Saturday, 2 April 2011

Paint Effects

It often happens that you get tired of your home and want to make a change, but you’re not ready to chuck everything and buying new furniture just yet, besides that means spending a fortune. Well, there’s nothing a fresh coat of paint can’t do! And is the cheapest way to change the look of a room.  Decide on what kind of atmosphere you want in that room, and choose the colours accordingly. You’ll find that paint companies produce ranges of coordinating colour themes:  tropical, natural, ethnic, spicy and so on.  So it would be difficult to get the right colour combination.
Different paint effects can easily be obtained nowadays with the help of many ranges of products that enable beginners to apply colour effects such as rustic, antique, metallic. So there’s no reason why you wouldn’t give those kitchen units or that old wardrobe to a more contemporary feel.
You can go for Metallics to get that fresh, young style. There are several metallic acrylic paint ranges that can be used on most surfaces, like walls and furniture.  You can transform that boring bed stand in a bold and contemporary item by painting the wood surface in shimmering silver and changing the handles.

Bright colours are bold and look fabulous with simple furniture and vibrant fabrics. The best way to go is to pick harmonising shades like crimson, red, orange and create contrasts between them.  To avoid visual unease don’t mix high contrasting colours in equal quantities, like green and red or blue and orange.  Use bright colour accessories like cushions, throws and lampshades to harmonise the whole room.

Chalky colours create a matt texture on walls. The colour dries lighter and you can vary their strength from a thick textured matt covering to a soft colour-wash.  Pale chalky colours are cool and sophisticated and bight ones give a youthful, island look.

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting ideas! Keep up the good work.