Painting – Decorating

Interior and Exterior Painting and Decorating

Of all the decorative tricks out there, there is nothing more versatile in transforming a space than a lick of paint. A room can be transformed by careful choice of colour, shade, and finish. However, the sheer number of colour and the types of finish available is enough to confuse anyone. Hands up, those who had bought a pretty shade of paint the store and found the colour underwhelming once painted on the wall.

exterior decorating
Exterior Decorating

Sometimes the shade on the tin will not translate well into the space you have in mind. before committing paint onto your walls. The amount of lighting the room plays a factor and it is highly recommended that you make the best use of test patches before committing paint to the entire wall. Be bold with the brush strokes during the test and check how the colour looks at different times of the day. It is recommended that you try slightly different shades to check which one is most suitable.

When thinking of painting the interior of your house, the best is to step back and reflect on what you are trying to achieve. What kind of ambience do you want to create? Do you have any special themes in mind? Do you want to recreate a memory of a holiday or a childhood place? It is also important to factor in your furnishings. Are you going to buy new furniture or use the present ones?

A lot of people make the mistake of painting all the walls in a neutral colour to make the space bigger but in doing so, they are making the space looks bland.
When tackling a paint job, it is good to look at the space with a critical eye. Are there any features in the room that you could highlight? Choosing an accent wall can be a great way to make a space interesting. You can paint one wall in a darker shade or totally different colour. Some homeowners commission a full-size mural to cover one wall as a statement piece. When done right, not only it looks unique and artistic, it will definitely become a conversation starter at the next dinner party.

The trend for exterior paint nowadays is towards neutral colours like taupe and warm greys. They make the house blend into the surroundings, giving a classy look. Houses painted in white always gives a traditional clapboard feel. Be careful when choosing a shade of white for exteriors – whites with a yellow undertone works best.   Dark exterior paints can look impressive. Navy or dark blue tones can give out a nautical feel, especially when trimmed with white and cypress and forest green shades have a restful quality.

If you are thinking of colours for the exterior of your house, choose colours that you would love coming home to day after day. Also make sure you get a London painter decorator to do the job properly. You may love coming to a house painted yellow. Why shouldn’t you? It’s a cheerful colour you can spot a mile away. However, if you are thinking of selling in the near future, it may be more prudent to paint it a lighter shade. It will be more pleasing to a broader range of taste yet still gives out a happy, cheerful vibe.