Interior walls aren't the only places to experiment with paint color. Your back porch can be an ideal spot to test a bold hue, too. For one, the back porch is usually a spot for relaxing or entertaining, so adding some color for your porch ceiling can help set the right mood for the space.
Plus, if you tuck the color up on the ceiling, like designer Andrew Suvalsky did at this Rhode Island home, above, this porch paint idea can be a fun surprise that's completely different from rest of your home's exterior.
'The client and I discussed using a color that was very bold, playful, a little preppy, and evocative of the outside,' says Suvalsky. 'Originally, the property was a golf course before it was developed in the late 1800s, so it was a 'no-brainer' to go for green. The actual shade was Benjamin Moore, Basil Green #2029-10 in semi-gloss, giving an even greater depth to the paint color.'