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7 Paint Trends To Transform Your Space When All You Have Is A Sunday Afternoon

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7 Paint Trends To Transform Your Space When All You Have Is A Sunday Afternoon
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A paintbrush dipped in light green paint.


If you're looking to transform your space but find yourself short on time, fret not — paint can be your best friend. With just a Sunday afternoon and a paintbrush, you can breathe new life into any room effortlessly.

Don't have the patience to navigate through the endless colour options on your Pinterest board? Rust-Oleum's new Colour Spark line has 13 pre-tinted on-trend colours that take the fuss out of finding the perfect shade for your space.

These carefully curated colours have been expertly selected by an interior designer to complement each other perfectly.

And to take even more of the guesswork out of your decision-making, Rust-Oleum's online visualizer shows you how each colour would work in your home.

Open cans of Colour Spark paint.@leighannallaire | Instagram

Whether you're envisioning a refreshed front door or kitchen, or a modern twist on a vintage dresser, Colour Spark has an on-trend colour to suit what you're after.

When you're ready to paint, drop by your local Walmart or have your colours delivered conveniently to your doorstep and dive right into one of these seven paint trends that are perfect for a DIY project on a Sunday afternoon.

Colour block your living or dining space

Colour blocking in your living or dining space is an easy and affordable trend to embrace if you're looking to make a bold statement.

Consider choosing colours that contrast and create an eye-catching effect, like Rust-Oleum's Light Cream paired with their Clay Mask Green. By using the online visualizer, you can preview how these colours will interact and ensure they harmonize within your space.

Modernize your vintage finds with on-trend colours

Breathe new life into your thrifty furniture finds and bring them into the 21st century with a trendy pastel shade like Pink Parasol.

Paint the entire piece for a bold statement or selectively apply colour to specific areas, like the legs of a table or the drawer fronts of a dresser, for a more subtle touch that seamlessly blends old and new. Remember to prime and apply a Varathane clear finish to protect your handywork.

Spruce up your outdoor space with black & white

Sprucing up your outdoor space with a black-and-white colour scheme is a chic and timeless choice that can instantly elevate the look of your yard.

Consider using black paint for features like garden furniture and planters, while utilizing white for walls, door jambs and window frames. You'll find this colour scheme makes greenery or flowers in your garden stand out too.

If you're short on time, you can order Colour Spark's perfect white/black exterior colour combo available right to your home and save you a trip to the paint desk.

Make your space pop with an accent wall

By choosing a bold hue for a single wall, you can create a focal point that instantly grabs attention and transforms the overall ambiance of your space.

The accent wall should be a statement, so don't be afraid to go with a standout colour like Stellar Navy. Once the paint has dried, step back and admire how this vibrant addition instantly brings new life and excitement to your space.

Bring spa vibes to your outdated bathroom

A nicely decorated bathroom.

Andrea Davis | Unsplash

With a few strategic updates and a calming colour palette, you can easily bring soothing spa vibes right into your own home. Plus, with mould and mildew resistance, Colour Spark paint is unbothered by the humidity of your bathroom.

Opt for soft, muted shades like White Cotton to make the space seem larger, or create a feature wall with Clay Mask Green or Powder Room Blue for a touch of elegance.

These colours will evoke a sense of tranquillity and promote relaxation and rejuvenation every time you step inside.

Create a cute buffet bar for your kitchen

Craving your own Instagrammable coffee bar or breakfast buffet table? All you need is an old dresser and a touch of fresh paint.

Choose a paint colour that complements your existing cabinetry or opt for a contrasting shade to make your buffet bar stand out. Soft pastels like Ivory Canvas can bring a touch of whimsy, while bold hues like Stellar Navy or Charcoal Black will help you make a statement.

Add personality to your front door with on-trend colour

A stylish house with a black door.

Joe Hendrickson | Adobe Stock

Painting your front door is an easy and affordable way to spruce up your home. Rust-Oleum's Colour Spark line has a black outdoor paint that can modernize your porch in no time. Or, you can choose the white to give the whole area a refresh.

Don't forget to add complementary accessories like decorative hardware, a stylish doormat and potted plants to complete the transformation.

When you're short on time but eager to give your space a fresh look, all you need is a Sunday afternoon and a few well-chosen colours.

Rust-Oleum's Colour Spark line has done the hard work for you by pre-tinting trendy colours that work well together, so all you have to do is choose your favourites, get them delivered to your front door (or find them at your nearest Walmart!) and start DIY-ing.

Check out Colour Spark by Rust-Oleum online to find your next project's perfect colour match. You can also find design inspiration on their Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube pages.

Jennifer Browne
Sponsored Content Contributing Writer
Jennifer Browne is a Sponsored Content Contributing Writer for the Studio department focused on sponsored content and is based in Vancouver, Canada.