Color! 50 Boosts Under $100
Inspiring ideas, DIY projects, and cheery accents to spruce up your rooms—each for less than a C-note
1. Give Stairs a Lift
Paint the risers in graduated shades of a single color, going a bit lighter after every three steps for an ombré effect, as shown. Start with one saturated shade and cut it with 20 percent white each time you lighten up.
Get the look here with Olympic's Semi-Gloss Paint in Caribbean Splash, about $28 per gallon; at Lowe's stores.
For a similar look of related hues, read about how to use paint to create upbeat stair risers.