If the long winter has left you in search of a fresh look for the inside of your home, here’s a way to aim for big impact with minimal cost; paint! It’s a great way to freshen any room without spending a lot of money.

Choosing a theme or color scheme, however, might not be the easiest part of the design challenge. It can be frightening to bring new colors in to set the scene as the entire backdrop for your life. If it makes you wish you could try before you buy, head online to PrattandLambert.com. Go to their Inspiration Gallery and click on Color Visualizer. Choose from several photos of beautiful rooms, all decorated. With a click, you can change the colors of the paint in a variety of room scenes, to get a better feel for what your room will look like after your painting project is finished.

Collins Pine Builders Supply in Chester carries Pratt & Lambert Paints. Manager Patrick Cardoza said they can mix any color imaginable, and can even remake their competitors’ colors, when ordered by name. Cardoza highly recommends the quality paints from Pratt & Lambert, a company that has been around since 1849, and one that serves both professionals and homeowners well. They have moved into the future with a handy host of online tools.

If you are in a remodel project or are seeking one out, PrattandLambert.com offers a wonderful website, full of inspiration. You can even check out colors that are trending now. Check out all the great ideas and take a look at the their online magazines, packed with ideas.

As you remove the pictures from the walls and pack up accessories from around the room to get ready for painting, take a hard look at which of these items you may, or may not, want to bring back into the new space. Sort through the items, deciding what will, and will not, fit perfectly into the new scheme. Less is better for a fresh new look, so pack away the excess for another room or another day and time.