The Colortopia® Blog

May 8th, 2015

Do This Test Before You Paint Over Oil Paint

If you bought a piece of painted furniture at an antique store or live in an older home, it is likely that your find or some of the woodwork, molding,… Read more »

Categories: Getting Started, Painting Tips

May 6th, 2015

How to Brighten Your Bathroom with Grey

Is your bathroom loaded with white tile and fixtures but you’re struggling with a paint choice? Looking for a way to brighten your bathroom without a… Read more »

Categories: Bathrooms, Before & Afters, Painting Tips

April 6th, 2015

Painting a Playful Pink Dresser

  Nicole wanted to do something special with this old dresser. It had good bones, but the original wood finish was in rough shape. When the time came to decorate… Read more »

Categories: Color, Nurseries, Painting Tips

February 26th, 2015

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

Confused about how to choose the right paint finish for your project? Flat, eggshell, and satin paint are best for walls, whereas semi-gloss and gloss… Read more »

Categories: Getting Started, How to Paint, Painting Tips, Planning Your Project

February 12th, 2015

Easy Fixes for Ceiling Design Dilemmas

Do you have a ceiling design dilemma such as too short or too tall ceilings, lack of crown molding or just plain unattractive ceilings in your home?… Read more »

Categories: Examples, Painting Tips, Planning Your Project

January 8th, 2015

Easy Tips for Choosing A Wall Color

Now that the Holidays Season is coming to an end and we’re about to welcome a new year, I think it’s the perfect time to give your home a small face… Read more »

Categories: Color, Examples, Getting Started, Inspiration, Painting Tips

January 6th, 2015

Bright Stools For a Welcoming Kitchen

I am expecting lots of holiday guests this year and know that the saying…”No matter where I serve my guests, it seems they like my kitchen best” is… Read more »

Categories: How to Paint, Kitchens, Painting Tips

November 20th, 2014

How to Refresh Wood Mantels

Do you have wood mantels is your home? Are they stained a dark color? Do you desperately want to paint them white or a vibrant color to match your… Read more »

Categories: How to Paint, Painting Tips, Planning Your Project

November 18th, 2014

How Long Does It Take to Paint a Bedroom?

I have painted quite a few bedrooms in my life. Having lived in 6 homes where I painted and repainted all the bedroom in each home at least once and in… Read more »

Categories: Bedrooms, Getting Started, Painting Tips, Planning Your Project

September 30th, 2014

Tips for Painting Baseboards and Trim

Painting baseboards and trim is a great way to update your home. Whether you’re going from one color to another, bare wood to painted, or just putting a… Read more »

Categories: How to Paint, Painting Tips