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Fun ways to add a splash of color this holiday season

he holidays are that special time of year when we reunite with our family and friends; in some cases we may not have seen these loved ones since the previous holiday. If you’re in charge of hosting this year’s event, you may think you don’t have the time and the money to give your home a new look.

You do. Not all home improvement projects have to involve costly renovations or remodeling - sometimes a fresh coat of paint can give your home the rejuvenated feeling you are looking for.

Erika Woelfel, director of color at Behr Paints shares three unique painting projects you can tackle that will astound your guests and keep them talking all year long:

Add a pop of color with an accent wall

It’s easy to understand why so many people use accent walls in their family rooms. This simple painting project provides a bold statement to the space. If your family room already has an accent wall, you can create an exciting new look by adding a fresh coat of paint and horizontal lines. Challenge the norm that accent walls have to be one bold, flat color and add some fun contrast. You will also find that the horizontal lines make the room look and feel wider. For this project divide the wall into two hues with Behr Paint’s Jungle Trail 400D-7 and Dark Granite 780F-6. Then create two horizontal lines in the middle using Wild Grapes S-G-660 and Rain Washed 500E-3. You can see an example of the finished result at

Breathe new life into that old piece of furniture

If you’re hosting a holiday dinner this year, chances are every seat in your house is going to be needed - even that old chair you’d rather forget you have. Well worry no longer. This year, turn that old chair into a focal point with a fresh coat of paint. You can give it that color you’ve always wanted, display it prominently and proudly and it’s sure to be a conversation starter when your guests arrive. Looking for a more traditional color? Behr Paint’s Coffee Bar T14-10 offers you a more classic color while Amaryllis T14-20 will give the chair a bold look. Repainting a piece of furniture can also be a fun project to do with your kids while they are home for the holiday break.

Don’t forget the ceiling

When people think about painting a room in their home, many of them forget the ceiling. Instead, think of the ceiling as your room’s fifth wall and use it to showcase your own sense of style and creativity. Behr’s Premium Plus Ultra Interior Stain-Blocking Ceiling Paint is the perfect choice. This paint is spatter and drip resistant and it is specifically designed for ceilings. Set the mood with a cool color like Behr’s Sky Blue T14-5 or create a vibrant with a bold color like Citrus 360B-5.

Preparing your home for the holidays can be a lot of work, but remember, these projects can also be fun and provide a great way for you to showcase your creativity for family and friends. It all starts with an idea and a little dash of color. To learn more about how Behr Paints can help with your next project visit

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