrong paint color isn’t the end of the world – one of the most exhilarating things about painting your home is just how much freedom and flexibility you have to experiment! But let’s face it; painting a room is a huge undertaking. I...

Do Interior Paint Brands Matter?

Do interior paint brands matter? What about quality levels and cost? As if picking a paint color weren’t difficult enough, you also have to choose among dozens of paint brands and varying quality (and price) levels within them. It makes choosing...

Our Favorite Wallpaper Installation Projects

As professional wallpaper installers, we love our jobs. That’s because we get to see some of the coolest wallpaper installations out there. Here are seven of our favorites (including some whose owners you might recognize). Wallpaper Installation i...

How To Get Crayon, Pen, and Marker Off Your Walls

If you have toddlers who love to color, chances are, you’ve spent at least one day of your life trying to figure out how to get crayon off the wall. Did it work? Or did you find you couldn’t get the crayon off walls without removing the paint? He...

The 10 Best Basement Paint Colors

If your basement, like most, is dark and low-ceilinged, it can be hard to want to spend time there. But you’d be amazed at what a fresh coat of paint will do. Here are the 10 best basement paint colors for lightening, brightening, and giving height...

Pro Tips for Painting Interior Doors

At first blush, painting interior doors would seem like a straightforward exercise: Start at the top and work your way down. But the pros know some secrets that might surprise you. Read on to get our top tips. It’s Tool Time You’ll need paint a...

What Is the Best Way to Remove Old Wallpaper?

While the wallpaper in your master bathroom made somebody happy 50 years ago, it’s not you. Before you start shredding it off in strips, learn the best way to remove old wallpaper without damaging the walls. The Tools You Need to Remove Old Wallpa...

What Is Stain-Resistant Paint and Why Do You Need It?

Picture this: Your kid (or niece or nephew) just drew a beautiful crayon mural … all over their bedroom wall. Or your partner, after working in the yard, smudged the entire hallway with mud on the way to the shower. With regular paint, good luck ke...

Can You Paint Over Wallpaper? Here’s All You Need To Know

You’ve just bought your first house and you love everything about it, from the front porch to the back patio. Everything, that is, except that dining room wallpaper. So, now you’re standing in the dining room wondering, can you paint over wallpap...

Tips on How to Paint Wood Paneling or Shiplap

If you’re wondering how to paint wood paneling or shiplap, you’re not alone. What a pain. But paneling and shiplap make such a bold statement and add so much character to your home that learning how to paint them is well worth the trouble. Can P...

What Are the Best Laundry Room Paint Colors?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American woman spends 17 minutes a day doing laundry; that adds up to about two hours a week – or 104 hours a year. That’s more than two full work weeks spent pouring detergent, transferrin...

What’s the Difference Between Interior and Exterior Paint?

Twenty years ago, if you asked the question, "What's the difference between interior and exterior paint?" you'd have gotten this answer: not much. But now, there's a wider gulf between the two paint types, and that gulf is based on two main things: w...

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Painter?

The Process Overview How much does it cost to hire a painter is a loaded question because there is a lot involved in the process. Beyond the supplies, there is a lot of manual labor and skill required for a good quality paint job. A house painter do...

How to Change the Size of Your Room With Paint

Paint is a powerful tool. It can change your mood, your style, and even the size of your space. Now, it can’t alter the measurements, of course. But used correctly, color can fool the eye into believing your room is larger, smaller, taller, or wide...

Painting Your Garage Floors: A Pro Approach

Have you ever thought about your garage floor? Like any floor, it takes a beating – more than most, thanks to the weight of your vehicles – and because garages usually aren't air-conditioned, it's subject to extremes of heat and cold, too. In add...

6 Paint Colors For Your Video Conference Background

If COVID-19 has an upside, it’s all the fun backgrounds we’ve found for those endless video meetings. But what if you want something more permanent than unicorns, forests or even your company logo? Bring on the paint. Let’s talk about the best ...

Is House Painting a Good Career?

The market for painting businesses in the U.S is worth $37 billion, meaning there is a lot of opportunity in the painting industry. According to the Ibis World Report, there are currently over 400,000 people working in the painting industry in the U....

The Best Paint Colors for Rooms With Lots of Natural Light (Complete Guide)

There are many factors to consider while choosing a paint color: design scheme, furniture, and lighting. The direction that your room faces should also be taken into consideration, especially if you have lots of windows that let in beautiful natural ...

Get Ready for Fall With These 12 Front Porch Decorating Ideas

This fall may be a little different than usual – no trick-or-treaters or Halloween block parties, limited (if any) football tailgating, and no crowds at the pick-your-own orchard. But you can still embrace the season's colorful spirit with these 12...

How To Paint Your Homeschool Space

Boy, 2020, amirite? Now, as if it hasn't already handed you enough new hats, you're getting another one: teacher. You've got this! With these smart, home-schoolroom decorating ideas, you can keep you and your kids motivated and happy. Colors That Ma...

PPG’s 2021 Color of the Year Is More Than You Ever Imagined

The wait for PPG's 2021 Color of the Year is over. Last year, it was the rich, deep blue, Chinese Porcelain. The year before that, the luxurious dark green Night Watch. But in 2021, PPG goes beyond expectations and releases an entire color palette: t...

How to Fix Paint Bubbling

After spending hours rolling paint on a wall, the last thing you want to do is wake up one morning and see paint bubbles. What causes paint bubbling and peeling, anyway? Here are the sources of this frustrating, unsightly problem, how to prevent it, ...

How Long Does Paint Actually Last?

A recent Bank of America poll showed that more people – over 70 percent of those polled – are breaking out their toolboxes and tackling home improvement projects during COVID-19. And painting, especially reusing paint you already have, is an affo...

How to Choose the Perfect Deck Color

Decks, like any outdoor space, take a beating. Weather, the sun's heat, and age can break them down. But if you maintain them regularly, they'll last longer than if they're left to fend for themselves. As with choosing an exterior paint color, cho...

Best Blue Paint Colors for Your Exterior

Blue is one of the premier paint colors for home exteriors. But as with interior colors, you might think, "I want to paint my house blue," and then wonder … what blue should I choose? To help you narrow your choices, here are the best five blue pai...

How to Hire House Painters During COVID-19

So much has changed since we first heard of COVID-19: our economy, our mental health, our jobs, our family lives – and even our ability to hire contractors. Now that companies are resuming services, we’re able to start hiring for help around the ...

Here Are 7 Famous Black Designers You Should Be Following

There are lots of ways to be an ally to the Black Lives Matter movement: write to your government officials, protest, support Black-owned businesses and donate to the cause. To show our support of the Black interior design community, we’re showcasi...

How to Stage Your Walls for an Open House

When the weather heats up, so do home sales. That’s great news for buyers — but, as the seller, it also means more competition for you. So, how do you make your home stand out from the crowd? With great staging. Staging — rearranging or remo...

Chalk Art Makes a Comeback in the Era of Coronavirus and #BLM

During the Coronavirus quarantine, we saw lots of strange new things, like the necessity for face masks and social distancing markers. But we saw lots of positivity, too. Whole neighborhoods’ worth of families out walking or playing together, and p...

