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What Paint Should I Use? Your Guide to the Right Product for Each Room

When it comes to home renovations, choosing the right paint is paramount to transforming your space. Not only is the type of paint important, but selecting the right sheen and product can also make a huge difference in your home's appeal and functionality.

Here’s a comprehensive guide to choosing the right paint products for each room in your house, along with someinterior design tips!

Living Room

Recommended Sheen(s): Matte or eggshell to ensure it's easy to wipe clean.

Recommended Product:  C2 LUXE is especially durable with long-lasting color. Go with a bold hue and accent with statement lighting like an oversized chandelier. Layer in patterns and accessories that connect to the wall color.

Design Direction: C2 LUXE is especially durable with long-lasting color. Go with a bold hue and accent with statement lighting like an oversized chandelier. Layer in patterns and accessories that connect to the wall color.

 Kitchen

Recommended Sheen(s): Semi-gloss, washable paint that is moisture-resistant and easy to clean

Recommended Product: Try C2 Cabinet & Trim Eggshell for easy application, washability and quick dry/recoat times. 

Design Direction:Try painting the kitchen island a bolder color and find unique hardware to give it a more custom look. Consider painting the walls and cabinets  the same finish.

Bathroom

Recommended Sheen(s): Semi-gloss, washable paint that is mold and moisture-resistant.

Recommended Product:  C2 Cabinet & Trim in either Satin, Semigloss or Eggshell is perfect since it was specially created to reduce mold and mildew in an eco-friendly product.

Design Direction: Soothing colors like C2 Fresco will give your bathroom a spa-like feel. Paint the ceiling the same color and contrast with white trim for a crisp, clean look. 

Bedroom

Recommended Sheen(s):You can use a matte or eggshell finish here because there is less traffic which reduces the need for washing.

Recommended Product: Try C2 LUXE, C2 Studio or C2 Loft depending on your budget. All are full spectrum products which work beautifully with the natural light and other design elements.

Design Direction: Choose a beautiful, calming color to create a personal sanctuary. Perhaps pair with a wallpapered accent wall--and don't forget the 5th wall (aka ceiling). This could be a soft hue that encourages sleep like blue, green or lavender. View our favorite bedroom colors here

Dining Room

Recommended Sheen(s): You can use a matte or eggshell finish to give it a more elegant look.

Recommended Product:  Try C2 LUXE, C2 Studio or C2 Loft depending on your budget. 

Design Direction:Matte finish looks especially chic, especially with a contrasting darker hue on the trim.

Hallways

Recommended Sheen(s): Eggshell or Semigloss are best for high traffic areas since they are easier to clean.  

Recommended Product:  Try C2 LUXE, C2 Studio or C2 Loft depending on your budget. 

Design Direction: Use the same color on the walls and trim for a full color wrap, which leads the eye upward, creating the illusion of height. 

Ceiling

Recommended Sheen(s): Flat finish ceiling paint or any flat paint in a color of your choice.  

Recommended Product:  C2 Ceiling Paint or C2 Studio or C2 LUXE in a flat or matte finish. 

Design Direction:Though C2 Ceiling Paint is an amazing product, it only comes in white, however you could use any flat paint in a nuanced white or, better yet, add some color for a designer look. You could also do a 50% of the wall color on the ceiling to create a lifted effect.

Trim and Baseboards

Recommended Sheen(s): Flat finish ceiling paint or any flat paint in a color of your choice.  

Recommended Product:  C2 Ceiling Paint or C2 Studio or C2 Luxe in a flat or matte finish. 

Design Direction: Though C2 Ceiling Paint is an amazing product, it only comes in white, however you could use any flat paint in a nuanced white or, better yet, add some color for a designer look.

Selecting the right paint and colors for your home is a crucial part of any remodeling project. With these recommendations, you can ensure each room complements the overall aesthetics of your home. Remember, the best choices reflect your personal style and meet the functional needs of each room.


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