It's uncanny how a fresh coat of paint on a wall or on a piece of furniture can really help. It adds new life to that surface or object, hides whatever the paint can cover, makes us feel better about the object or our living space, and in some cases, even transforms what used to be into an entirely different look.
Something as simple as as relatively inexpensive 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 are interested in staying in our own homes ourselves or as we help our clients feel better about the homes they have selected to remain living in long-term, paint is a wonderful tool for creating a great feeling about that living environment.
It doesn't even need to be a radically different color that is applied. It could be the same color that was present - just fresh and clean. Then again, it could dramatically change the look and feel of a space, making it seem brighter, larger, or more cozy and intimate. It can help make a room look warmer, brighter, or otherwise change the feel of it, depending on the color selected and the reflective properties of that particular paint and color.
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.