It’s Worth Your Time and Money To Hire a Professional Painter

In the last few months of quarantine, you’ve probably become pretty handy with your screwdriver, paintbrush and hammer. During lockdown, when we couldn’t have tradespeople in our homes, DIY skills became a necessity. From jiggly doorknobs to clog...

Color Palettes Inspired By Your Favorite Summer Cocktails

Oh, 2020 – you crazy year, you. While we can’t hit reset on the twelvemonth, we can (and have) enjoyed a drink or three to muddle our way (See what we did there?) through this uncertain time. And now that it’s officially summer, even if the res...

The Most Popular Exterior Colors to Paint Your Home in 2020

Summer’s here, and the time is right for (a) dancing in the street, (b) taking a vacation [or maybe a staycation because 2020] or (c) painting your house. Answer: All of the above. Warmer temps and better weather make it the perfect time to paint y...

These Calming Paint Colors Will Soothe Your Soul

The more our world changes, the more we need homes that calm and heal. You can use paint color to create that atmosphere by choosing colors that reduce anxiety and depression, and bring on happiness and a sense of peace. Here are 11 paint paint color...

Get Your Body Moving During Quarantine With A Painting Project

When not in the midst of a global pandemic, spring and summer are times when many of us spend more hours getting in shape at the gym and being active outdoors. However, stay-at-home orders issued across the country have made more people stay inside a...

How Color Can Affect Your Mood and Reduce Stress

Colors do so much more than just provide decoration and create works of art. In fact, psychological studies show that colors have a profound effect on mental health and significantly impact the moods and emotions that people feel. During these uncert...

The Best Ways to Pick Paint Colors Online

Have you ever tried to pick a paint color online? Most of us find it a big enough challenge to do it with paint swatches in hand. But adding the online factor can make what should be a fun task seem darn near impossible. Thank goodness for technology...

Make the Most of Your Small Kitchen

We’re all spending more time in our kitchens now, thanks to life in lockdown. And if you have a small kitchen, you may be wishing you had more room. Even if you can’t blow out the walls, there are some easy ways to make your kitchen appear bigger...

Meet PPG’s Pure Performance

Introducing PPG's Pure Performance, available on Paintzen projects. At Paintzen, we're proud to provide PPG Paints on all of our projects. With over 2,000 colors available, PPG Paints enables homeowners to create spaces that reflect their personal s...

These Paint Colors Will Help Sell Your Home For More

If you’re selling your home this year, you want to make the most money you can from your sale. One easy way to do that? The right wall color. Real estate site, Zillow, did a study that proves a fresh coat of paint really can help you sell your home...

Here’s How to Easily Get Rid of Popcorn Ceilings

Popcorn ceilings. Two words almost guaranteed to make you cringe. And worse, these ceilings decrease your home's value with their tired, outdated style. Here, we'll look at how you can remove them yourself versus the cost of getting a pro to do it fo...

Is It Better for You to Roll Paint or Spray It?

When it comes to painting projects, you might be wondering which is better: roll or spray paint? To help you pick the right tool for the job, let's review the advantages and disadvantages of each. Paint Sprayer Pros and Cons If you're looking f...

5 Surprising Ways to Update Your Home With Paint

Paint – it isn’t just for walls. It’s also for bathtubs, furniture, fabric, and much more. Here are five things you probably didn’t know you could transform with paint. 1) Bathtubs Does your bathtub give you the sads? If it does, and yo...

6 Signs It’s Time to Paint Your Exterior

Paint stands as your home’s first and best defense against the elements. It's also the first impression your guests and potential buyers receive. But many homeowners may not know when it's time to paint their home’s exterior. Here are six signs i...

Is Beige Paint Making a Comeback?

We've been watching industry trends, and we're noticing the question, "Is beige paint making a comeback?". And the answer is yes. Beige paint colors seem to be making a comeback. While jewel tones have had their day, is the sun going down on them? ...

What to Look For When Hiring a Painter

Anyone who’s painted knows: It’s messy, time-consuming work. And though slapping paint on a wall is easy, painting the right way – prepping properly, priming, professional painting techniques, and cleanup – takes skill. Professional painti...

How to Choose the Right Paint Color For Your Kitchen

If you’ve ever stared at your kitchen and wondered what wall color goes best with your kitchen cabinets, you’re not alone. Picking wall colors that harmonize with kitchen cabinets can feel like a challenge. This guide will help you answer the que...

Wall Repair Basics: How to Repair a Hole in the Wall and Make It Unnoticeable

The walls of a home are built to be sturdy, durable, and last for a very long time. But that doesn’t mean they’re invincible because holes, scratches, and other types of wall damage are all too common. Fortunately, there are economical ways to do...

The Benefits of Deck Paint and How to Increase the Longevity of Your Deck

Having a deck as part of your home is a wonderful way to spend more time outdoors, entertain guests, enjoy your property, and increase your home’s resale value. But unfortunately, many homeowners neglect to pay the same close attention to their dec...

How Do You Pick the Best Paint for a Brick Fireplace?

If you’re thinking of painting your brick fireplace, you’re in good company. It's a popular, inexpensive way to give your home a fresh, new look. NYC-based designer, Jill Romine says, "When a full scale remodel is not in order, one of my favorite...

Your Guide to the Easiest Way to Remove Wallpaper

Removing wallpaper can be a messy, time-consuming job. With the right expertise, supplies, and time, wallpaper removal can be done well and efficiently. Inspect the Existing Wallpaper Before painting or re-papering, removing the old wallpaper is a ...

Differences between Water-Based, Oil-Based, & Acrylic Paint

Painting is one of the fastest, most affordable ways to refresh your home. You might think that all that stands between you and that perfect, new paint color is a handful of paint chips. Choosing a paint color, though, is actually the second step. Wh...

How to Paint a High Ceiling?

High ceilings – they make any room feel spacious. What a beautiful architectural feature they are -- until it comes time to paint them. But knowing how to paint a high ceiling high ceilings doable, though it does require specific supplies and some ...

Home Improvement Ideas For Winter

While we are all bundled up for the winter months, the elements are taking their toll on your home. And when the winter ends, you must have an idea of the post-winter updates you need to make to protect your home. Check out these simple home improvem...

How to Make Any Room Look Bigger With Paint

If you live in a small home or apartment, you probably know how hard they can be to decorate. Besides getting the right scale of furniture (not to mention triple-checking the measurements), the size sometimes limits furniture and art placement. But e...

What Is a Painting Contractor & How to Hire One

There are certain home improvement projects – like electrical work, plumbing or HVAC installation – where you'd naturally turn to a pro. But others, such as painting, seem like a no-brainer for a DIY project. After all, everyone knows how to roll...

The Best Paint Colors for 2020, According to Interior Designers

The easiest way to update any space's look and feel is with a new coat of paint. Whether you’re looking to improve a bedroom, bathroom, or kitchen, fresh paint is an easy and affordable way to transform your home. Designers across the country ar...

The Perfect White Paint Color – How to Choose

You know the feeling. You’re staring down a wall of paint chips at the paint store. Why are there so many options? Sigh. There are seemingly endless paint colors. Here are some tips on how to choose white paint for your home. Sometimes cho...

What’s are the Best Apartment Paint Colors?

Choosing a paint color for your apartment or condo can seem overwhelming. If you're renting, you might have to get approval. If you own, it's a big project to take on by yourself. What if you choose the wrong color and have to repaint? Compared to...

