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Nursery Ideas

Nursery Colors for Every Baby

Gone are the classic choices of baby blue or pastel pink for baby's nursery. Babies (and parents!) expect style right from the start, and this year is full of great nursery color ideas!

Weekend Projects

10 Easy Weekend Paint Projects For Your Home

Do you have plans for the weekend? While it’s nice to have time off to enjoy with our family and friends, for many of us the best time to catch up on home improvement is on the weekend.

2 Quick Ways To End The Pain Of Peeling Paint!

Avoid unsightly patches of peeling paint by taking care of your walls before things fall apart.


4 Weekend-Sized Paint Projects To Increase Home Value

Projects that make big impacts on the look and value of your home don't need to feel like huge endeavors.

Front Door Colors

6 Unexpected Front Door Colors

Want to give your exterior an instant makeover with minimal effort? A fresh color on your front door updates your entire home’s personality.


8 Things Most New Painters Overlook

Painting isn’t hard (truly anyone can do it) but before you dive right into painting a wall or a piece of furniture, check out my list of the top eight things new painters may not know.

Nursery Ideas

A Boy's Nursery Inspired By The Hobbit

Inspiration can be found in uncommon places. See how you can turn a nursery into a storytelling cove by using the iconic story: The Hobbit.

Bathroom Ideas

A Budget Bathroom Makeover - Bathroom Paint Colors

When it comes to a project budget, there's rarely enough to go around. While you might prioritize your kitchen renovation over your bathroom, you can still find cost conscious ways to show it come love.

Dining Room Ideas

A Dining Room Fit for Entertaining - Dining Room Paint Colors

Creating a dining space that has a warm palette but is still flexible can be tricky. See how using a white color can create the ultimate blank canvas.

Nursery Ideas

A Less Pink, Bigger Girl's Room

Unsure of using the color white? Don't be so hesitant. White walls go with everything. Even your little girls big girl room.

Bathroom Ideas

A New Mood for My Powder Room - Bathroom Colors

Painting a whole house can be intimidating. Not sure where to start? Learn how to manage your project to get by with a little help from her friends.

Shiplap Accent Wall Colors

Add A Black Shiplap Accent Wall To Your Home


Bathroom Wall Colors You Will Love

Choosing bathroom wall colors can be tricky. Because bathrooms are usually small, their color schemes receive closeup views, and their colors seem more intense than they appear in bigger rooms.

Front Door Colors

Beautiful Front Door Paint Colors

Whether it fits in or stands out, the right choice of color on your door will have a tremendous impact on the rest of your home's appearance.

Bedroom Ideas

Bedroom Paint Color Schemes

Let your personality drive the color choice for your bedroom. And, continue your color expression into your master bath with these bedroom ideas.

Best Colors to Paint A Room When Selling A House

There are a few things to keep in mind when selling your home, especially when choosing paint colors


Best Colors to Use in a Small Bathroom

Here are a few paint color ideas that are best for enlarging small bathrooms.

Best Colors to use with a Blue Roof

Overlooking your roof isn’t hard to do. While it’s a huge part of the exterior of your home, it’s rarely discussed when it comes to completing your home décor.

Best Colors to use with a Black Roof

Overlooking your roof isn’t hard to do. While it’s a huge part of the exterior of your home, it’s rarely discussed when it comes to completing your home décor.

Best Colors to use with an Orange Roof

Overlooking your roof isn’t hard to do. While it’s a huge part of the exterior of your home, it’s rarely discussed when it comes to completing your home décor.

Best Colors to use with an Orange Roof

Overlooking your roof isn’t hard to do. While it’s a huge part of the exterior of your home, it’s rarely discussed when it comes to completing your home décor.

Gray Paint Colors

The Best Gray Paint Colors

Gray paint colors are great for either the interior or exterior of your home.

White Paint Colors

Choosing the Best Interior White Paint Color for Any Room

Choosing the best white paint for any room in your home can be difficult, but these options will complement your furniture and other design features.

One Of Our Best Blue Colors: Chinese Porcelain

Chinese Porcelain is a rich and traditional blue that provides the perfect backdrop for vibrant colors to pop!  

The Best Off-White Paint Colors

These are so popular that they’re the 3rd most popular out of our 1000+ colors.

