Whether you’re painting your home’s interior all at once or doing it a room at a time, one thing is certain: You want to tell an appealing colour story. The best way to do that is by using colour consistently and cohesively.
Stencils have come a long way from mini-floral borders and roosters on kitchen walls. Today there are more patterns than ever before. To make the most of those patterns, today’s stencilers are using diverse colour choices and mediums to create one-of-a-kind looks for their walls and other painted surfaces.
Faux finishing is as popular as ever because it brings colour, texture and flair to a space and helps to create a truly customised look. Whether you choose to create a faux finish on your own or hire a professional decorative artist, there are many finishes that are trending at present and many places to apply them. Here are some ideas to get your faux juices flowing.
The first rule of “Decorating 101” is to pick your decorating style, but what if you like more than one? Can you be contemporary in the living room, Scandinavian modern in the kitchen and romantically traditional in the bedroom? Yes, yes and yes. In fact, there’s nothing wrong with mixing decorating styles—as long as you know how to do it well.
Once upon a time, avocado green, harvest gold and dusty rose were the most popular hues in the land—and then they disappeared, banished to the Kingdom of Outdated Colour Trends. Would they ever be seen again? The answer is yes! These colours and other outdated hues have been freshened up for a surprising comeback in home décor.
Nowhere is colour’s impact more apparent than in your home, where the paint on your walls can quite literally bring you such emotions as comfort, cheeriness, serenity and wellbeing. The colours you select for wallpaper, flooring, draperies, bedspreads, cabinets, countertops and moulding have similar potential to shift your mood. Here are some interesting tidbits about how the colours you use in your home can improve your state of mind.
As savvy consumers, we generally like to try a product before we commit to purchasing it. Many goods fall into this “try-it” category, including cars, clothes and even chocolates. Paint colour also is part of this try-it group—and is a lot easier to test than you might think. If choosing a paint colour has you stumped, then read on ....
While the world around you might feel as though it’s going to heck in a handbag, home interiors next year will feel anything but. The paint forecast for home interiors in 2019 features restful, natural and deeply peaceful colours, like hazelnut and teal, along with a few happier colors like lemon and rose.