The Best Interior Trim Color Ideas

Ask anyone what paint color they recommend for interior trim or doors. The majority of people will probably say "choose a white." Popular since the 1940s, when post-war houses were being built quickly and affordably (and it was efficient to paint ...

Hygge Paint Colors & Design

Hygge (pronounced HOO-ga) is the Danish art of coziness. It's an obsession with interior design. Americans rushed into its warm and fuzzy arms when a slew of books on the topic hit the shelves. Hygge seems to have it all. The crux of this philosophy ...

Front Door & Shutter Color Ideas Inspired by Alexandria

As a thriving, historic district along the Potomac, Alexandria's Old Town is an excellent place for inspiration for your exterior paint colors, especially if you are searching for some front door and shutter color ideas. Located across the river f...

Best Alternatives to White Kitchen Cabinets

As a kitchen cabinet color, white can do no wrong. It suits any style of home, and it never goes out of style. But what if you don't like white kitchen cabinets and you are looking for something a bit more personal? Or you've loved your white cabinet...

9 Paint Colors That Go With Brown Furniture

Brown furniture is as classic as it is practical -- perfect for kids, dogs, and, well, life. From taupe to chocolate to wood furniture, this easy-to-live-with neutral color is one of the most popular of all time. Please make the most of it by pairing...

8 Beautiful Dining Room Paint Ideas

If you're hosting friends and family for the holidays, your dining room is sure to be the center of attention. And now's the time to give it a beautiful, new paint color. But what if you tried something new and went for two paint colors instead of on...

Black Houses – Reasons Behind the Trend

You've probably never considered painting your house black, but it just might be one of today's hottest trends in exterior painting. Black exterior paint adds drama and depth and makes a strong visual statement. Black paint is great at highlighting a...

Our 9 Favorite Garage Door Paint Ideas

You probably don't look at your garage door and think "focal point" or "home design." But garage doors are just as important a feature as the front door, providing not just shelter for your car, but curb appeal, too. Here are our favorite garage door...

3 Surprising Benefits of Painting Your Home

Painting your home doesn't just make your house look pretty -- it has some awesome hidden benefits too. Painting your home is one of those unspoken topics that suffocate the room every weekend; When are we going to paint? It's a project that is us...

10 Beautiful Front Door Paint Colors

When you get home at the end of the day, nothing says "welcome" like the perfect front door color. Even better, painting your front door is the perfect final touch for an exterior paint job.  So get inspired by these upgrades you can make to your ex...

Best Burnt Orange Paint Colors for Your Home

Burnt orange, the color of pumpkin spice, all things autumn, and once known for its disco-era association, has come into its own -- and in a big way. Whether you use it on all the walls in your living room or on an accent statement wall, these beauti...

What the Family Colors of Your Crest Say About You

If you're into genealogy, you're probably familiar with your family crest, or coat of arms. These designs were originally displayed on knights' shields, representing the knight or the king he represents. Eventually, the crests came to stand for fa...

5 Ways to Get Your Home Back-to-School Ready

It’s that time of year again. With the breeze becoming cooler and fall inching closer, the new school year is officially upon us. As we restock our backpacks with new folders, notebooks, and planners, it’s also a good time to take a second to loo...

10 Beautiful Ideas for Den Colors

Dens and families go together like peanut butter and jelly. But every so often, even the family's favorite room needs a decorating update. Incorporate one of these beautiful paint colors into your den room ideas to bring the cozy back to the room whe...

7 Foods for Kitchen Paint Color Inspiration

Some of the best moments of the week happen during family dinners. Make this time happy and exciting by choosing paint colors inspired by food for your kitchen or dining room. Here are 7 foods to give you kitchen paint color inspiration! 1) Red Deli...

Pro Tips for Painting Cabinets in Your Home

Whether it's in the kitchen or a garage, we depend upon cabinets to keep our homes organized. But over time, cabinets can start to look faded, damaged, or outdated with everyday use. Fortunately, our tips for painting kitchen cabinets is an easy way ...

7 Beautiful Wedding Color Palettes For Your Home

We spend so much time planning weddings. Everything down to the wedding color palette is a reflection of the relationship. So why not carry the love of that palette into your life together? Here are popular wedding color palettes translated into beau...

Is Wallpaper Back in Style? Here Are Some Home Wallpaper Updates for Modern Times.

The home design concept of wallpaper dates back to the 1700s and has taken on many different looks over the years. Wallpaper was once a well-accepted standard in nearly every home. But many modern homeowners have lost interest in wallpaper and wonder...

Ceiling Painting Tips: Why Paint It, Recommended Colors, and Other Ceiling Paint Ideas

When many people consider beautifying their homes with a fresh coat of paint, they only think of the interior and exterior walls. However, there are some compelling reasons to lookup more often and include ceiling paint in your next update. This a...

5 Closets That Show How Storage Can Be Beautiful

Closets. They can be the bane of your existence or a paean to your organization. They can also be simply beautiful. These ten closet decorating ideas may even inspire you to paint, wallpaper, and customize your own. The brown walls make the na...

10 Simple Exterior House Decor Updates to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Whether you’re looking to sell your house or feel better about the way your home looks, there are lots of accessible and affordable techniques to transform the outside of your house. Without going through the hassle or cost of a full exterior house...

9 Guest Room Paint Ideas for a Welcoming Stay

Guest bedrooms get lost in the shuffle of daily life. They can wind up being the junk room, a workout space, an office, or the dusty room that gets aired out only once a year. Instead of waiting till the phone rings saying, "Here we come," start now ...

How to Remove Paint from Clothes

Paint is a wonderful addition to walls, doors, porches, shutters, and baseboards. But one place that paint doesn’t belong is on your clothes. Removing excess paint from clothes can be a pain and even ruin jeans, shirts, shoes, and other delicate fa...

5 Small Updates That Make a Big Difference

Home renovations can be a hassle, but there are small things you can do to make a big difference. Between finding the right contractor, purchasing materials, and finding unexpected budget busters, what first appeared to be a manageable project can qu...

Eco-Friendly Painting Tips for a More Sustainable Home

The concept of “going green” is more than just a trendy fad; it’s a strategy to make our world a more livable and wonderful world for the future. There are many ways you can live more sustainably, from recycling to installing energy-efficient a...

10 Living Room Ideas on a Budget

Living rooms tend to be among the largest rooms in a home, which might make them seem like overly expensive rooms to renovate. However, you don’t necessarily have to invest in a whole new furniture set or replace your flooring to give a living room...

Paint Color Inspiration from Greek White Houses

With its warm summers, blue skies and seas, and simple, white homes, Greece is a dream vacation destination. Imagine you're there, soaking your toes in the water and nibbling olives, even as you soak up the decor ideas from these homes. Mint g...

Everything You Need to Know About Chalkboard Paint and How to Use It

What are the steps to using chalk paint? There are many different ways to paint a wall, but one of the most creative and useful ways involves chalkboard paint. This unique type of paint allows you to transform an area of your home into a fun a...

10 Reasons We All Love Vacation Rentals’ Colorful Decor

Vacation rentals are made for people who are, well, on vacation. So they often build fun colors right into their DNA. Here are 10 examples of vacation rental decor with enough color to make you feel vacation-y, even if you're reading this from your d...

