When we talk about home improvement and interior decorating, painting is one very effective way to rejuvenate your home.
The use of colour can make a small space appear larger or large stark spaces appear more intimate, colour can change the entire mood of a room. If you collect a few colour swatches of your choice from the paint department, try them out in all the rooms you wish to paint because the light will be different in each room and at different times of the day. These light variations can completely alter the colour once it’s on the wall so take all this into account. A light colour painted onto the walls of a room with large windows for example will appear much lighter and brighter than the same colour painted in a room with not so much natural light coming in.
A light paint colour in a neutral shade will make the room appear larger so if you live in a small apartment, choosing such a shade will brighten and enlarge the space. Another plus in choosing a neutral colour will mean your choice of furniture and furnishings such as cushions and rugs will not be limited.
You may wish to add a little ambience to a room, be a little creative and add some colour or even texture, the choices of which are endless. In a room that is facing west that gets a little warm you might choose a something from the cool colour palette, pale greens and blues would work well in this situation. On the other hand if you wish to warm up a room or even just a small area like a feature wall, choosing from the opposite end of the colour spectrum will bring atmosphere and intimacy to a space. In this instance you might look at colours such as orange brown and red, these can be as bold or as subtle as you wish. The use of lighting on such colours as these can create a very special ambience and create a very inviting look, plus you get to stamp your personality within your home for all your guests to enjoy.
Something else to consider could be the use of textured paint, there a many different looks you can achieve when you decide to use one of these and the paint shops have pamphlets with lots of information on how to apply these types of finishes. Usually small sample pots are available and it is a good idea to try out the colour on a small area like behind the curtain first to make sure it is exactly what you want. A textured wall can add interest in any room and the final look is only limited by your imagination so just go for it if this is what you would like.
The overall design coming together
Just remember to take into account your furniture and accessories when using strong colour on any walls. Accessories such as cushions can always be changed if you so wish, but furniture usually has to last a lot longer so do take that on board. If you do grow tired of the colour eventually, it is very easy to paint over the top of it to create a whole new look again.
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