Best Pink Paint Colors

The Best Pink Paint Colors

Pink isn’t just pretty, it’s cool and hip which is why it’s growing in popularity. Pink paint can make a bold statement and make a wall pop.


Choosing the Best Types of Wood For a Painted Project

Painted furniture is fantastic, whether it's going bold with a bright accent piece or a fresh white statement maker.

Dining Room

Dining Room Ideas - Great Dining Room Colors For Your Home

You realize that your dining room needs a makeover, and the first step is to paint the walls an interesting and unique dining room color.

Dining Room

Dining Room Wall Colors You Will Love

Go beyond the mundane with our look at interesting and unique dining room colors

How To Paint Over Oil-Based Paint

Painting Over Oil-Based Paint

If you bought a piece of painted furniture at an antique store or live in an older home, it’s likely that the furniture or some of the woodwork, molding, cabinets or doors in your home were painted with oil-based paint.


Flat, Gloss or Satin Paint: How Do You Choose?

Confused about how to choose the right paint finish for your home project? We cover the basics and discuss the details.

Go Bold With A Black Accent Wall

With so many interior decorating ideas out there, it can be hard to choose one that suits your personal tastes while keeping up with modern trends. Introduce yourself to the hip new decorating technique—the black accent wall.

Gray Paint Colors

Gray Paint Colors

Gray paint colors are trending for a reason - with so many gorgeous options that can match any type of room or decor, it's hard to go wrong with gray.


House Numbers that Really Pop

House numbers are often overlooked as a design feature on homes, but they offer one of the quickest, low-cost ways to make a big impact.

How Do I Paint Over Painted Walls?

This sounds simple enough. The wall was good enough to be painted once. It shouldn’t be all that difficult to paint it again. Let’s break down a few common cases.


How Do You Paint Shutters & Wooden Trim?

Painting your shutters and trim is a great way to give your home a bold update.


How Long Does Paint Take to Dry & Cure?

When you complete a paint project, you may be asking yourself: how long does paint take to dry? Often times, the hardest part of any makeover is waiting for the paint to dry.


How To Paint - A Bathroom Guide


How To Paint A Bathroom The Easy Way

If you want to know how to how to paint a bathroom, the use of bright color is an ideal way to achieve a clean, bright look. However, you need to select a paint that is water-resistant and durable as the bathroom areas are always damp.

Living Room

How To Paint - A Living Room Guide

One of the great ways to transform your living room and give it a new look is to apply a fresh coat of paint on its walls.

Living Room

How To Easily Paint A Living Room

If you have never painted walls before and yours are ready for a fresh coat, you might be wondering how to paint a living room. Where do you start?

How To Paint A Bedroom

How To Paint - A Bedroom Guide

Learn how to paint a bedroom with this bedroom painting ideas guide.


How To Paint A Bedroom The Easy Way

Knowing exactly how to paint a bedroom is half the battle. From the tiniest bedrooms to massive master suites, the skills remain the same.

How To Paint A Ceiling

How to Paint a Ceiling

Considering refreshing your space to make it your own? What if you repainted your ceiling? While most people play it safe, sticking to the generic white ceiling, you can be bold and truly stand out, by painting your ceiling.


How To Paint A Garage Door

With a little investment of time & money, your garage door can quickly turn into an area of beauty that accentuates your home's style and your own personality


How To Cut In Ceilings When Painting A Room

No matter how hard you try to paint perfect lines where the wall meets the ceiling, it can sometimes be tough. Here are three tried-and-true methods that work.

How To Paint A Room

How To Paint A Room

Want to learn how to paint a room? Pay attention to the very beginning of your project. It has the greatest impact on your overall success.


How To Paint A Wooden Chair - Furniture Painting Guide

Don't replace your old wood chairs or outdoor furniture, refinish them! Learn how to do it with a new coat of paint.


How to Paint an Open Concept Space More Than One Color

Discover the best paint combinations best suited for an open concept room, while looking unique and staying color coordinated.

Kitchen Ideas

Kitchen Colors

The kitchen is the heart of the home, used by everyone in the household for a variety of reasons. Kitchen colors and their energy have a tremendous impact on daily life.

