Okay, I know everyone already knows that fresh paint can transform a space but I’m here to tell you to do it RIGHT NOW. haha.
One of the biggest regrets in my whole life (joking, obviously) is that we didn’t paint the interior walls of our old house sooner. We never liked the color that was throughout the whole house – it was a yellow-y tan color, which wasn’t hoooorrible, okay no wait, it was. We always knew we were going to repaint at some point and since paint is relatively inexpensive, it’s not like we didn’t have the money for it, we just…procrastinated. And of course life is busy and it’s not always easy to make time for these things, but listen here — you will NOT regret it. Ask yourself these questions:
- Do you plan to paint it some day down the road? If you’re going to do it eventually, why not force yourself to do it soon so that you can ENJOY the fresh paint longer?
- Do you want to sell or move out in the next few years? If you answered yes, then you probably SHOULD paint. It’s proven that houses sell better with a fresh coat of paint (ideally a nice neutral color). Trust me, there are enough things to do before you get ready to sell or move out, that the last thing you want to do is scramble to paint. It IS a lot of work, so now is the time! 🙂
- Do you hate the current color? Don’t live with something you hate! Please.
- Do you have the time to do it or the budget to hire a professional? By all means… go. for. it. 🙂
Like I said, we wished we had painted way sooner than we did. The transformation did WONDERS for the space and went so much better with our furniture and decor color scheme. I tooootally understand that the task can seem daunting though, but I remember us saying “That wasn’t as bad as we thought!” And when we painted the whole main floor of our current house, we found a really good podcast to listen to and just painted, painted, painted after the kids went to bed. It was fun (but luckily, we are night owls)! And it’s toootally bonding time for couples – at least that’s what I tell Cory. 😉
In case you’re curious of my favorite neutral paint color, it’s called Edgecomb Gray by Benjamin Moore. Several people have recommended it, and I’m here to say that it’s pretty great. It’s in the “greige” category, but it looks good with gray furniture AND tan furniture. There are tons of other great colors out there too if you need a recommendation…Agreeable Gray, Revere Pewter, Classic Gray, Gray Owl, Repose Gray, and more! I LOVE talking paint colors and looking at swatches! 🙂
Okay, I think that’s all I have to say about painting. It’s just the easiest and cheapest thing to transform a space. Go for it! You can thank me later. 😉 And call me if you want a painting buddy!