Painted room 311.
(photo credit: Tambour)
Fall is a great season for painting your house. The weather is pleasant, and it’s
a good time for a change of color, along with repairing any damage incurred
during the summer.
Before dipping the brush into the paint, look around
the house for any dampness or moisture in the walls. This can be cleaned off by
rubbing the wall with a damp cloth dipped in bleach (the wall must be washed
with water after using the bleach). Even if the paint has peeled off, clean the
damp area before painting so the damage won’t recur next year.
shower rooms, bathrooms and other rooms that are susceptible to dampness, paint
the walls and ceiling with acrylic paint, which prevents the formation of mold
and fungus.Match the shade to the room
The shade of paint you choose will influence the
size, shape, feeling and aura of the room. Before you choose a color, take a
good look around before making a decision:
- How big is the room? Light colors will create a spacious feeling and illuminate
a room, whereas dark colors will create a sense of intimacy and warmth in large
- Does the room face the south or the north? Rooms with a southern
exposure are sundrenched; therefore, it’s recommended to use cold colors such as
baby blue, light green or cream. Northern rooms, on the other hand, require a
warming atmosphere, so it’s preferable to use warm colors such as light yellow
or various shades of pink or coral.
- Is the shade right with every type of
lighting? Examine the selected shade in natural daylight and with artificial
night lighting.Design and decoration
You can enhance the design of a
room by using stencils, two shades of paint, wallpaper strips, curtains or
- Stencils – A stencil is a template that enables its user to copy
a design precisely onto walls, furniture and fabric. You can use a stencil to add a design element to a surface; decorate an object with a
continuous line of design; or create a border on walls or
- Two-color walls – To give a room an interesting look, you can
combine two shades on one wall. Paint the bottom of the wall in a darker shade
and the rest in a complementary color. You can mark the separation between the
two shades with paint or a strip of wallpaper.
- Colorful curtains and
fabric – You can use curtains and fabric to create pockets of color to match the
design of the room. The advantage lies in the option to make changes and
the ease with which the changes can be made.Warming with color
a shade of color can give your home the warm feeling it needs in
winter. For example, a combination of coffee colors will add warmth.
Coffee shades are neutral and allow any other color to project on their
Beige is like a warm, protective blanket. It is solid and blends
in easily with different shades and styles.
You can also paint just one
small part of the house, such as a niche or a small wall, to create a pleasant
atmosphere, preferably in a dark, bold color. Spaces painted in warm colors are
inviting and exude a feeling of comfort and serenity – just the right
environment to enjoy a rich cup of hot chocolate.Tambour and Nirlat contributed to this article.