Don’t Forget the Laundry Room… Energize This Workspace with the Right Paint

Don’t Forget the Laundry Room… Energize This Workspace with the Right Paint

Imhoff laundry roomWhen it comes to picking out paint colors for your home, all too often do homeowners forget about the all important and hard working laundry room. This space is probably one of the most used in your household, but it often gets neglected in terms of care and decoration. However, adding a beautiful and vibrant paint color can be a great way to energize the space and bring a little more life into this area. Here are some colors that will help you make your laundry room just as attractive as the rest of your home.

Your Personal Favorite

Because the laundry room is, for the most part, a more private space, it’s a great place to put a little of your own personal touch on the room. By picking a paint that’s your own favorite color, you’ll be sure to love everything you do there. If you want a room that makes you happy every time you walk through the door, then this is a great way to do it. And, if you’re worried about your color choice being a little too over the top, remember that you have a fifth area to take advantage of. Rather than painting the walls, keep them white and add your touch of color to the ceiling. Not only will this be a fun and different design choice, but it will give you just the pop of expressions that you need.

Pastel Teal

Do you absolutely love that seashore look in your home? Would you love to turn your laundry room into a beach house getaway? If so, then a creamy pastel teal will be a great choice. This color has just the perfect balance of upbeat fun and sophisticated elegance and it will be the perfect way to easily integrate your laundry room with the rest of the house.

Stunning Yellow

Another great color choice for your laundry room will be a nice, bright yellow. Yellow is one of the warmest and most inviting colors, so you’ll be sure to love all the time you have to spend in there. Your mood will instantly brighten from the moment you walk through the door and you’ll be sure to feel re-energized and ready to go. This color choice will match brilliantly with farmhouse and country style homes, so if you’re looking for a way to create an easy flow from the rest of your home to your more modern laundry room, this will be a great way to do so.


If you’re looking for something with a little more modern feel, then having a stark contrast between white cabinets and black walls can be a fun and exciting choice. While having black walls might seem like an extreme, pairing them with lighter color appliances and decorations will give you a look you’re sure to love. Add a bright green rug or light blue laundry baskets to really give the room that extra bit of a pop.





Prepare Your Game Room for a Painting Project

Everyone deserves to have their own sanctuary, and your game room is yours. You’re happy to share the rest of the home with your spouse and children. The kitchen, living room, dining room, master bedroom, your exterior décor – all of that is a team effort.

Your game room, though – that’s yours and yours alone.

To set your game room apart, you want to make it feel like it’s truly your own.

There are plenty of ways in which you can do that, the most obvious of which being to simply deck the halls (and walls) with all your favorite things. It’s your game room, so go ahead and lay out all the game paraphernalia you want.

Of course, that still doesn’t quite answer the question of how to best prepare your game room to be painted. That’s a game of an entirely different sort, and one which, when won, can result in a room that’s brighter and better than ever before.

Cover and Remove Your Games and Valuables

First and foremost, you’re going to want to remove your games, consoles, and other paraphernalia from the game room itself for the duration of the paint job. The last thing you want is a stray globule of paint splattering onto your games, or worse, actually getting into a gaming console and preventing it from working properly. While it may be tempting to simply cover your games, there’s always the chance that flakes of chipped paint and other elements may lead to problems down the line. That being said, some items might not be easily removable. For example, your sofas, other large furnishings, and TVs are all likely to be too big to move in and out of the space in question. As such, you’ll want to take the time to carefully cover them. If your TV is mounted on the wall, be sure that it is completely covered on all sides to prevent paint from splattering onto it from any angle.

Get Rid of Old Paint

Next, you’ll want to set about covering the old paint. If you are simply retouching your existing color, you can take this opportunity to smooth out any rough patches. If you are painting the room a new color, you’ll want to uses a primer coat on the wall if it is too dark for your new color. If it is lighter, however, you may just be able to paint over it.

Getting Started with the Painting Process

After that, you’ll want to add a preliminary layer of paint to your walls. This should just be a nice, even, basic coat of paint on top of which you can apply the coat you’ll actually see. Again, these coats of paint should either be the same color, or a lighter color as the first layer followed by a darker one. Think of that first layer as “preparing” the canvas, allowing you to paint the second coat on as if you are dealing with a blank canvas.

Paint your game room a better way and bring out its true vibrancy with these painting tips.