Behr Interior Paint Ideas

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Behr is a well-known brand of high-quality paint sold exclusively at Home Depot. Behr paint comes in hundreds of different colours and many different types to suit your decorating needs. From flat or high-gloss finish, one-coat primer paint to texture paint, consider several Behr interior paint ideas for your home.

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Themes

Painting with a theme in mind might help with your choice of colours. For an office, try a sophisticated monochromatic colour scheme of shades of grey in flat paint, and for a school room use fun chalkboard paint. Choose shades of green for a natural environment, or a seasonal colour combination. Paint one wall or the entire room for effect.

Different Walls

Shake things up a bit by painting four walls in one room different coordinating colours, or if that's too wild, just paint adjacent or opposite walls. Try two-toned walls with lighter paint on top, and a coordinating darker paint on the bottom with a chair rail or neutral stripe in between. Go bold with one bright accent wall to showcase your favourite items.

Faux Finishes

<p>Behr.com offers numerous how-to tutorials on faux finishing techniques such as glazing and texturising. Try colour blending and wash for a subtle faux finish, or speckling, stippling or Venetian plaster for a more dramatic texture. Glazing can produce classic line finishes such as patch weaving, fabric finish or geometric lines, as well as a smooth leather or suede look.

Kitchen Cabinets

Give your kitchen a remodelled look with a fresh coat of ultra white high gloss Behr paint. Choose colours that coordinate with your wallpaper or flooring. For a sophisticated look, try black, or for bold fun, go with bright red. Remember to prepare your cabinets by stripping the existing finish, sanding and priming before painting.

Garage Makeover

Turn your drab garage into a productive and refreshing workspace by painting the walls neutral or earthy shades that will hide dirt and grime. Neutral doesn't have to mean boring beige--be brave with colour and choose a palette that you love. Don't forget to use Behr concrete paint for that ugly, stained floor; you'll be amazed at the transformation.

Kid's Rooms

Behr partners with Disney to offer unique colours inspired by the well-loved stories of Disney for kids of all ages from infants to teens. Try a "Winnie the Pooh" nursery for the baby, "Disney Princess" or "Cars" theme for the toddlers or a "High School Musical" or "Hannah Montana" theme for the teenagers.

Tips

Choose your paint colours from the same paint swatch in the same colour family or your colours will probably clash, even if they look like they coordinate. Also, if you purchase sample paint, keep in mind that it will not be the same paint as the can--the sheen and consistency will be different, and you won't be able to use it for touch-ups.

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