When most people think about interior painting, images of solid colors run through their head. While solids are traditional and can be used effectively to change the ambiance in your home, they are not your only choice. Consider these options for giving your home a one-of-a-kind look that expresses your personality and style.
Color blocks take the old concept of painting one wall a different color to a new level. With this technique, you can create a burst of bold color blocks on every wall. Consider blocks of color in children’s bedrooms to separate the room according to its use. Think of sleeping, playing, and reading when you design color blocks in your kids’ rooms. Choose primary colors to brighten the area and tickle the fancy of toddlers and preschoolers, or let your little one choose his or her favorite colors (with a little guidance from you) for their room. Color blocks work well to set off seating areas in living rooms and to breathe new life into a dull kitchen too.
If you are bored with solid walls, kick them up a notch with stripes. By using painters tape to mark the borders, you can even roll the paint on with a roller. Varying the width and direction of the stripes will change the mood of the room. Striped walls work best in rooms with simple furnishings and solid fabrics. Although you can use stripes with patterns, too many little details may create a chaotic or busy look.
Wall stencils come in a variety of sizes and shapes that allow you to create a masterpiece on your walls. Consider trees and nature scenes for a reading room or turn your little one’s room into a magical kingdom. You can also use stencils for creating borders, faux molding, or a chair rail in the room. You can purchase stencils at your local home improvement store, and most are reusable.
If you prefer a little texture to the walls, consider a painting technique that gives that illusion. Try the retro technique of sponge painting to give the room a soft texture, or try repeating stencil patterns to simulate textured wallpaper.
Solid colors are always a good choice since you don’t need to worry about designs clashing with your furnishings. Remember to paint adjoining rooms and hallways in coordinating colors to create a unified look in your home. As a rule, if the doors to a room are left open and the room is visible from other rooms or hallways, the color of the walls should coordinate with each other.
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