Living Room

Top Living Room Colors

Don't let this year's gorgeous trends pass you by. Update your living room with the freshest colors and styles.


One Easy Way To Kid-Proof Your Walls!

You can make your kid's room easy to keep clean by using a durable paint like Glidden's One Coat Interior Paint.


Painting Ideas: How To Paint A Front Door

The front door is one of the easiest parts of your home to update and a great way to add curb appeal and personality.

Painting Kitchen Cabinets

Life happens in the kitchen. Transform your high-traffic space from standard to exceptional with a simple splash of color.


Show Off Your Shutters

Your shutters complete the look of your windows and keep your curb appeal high. If it’s time for a makeover, all you need is a sunny weekend and a little timeless, worldly inspiration.  

Stop Making This Painting Mistake Now

The most common painting mistake is usually the last one DIY painters remember. Think about it though. Painting doesn’t really start with painting, does it?

The Best Exterior Paint Color Schemes

Red Paint Colors

The Best Red Paint Colors

Reds are bold, that’s why people paint the town with this color. They make a statement and can make your walls pop.

White Paint Colors

The Best White Paint Colors

These white interior paint colors will add dimension, color and a "feel" to any room.


The Key to Remodeling a Bathroom on a Small Budget

The best way to inexpensively upgrade your bathroom is with a fresh coat of paint.

How To Remodel A Bedroom

How To Remodel A Bedroom

If your bedroom looks as tired as you sometimes feel in the morning, it might be time for an update.

How to Remodel a Room Without Breaking the Bank

Give your home the makeover it deserves without putting a hole in your wallet. Remodeling can get expensive, however adding a fresh coat of paint to your room can make a huge change and fit your budget.

In Neutral Territory: Kitchen Wall Colors With Cherry Cabinetry

Curious about how to pair the right paint color with your dark kitchen cabinets? Our expert weighs in on the best approach.

Room Hacks

Make Any Room Feel Bigger Just By Using Color

Small spaces do not have to feel small. There are plenty of tricks to make a room feel bigger and more spacious.

Open Floor Plan Dilemma

It's difficult to find the right color combination with an open floor plan. Here's an expert's outlook on how to approach that kind of project.

How-To Video

Perfect Doesn’t Always Get the Most Likes

Our paint will set you up for great results and stellar selfies. However, we do recommend holding off on any flash photography until clean-up is complete.

How-To Video

How to Paint Trim

Painting trim doesn’t have to be so bad.  With Glidden Brush Ups learn tips and tricks to help make your project go a little smoother. 

How-To Video

How To Prep Your Walls for Painting

Prepping to paint doesn’t have to be so bad.  With Glidden Brush Ups learn tips and tricks to help make your project go a little smoother. 

How-To Video

How to Save Dried-Up Paintbrushes

Painting doesn’t have to be so bad.  With Glidden Brush Ups learn tips and tricks to help make your project go a little smoother. 

How-To Video

How to Store Paint for Easy Touch Ups

Painting doesn’t have to be so bad.  With Glidden Brush Ups learn tips and tricks to help make your project go a little smoother. 

How-To Video

How To Use Painters Tape

Using painters tape isn't hard! With Glidden Brush Ups learn tips and tricks to help make your project go a little smoother. 


Quick Painting Tips for Beginners

The beauty of painting your space is that it allows it to become your own. However, if you’ve never painted before, you might be unsure where to start. The beauty of painting your space is that it allows it to become your own. However, if you’ve never painted before, you might be unsure where to start.

The Easy Way to Paint a Room

Painting a room is a completely managable task, even for someone with absolutely no experience with a brush. At it's core, you simply need to prepare your walls and then apply a primer and paint evenly.

The Only 6 Front Door Colors You Need

There are thousands of colors out there, so let's cut to the chase. Here's a quick list of the shades that will work best for refinishing your front door.

How-To Video

This Product Can Save You Hundreds Every Year

Painting doesn’t have to be so bad.  With Glidden Brush Ups learn tips and tricks to help make your project go a little smoother.

How-To Video

How to Select a Paint Brush vs. Roller

All geared up and ready to paint, but not sure what tool to use for the job? In this episode of Brush Buzz with Jill and Amy, the girls run through the differences between a paint brush and a roller, so you can get to work like a paint ninja.

