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Doing the painting job from scratch is no child's play. Selecting the color, planning the design, and working it to completion can be overwhelming - especially if you are new to painting and not good at choosing colors. This guide will help you create your own color palette and help your painting adventure become an epic success.
Restyle The Walls By Creating A Curated Wall Color Palette And Make Magic With Easy Painting Ideas:
While picking the right colors is just one part of the game, achieving a phenomenal look with a seamless painting job on your walls is another. Be the self-made artist and bring life and color into your room.
For more help choosing the right colors and easy-to-do wall painting ideas, read on.
Accent walls have been in style for a long time.
Create accent walls with simple tools like cardboard, paper cups, masking tape, etc. Play around with colors and designs and make your walls into breathtaking art pieces.
Select a wall to make it into an accent wall. There is more than one creative way to make an accent wall. Pick the one that appeals most to you and works best for you.
One thing to remember when making accent walls is to make it stand apart from the rest of the walls -
Make your feature wall a stunner by trying out these accent wall ideas.
a) Brick Wall Accent:
Beautify your room by adding a brick wall as an accent wall.
This old vintage rustic charm stands out and is a sure heartwinner. Deck up one side of your room with the bricks (or create a mock-up brick wall).
To create a brick wall makeover,
Your brick wall is gorgeous and beyond and will soon be the talk of the town.
You don't necessarily need to stick around the safe zone of red color for your brick wall. Instead, explore the unbeaten path and experiment with different colors to create unique brick wall art.
b) Colorful Stripes:
Is your wall looking too dull and plain? Try this trick to add charisma to your space without risking too much.
Since you are a novice at this, go for plain stripes for the first time.
Once confident and adept at using painter's tape, venture boldly into horizontal, vertical, diagonal, or patterned stripes on your walls.
To create a stylish and playful pattern, experiment by alternating with two or more colors.
Remember to use good-quality masking tape. Otherwise, it will bleed into the borders, resulting in smudged lines.
c) Geometric Shapes:
Not a great fan of stripes? Try the jazzy geometric shapes instead.
Cut out stencils with cardboard and use them to paint geometric shapes. Attention to detail and patience are needed to achieve a uniform look.
Just a gentle reminder:
Remember, your hands are surely going to get fatigued. So, be prepared to take as many breaks as possible and give ample rest to your tired hands while doing this project.
Try various colors and shapes, like triangles, hexagons, or rectangles. This simple yet artistic method incorporates a voguish touch to your space, giving it a contemporary feel.
d) Color Block Technique:
Try the color blocking technique if you are serious about touching up your space with an exotic color collection.
This method allows you to interestingly and innovatively add two or more colors to your walls.
The guidelines include meticulous prior planning and choosing colors from the opposite end of the color wheel. The knowledge of dividing the walls into different sections can be an added advantage.
The correct color selection is yet another accomplishment, as the color combo should click with each other.
This extreme makeover is a daunting task, so it is strictly not for beginners.
e) Two-Toned Walls:
Want to make your room appear bigger and taller? Paint a two-toned wall the horizontal way.
Choose to paint a darker bottom color, topping it up with a lighter shade. The light shade will go all the way up to the ceiling, creating a roomy look, while the darker shade will make your space feel more intimate and comfy.
Pick a complementary or contrasting color to create a two-toned wall for a unique and visually appealing wall.
f) Make Your Favorite Stencils:
Stenciled design is an effortless way to fill your walls with intricate patterns or motifs in a jiffy.
You can design your stencil in an online studio or make one for yourself.
Once you have decided on your stencil design and color, it is time to start applying them.
g) Dip-Dye Effect:
Repaint your wall into a striking one!
This two-toned paint technique is effortless, but the outcome will amaze you.
Dip-dye walls are your go-to when your ceiling is high, and your furniture is plain.
Paint a darker color at the bottom that gradually bleeds into a lighter shade on the top, eventually vanishing off at the ceiling.
Recast your depressing ambiance into a cozy, inviting atmosphere.
It is suitable for a living room where people gather for time together at the end of the day.
h) Lacey Backdrop:
Are you ravingly mad about lace designs?
Roll and cover your favorite lace pattern on the paint roller and paint the lacey designs on your walls to satiate your lace cravings.
i) Starry Night Sky:
Do you love star gazing?
This fairy tale stunner is an excellent redo for kids' rooms and bedrooms. After all, who doesn't like an enchanting canopy of a star-studded sky?
Paint your walls to create a dark background, and add the stars using glow-in-the-dark paint.
Doze off watching a million stars and a romantic crescent moon on a dreamy night sky!
j) Color Wash Technique:
Create a unique water-colored appearance to your accent wall by painting your walls with the color wash technique. The aim here is to create an aged and weathered look to your walls, thus adding texture and depth to your walls.
To get a basic color wash look, choose two colors - one a bold color and the other one that blends well with the first one, say a lighter color.
Your color-wash wall exhibits a translucent, watercolored impression. Use this technique to paint the whole room or just one (accent) wall.
If you want to keep your walls toned down, go for pastel and neutral colors like beiges, grays, and other muted shades. They create a calming and relaxing effect in your home.
Whites in the color family is an all-time favorite and always stays in style.
If you've used whites all your life and still love them but crave a fresh look, here's a suggestion. Add a tint of bluish, grayish, or greenish hue, complementing the decor elements in your space.
While opting for neutral tones, don't opt for washed-down colors.
If you have ample room space, then Congratulations! You have the liberty of using dark colors in them. Pick a bold or dramatic dark color and allow the paint color to impact your space.
No, it's not necessary.
Consider various factors like room function, decor balance, functionality, light, space, budget, etc., before decking up your walls.
Sometimes, it is best to leave the walls as is. For example, a stone wall is best left alone, and so is a brick wall.
For an accent wall to stay the centerpiece of attraction, it is best to leave the other walls plain. Otherwise, they can become a distraction and steer away the due attention that the focal wall deserves.
Leaving the walls plain or with minimalistic decoration works well for rooms with limited light and space. Too much clutter can smother a small zone. An open, airy feel with fewer elements is best for low-lit, small areas.
In spaces such as the kitchen and storage spaces, functionality overrules decor. If there is little opportunity to add decorative walls, it is better to refrain from them in such areas.
Sometimes, simple and clear walls create a calming effect instead of a crowded one. Spaces meant for relaxation are great examples. So, go minimalistic in such living areas.
Keep these things in mind when you choose your color palette for the walls:
Look around your room. What colors do you see in the sofas, cabinets, furniture, tiles, etc.? These colors are permanent and cannot be changed. So, use them as base colors and find colors that go well with them.
When choosing colors for your home, select the colors from the same color family as that of the preexisting colors in the room. Select either the hues of these colors or go for complementary colors.
Let each room in your home resonate with each other. Paints are the best way to connect them.
For a well-connected look for the whole house, create a single color palette and use them to complement colors in every room.
Get a peek at what your home will look like after painting using the digital color apps available online. Trust me! These apps are a second pair of eyes and can be a lifesaver.
Opt for a darker, richer shade if your room gets more natural light. If it is dull and gloomy due to lack of sunlight, go for a cooler, lighter tone.
Decking up your home to make it look gorgeous and dashing is easy with white.
Also, painting your house in white and undertones is a thrifty deal. Whites turn your rooms roomier, brighter, and livelier.
And what more! They are a perfect color option for any space you paint them with - from soft, muted whites to true whites.