Accent Wall Ideas to Change the Dynamic of a Room

Color has a profound effect on a person’s mindset, which is why paint color choices can be so important. A fresh coat of paint is the easiest way to transform the interior of your home and is affordable on a tight budget. Painting an accent wall (o...

10 Summer Paint Colors You’ll Want All Year Long

The colors of summer are as beautiful a mix of bold and pastel hues as the season itself. Here are the 10 hottest summer paint colors that are fit for all seasons! Peach [caption id="attachment_14821" align="alignnone" width="500"] Shop PPG Peach D...

PPG Chinese Porcelain – 2020 Color of the Year

AND THE 2020 COLOR OF THE YEAR IS…PPG Chinese Porcelain (PPG1160-6). Last year, PPG chose a color reminiscent of the dark greens found in nature: Night Watch. This year, their choice also offers a natural escape. Chinese Porcelain is a blend ...

In Defense of Yellow Paint: Here’s Why We Love It

Yellow paint is getting a bad rap. First, Zillow's research showed that yellow kitchens sold for an average of $820 less than blue ones. Then The Property Brothers dissed it in a recent condo redo because “Yellow walls really don’t sell these day...

7 Designer Tricks That Will Make Any Space Look More Open

If your space feels cramped instead of cozy, it may not be just the square footage -- it could be the paint color. Give yourself a little more breathing room with these seven pro tricks that will make your space feel more expansive. 1. Paint a Dark ...

Paintzen’s Guide to Cabinet Painting

Table of Contents Cost Replacing Your Cabinets Cabinet Painting To DIY or Not? The Cabinet Painting Process Cabinet Painting Steps What About Staining or Refinishing? Cabinet Trends Show Me the Color Two-Tone Cabinetry State of Cabinetry ...

Paint Colors Inspired By San Francisco

Whether you’re catching the breathtaking view of the bridge from the top of the Lyon Street Steps or just browsing pics, you’re sure to find a paint color inspired by San Francisco that works for you! San Francisco is a city of colors. Alongsi...

Why House Dens Are Popular Again & Why You Need One

We love large family spaces, open sight-lines, and the feeling of airiness that makes open-concept architectural design so appealing. But what do you do when you want a place of your own, where you can go and shut the door? Try your house's den. Wha...

A Sporty Blue Bedroom in the Upper Eastside

Amy Sullivan of the Upper Eastside, recently re-designed her seven-year-old son's bedroom. "The re-design started as an organization project." Sullivan had help from Elise Gurock a professional organizer at Chaos Concierge. Sullivan's son has many...

7 Beautiful Library Paint Colors

Home libraries may be quiet spaces for reading, relaxing, and reflecting, but that doesn't have to mean boring. You can create a reading area in your home office that reflects your personality and draws color from your home decor, from the walls to y...

Paintzen’s Boston Painting Service Paints a Nursery

There were a lot of things happening in Jodi Pavia's life. A South Boston resident who recently moved and was expecting a baby boy. With any new home, some things needed changing. "The room was currently painted pink (although my husband wanted to ke...

Our Favorite Paint Colors Inspired by Game of Thrones

When you play the Game of Thrones, well, you know the rest. Painting your home isn’t typically a matter of life or death. Some styles, however, will make you feel like you’ve won the Iron Throne. Are you the ultimate GOT superfan? Do you want ...

8 Paint Colors For A Learning Environment

If you're a student, teacher, or a parent helping kids with homework, you may not have thought about how paint color can affect learning. But just as colors impact mood, they can also enhance memory and improve focus. Here are some of the best colors...

Interior Paint Color Theory: How To Use It

We've all heard the maxim, "You are what you eat," but what if there's more than just food? What about "You are your surroundings?" This leads us to interior paint color theory. Color theory is a study of color and how a person reacts to the colors ...

6 Healthy Rooms For Your Mind, Body, & Spirit

For most of us, getting (and staying) healthy is one of our biggest life goals. But daily living can make that tough, so it's important to find hacks to make it easier. One hack that may not be on your radar? Creating rooms in your home that promote ...

Red Kitchen Paint & Other Paint Colors’ Impact on Eating

It's said that we eat with our eyes, first -- so it makes sense that visual cues impact our eating habits. And research confirms that color is one of the biggest cues -- in fact, a simple color change can completely change the way we eat. Certain hue...

Paintzen at the Long Island Spring Home Show

Paintzen is going to be at this year's Long Island Spring Home Show in Uniondale NY! Come visit Paintzen at booth #245, at the Long Island Spring Home Show. We're excited to be with great vendors at this showcase who can help you get ready for you...

Featured Project: Jill Romine’s Home Office

Paintzen recently worked with Jill Romine to install wallpaper in her home office. Jill Romine is a New York City-based interior designer with 11 years of interior architecture and design experience. Romine came from California, and after arriving...

10 Best Bedroom Paint Ideas for Small Bedrooms

Small bedrooms can be difficult when choosing a paint color. You don't want to overwhelm your sleeping space, but white (while a great option) may not what you want to wake up to every day. So what do you do? Here are a few simple tips for choosing t...

10 Trending Wallpaper Styles

After years of duck wallpaper borders and teal-and-rose cabbage roses, wallpaper was persona non grata in the design world. But as we started looking back to the '50s, '60s, and '70s for design inspiration, it began popping up on the design fringe. N...

A Guide to Matching Paint Colors with Furniture

Are you looking to paint your home, but don't want to overhaul your whole decor. The paint color you chose can work with the furniture and decor you have. Subtle colors accentuate your furnishings, while bold colors make the walls pop. Here are some ...

A Color Guide For Every Surface

Picking a paint color for your space is a stressful endeavor. Paintzen wants to give you the tools to make that as easy possible, using numerous color resources and our free color swatch program. If you are haven't the slightest idea what color to go...

Looking for Drama and Romance? Go With Red Paint!

Psychologists, artists, and designers have long been fascinated with the color red's impact on the human psyche. It's certainly not for the faint of heart. The color of passion and romance, this stimulating color heightens the senses. It can be t...

Secondary Colors for Every Space

You all remember what you learned when you started your first finger-painting masterpiece and learned your secondary colors: red and blue make purple; red and yellow make orange, and yellow and blue make green. [Button href="https://samples.paintz...

4 Fresh Bedroom Paint Colors

Every day brings with it a fresh start. Why not permit yourself to take a fresh approach to paint color, too? Here are four fresh bedroom paint colors that will make your home -- and your life -- brighter than ever before. [Button href="https://sa...

How Tertiary Colors Fill in the Color Wheel & Your Home

Sure, you're familiar with terms like color theory, the color wheel, and primary and secondary colors, but tertiary colors might sound a little foreign? Defining Color Primary colors --- These are the three primary colors that we all know: red, ye...

Teal Accent Wall & Other Accent Wall Ideas

Accent walls are an easy way to add character and charm to any room. From colorful barn wood to striking wallpaper to a bold teal accent wall, here are our favorite accent wall colors for your home. [caption id="attachment_12965" align="aligncente...

The Best Entrway Paint Colors

The entryway is your home's magic portal, through which family, friends, and guests enter. For better or worse, it's where they get their first impression. Shouldn't that impression be as smart and fresh as you are? Even though we often neglect the f...