Painting Hacks

Glidden Brush Ups: Prep Walls by Removing Dust with Dryer Sheets

Painting doesn’t have to be so bad. With Glidden Brush Ups learn tips and tricks to help make your project go a little smoother.  Check out this tip prep your walls for painting using USED dryer sheets. 

How-To Video

How to Paint Walls (Rolling the "W")

Painting your walls doesn’t have to be so bad. With Glidden Brush Ups learn tips and tricks to help make your project go a little smoother. 

How-To Video

How to Select a Shade of White Paint

Looking for help picking a shade of white paint? Look no further! In this episode of Brush Buzz with Jill and Amy, the girls break down the rules of hues to picking a shade less of a headache.


Color Samples: The 5 Biggest Mistakes To Avoid

Found yourself staring at the wall of paint color samples? Getting started is often half the battle so we hope you’ll find these tips helpful in getting your project started on the right foot and most importantly—absolutely loving your color choice.

Living Room Ideas

Creative Ideas For Choosing Living Room Paint Colors

There’s no question that paint can completely change the feel of a room. But did you know that the way you apply paint can change the room as well?


Decking My Hall

Ready to get into the holiday spirit? Try these tips for decorating your home more than your traditional green, red and silver bells.

Troubleshooting Tips

Glidden Brush Ups: Alligatoring

What is Alligatoring? Cracking of your exterior paint finish.

Troubleshooting Tips

Glidden Brush Ups: Blistering

What is Blistering? Bubbles under the painted surface often caused by exposure to moisture shortly before the paint has completely dried.

Ask The Experts

Can I Paint Plastic Shutters?

The easiest way to freshen up your home is with new paint. Not sure if plastic shutters can be painted? Our Paint Specialist is here to help.

Troubleshooting Tips

Glidden Brush Ups: Burnishing

What is Burnishing? Increase in gloss or sheen of paint film when subjected to rubbing, scrubbing or having an object brush up against it.

Ask The Experts

Can You Use Frozen Paint After It Thaws?

It happens more often than you think: you left your paint in storage and it froze over winter. Our Paint Specialist explains whether or not you can still use it.

Do-Overs Cost Less

Painting an entire room in the wrong color can happen to any of us. Sure, your painting spirit may take a hit, but a redo with the right color Glidden paint won’t break the bank.

Durability Beats Boredom

Let's face it, you don't live in a museum. No matter how hard you try, life (and kids and kid’s friends and pets and balls) will take a toll on your walls. Rest easy knowing our paint is up to the challenge.  


The Best Way To Paint Cabinet Shelves

Planning on painting your kitchen cabinets? I’m sure you want to paint the cabinet shelves so everything looks professionally painted when you open the cabinet door.

How-To Paint Baseboards & Trim

How To Paint Baseboards & Trim

Painting baseboards and trim are great ways to update your home. Here are some tips and tricks to help you get great results!

Top Living Room Colors

You can use color to set the mood in your living room. Here are some great paint color suggestions.

Washability to the Rescue

Out of sight, out of mind. That’s how we feel about messes, and that’s why we’ve made our paint extremely washable, scrubbable, and washable and scrubbable some more. Kiss your fear of stains bye-bye.


Choosing The Right Neutral - Neutral Paint Colors

There are so many shades of Beige, it's hard to know which work best. Understanding the undertones of neutrals will help you make the right choice for the right room.


Trendy Nursery Colors For Your New Little One

So you have a baby on the way and are thinking of different ways to decorate your nursery.

Painting Stripes

Decorative Paint Tips and Techniques

Have you ever considered stripes on your wall? It seems so easy, yet so daunting. Here's a few tips to make your decorative wall treatments easy while adding personality to your project.

Bedroom Ideas

A Neutral Chameleon of a Bedroom - Neutral Bedroom Color Tips

Neutral colors are easily inter-changeable. Follow along this before and after makeover for inspiration on how to make the most of creamy taupe and charcoal grays.

Kitchen Ideas

Designing Your Kitchen From Scratch

Learn how you can bring your room to life using a palette of whites. It's easier than you think.

Ask The Experts

Does Paint Expire?

