5 Ways Paint Can Change Your Home

With the primers and paints available now, it's easy to revive your home this spring

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With the primers and paints available now, it's easy to revive your home for spring. Sarah Cole, the creative director of British paint and wallpaper company Farrow & Ball, shares her top five tips for updating your home with color
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"All 132 colors are available as , allowing you to be creative with color," says Sarah. "Use several colors to paint a rug or stair runner directly onto the floor, or simply paint your floor a single color."

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"Create a bespoke headboard by painting or wallpapering directly onto the wall behind your bed," says Sarah. "Try using artisanal damask wallpaper, like , against soft walls for a sophisticated master bedroom."

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"Painting furniture is a quick and easy way to update a space with color," says Sarah. "Try new colors (pictured) or for a really striking look. I've painted the chairs in my white kitchen and to add color to an otherwise neutral space."

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"If you are nervous about using bright colors, layering lighter and darker tones is a great way to add interest," says Sarah. "Choosing hues from the same color family will create a considered, decorated feel. You can create different looks with different colors—new, easy greys like , (pictured), and will create a relaxed, Scandinavian feel, while yellow-based neutrals like , , and will create a pretty, country look."

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"Take color outside by painting garden furniture, sheds or even plant pots," says Sarah. "Use summery colors like , , and to add color all year round."

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