The Most Popular Interior Paint Colors for 2019

Trending Paint Colors in 2019 This year, leading paint companies and color empires decided on popular interior paint colors for 2019. PPG Paints, Paintzen's primary paint supplier, named Night Watch - a deep and rich green - as its 2019 Color of th...

Our Favorite Winter White Paint Colors

Snow, ivory, cream – these winter white paint colors conjure up images of clean, pure, and warm rooms. Here are some of our favorite winter white rooms, showing the color is perfect for every space, from living rooms to kitchens. [caption id="at...

4 Rooms To Prep For Your Holiday Guests

It's that time of year again; the holiday season is rapidly approaching along with a seemingly endless list of things to do, presents to buy, and parties to plan.  If you entertain friends and family in your home, you want it to look its absolute be...

5 Feng Shui Colors That Will Restore Balance to Your Space

What is Feng Shui? Feng shui uses natural elements that utilize free-flowing energy to invite good health and fortune. Feng shui colors can help you strike a balance in your space and your life. The feng shui school of thought has developed into ...

Featured Project: Grisoro Designs Renovates Southampton Bungalow

Paintzen recently partnered with Grisoro Designs, a New York-based interior design firm, to completely renovate a ‘50s style bungalow in Southampton, NY. We spoke with Grisoro’s founder, Gabriela Gargano, to talk about the project and her path...

Top 15 Nursery Paint Colors

It’s time. You’re expecting and you start noticing everything that is wrong with your home. The paint on your walls is chipping and they’re the wrong color. You’re in the nesting phase and you need to turn that guest bedroom into a nursery fo...

You’ll Cheer for These Sporty Color Schemes

If you’re totally devoted to your favorite sports team, you probably have their colors on coolers, jerseys, and tees. But have you ever thought about devoting an entire room and color palette to your favorite team? Cheer on this collection of rooms...

10 of Our Favorite Pumpkin Spice Paint Colors

Pumpkin spice isn't just a latte. It's a delicious paint color trend, too. So put on your plaid shirt, infinity scarf, and boot socks and get ready for all the fall feels, as we unveil 10 of our favorite pumpkin spice paint colors as seen in these ta...

You’ll Love These 8 Meditation Room Paint Colors

The key to creating a meditation room is to think of it as a small sanctuary, a place you go for self-care and peace. The purity of white paint provides a soothing backdrop, making your meditation room a place where you can clear your mind and shut o...

Our 7 Favorite Purple Paint Ideas

If ever there were a color to replace pink on everyone's trends list, it's purple. From lilac to lavender to fuchsia, this royal color reigns supreme in the hottest rooms. Check out 7 of our favorite purple paint ideas and you may find yourself looki...

Bold Blue Paint: A Pittsburgh Interior Painting Project

Paintzen recently launched our Pittsburgh interior painting services. One of the first projects our Pittsburgh painting partners worked on was in Pittsburgh's suburbs, where we painted a living room. The homeowners, Evelyn and David, had recently ...

Rooms Inspired By 1970s Paint Colors

1970s interior design was sort of like Saturday morning kids show. You look back now and wonder how we hit that level of cool and surreal (and just what those designers were smoking). Exhibit A: Aqua Man from the '70s Saturday morning cartoon, Justic...

These Rooms Show Off Our Favorite Pink Wall Paint

Loving pink wall paint as an adult is like loving Hello Kitty -- you spend your life defending your crush, even though you secretly know everyone else is misguided. But from light pink to bright pink, the decorating ideas and use of pink wall paint i...

The 20 Paint Color Trends in Houston & Dallas

They say everything is bigger in Texas. This certainly doesn't exclude homes and the Texas decor that requires bold choices that work with the environment. Interior design trends in Texas have gained popularity in recent years, likely due to the p...

Home Renovations in the Hamptons & More

Ramona Singer Hamptons House "I just love the Hamptons, it's the best place to relax and escape the busy streets of NYC," said Ramona Singer of The Real Housewives of New York. The Hamptons serve as a retreat for some of New York's residents. It ...

20 Most Popular San Francisco House Colors

Known as the city by the bay, San Francisco is a city with unique style and architecture. It is recognized for a bridge (with a color like PPG’s Tiger Tail), the trolleys running through the streets, and that one prison. It's an unforgettable cit...

The Most Popular White PPG Paint Colors and How to Use Them

One thing people always ask us: How do you choose the right white paint color? Picking white paint colors can be tough. Do you go for a bright hue or for something more mellow? Start with 10 of Paintzen's most popular shades of white and how our hou...

This Color Is Going to Be Huge in 2019

If you've been watching color trends over the last couple of years, you've probably noticed a resurgence of jewel tones, particularly deep greens. So when PPG Paints the 2019 Color of the Year, Night Watch, they were right on point with their choice....

20 Favorite Colors of the Pacific Northwest Color Palette

Anyone who has undergone a painting project knows how difficult, tedious, frustrating, and argument-ridden choosing a paint color can be. With so many options from classic white or neutral greige to bolder shades like the sophisticated Night Watch, i...

These Freshly Painted Pools are Perfect for Summer in NYC

It is officially summertime! That means school's out and children all across the country are cannonball-ing into pools to cool down and splash around. But kids living in big cities like New York City often lack the luxury of having their own pool to ...

4 Tips for Hiring a Painting Contractors

Finding and hiring a house painter is a big investment. But your investment and painting project can turn sour if you don't know how to hire the right painter. Paintzen hopes to give you valuable tips on how to hire the best professional painting con...

5 Reasons to Hire House Painters For Your Project

Improving the appearance of your home is a great way to make it more enjoyable and valuable. One of the most effective ways to do this is by giving it a fresh coat of paint. When people consider painting their home, many want to do it on their own...

4 Factors in Hiring House Painters

Painting your house is an impactful and easy way to improve your home. A fresh coat of paint can make your home look new! Having your home professionally painted is a sure way to get your project completed quickly and with high quality. When hiri...

The Best Exterior Paint Colors for Your House

Painting the exterior of your house is a great way to increase your property value, improve the exterior appeal of your home, and make the entire neighborhood look a little bit better. But knowing how to choose exterior paint colors for your house ha...

Classic Man Cave Colors That Work

Man Caves are not anything new, but they are changing. They have moved beyond the pool table and sports jerseys and have become more than a "cave." Whether you have enough room to devote to a man cave or you're carving out a corner for a reading chai...

PPG Night Watch: PPG’s 2019 Color of the Year

What color will be everywhere in 2019? While you may think it’s too early to tell, the Global Color Experts at PPG have shared their prediction...and it is PPG Night Watch (PPG1145-7). Night Watch is a rich, luxurious shade of green that evokes ...

Use Writable Wall Paint in These 5 Rooms

Are you ever in a situation where you need to jot something down but don't have a place to do it? Did you need to capture a great idea or need to explain something to others? Writable wall paint can solve your problems. We've identified some rooms wh...

8 Best Paint Colors For Selling a House

It’s time to kick off the summer real estate season. What better way than with a review of this year’s best paint colors for selling a house? Whether you’re painting your interior, exterior, or both, these are the colors buyers are loving right...