When stored properly, an unopened can of latex or oil-based paint should have a shelf life of 2 years. The best storage for paint is in a cool, dry area, away from extreme hot and cold temperatures. Paint should never be allowed to freeze and should be stored away from furnaces and other heat-generating appliances.

Exterior Paint Colors

Exterior Painting Tips

Painting your home's exterior? It's daunting, we know. To get the job done easiest, follow these steps on where to paint first.

How-To Video

Glidden Brush Ups: Tips for Picking Paint Colors

Picking a paint color doesn't have to be hard! With Glidden Brush Ups learn tips and tricks to help make your project go a little smoother. 

Troubleshooting Tips

Glidden Brush Ups: Chalking

What is Chalking? A fine powder on the paint's surface associated with old or poor-quality exterior paints.

Troubleshooting Tips

Glidden Brush Ups: Chipping

What is Chipping? Specks of flaking paint that is coming off the surface. This can be caused by a variety of things like poor surface preparation, unstable surface or paint applied too thinly during application.

Troubleshooting Tips

Glidden Brush Ups: Dirt Pickup

What is Dirt Pickup? Accumulation of dirt on exterior surfaces caused by the natural aging of exterior paint or the use of a low-quality paint.

Troubleshooting Tips

Glidden Brush Ups: Cracking

What is Cracking? Flecks of paint flaking from a surface.

Troubleshooting Tips

Glidden Brush Ups: Fading

What is Fading? Occurs when exterior paint color fades because of age or sun exposure.

Living Room

How To Paint A Living Room

Troubleshooting Tips

Glidden Brush Ups: Lapping

What is Lapping? Appearance of a denser color or increased gloss where wet and dry layers overlap during paint application.

Troubleshooting Tips

Glidden Brush Ups: Mildew

What is Mildew? Brown, black or gray spots on paint surface (usually found in corners).

Troubleshooting Tips

Glidden Brush Ups: Nail Rust

What is Nail Rust? Rust spots on exterior paint surface caused by using non-galvanized nails.

Troubleshooting Tips

Glidden Brush Ups: Peeling

What is Peeling? Large sections of exterior paint peeling away from the surface, usually caused when moisture seeps through the exterior walls from inside the house or poor surface preparation.

Troubleshooting Tips

Glidden Brush Ups: Poor Alkali

What is Poor Alkali? Color loss on fresh masonry caused by applying paint to masonry that has not cured for at least a month.

Troubleshooting Tips

Glidden Brush Ups: Poor Hiding

What is Poor Hiding? Failure of dried paint to obscure or hide the surface to which it is applied.

Troubleshooting Tips

Glidden Brush Ups: Roller Marks

What is Roller Marks? Unintentional textured pattern left in the paint by the roller.

Troubleshooting Tips

Glidden Brush Ups: Tannin Stains

What is Tannin Stains? Brown/tan discoloration that typically occurs on woods such as redwood, cedar and mahogany.

Troubleshooting Tips

Glidden Brush Ups: Stain Resistance

What is Stain Resistance? Failure of the paint to resist absorption of dirt and stains.

Troubleshooting Tips

Glidden Brush Ups: Wrinkling

What is Wrinkling? Buckling paint caused by painting a warm, sunlit or wet surface.

Troubleshooting Tips

Glidden Brush Ups: Yellowing

What is Yellowing? Development of a yellow cast in aging paint; most noticeable in the dried films of white paints or clear varnishes.

Ask the Experts

How Do I Clean Paint Brushes?

Brushes get built up with paint. To keep your supplies in top shape, follow these steps to clean your brushes and supplies.

Ask The Experts

How Do You Get Rid Of Leftover Paint?

If you have too much paint leftover from your project, fear not. We have a few suggestions on properly and safely disposing of your leftover paints.

Ask The Experts

How Long Does It Take For Coats Of Oil-Based Or Alkyd Paint To Dry?

If you are using alkyd or oil paint, you should know how long it takes to dry between coats.

Ask The Experts

How Long Does It Take Latex Paint To Dry Between Coats?

Latex takes a certain amount of time to dry, and even more time to be re-coated.


How To Create a Mood with Paint Colors

Color is personal. There's no right or wrong if a color works for you, but make sure the mood of your room fits yours.

