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Example of a classic wooden staircase design in Boston — Houzz

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Paint color - This look is fantastic and very calming. What paint colors were used?
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Michelle Gage | Interior Designer added this to 12 Ways to Decorate With Pastels
12. Sneak it in. If you’re not quite ready to go big, try lightly sprinkling some pastels in your home. A set of stairs is a sneaky spot to try out a quick update. More9 Downright Modern Ways With Pastels11 Pretty Sweet Decorating Ideas Using Pastels
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6. Rainbow risers. Well, not technically a ROY G. BIV rainbow, but pastels sure can perk up a ho-hum staircase. Risers are often sad, scuffed-up white planks — a missed design opportunity. The best news is that these paints are actually available as one handy kit. How easy is that? Paint: Colorful Stairs Kit, Quiet Home Paints
Erin Carlyle added this to How to Choose the Paint Color You Really Want
Put Paint Samples Right on the WallOnce you’ve chosen your three or four final colors, it’s time to test them. All three of our experts agree: It’s better to paint the wall than those sample boards the paint store sells. This is not just because it’s more economical. “You need to paint at least a 1-by-1-foot square on all four walls,” Wardlaw says. “You paint on the wall because that’s exactly where it’s going. You’re painting over a previous color. I feel a board doesn’t saturate in the same way.” Mattison recommends painting an even larger area — at least 3 feet by 3 feet — for each sample color. Porter advises placing the paint samples side by side on the wall. “They should still be lined up because one would still need to compare and choose based on the process of elimination,” she says. Again, if this is overwhelming for your eye, you could consider looking at them apart. It’s also important to make sure the sample can you purchase has the finish that you’re planning to use (matte, eggshell, satin, high gloss) because that can also change the way a color reads. Many stores sell the sample-size cans only in the matte finish. You may want to consider buying a full quart to get the true effect.Look at the samples on the wall at various times of day, and try different types of lighting (various wattages) to see how that may change the colors. Live with the colors for a few days. When a clear winner emerges, you’re ready to paint the walls. Paint: Colorful Stairs kit, Quiet Home PaintsMore: Myth-Buster: How to Test Paint Colors the Right WayHow to Pick the Right Kind of Paint
Jennifer Ott Design added this to How Much Paint Do You Need?
I would argue that running out of paint midproject is especially frustrating. Dashing out to the store is the last thing you want to have to do while deep in the throes of painting. But you also don’t want to overbuy either, because custom-tinted paint is not returnable. Fortunately underbuying or overbuying is easily avoidable. It just requires a bit of measuring and some basic math before you head out to purchase the paint. Here’s how you can answer the question, “How much paint do I need?”

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