All across ‘Merica, thousands upon thousands of people are closing on their new-construction homes every day. If 4 million such homes were sold in the US last year, I’ll bet you dollars to donuts that in at least 68% of them, the new homeowners uttered the words a designer never wants to hear:
“We don’t need to paint–this paint’s brand-new.”
Here’s the deal. You don’t have to paint over builder beige for any kind of functional reason, but you only live once. Do you really want to settle for living in Blahsville?
10 Reasons to Eliminate Builder Beige Paint
1. You’ve heard it a thousand times before, but paint is the cheapest upgrade out there. You don’t even have to paint every wall to transform your space–there are a ton of ways to use paint in minimal ways and still achieve high impact. Take this example, which Red Chair Market featured on their blog this week. Or, here’s another living room we transformed with paint, strategically leaving some of the existing builder beige alone so that we wouldn’t have to paint every inch of the massive two-story walls: