It’s National Painting Week!

By Lauren Cabral | Updated Mar 7, 2013 2:23 PM

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April has ushered in a burst of color, and we’re not just talking about floral blooms. According to a 2012 Spring Home Improvement Survey conducted by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and Sherwin-Williams, seven out of 10 homeowners are planning home improvement projects this spring—and of those, nearly half (49%) cite painting as their top “to do.”

It’s no secret that painting is one of the easiest ways to freshen up a tired bedroom or bath, give new life to a piece of furniture, add a splash of color to kitchen cabinets, or create enhanced curb appeal to the outside a home. To help consumers jump-start their spring paint projects, NARI and Sherwin-Williams have named this week National Painting Week (April 16-23).

“There are more tools than ever before to help consumers gain color confidence before they ever pick up a brush,” says Jackie Jordan, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams. You can visit the National Painting Week site daily to get color and project tips and inspiration from some of today’s top bloggers. Be sure to check out the color selection tools too, including a color visualizer that allows you to digitally repaint your space, plus the newly launched Chip It! app,which turns an online image into a Sherwin-Williams color palette.

So, what room did survey respondents reveal as the one most in need of painting? Here’s the breakdown:


What about you? For more information, visit Sherwin-Williams. For additional color and how-to paint information, consider the following Bob Vila slideshows and quizzes:

Bob Vila’s Guide to Historical Paint Colors
Bob Vila’s Color Quiz
How To: Paint Kitchen Cabinets