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Does your room need a fresh start with color? Here's what it could look like

Is there a room in you home that you think needs a fresh start with color? (Make Room For Color on TODAY was created with our sponsor Sherwin-Williams.)
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We asked you to share photos of a room in your home that desperately needs a fresh start with color — and you responded in force.

We received hundreds of images, of every type of space under the sun — too-white walls, brown on brown on brown, extremely vaulted ceilings — but wanted to specifically call out two. Here's how Sue Wadden, the director of color marketing for Sherwin-Williams, would upgrade these spaces and solve the paint design dilemmas.

(Make Room For Color on TODAY was created with our sponsor Sherwin-Williams.)


In her own words: "I always dreamed of a red dining room. I finally got my wish but the reality has not lived up to my expectations. This room is very dark and lifeless. I am looking for a new color. The first floor of our home is open with the exception of living and dining rooms. Entry, family room, dinette and kitchen are all the same color and I would love to paint the dining room a fun color that would compliment the rest of the house."

Lori's red dining room.

From Sue: Lori is looking to have an exciting color in her dining room, but the red is just too dark. A bright coral might be just the color to brighten her dining room, which would still coordinate with the other colors in her home. Another option is to paint a cooler tone in the dining room to balance the warm tones in her furniture and woodwork. Here, we've selected a gorgeous denim blue. This color looks brighter and more balanced, but will also coordinate with all the colors in Lori's home.

How Lori's dining room could look.


In his own words: "I’m a single guy who purchased a home 2 years ago. I haven’t painted because I don’t know where to start. HELP!!!"

Kenneth's room as it currently is.

From Sue: Creating a masculine look is fairly simple! This space would look great with a rich color on the wall. Think navy, charcoal or deep green. This option shows the room painted navy. Navy is a strong, masculine color that looks great with everything!

How Kenneth's room could look.

Watch the video above to see what Sue did with other rooms we received!