TODAY | March 13, 2013
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>>> okay. time for "today's home" and choosing the right paint colors, which is often more work and stressful than the actual painting itself.
>> here with tips and tricks to have you painting like a pro designer, and valspar paint color expert is genevieve gorer.
>> gorgeous, by the way.
>> so complimentary this morning. thank you.
>> i tell the truth.
>>> what's the biggest problem?
>> we have a lot to get through. the harde thing, i think, is choosing the right color. this is so overwhelming. and no one knows what to do, so they paint beige.
>> and there's lots of different beiges.
>> but they all seem to go with the -- this is a quick couple suggestions that work. the first being bring your swatches with you. bring your upholstery, a chunk of your floor, a piece of your countertop, so that when you get to the paint store, you can then compare and figure out how it works.
>> it works kind of well. i like the yellow a lot. valspar paint is running this wonderful guarantee now until october 7th . if you choose the wrong color, we'll replace it for free. if you change your mind, it's a great safety net , so --
>> that's a great idea.
>> people are terrified to make an idea.
>> people are paralyzed.
>> when you cover a room with something, it's so much different than when you saw a swatch like this.
>> ant you supposed to paint a small spot?
>> there is no science to it. but i would say, a bit bigger on the wall. watch how the light hits it all day long, because the color will change.
>> that's right.
>> don't do it at noon and think that's what it is. after you're doing, save your brushes, this is a lot of money that people throw away. clean your tools.
>> moving on.
>> the neutrals.
>> okay. new neutrals. everyone thinks of beige, beige, beige, but every -- grays are the coolest neutral. everyone loves a good gray. and you complement it with the accent bold colors, the mustard, you bring it into the flowers and the burgundied. this is actually a blush, not a beige, with pink undertones.
>> are you ready?
>> get over here.
>> what are we doing? this is how to paint the perfect stripe. . see the strips, peel it down at a 45-degree angle. you now how it decent raggy, paint with the base paint, create a seal.
>> no one is better than you.