The Best Cottage Paint Colors That Will Make You Happy

Cottages have a beloved charm that comes, in part, from the cozy paint colors that are their hallmarks. So whether you have a year-round cape cod-style cottage or a weekend retreat that needs some coastal color, we've laid out the best cottage color ...

Why Do Painters Wear White?

When we think of professional painters we don't necessarily think of their style. But the painter whites (white long-sleeved shirts, white overalls, white cap) they have become famous for have gained popularity outside the profession. So let's unders...

Featured Project: Painting a Logo for Athletic Brewing Company

Owning a brewery may seem like a dream-come-true for beer lovers. But Bill Shufelt, founder of Athletic Brewing Company, never thought of it. "Before becoming a brewer full time, I worked in finance for 12 years. I was continually getting healthier, ...

Our Favorite Mom Cave Ideas

Mom deserves a little downtime. Set space aside at home to create a space for her to do so, like a mom cave, she shed, or a lovely nook. Here are our favorite mom cave ideas with colors and interior design that will inspire you to carve out a space f...

Painter Cost Per Hour vs Painter’s Project Quote

Q: I want to hire a painter to paint my house. Some professional painting companies charge by the painter cost per hour, while others charge by the size of the job. Is one more cost-effective than the other? A: The cost of painting your home is co...

Our Favorite Aqua Paint Colors

We're obsessing over aqua. Shades of aqua can fall anywhere between blue and green and bring a burst of personality into any space. Versatility Aqua is an extremely versatile color scheme. Vibrant shades of aqua really pack a punch and are perf...

Boston Local Painting Service

Q: I just moved places in Boston, and my new space needs a fresh coat of paint. What is the best Boston painting service? A: Paintzen is a painting company that services the greater Boston area. Our painters have years of experience and are qualif...

Top 10 Best Spring Paint Colors

Open up the latest issue of Vogue and you're sure to see these gorgeous colors on the world's top models. They also happen to work as the best spring paint colors! These spring colors will add pops of color to your home. Add a fresh coat of your favo...

Why Black Paint Colors Are the New Gray

When PPG Paints, announced that Black Flame was Color of the Year in 2018, they heralded a shift in how we think about black paint colors. [Button href="https://samples.paintzen.com/popular-colors/black"]Explore Black Paint Color Swatches[/Button...

You’ll Love These Kitchen Island Color Ideas

It's awfully tempting to play your interior paint colors safe, especially in the kitchen. It is, after all, a big investment, and you want it to stay fresh for a long time. But when you're thinking about your next home improvement project, like a kit...

Should I Hire a Painter or Do It Myself?

Q: I want to paint a few rooms in my house. Should I hire a painter or do it myself? A: When the time comes to paint your home, hiring a pro is the way to go. Many DIYers think “why hire a professional painter when I can do it myself?” Whil...

Blue is the Best Bedroom Color for Sleep

Blue has always been one of the most popular paint colors and is the best bedroom color for sleep! And research backs it up. A study done by the hotel chain Travelodge reveals that people who sleep in blue bedrooms clock a healthy eight hours of qual...

Our Favorite Shades of Yellow Paint Colors

Yellow paint colors are sunny and friendly. These sunny hues and a pop of color and accent colors to many spaces. They can look great on front doors to your painted walls in your dining room. Check out some of our favorite yellow hues. Yellow ...

What is the Cost to Paint Cabinets

Q: What does it cost to paint kitchen cabinets? A: The cost to paint kitchen cabinets can cost anywhere between$2,000-$6,000. The final cost will be different depending on the size and condition of your kitchen. Is It Worth It? When conside...

The Best Blue Paint for Bedrooms

Q: I want to repaint my bedroom. What are some popular blue paint colors to use in a bedroom? A: Did you know that blue bedroom walls are associated with serenity and likely help you sleep longer and better? We think that's one reason blue is so p...

Featured Project: Townhouse Painting in Chicago

As the saying goes, “It’s what inside that counts.” But sometimes, what’s on the outside is just as important... especially the exterior of your house. Enter Paintzen's exterior painting Chicago service.  Homeowners planning renovations o...

Painting Service Chicago

Q: I’m new to the Chicago area and am looking to have my place painted. Are there any painting services in Chicago that I can trust? A: Paintzen loves to help the busy city of Chicago and the surrounding area. Paintzen is a one-stop-shop for you...

What Color House Sells the Best According to Experts

If you're planning to list your house, we've answered the question of what color house sells the best. If you're wondering what popular paint colors buyers are searching for, try these paint colors. It's always smart to paint your house before sel...

The Best Beige Color for Your Home

Beige paint colors can open you up to infinite design possibilities. Often called 'boring' or 'bland', a beige color ranges in depth from rich taupes to soft, delicate shades of sand, like PPG's Ashen paint color. PPG Beige Palettes Beige is not "j...

How to Hire San Francisco Painting Contractors

Q: I just moved to San Francisco, and I need to hire a painting service. Who are the top-rated painting contractors in San Francisco? A: Paintzen professional painters, serving the greater San Francisco area, are some of the top-rated painters in ...

Finding a House Painting Service in Los Angeles

Q: I just moved to LA and I need to hire a painter. What's a good house painting service in Los Angeles?  A: Paintzen is a house painting service in the greater Los Angeles area. Southern California has a lot to offer. The housing market is di...

Exterior House Painting Tips For Your Next Paint Project

You likely have some basic knowledge of to paint the exterior of a house. Supplies like paint, brushes, ladders, and a roller or two are good places to start. When Is the Best Time To Paint Outside? Spring is a popular time of year to paint the ext...

The Top 5 Home Staging Paint Colors

Q: I am looking to sell my house but wondering if I need to paint it first. What are the best home staging paint colors? A: If you are looking to sell your house, consider having professional painters from Paintzen paint your home's interior or ex...

How Long Should an Exterior Paint Job Last?

How Long Should an Exterior Paint Job Last? How long does it take for exterior house painting jobs to complete? Q: How long should an exterior coat of paint last? A: Typically 5-10 years; however, there are a number of factors that go into the...

The Best Pink Paint Colors

Orange isn't the new Black anymore - pink is. Pink, in all its wonderful shades, has been on the rise. You may remember last year's obsession with Millennial Pink, a combination of blush pink and salmon that was seen everywhere from fashion runways ...

A Kid’s Room Renovation for ScaryMommy

If you have children of your own, you’ll likely agree that parenthood isn’t always easy. Besides all the responsibilities of being a mom or dad, you need to keep them happy. Paintzen recently connected with Jill Smokler, creator and founder o...

How Much Do Painters Charge?

Q: How much do painters charge for the day? A: For a basic and simple project, a painter can cost around $500 a day. One of the quickest ways to increase the value of your home is a paint job. It not only adds aesthetic appeal but can also m...

Our Favorite Creative Ceiling Paint Ideas

Statement ceilings are a must-watch trend. Painted ceilings can make your home decor feel like new. Paintzen's professional house painters are skilled in painting or wallpapering residential ceilings. Turn your painted ceiling idea into a reality by ...

How To Guide on Hiring a Painter

Q: How do I go about hiring a painter? A: Knowing how to hire a house painter for your home improvement project is an easy way to make your space feel like home. When hiring a painter, make sure they are professional and knowledgeable. By followin...

