Angie's List - Interior Painting

Changing the paint color inside your home can give your rooms a whole new look.

In today's Angie's List report, how to make the best color choices for your room and how to keep your family safe while doing it.

A great way to update a room inexpensively is to add new paint.

When picking out paint, it's important to consider how many coats your color will take to cover and its finish.

Newer paint may be fine for your health but not all paint is good for your health.

It's important to know when your house was built and what paint was used.

"One important thing for homeowners that are living in houses built before 1978 they need to think about lead paint. Lead paint needs to be handled in a special way, they need to be a certified painter who is lead paint certified because if they don't if you have small children or if you are pregnant it can be a health hazard to the children."

If you dislike your cabinets and want to draw attention away from your cabinetry, select a wall color that closely matches the cabinetry color, or at least in the same shade or color family. The less contrast the better when you want to minimize an element's visual impact. The lack of color contrast also helps the space look larger.

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