Glidden(TM) Paint and STYLE Network Host Kelly Edwards Share Fun, Fast and Simple Tips to Give a Tired Room an Instant Makeover

Jun 24, 2010, 15:59 ET from Glidden Paint

CLEVELAND, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for summer home improvement season, Glidden™ Paint teams up with designing diva and STYLE Network host Kelly Edwards to share simple tips to help do-it-yourself enthusiasts liven up any space.  

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"The easiest home decor improvement that makes the biggest impact is painting the walls," said Edwards.  "Glidden paint makes choosing colors effortless and fun, with ready-to-go paint testers with the brush included so you can try a color before you buy it.  Plus, oversized color chips with coordinating accent colors on the back help take the guesswork out of finding complementary shades.   So stop procrastinating and get going on your painting projects!"

Choices in home decor speak volumes about personal sense of style, but a lack of color confidence often keeps many DIY-ers and their homes stuck in neutral.  Kelly Edwards shares more ways you can get going and give any room an instant makeover.

  1. Pick the appropriate lighting for your paint color.  The trick is to create a harmonious balance between color and light.  Make up for the lack of light by adding in some table lamps, wall sconces, a chandelier or a mirror and watch how it makes the room look so much bigger even if you've painted it charcoal gray.
  2. Don't forget about layering texture and pattern.  It gives a room personality and stops the room from looking too flat.  Silk curtains, a patterned pillow, or even a nice linen wallpaper are all things that can give the room dimension and make the room more interesting.
  3. Look for ways to mix and match furniture.  Just because the furniture you like is available as a set doesn't mean you have to purchase it that way.  Mix it up a bit.  Consider going with a white lacquer bookcase and a wood coffee table in your living room or a leather sofa paired with a beautiful upholstered armchair.

Glidden paint offers a variety of tools to help boost color confidence and make it easy to get going on a painting project.  Other tools include a reduced color palette of 282 colors and Top 10 color cards to help homeowners find the right color for their mood, location or season.  For more information, visit

About Kelly Edwards

Kelly Edwards is the co-host and design coordinator for the new television design show "Tacky House" on STYLE Network. In addition, Kelly can be seen on HGTV's "Design on a Dime" and AOL Living. The STYLE Network star has been offering dwellers with decorating dilemmas, distinctive design tips, bargain-decorating projects, and total home makeover transformations inspired by personal style and popular trends.

About Glidden Paint

The Glidden paint brand offers a rich tradition of innovation and color inspiration, having consistently embodied quality and performance for generations of customers. From the first latex paints that were developed and marketed under the Glidden brand decades ago, to today's broad assortment of versatile paints serving consumers and paint contractors alike, the Glidden brand continues to reach new heights. Glidden paint is part of AkzoNobel and is a category leader in the company's portfolio of internationally respected paint brands.

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is proud to be one of the world's leading industrial companies. Based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we make and supply a wide range of paints, coatings and specialty chemicals - 2008 revenue totaled euro 15.4 billion. In fact, we are the largest global paints and coatings company. As a major producer of specialty chemicals we supply industries worldwide with quality ingredients for life's essentials. We think about the future, but act in the present. We're passionate about introducing new ideas and developing sustainable answers for our customers. That's why our 60,000 employees - who are based in more than 80 countries - are committed to excellence and delivering Tomorrow's Answers Today™.

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