Inspiration

Start your project with proven examples and creative ideas


You never know when or where inspiration will strike. So we made gathering inspiration and painting ideas a little easier by bringing together all of our most creative material. See what other homeowners have done or learn how to properly do just about anything that has to do with painting and staining.

You bring the passion, we'll bring the supplies (and some great ideas too).

Inspiration Galleries

Inspiration Galleries

There are so many choices and options to get your DIY project started. It doesn’t matter if you’re working on a piece of furniture, trim or an entire home makeover. Every new project is a new opportunity to make something brilliant. We will help you do it. Find your perfect look with the help of our design and inspiration galleries. 

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Modern Farmhouse Colors

Modern Farmhouse Colors

You don’t have to live out in the country to understand the beauty of classic farmhouse colors. Soft whites, muted yellows, grays, and deep greens look gorgeous on a beautiful historic home. 

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Exteriors

Exteriors

An exterior project can revitalize your home. Get inspired with one of our exterior design showcases. 

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All Articles

All Articles

Take the guesswork out of choosing paint colors and applying paints and stains by reading from our collection of articles.

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Most Popular Paint & Stain Articles

Most Popular Paint & Stain Articles

Use our most visited and popular paint color articles when you need tried-and-true staining advice & painting tips that work.

Popular Painting Tips
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