Is your apartment in need of a makeover? Get ready to brush up on your DIY paint skills! One of the best ways to make a space feel bright, light and refreshed is with an inspiring shade. Paint the walls or a furniture piece to which you've been dreaming of giving a new life.
Why paint? Because home decor projects hit the mark for lots of people. Who isn't hungering for more creative stimulation other than a Netflix binge? A report by Artsy.net found that 77 percent of people would rather give up the streaming service instead of their creative hobbies.
If you're ready to start your painting project, we've organized six interior paint ideas that could be perfect for your apartment.
This color is fresh without being minty-sweet. Depending on your point of view, how the light hits it and the colors of the furniture in the room, it can appear to have blueish-green or even gray tones.
Pairs beautifully with neutrals, such as Wild Ginger, Seagull Gray or Atrium White. These are colors in the Behr palette.
Here's how to illuminate a beach house design! When you use the colors of the sea and sky, bold and saturated ocean hues help to bring spaces to life. Pair it with Da Vinci's Canvas and Milky Way for an extra punch, also from Benjamin Moore. These paint colors give off a toes-in-the-sand resort-like feeling.
Use it for the walls of your bedroom or bathroom or give your bed frame a coastal sensibility. As a watery yet classic shade, use it to also accentuate pendant lights.
An intense and citrusy shade is an automatic room brightener. Use it for an accent wall in a room that plays a dual role as an office or a guest space. Pair it with other Valspar colors that balance one another like Tropical Breeze, Peach Kiss or Cream Delight.
Valspar paints carry different names, depending on the retailer you shop at. You might find this one is also called Fiery Sky or Heirloom Tomato.
This is the 2019 color of the year for Sherwin Williams. It's perfect for sweltering summer days. It will make you think about sipping an icy cold beverage while sunning on a pool float. It's a great shade for a bedroom, bathroom or doorway.
Pair it with natural hues, vivid colors or ones that are energizing and bold. Suggestions include these Sherwin Williams shades: Glimmer, Rhinestone or Moscow Midnight.
This bright and cheery color splash is defined by PPG as "A midtone, bright, honey dew green with a lime undertone." It's the ideal paint color for a wall behind a couch, for an accent kitchen wall or cabinets.
To really pop, match it with bed linens and a throw rug for a lemon-lime infused bedroom or pair it with floral furniture and textiles.
Cream colored walls or other PPG tones for trim and ceiling, including Dove White and Granite Grey, are the perfect complement for this summer's must-have color.
Pale pinks are picturesque for a summertime paint refresh. When the sun begins to set, wisps of pink streak the sky. It's a shade that's light, luminous and some might even say, drool-worthy. It also has a romanticism to it. As the Benjamin Moore site states, the color "reflects the flattering glow of a million tiny twinkling lights." It's a lovely color for a baby girl's room, a bedroom or a reading nook.
Benjamin Moore pairs the shade with others in its portfolio: Puppy Paws and Dior Gray. But experts call it a "monochromatic colorway," which is popular because of its pairing possibilities. Consider trying this shade with lemon yellow.
For your next painting project, follow these creative suggestions:
There are plenty of paint options to help you get your creative juices flowing. You could opt for a summer hue that reminds you of sunshine, the beach or flowering fields. Perhaps calming blues or citrus fruits. Or you could try something different — if you don't like it, you can just paint over it!