Dining Room Ideas

How To Decorate A Spring Dining Room

A dining room goes through many seasons. Coordinating your room with pops of color and accessories is easier than you think.

Dining Room Ideas

How to Decorate Your Dining Room For The Holiday

The dining room is the center of attention on Thanksgiving, so let’s make it shine. Glidden asked the experts about their favorite ways to add polish and sparkle so it’s ready for guests during the holiday season.

Painting Hacks

How to Finish Your Painting Project Right

After enough time goes by, do you find it difficult to remember if you used Shell White in the living room or was it Pebble White? Was it Satin or Eggshell? Here are some easy tips on recording these details now so you don’t have to remember them later.

Ask The Experts

How To Minimize Paint Odor?

Here are a few important steps to minimizing the paint odor while you tackle that home project.

Bedroom Ideas

How to Paint a Bedroom for a Makeover that Really Counts

Going bold with your paint can make all the difference in a room ready for some change. These are makeover examples that are budget-conscious and instantly gratifying.

How-To Video

How to Pick a Sheen of Paint

Having trouble selecting the right sheen for your paint? Do not worry, you are not alone. We break down the differences between flat, eggshell, satin, semi-gloss, and the bling bling of sheens, high-gloss.

Small Spaces

How To Paint Small Spaces

Having a small room means less work, right? Not always. Getting around tight corners and small spaces can make a paint project tough. Here's how to make the job easier.

Front Door Colors

How To Paint French Doors

Adding a pop of color to your room is easy: paint your French doors! (That is, it's easy if you already have French doors in your room.)


How To Prep Indoor Furniture For Outdoor Use

Giving your indoor furniture a second chance outdoors? Learn how to properly prep your furniture for the wear and tear of the outdoors.

How-To Video

How to Prep Your Walls for Painting

You have decided to paint, but where to begin? We show you how important it is to wipe down the walls and prep your surface before you get started.

Kid's Rooms

Boy's Bedroom Color and Storage

Here's inspiration on how to make a bright and colorful bedroom your kids will love, with smart storage solutions you’ll love.

Bedroom Ideas

Choosing a Color Palette for my Bedroom

Even a designer’s project can suffer from perfection paralysis. See how a worn and tired room was transformed into a chic masterpiece.


Color Palettes Inspired by Surroundings - Paint Color Tips

Learn how your surrounding environment can inspire your project and your palette; whether you're from the city or rural areas.

Living Room Ideas

Colorful Living Room Makeover

Are you addicted to vibrant pops of color and bright accent accessories? Learn how using neutral walls with a touch of color can provide a clean palette that allows you to mix, match and explore décor!


Consider Your Lighting - Tips for Home Interiors

Lighting can impact everything in your room. If the color on the wall doesn't look like it did in the store, that could be why. Consider your lighting before you buy.


Decorating a Girl's Nursery

See how this nursery came together with pinks and neutrals, but reminds us that there are endless color combinations beyond the traditional baby girl pink or baby boy blue, perfect for your special space.

Dining Room Ideas

Dining Room Paint Colors: Going Yellow

Learn how to bring the beautiful details of an old home to life, through color.

Dining Rooms

Dining Room Side Table Décor

You don’t have to choose between functional and stylish- you can have both! It's all about the balance.


Do You Use a Brush or Roller to Paint Furniture?

Read some thoughts on brushes and rollers when it comes to finishing your furniture project. Both are so different!

Bathroom Ideas

Don't Panic! How To Paint Your Bathroom In Peace

Loved it on the chip in store, but now that you’re half way done with your project are you having second thoughts? See how you can push through your color concerns and why you'll be super happy you did.


Favorite Way to Choose a Color Scheme

Looking for inspiration but now sure where to start? We'll show you how to get inspired by a few of your favorite things.

How-To Video

Glidden Brush Ups: How to Store Paint for Easy Touch Ups

Painting Hacks

Protect Yourself with a Painting Mask when Spray Painting

A particulate and paint mask is overlooked all the time. There are two masks you should use; ones for indoor and outdoor use.

Living Room Ideas

Goodbye Builder-Beige Living Room

Learn how to shed your builder beige and breathe life into your underutilized spaces.

