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Painting walls white will help other features like wooden beams stand out without making the room too dark.

Painting walls white will help other features like wooden beams stand out without making the room too dark.

How to make your rooms looks like new with popular colors

Story By Lauren Dowdle

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Painting rooms in your house can help them look updated and clean, which is something that can really set your home apart if you decide to put it on the market.

Here are three paint trends you don’t want to miss.

1. White is back.

From cabinets to walls, white paint is becoming a popular choice. Simply White was actually named the color of the year by Benjamin Moore.

Painting your rooms white will give them a bright, updated look and feel. And if you have wood components, such as beams, the white will be a good contrast.

To keep from having a whitewash effect, make sure you have something that pops and attracts attention, like colorful décor or one wall that’s a different color.

2. Taking risks is encouraged.

You probably don’t want to paint your entire living room lime green, but it could work as an accent color.

Maybe you paint a smaller wall in the room red, purple or green and then further bring out the color with similar pillows and décor. You don’t have to be afraid of color.

Before you paint an entire area, just apply the paint to sample areas so you can see how the color will look in your space. The amount of light a room gets can really change how the color appears.

The good thing about paint is that you can always cover it up later if you don’t like the color.

3. Neutrals are a safe bet.

If in doubt, you can always go with a tried-and-true neutral paint. They will match most things, and most buyers will like it.

Some popular Benjamin Moore paint colors that will work in most rooms are Alexandra Beige, Storm and Shale.

Choose neutral colors that complement each other from room to room.