10 Questions To Ask Painters

Q: What are the questions to ask a house painter before they paint my house? A: Before finalizing your contract with any house painter, ask them the following 10 questions to ensure that your painting project goes smoothly. Question 1: What does a ...

Discover Our Favorite Green Paint Colors

Paintzen wants to dive into the paint color green. With many popular shades of green, this paint color is quite popular. When you think green, what does your mind first turn to? Envy? Money? Nature? Green associates with all of these, making it a ...

How Much Does it Cost to Paint My Apartment?

Q: How much does it cost to paint an apartment? A: Apartment painting can cost between $1,000 and $3,000. The exact figure depends on the details of the project. For one-bedroom apartments, with a 10’ ceiling and no specialty techniques, the to...

8 Sophisticated Exterior House Colors with Black Windows

Over the last few years, exterior paint colors have weighed gravitated towards pastel. Popular colors include robin's egg blue with pale accents. But, in recent years, we've been seeing a shift to a darker, more sophisticated palette: taupe or tan ex...

How to Design a Beautiful Open Concept Living Room

Not all of us are lucky enough to have an open concept home. Apartment dwellers and condo owners are in much smaller spaces, and even many who live in houses have more structured floor plans. Those in large households with open-concept living rooms h...

Your Guide to the Perfect Delicate White Paint

Choosing the perfect shade of paint is no easy task. Even if you generally know what you're looking for, the options can be overwhelming. And white paint is not excluded from this. Why is white paint so challenging to get right? And why are there so ...

Use This Pretty Green Paint For Your Bedroom & Much More

Are you looking for a pretty green paint to instantly soothe your plugged-in-24/7 mind? Use the jewel-toned Slate Green in a bedroom or a bathroom to find your Zen. Or relax with it in the kitchen while you cook and gather with friends and family. It...

Modern Kitchen Paint Ideas to Fulfill Your Dreams

Are you ready to refresh your home by creating the modern kitchen of your dreams? If so, read on! Your dream kitchen is achievable regardless of your budget or design expertise. These simple and actionable ideas will help you attain that Pinterest-pe...

Looking to Hire NYC Painters?

Home to over 8.5 million people, New York, NY has more apartments, condos, and homes than any other city in the country. Keeping each of these homes freshly painted and in excellent condition keeps NYC painters very busy. Because New York is home ...

Here’s How to Take the Mystery Out of Paint Undertones

Remember that time you painted your living room what you thought was the perfect greige, only it came out way too green (or pink or blue)? Thank the paint undertones. What are Paint Undertones? Undertones are the result of blending more than on...

Get Inspired by this Mardi Gras Color Palette

It's Mardi Gras - or "Fat Tuesday," for those who are not as well versed in French. It's a day associated with celebrations, eating and drinking, parades, beads, masks, and plenty of cake. If you happen to be in New Orleans today, then stop reading t...

Why You Need a Whole House Color Palette

One of the things that set apart a professionally designed home is the whole house color palette. Made to flow from room to room, the chosen palette paint colors give the house a polished, coordinated look that acts as a foundation for the furnishing...

How much does it cost to paint a living room?

Question: How much does it cost to paint a living room? Answer: While the actual cost to paint a living room can vary, the average cost of painting a living room is $500-$800. Any painting project will include the following in its price: prep wor...

Luxury Master Bathroom Paint Ideas

The great thing about having a luxurious master bathroom is that it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Most bathrooms, even master baths, are fairly small in size. Especially compared to the other rooms in your home. This means you can create ...

Get the Look: Farmhouse Color Palette

The farmhouse color palette and decor may seem reserved for country homes and townhouses. Yet it’s appealing aesthetic seems to be everywhere you turn! The signature quality of this style is a soft, rustic look that blends country sensibility with ...

These 9 Beach-Inspired Rooms Will Make You Want to Get Away

If you're dreaming of getting away somewhere warm (baby, it's cold outside), or want to bring some coastal decor into your home, check out these 10 beach-inspired rooms. 1. Summer Breeze Do you love the beach cottage look? This darling bedroom,...

Ryde NYC in Union Square: A Custom Mural

Boutique fitness is exploding in popularity. Adults are ditching traditional gyms for sleek, specialized fitness studios. Yoga, barre, and indoor cycling are among the top activities for these boutique fitness studios. Take, for example, Ryde NYC in ...

Celebrate National Pie Day with Dessert Inspired Paint Palettes

If you're looking for something sweet to celebrate this Tuesday in January, we've got you covered. Today is National Pie Day, an annual celebration of pies that began in the mid-1970s in Boulder, Colorado. The day is sponsored by the American Pie ...

Hire A House Painter in San Francisco

Q: How do I hire a house painter in San Francisco?  A: To hire a painter in San Francisco, you’ll want to research local painters thoroughly. Once you have a list of quality local painters, the next step is to get a quote for your job. Only th...

The Best Turquoise Paint Colors for Your Bedroom

Looking for a serene sanctuary in your home? A place where you can escape the stress and the noise of daily life? Turquoise paint colors are an ideal choice to make your bedroom feel like a tranquil escape. The hints of pale blue and green colors wi...

Here’s How to Find a Good Painter for Your Project

Wondering how to find a good painter for your paint project can be tiresome. There are many factors to consider when vetting potential painters: your schedule, safety, and budget are just three details you'll want to keep in mind. To help with you...

How to Save a Bundle and Organize Your House

Many New Year's resolutions are about losing weight, saving money, and figuring out how to organize your house. Paintzen can help you out with two of the three:  saving money and getting organized. (But you should also check out our post on home gym...

Home Gym Wallpaper & Other Ideas

So you want to get healthier, exercise more, or lose weight (or all of the above)? A home gym makes exercise convenient, increasing your likelihood of working out - so no matter the time of year, you'll still be going strong in your workout space. Ch...

Featured Project: An Exciting Mural for a SoHo Workspace

Finding a comfortable, quiet space to be productive can seem impossible. Local coffee shops are excellent starting points. But seats are not guaranteed and noise levels are always changing. Share workspaces are great, but they’re not cheap, and usu...

Zen Inspired Bathroom Ideas

Are you dreaming of a bathroom remodel? If transforming your bathroom is an upcoming project, there are many things to think about, including bathroom interior design inspiration, your favorite or popular colors, and what you want to feel when you ar...

New Design Trends for 2018

Wondering what’s going to the next big thing in design in 2018? Here is your new design trends roundup for the coming year, from colors to decorating trends. Color Trends We loved blush in 2017, and it’ll still be around in the next year. B...

10 of the Most Beautiful Kitchens

If you’ve been dreaming of a new kitchen, now’s the time of year to start planning. Paintzen is here to help. Check out 10 of the most beautiful kitchens we’ve seen. 1 - Traditional This traditional kitchen combines classic elements for a...

Featured Project: Helping a Travel Blogger Come Home to a Freshly Painted Space

When it comes to moving, your to-do list can seem impossibly long. From searching for a new space to locking down a closing date and then finally making your new place your own, moving can be exhausting. And while the idea of a freshly painted space ...

Cozy Interior Design: Think Minimalist

Striking a balance between cozy comfort and decluttered clarity with your home decor is a tricky business. How much stuff do you move out of a space before it becomes a stark and barren warehouse of a living room? How many faux sheepskin rugs can you...