Bathroom Ideas

Great Bathroom Makeovers: Before and After

No matter how much you hate your room- take your "before" picture. You'll see how good it feels to compare your before and after, once the project is done.


Great Paint Colors for Ceilings

What color are you thinking about for your ceiling? Or did you even consider that as an option? Here are some ideas on how to paint your ‘fifth wall.’


How To Choose Great Wall Paint Colors

Have you mastered the art of painting walls? Are you out of surfaces to paint, but still have the itch? Learn how to step up your game by introducing patterns and stencils and lines… oh my!


How to Paint Furniture like a Pro

Are you a DIYer but eager for the Pro touch? Learn how to paint furniture like a pro that will stand the test of time.


How to Prepare Your Walls for Painting

See how a little prep at the start of your project goes a long way in delivering a great result in the end.


How to Start and Finish Painting Over a Long Weekend

Do you like check lists and direction? You're in luck! Here's a step by step how to get the job done (in one weekend!!).


How to Take Chances on Paint Colors for Your DIY Projects

It's okay, it’s just paint… so have some fun, make mistakes and fix it if you have to. We've got you covered.

How To Paint Furniture

How to Transform Furniture with Color - How To Paint Furniture Tips

To change the look and feel of your room you don’t have to go straight to the walls with that paint brush. Simply grab an inspiring piece of furniture and go to town.


How to Use Paint Chips to Make Color Choices Easier

Learn about the anatomy of a Paint Chip to show you just how helpful these little cards can be.

How To Paint An Interior Door

How To Paint An Interior Door

Once you paint the stairs and risers white, it just makes your door look dingy.  Learn how to tackle your interior doors to finish the look.

Kitchen Ideas

Inspired By Grandma's Kitchen

Bring a nostalgic warmth to your next kitchen makeover with your color choice.

DIY Advice

Ignore the Little Voice Inside Your Head - Home Interior Colors For Beginners

Paint isn't permanent, and that's a good thing!


It's Okay to Be Beige - Beige Paint Color Tips

Not sure how to tackle selecting your next neutral? We have some tips.


Lavender goes with...?

Lavender is a great color, but can be hard to complement. Here's a few tips on what you can do.

Dining Room Ideas

Let's Talk Dining Room Colors

Here's a great tip: how you plan to use a space can really help guide your color decision.

Living Room Ideas

Living Room Paint Schemes: A Fresh Modern Combination

Learn how to use trim and paint to add visual interest and architectural accents to your room.


Look to Nature - Choosing Paint Colors From The World Around Us

Certain colors can evoke certain feelings. Use these natural relationships to help you easily select the right colors for your next project.

Bathroom Ideas

Making Over My Parlor Bathroom - Bathroom Color Ideas

Not sure how much you can update your home with even the smallest of spaces? A little work can go a long way. ​

Kitchen Ideas

My DIY Kitchen Before & After

How to truly transform every inch of your kitchen.


Painting A Front Door

Painting a front door is an easy weekend project, and one thing that will certainly cheer any entry is a fresh coat of paint.


My Little Blue Room

Ever wonder what a room painted aqua blue would look like and if that could work?

Painting Project: Stripes

How to paint the perfect stripe.

Living Room Ideas

Pink? In The Living Room?

If traditional neutrals aren’t doing it for you, but you still want a soft look to your room, did you ever think pink?

Kitchen Ideas

Playing With Kitchen Wall Colors

The difference a fresh coat and new color can make- even when the color is white!

Pick a Grey, Any Grey

We're no strangers to indecision; with over 1,000 colors to choose from, even narrowing down a few favorites can take some time. For those of you about to stand and stare endlessly at color samples on the wall, we salute you. 

Kitchen Ideas

Repainting Kitchen Cabinets in a Few Easy Steps

Some tips and tricks for a frugal kitchen facelift.

DIY Advice

Redecorating a Room in 3 Easy Steps - Room Redecorating Tips

Three simple steps to move you from dreaming about your room to living in your dream room.

Bedroom Ideas

Serene Bedroom Paint Colors

How to use color to bring serenity to your sanctuary.

A Little Help

When you take painting into your own hands, you may hit some bumpy road. With Glidden, at least you know the paint will go on smoothly.

