Bring design to your home this spring with trending DIY projects

Whether you’re trying your first DIY project or you’re a veteran DIYer, you might be browsing through Pinterest for ideas to help give your home a trendier look. PPG, maker of paint brands like Olympic, Glidden and PPG Paints, is here to help you tackle three of the latest trending projects in DIY. This spring, try one of these hot home projects paired with trending paint colors.

1. Bring casual to your kitchen.

To add a lively element to your kitchen without increasing the formality of the space, use shiplap or exposed brick on an accent wall behind open shelving or in your dining space to preserve a laid-back, yet polished atmosphere. Want to make your kitchen magazine-worthy? Use soft white subway tile to complement the shiplap or brick to carry the timeless touch throughout the room. To tie the space together, consider painting the shiplap or the surrounding areas of the kitchen with PPG Paints colors Gypsum (PPG1006-1) or Heavy Cream (PPG1098-2). An eggshell finish is recommended for high-traffic areas that may need frequent cleaning, like the kitchen.

2. Add farmhouse décor, details to your bedroom.

Bringing the farmhouse look to your bedroom is easy. Swap out your current doors for ones made of reclaimed barn wood to create the coveted rustic style. This distressed element is cozy and inviting, while subtly connecting with nature. To enhance this statement piece, use Olympic paint’s Lovely Lilac (OL636.4), a subtle violet color, on surrounding walls to soften the earth tones of the wood.

3. Make the most of your living room with metallics.

Create visual interest and spark conversation among your guests by mixing finishes and features in your room. Incorporate a variety of design elements such as elegant trim, molding and lighting fixtures, along with trending metallic and glass accents. A gorgeous gray makes the perfect backdrop for this elegant yet livable look — Glidden paint’s Granite Grey (00NN 37/000) is the perfect choice. The subtle gray color will showcase the trending metallic accents in your décor, while not taking away from their beauty.

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