Saturday, March 31, 2012

Bridget Beari Color Rule #31

Bridget Beari Color Rule:

photo by Brian Tuchalski, visit his easy store

Rise to the Occasion! 

You should always paint your stair risers. The classic paint style would be to paint them white with a stained tread. This gives the stairs a lift and makes the wood stand out. I do this even if I am putting a runner on the stairs. Dark colors hide scuff marks if you don't have a runner. Also always use a semi gloss so they are easier to clean. 

Design by Lloys Ralphs Design from House & Home April 2007

For a more whimsical look try different colors or one bold color. Who can beat Jonathan Adler for whimsey!

Design by Jonathan Adler

A big trend I am seeing a lot of these days are stenciled stair risers. Moroccan inspired patterns are hot and trendy. 

Or a classic look in the black and white. It reminds me of Italy and the tiled risers. 

Design By Melanie Royal

Don't forget to order your Bridget Beari Fan deck! 

Tip: The proper way to use a roller on a wall is to dip the roller into the paint tray and remove any excess. Then roll the wall in a "W" pattern without lifting the roller off the wall. Roll in a 3ft X 3ft. space over each W until the space is covered. 

Image from Real Simple

Happy Painting .......

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