Bathroom Ideas

Bathroom Painting Tips

How to not get overwhelmed by a bathroom painting project.

DIY Advice

Tackling an Unfinished Room

How do you start your projects?  Do you choose your palette and go from there? We show you to tackle DIY project planning and how picking your colors may be easier than you think.

Bathroom Ideas

Colors For Your Marble Bathroom

How to work with the marble bathroom of your dreams or the one you inherited with your house.

Bathroom Ideas

Creative DIY Bathroom Backsplash

Even an inexperienced DIYer can bring personality to a builder beige bathroom.

Bedroom Ideas

How Long Does It Take to Paint a Bedroom?

Years of experience has gotten painting bedrooms down to a science.

Bathroom Ideas

How to Choose Bathroom Finishes

Before you start, you have to choose your finish… aka your sheen.

Bathroom Ideas

What Type Of Paint For Bathroom?

We've had it. We're throwing out the rule book… LET THEM USE FLAT!


Steps to Paint a Room

You’ve psyched yourself up to paint your walls a new color. You’ve found the perfect shade. You had the paint mixed at your local store, and you are ready to get started transforming your room.

Exterior Paint Colors

How to Paint a Metal Exterior Door

How to avoid common first-time metal door painting mistakes.

Kitchen Ideas

Knotty Pine Kitchen Colors

What color countertop and backsplash would look good with my knotty pine walls and cabinets?

Laundry Rooms

Steps For Painting Over Dark Walls With A Light Color

Tried the dark side and didn't like it? We have tips on painting light colors over your dark walls.

Kitchen Ideas

Best Colors for White Kitchens

What are the best paint colors to use for my classic white kitchen?

Living Room Ideas

The Perfect Gray for Your Living Room

The hunt to find the perfect shade of grey is totally worth the wait.


The Rule For Using Accent Colors

When it comes to decorating rules, it’s helpful to know them, but completely acceptable to break them!


Tips For Choosing Paint Colors

Bold or beige?  We have some tips on how to make each work.  It all comes down to balance.

Ask The Experts

Tips For Painting Windows, Doors, And Trim

Are there any tricks to painting windows, doors, and trim?

Family Room

Title: My Evolving Family Room

Sometimes it’s not about throwing out everything and starting over from scratch to update your look. Sometimes all it takes is a couple coats of paint.

What Color Should I Paint My Bathroom?

What Color Should I Paint My Bathroom? If you are redoing the bathroom this spring, you're likely wondering about trendy colors and which ones are popular for the bath.


What Colors To Paint The Outside Of Your House

Picking the right exterior color scheme can breathe new life into your home.

Ask The Experts

What Do You Do With Mildew On A Surface When Painting?

What should you do if there is mildew on a surface you plan to paint? 


What is the Best Paint Roller for Your Paint Project?

Have you ever stood in the paint roller aisle in the paint or home improvement store and wondered what the difference between paint roller covers was? Some are thick, some are thin, and they come in many colors. It can be confusing.

Ask The Experts

What Paint Can You Use In High Moisture Areas?

What are the best paints to use in a kitchen, bathroom, and other high-moisture areas? 


What Painting Supplies Do I Need?

You know you need the paint, but what about all the other stuff?

Bathroom Ideas

What Sheen Of Paint Should You Paint A Bathroom Cabinet?

Expert advice on picking a bathroom sheen.


My Stairway Makeover - Painting A Stairway Tips

Bringing some character and personality to a new-construction home staircase.

Painting Advice

What To Do When Things Go Wrong

Even the most experienced DIY designers can make a bad color choice.  But no have no fear- it’s just paint!

DIY Advice

When "Matching Curtains," What Do You Match To?

Pull it all together with your window treatments, no matter what your style.

Ask The Experts

When Should You Use Latex Or Oil-Based Paint?

When should you use Latex vs. Oil paint? ​

Gray Paint Color

One of Our Top Colors

Whirlwind is an easy-to-use paint color for both interior and exterior projects

Dining Room Ideas

Why I Love Neutral Dining Room Walls

White paint goes with everything… even your little girl’s, big girl room.

Entryway Ideas

Winter Wonderland Entryway

Expert advice on how to bring some holiday cheer to your entryway.

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