Winter is a great time to paint. You're indoors most of the time anyway so why not freshen a room with a new color? It's cheaper than renovating or buying new furniture and it can totally change the mood of a room.
Kathy hired me to paint her great room and she used a designer to help her pick out the color (very smart tactic and well worth it). I primed and painted all the raw wood trim and a spray painted the baseboard metal with a gloss white. What a difference it made! T