Three Issues You Can Fix With a Painting Project

You might think about painting your home's interior to redecorate and to create a fresh look. Of course, painting does these things, but it also can help you with other issues. For example, you might have a cramped room that you want to appear more spacious. Or else, you could have the reverse problem of a large area that feels cold. Another concern could be a dull room with four square walls, devoid of interesting architectural features. To discover how interior painting can help with these issues, read on.

Cramped rooms

If you have a small room, repainting can make it appear larger. Paint the walls and ceiling in light, cool pastels such as greens, blues, or taupes. Cooler colours like these visually recede to give the impression that surfaces are further away. On the other hand, warm yellows, reds, and oranges seem to draw walls closer.

Also, to generate a sense of spaciousness, avoid colour contrasts. If the walls are pale or mid blue, paint the ceiling a couple of shades lighter to create a smooth, unbroken flow from walls to ceiling. Strong colour contrast adds visual detail and clutter, which tends to make a room feel smaller.

Boring rooms

You may have a room with four square walls without attractively sized or shaped windows and without interesting architectural elements like built-in wardrobes, bookcases, or a fireplace. You can use paint in such rooms to create excitement. For example, paint an accent wall to break up the sameness. Choose a wall without windows to avoid the window view competing with the accent colour, ruining the design.

Another option is to use paint colour blocking. For example, you could paint a broad horizontal band in a contrasting colour along the top and bottom wall section, leaving a horizontal zone in the centre. Another possibility is stripes — on one or several walls.

Large rooms

Sometimes a room is overly large, and it feels empty and structure-less. To create a cosy and warm environment, do the reverse of what you would in a small room. Choose a warm hue for the walls in shades like reds, oranges, or yellow-greens.

Also, add plenty of contrast. For example, contrast the crown mouldings or window trims with the wall paint or create contrast on the wall with decorative paintings. The aim is to break up clean, empty, expansive surfaces that seem to go on forever, making the room feel larger. Your residential painting professionals can provide more tips.

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I run a creative agency and we need to run a lot of brainstorming sessions. It's important that we get the creative juices flowing as the quality of our ideas is what sets us apart from our competitors. Our current meeting rooms are a little bland and corporate so we are painting the walls and turning them into really fun and stimulating environment that we can retreat to for our creative and brainstorming sessions. I think they are starting to look great and I think you'll like seeing them on the site. This blog is all about painting meeting rooms to create creative environments.

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