A New Way Sports Fans Can Show Their Loyalty

A lot of sports fans support their favorite teams by wearing hats or uniforms with logos, colors and even mascots on them. If you're looking for additional ways to show your team spirit, how about painting a room with the exact colors of your favorite team?

"Sports fans have a special connection to the colors of their favorite teams," said sport psychologist Dr. Joel Fish, director, Center for Sport Psychology in Philadelphia and an expert in fan behavior. "Paint is another easy way for fans to bring their teams home with them."

To help fans showcase their passion for and support of their favorite teams, The Home Depot now offers a new sports-themed paint program called "Team Colors." Through this program, customers can purchase paint in the exact colors of their favorite professional and college sports teams-even including NASCAR.

Here are a few tips on how to add your team's colors to any room of the house:

• Select a feature wall in an area, usually one without doors or windows, to use as a focal point in a room. This wall could be perfect for accenting. The remaining walls may be painted a neutral color for a contrast with the colorful wall.

• Additional color may be incorporated with furniture painted and accented with color, or with accessories such as lamp bases, fabrics for throws or pillows.

• If your team's colors include metallics such as silver or bronze, incorporate additional items such as picture frames or chairs.

Created in partnership with ICI Paints and the Glidden Brand, Team Colors are available exclusively at The Home Depot stores nationwide.