Beyond Grey and Beige!
How To Add Colour To Your Interior Using Accent Paint Colours
For some, choosing a paint colour for interior spaces is as easy as white, grey, beige! Sticking to traditional and neutral hues makes your home look timeless, less fussy, and takes the stress out of colour decisions. However, bold colours are a dynamic and simple way to transform a room.
The beauty of paint is that you can experiment with different looks and styles from one year to the next. The design options are endless for everyone.
New Approach Painting lives and breathes colour, and we get excited when a client chooses a less traditional route and dares to add bold and bright colour accents on their walls, ceilings, trim, and doors.
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Typically overlooked, painting your ceiling can be a dynamic way to add dramatic interest to an otherwise uninspiring room.
If your entire space is neutral and monochromatic, adding a wash of dark paint creates a look of elegant simplicity — and you don’t have to stop at the ceiling. By incorporating the ceiling colour on other elements within your space you can drop a visual drama bomb: larger rooms will appear more unified, oddly shaped rooms will appear more simplified,and smaller rooms can evoke a soothing mood.
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Both you and your home are unique, and an accent wall could be a reflection of that uniqueness.
Accent walls are like jewelry that finish off a little black dress. Solid walls tend to work best (no windows or doors), however you could play with texture and get creative with trim.
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Let your space dictate the accent you choose. Ask yourself: Does your current décor feature a repeating colour in the throw pillows, artwork, or other decorative pieces?
Take your cue from your decorative elements and repeat one of those colours. The possibilities are endless!
Painted Trim & Doors
Hit the ‘off switch’ on the colourless white trim reruns and consider getting creative with your trim and doors.
You can introduce a subtle change by using a shade or tint of your existing wall colour, or you go unconventional with striking shades. Try adding deep blues and dark greens with complementary walls, or bold trim combined with neutral walls to add your source of colour.
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Keep in mind: black trim and black doors have long been used to hide fingerprints, dirt, and dust. Apart from the utilitarian aspects, black trim and doors can have an energizing effect to your space. The contrast of black accents with light coloured walls has a sweeping graphic look that defines shapes and makes them appear bolder. Boring beige and white interior wall colours that have dark framing architectural elements will create the illusion of lines and movement.
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At New Approach Painting we get excited about new approaches to the use of colour. Contact us to talk about your design inspiration and we’ll help refresh your interior space.