Ever notice how a fresh coat of paint on a wall or on a piece of furniture can really help? It freshens, adds new life to that surface or object, hides whatever the paint can cover, and makes us feel better about the object or our living space - in the case of walls.
It's amazing that something as simple as a fresh coat of paint can make old things new - in appearance and in our attitude about them. This is why paint is such a great aging-in-place tool.
As we move into new space that we intend to occupy for the foreseeable future, or as we have been living in a home or apartment for several months or even years, we often add paint as a way of making the walls, doors, and trim look fresher. It might be the same color reapplied, or it could be a radical difference from what was there previously.
Paint comes in so many hues that we can use it change our mood and attitude or use it to brighten a space or complement a color choice in our furnishings or flooring.