Shake Up Your Space With Color, Indoors or Out

August 17, 2009

Shake Up Your Space With Color, Indoors or Out(NewsUSA) - Economic news got you feeling the blues? A little jolt of color can take care of that. Budget-consciousness doesn’t always mean having to abandon your dreams for a more colorful living space. Using a little creativity and materials such as spray paint, you can still enjoy a love affair with color, without a big commitment of time or money.

Do-it-yourselfers choose spray paint because it’s fast and easy to apply and leaves a smooth finish with no brush marks. Krylon has introduced a unique 360-degree dial spray tip that makes it even faster and easier to spray in hard-to-reach places without runs or drips. By using spray paint for simple fix-ups, you can quickly and easily make a striking difference around the home and yard.

Brightening architectural details such as shutters, garden gates and light fixtures with a punch of color can increase a home’s curb appeal. Indoors, strategic use of color can transform attic treasures and bargain finds ranging from tables and headboards to picture frames and wicker

baskets into fresh accent pieces.

“The key color drivers this year are the economy, nature and fashion,” says Donna Schroeder, who develops color palettes for the Krylon spray paint brand. “Neutral colors are always popular during economic downturns, but today’s more educated consumer loves color and seeks shades that are enchanting and beautiful, honest and natural.”

Color has been proven to affect mood. Magical colors infuse energy, counter despair and fulfill a genuine need for art, culture and beauty in life. Examples from Krylon’s Indoor/Outdoor color palette include Rich Plum and Jade, Raspberry and Hyacinth — floral hues that impart a dream-like aesthetic.

“At the same time, the green movement is in everyone’s consciousness, so consumers are exploring natural, honest colors and textures,” Schroeder says. She points to Pistachio and Pebble as colors that are ideal for refreshing and repurposing the home with soothing, nature-inspired tones.

Once you’ve introduced a color you love, Schroeder suggests building on it with flower arrangements, pillows, throws and other accessories. For inspiration and home-improvement hints, visit the Krylon Web site at

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