Repainting the inside of your home is an easy and low cost way to transform the look and feel of your home by covering over smelly, scratched, stained, flaked paint with a fresh new coat. Paint will also keep wall dust in check, and protect the walls from mold and mildew. To add visual interest and texture to a room, use two paint tones, one color for the walls, and another color for the baseboard, molding, and architectural details (door frames, mantels, built-in bookcases, arched doorways, wainscot, windows, and doors). When choosing colors, white colors makes the room feel larger, bright colors add vibrancy and energy, and pastel colors have a cozy, serene feel. Choosing the type of finish (matte, satin, gloss), should be based on how much traffic the paint will receive; the higher the gloss the easier it is to clean. A tip: to improve indoor air quality, choose paint with a zero or low VOC to reduce odor and fumes, and a non-toxic, environmentally friendly paint.
Interior PaintErin Chapman