Featured One Kings Lane Project: Lucy Liu’s Playroom

Paintzen is thrilled to present this One Kings Lane project we worked on. How do you imagine your favorite actor's home looks like? Is there a picturesque kitchen? Artwork hanging on the walls and luxurious furniture? Maybe. But when children...

Here Are The Best Blues For Exterior Paint Projects

Are you thinking of transforming your home's exterior with a new paint color? Blue is one of the most popular choices. You can spin this favorite hue traditional or contemporary just by changing the trim color. Check out these best blues for exterior...

Mindy Kaling’s NYC Apartment Makeover

Recently, we were lucky to partner with One Kings Lane to paint Mindy Kaling’s NYC apartment. Mindy had worked with designer Sally Gotfredson of The Studio at One Kings Lane to help design her space. Mindy was in LA for the majority of the project,...

Dogs at Home: Photos You’ll Love

What makes a house a home? A dog, of course. From furry to friendly dogs always remind you that you're home. Here are seven adorable pooches and the beautiful rooms they inhabit. Fun In The Sun Candice Bergen and Marshall Rose's dog Jerry enjoy...

Beauty and the Beast Inspired Libraries

Ever wondered what the characters of Disney's Beauty and the Beast's home libraries would look like? Well, we've found them, and we hope you can find some home library inspiration. From minimal to majestic, these libraries will instill a sense of won...

Popular Blue Paint for Rooms With Natural Light

When you're searching for exactly the right blue, which direction do you go? Blue Gray? Greenish? Baby Blue? Warmed up with a red or green undertone? For those of us looking for a light blue that somehow also has a deep blue touch, the answer may ...

Jewel Tone Paint Colors Reign Supreme

Though beige, greige, and gray often take center stage, jewel tone paint colors are reasserting themselves into the public eye! If you're looking to bring this trend home, consider one of these gorgeous paint colors. Forest Green [caption id="attac...

What to Do When Painting Eat-In Kitchens

There's nothing better than huddling around the kitchen table with friends, eating lots of soup. Sometimes, it's by playing cards or doing jigsaw puzzles that we relearn the art of being indoors - or at least taking a break from technology - and it t...

6 White Rooms That Will Inspire You

There's just something about a white room. Clean and crisp, it's a color that never goes out of style. Here are some rooms that give you some white paint ideas for your home. White cabinets, walls, and ceiling give this farmhouse kitchen a sophis...

The Best Instagram Design Accounts to Follow

New year, new accounts to follow. Instagram Design accounts are seemingly ubiquitous, and it's becoming increasingly hard to follow ones that are original, innovative, and qualified enough to be blessed by your support. Luckily for you, we've do...

Reading Nooks for Small Spaces

If there's a recipe for a perfect reading nook, these rooms have found it. Read on and get inspired by these reading nooks for small spaces. Corners Are Your Friends The first ingredient is a quiet corner. Bonus if it's next to the windows, wh...

The Best Bathroom Paint Colors

Beige? White? Is your bathroom looking blah? Why not give it a color refresher with one of this coming year's hottest bathroom paint colors? Whether you are looking to paint a powder room, a small bathroom, or your master bath, it's important to thi...

Colorful Dining Room Ideas To Die For

Sometimes we forget we have dining rooms. Except for Thanksgiving dinners and other holidays, our dining room tables are underutilized. To inspire you to dust off the table and open the curtains, here are our favorite colorful dining rooms with some ...

Holiday Decor That Works Year Round

There’s nothing worse than taking down holiday decorations, and it can leave your house looking empty and bleak. But you don't necessarily need to take down your decorations. Below is some holiday decor that works year round. The important thing t...

Kicking Off the Year With a Beautiful Blue Paint

If there were a color that defined 2016, it was gray. Whether you wanted to stage your home to sell quickly or paint it a color you'd love to live with, a light gray would be the choice for you. But 2017 is taking a bolder stance, going for jewel ton...

This Is a Blue You’ll Love Waking Up To

Ever wondered what the perfect blue would be to wake up to? Consider PPG's Soft Cloud Blue. This has the essence of a beach sky. PPG has a host of other beautiful blues that you can browse in our sample portal. This pretty royal blue ca...

What Are the Best Paint Colors for Rental Homes

With the high season for travel upon us, prepping and maintaining your vacation rental should be top of your to-do list! It's a great way to make some extra cash over the summer, but no one wants to rent a home that looks old and out of date. Paintin...

5 Spaces to Inspire Outdoor Area Decor

Welcome, summer! We're glad you're here! Enjoy the season's lazy days and long evenings in the outdoors. Here are five inspiring ideas for creating the perfect outdoor area decor. When we saw this photo, our first response was, "That's adorabl...

3 House Color Combinations That Will Help Sell

When you're putting your home on the market, you have a punch list of home improvement tasks to complete, from ensuring the bathrooms and kitchen are up-to-date to freshening up the landscaping. But nothing says curb appeal like the right house paint...

Blue Bedroom in Queens

Finding a painter in Queens can be a difficult task. You want to find one that has a good reputation and is going to listen to your needs. They should be there to answer all of your questions when they arise. It’s also vital that the painter you ev...

Blue Kitchen in Queens

Your helpful local painter is sure to have a full palette of colors. You'll need to find one that best shows your personality and conveys the feeling you want for the room you’re painting. The next time that you are looking to redesign your kitchen...

How to Get a Designer Look Without the Price Tag

Hiring an interior decorator has its benefits. Beyond the obvious eye for style and connections to the design world, there are other perks: budgeting, scheduling, and management. But these benefits come with a price tag. For some, prices are too high...

3 Ways to Make Your Neutral Paint Color POP

For many homeowners, choosing a neutral paint color during a home renovation can be boring or the “easy way out.” We’re here to tell you to embrace your neutral hues! Neutrals are “trend-proof” and never go out of style. They promote extrem...

Cleaning Up Messy Paint Myths

When it comes to the painting industry, many paint myths and misconceptions often hold individuals back from beginning a home renovation. Various factors, from the paint products to the application techniques to the contractors themselves, come und...

Painting A Small Space to Feel HUGE

Sometimes, home sweet home is a little smaller than we might like. But fear not! When it comes to painting a small space and color selection, there are tricks of the trade, confirmed by teams of interior decorators and decorative painters, that can ...

Guest Post: Curtain Decoration Tips from Laurel & Wolf

Our friends from Laurel & Wolf are here with elegant and simple ideas for your home that add style and substance. Curtain decorations are a great way to add depth to your home. This winter keep your home warm (and save money on your energy b...

4 Steps to a Zen Space

Here are four tips for a complete and sufficient guide on how to create a zen space. Don’t let your home be a place you dread when you get home after a long day; let it be your Mecca. Light Furniture To achieve a natural and bright feel in your h...

July 4 Decorations

A Guideline for July 4 Decorations. The American spirit is at its pique. Summer moves fast from Memorial Day to the Stanley Cup and the World Cup. The sun is hot and the drinks are cool. With Fourth of July right around the corner, it is that time...

What Is The Best Paint Finish For Bedrooms

Choosing a paint color isn’t enough, you then have to decide the type of paint finish to use. The average person may not know what the right paint finish is, nor should they be. They want their home painted and done nicely. But choosing the best pa...