We understand that picking colours for your home can be a tricky task. A wrong shade can spell disaster and wreck the look of the entire space. Here is some good news for you. We have put together some colours and designs for Pinterest-worthy home walls inspired by people who have recently had their walls painted. We hope that this article will serve as a good guide for you.
For starters, we recommend taking a look around you and derive inspiration from the surroundings that inspire you. It could be an element of nature or a piece of fabric that you fancy, anything that catches your eye and suits the vibe you are trying to create.
Also, who said you have to stick to the conventional route when you can have some fun with colours? The walls of your home are like a blank canvas that you can paint your imagination on. There are a plethora of colours and designs that you can choose from. You can pick two shades to achieve a sense of light and shadow in the room. Try to choose paint for interior walls as per the mood you wish to set. If you want an elegant yet dramatic look, go for a shade like grey on two walls and a vibrant red for the other two. However, if you think this is too loud for your liking, you can embrace subtle colours and create a relaxing vibe. You can even go with pastels such as periwinkle to create a big impact. You can also give your living space a whole new vibe by creating a striking contrast. Always remember that lighting plays an important role, which is why no matter which colours you pick, you need to check how it looks in different types of lighting.
Varun Malhotra, Creative Head at an ad agency wanted to update his home with pastel wall colours. Here is the first-hand account of his experience of painting his home.
“I wanted to go with pastels for the walls of my room. I was advised to test the colour on the wall before committing. The colour is so subtle that it can look dramatically different depending on the lighting. The best part about pastels, however, is that you can paint over a pastel paint job more easily than most other colours, so you need not be afraid to have a little fun.”
Coming back to painting tips, always take into consideration the function of a space and the ambience you wish to create. If you want the space to exude calmness, you can opt from various shades of blue. If you wish to add some cheerfulness to the room, you can try shades like buttery yellow, citrusy orange or moody green. This is ideal for a kid’s room. If you want to create a romantic vibe, you can try wine red or lilac. For an eclectic vibe, you can try a mix of your favourite colours, ideal for the balcony or playroom. You can try a shade like dusty rose for a dining room. With a colour like that, it is bound to catch everyone’s attention, making the space more welcoming.
Kanika Anand, a fashion designer and brainchild of a clothing brand wanted to update her room with a trendy wall colour.
“I love following fashion and it is not restricted to clothing and accessories. I am always on the lookout for new trends in the market related to home décor and ways to incorporate them in my own home. This year, when Pantone announced Living Coral as the Colour of the Year, I felt an urge to incorporate this gorgeous shade in my home. It is a nurturing colour that has the ability to liven up any space, making it ideal for a room where creativity is needed the most. I usually work from my room and this colour seemed perfect for the walls. I got the shade painted on my walls and trust me; whoever steps into my room now can’t take their eyes off it!”
There is a whole variety of wall texture painting finishes that you can pick from. Berger Paints India has its range of finishes, Silk Illusions, available in matte, satin, marble, metallic and gloss finishes. It is a unique slow-drying formula that is best suited for designs as well as textures. It is recommended that you pick a texture depending on what kind of tone you wish to set.
Rajeev Shah, a businessman, on a recent visit to his cousin’s house was fascinated by his textured walls. He wanted to recreate this for his favourite walls. Read on to know what he has to say about it.
“I was bored with the plain, solid walls in my room. On a visit to my cousin’s home, I realised that textured walls were great to add a break to the constancy. With so many bold textures available, all I had to do was pick a texture that resonated with me and add a few similarly textured accessories to my furniture. I threw in some textured pillows and an accent rug for a unified feeling. It turned out just the way I wanted!”
Moving on, if you want to add a pop of colour to a space, you can try an accent wall in a vibrant shade like red or turquoise. And it is not only four walls of your room that you can paint. If you are creative, you can also create a unique visual effect by painting the ceiling of your room as well. If you wish to go for an impactful look, you can paint the wall of your headboard as a continuous line that goes up till the ceiling for a canopy effect. And you don’t have to stop at the walls! You can go beyond them and paint the mouldings and trims of your home as well.
If you are open to experimentation and don’t want to stick to the small section of your colour swatches, you can try a trendy wall design or wall stencils. You can never go wrong with bold geometric patterns while sprucing up a modern home. You can take your pick from a wide range of stencils in different colours as per your tastes. You will find refreshingly cool interior design ideas by Berger Paints India. However, before deciding on a wall design, do think about your home’s interiors and its theme.
Nilam Verma, food blogger and a mother of two, wanted to spruce up the walls of her sons’ room. Read on to know what she has to say about the painting experience.
“I wanted to deck up my sons’ rooms and I thought what better way to do it than with wall stencils! They inject personality to the walls. I had heard about Berger’s fun-filled themes like jungle safari, sports, nature and abstracts from a close friend of mine. She told me that these expertly-crafted stencils are designed to cater to a wide range of age groups so we could be sure to find one to our liking. These stencils can be cleaned and stored for future applications too, great if you are renting and want to give the home walls a refreshing makeover. My sons were elated to see their walls transformed with fun wall stencils!”
To wrap up, if you are looking to protect your health and the environment, opt for eco-friendly paints. Berger Paints India has non-toxic and Green Pro certified designer paints for walls.
If you are looking for faster, cleaner and dust-free painting results, then Berger Paints India has just the offering for you – their Express Painting service takes care of everything for a memorable painting experience! They have trained painters who use automated tools, making the painting task a breeze.
Now that you have read through the creative and exciting options available, what are you waiting for? We are sure you cannot wait to get started. Make the most of your walls with these fabulous wall colour and design ideas.