House Painting Trends to Refresh Your Home

House painting is more than just changing the color of your walls. It is a project that takes careful planning and prep work.

Paint trim last. Choose a day that is dry and sunny with low humidity. Cover shrubs and plants with fabric drop cloths to protect them from paint drips and spills.

Window and Door Painting

If your windows and door trim are fading or looking dull, painting them can refresh the look of your home. It is important to hire the right exterior house painters, who know how to prep and paint these tricky areas.

Start by masking any areas you do not want painted. It is a good idea to use blue tape, as it will be easier to remove once the paint has dried. After the trim is primed and a base coat has been applied, you can begin painting. Start at the top and work your way down. Be sure to reload your brush regularly, and don’t forget to paint the delicate outer edges of the trim.

It is also a good idea to paint the case molding before you begin painting the window and door frames. This will provide you with a smoother finish and avoid any drips on the glass. If you are unsure of what color to choose for your window and door trim, consult a professional for recommendations.


Stenciling is a fun way to add an image or pattern to a wall, door, or any other surface. It can also be a creative hobby or stress-reliever for those looking to express their inner artist.

Start with a clean surface. Using mild soap and water or spray cleaning solution, wipe the surface of your choice to remove any dirt and grease that may be present. Getting the surface clean will ensure that the stencil doesn’t move or catch on paint bled from underneath during application.

Next, prepare your paint. Pour a small amount of the pattern color into a paint tray, and use a paper plate or kitchen towel to dab off excess paint from your brush. The brush should be virtually dry, with just enough paint on it to allow for a smooth, controlled application. Repeat this step with a clean brush for each color you choose to use. When you’re finished, let the paint dry completely before removing the stencil.


The ombre trend isn’t just for clothing and hair anymore. It’s made its way into home decorating and painting, especially on walls. Ombre is easy to paint and a great DIY project. You just need to choose three graduated shades of the same color and blend for a stunning effect.

The process begins with a fresh base coat of your lightest shade. Let this dry and then paint over with your middle shade. Use a wide brush to blend these two colors while they’re still wet. If you’re going to add a dark accent, do this next to the new middle section with a 4″ paint brush.

For a more subtle look, keep the dark and middle colors in the same family. If you’re a bold color person, try using a different color family for the dark accent to add contrast.


A checkered motif has been a popular option for many home decor styles for decades. It’s easy to implement and pairs well with paired-back modern or bold maximalism, so it’s a perfect choice for novice DIYers looking to give their interior design a pop of personality.

Arizona Tile showroom assistant manager Melissa Charlillo says black-and-white checked tiles are the most popular pattern her clients request. She adds that the look elevates a space and adds dimension without making it feel busy like a printed tile pattern might.

The checkerboard rendering technique utilizes the ID buffer—a specialized hardware housed in PS4 Pro and Xbox One X consoles that tracks changes to the pixels of frame N and merges it with frame N+1 to create an image. The process trims down details a human eye can’t easily focus on, which can result in crisper edges and more detailed foliage for a more realistic and immersive gaming experience.