Unique Paint Design Ideas for Homes

Unique Paint Design Ideas for Homes

One buzzword of 2017's interior paint ideas is geometric patterns! Geometric patterns need not refer to psychedelic prints that hurt the eye. They can be subtle, soft, in a plethora of colours, and can bring the much needed zing to your home or even a particular room, if you decide to play it safe at first.

We've put together a couple of tips to help you get started:

  • Start Simple
    You can divide the wall into three big triangles, and choose a colour scheme of shades from the same family, such as different shades of green. Paired with matching furniture, this wall will look pleasant and pop out from the rest of the décor too.
  • Basic Patterns
    Using a scale, tape measure and stencil, draw simple geometric doodles on the wall. You can choose a pattern or draw them in lines all across the wall or just partially. Fill in these shapes with solid colours. If your wall is white in colour, you can consider using just black or if not, whichever is suitable.

  • Mix and Match
    Chalk out sections in the wall and divide these prominently by using metallic colour Washi tapes. Paint different sections with colours that go well together. Pick mossy, earthy shades for a calming effect.
  • Colour Schemes
    Consider your home's colour scheme before picking particular interior paint ideas. If your home is done up in neutral, cool shades, then for an accent wall, you can pick an asymmetrical geometric pattern and have each portion of that painted in different shades of your home's colour scheme. Ash grey, taupe and a dusty pink colour go very well together.
  • Kaleidoscopic Patterns
    One cannot really talk about geometrical designs without touching upon kaleidoscopic art. Suited especially for kitchens, dining areas and playrooms, a bold kaleidoscopic pattern painted in vivid, complimentary colours can contrast beautifully with the major colour used in that room.

Now that you're updated with some interesting interior paint ideas, why don't you venture forth and try some out for yourself? You, your family and your guests will be awed by how amazing they can look!

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Here are a few pointers you can keep in mind while picking out the perfect exterior paint!

  • Invest Wisely
    Painting the exterior is expensive and it is not as easily changed as the interior paint for obvious reasons. Keeping this in mind, it is better to not scrimp on the quality of paint bought and the kind of finish selected. It needs to be durable, stain resistant, and not something that loses its sheen easily.
  • Paint Colours
    It is true that there are lots of exterior paint colour ideas to choose from, but you must consider the other exterior elements like the patio, roof and setting of your house before giving a colour the go-ahead. If your home's base has a particular undertone due to its brickwork, etc., try to select colours that complement that.

  • Architectural Style and Era
    If your house is a Queen Anne Victorian, a Gothic bungalow or a sprawling, modern ranch, the exterior paint scheme should be appropriate to the style otherwise it will just look strange. Imagine an imposing Gothic structure with its gargoyles and arched windows painted a bright purple. It just does not match! Check out our Get Inspired section for cool tips on style and era specific décor.
  • Look Around
    You can always borrow exterior paint colour ideas from Mother Nature. Look around at your surroundings. If you're in a place with tall trees and structures all round, you can choose a cool shade like slate grey and robin eggshell blue to exude calmness. If you have a backyard garden displaying stunning flowers, consider a beige shade or warm tones for your home for it to be in sync with the landscape.

Armed with these tips, you should now be able to choose the right exterior paint more quickly and easily. Last tip before you go, whatever colour you choose, one absolute must is testing out a small sample of the paint colour in the corner of your home so you can have a better idea of how it will look!

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For a house to become a home, one factor worth noting is personalization. Your house has to reflect bits of your personality for you to be truly comfortable in it. And what better way to personalize a house than by ensuring each aspect of its décor is tailored just for you; right from the fabric of bed-sheets to colours on the wall.

Colour trends change from year to year, but when it comes to selecting the wall paint colour scheme, it is better to leave fleeting trends aside and pay attention to how a colour affects you. Psychologically, every person is affected differently by different colours so what may seem like a peaceful shade to you, could well irritate your partner!

RED
Red is an energetic colour that gets the adrenaline pumping. For this reason, you will see walls of dance classes and activity centres usually painted with this colour. It is preferably used in small quantities as too much of a warm shade can be overwhelming. To counter the effect of this colour, you can choose deep, regal shades or relegate it to accent walls.

YELLOW
Yellow brings to mind cheeriness and sunshine, but as far as colours for homes go, it may not always be a wise choice. Yellow is believed to make an individual more irritable and depressed over time, however it can be easily used as an accent colour to complement a main colour.

BLUE
A favourite of many, blue, is a beautiful colour to use for homes but its effect depends on the shade used. Lighter blues like cerulean and periwinkle work well for living rooms. In bedrooms, it is best to pair shades of blue with warmly accented furniture. Dark blues give off a solemn air and aren't ideal for social spaces.

GREEN
Considered one of the best choices for any wall paint, green is extremely soothing to the eye. Shades of green such as mint and jade or darker tones like forest green look marvellous on walls. This is especially true when complemented by cool neutrals and wooden accents.

NEUTRALS
Most homes are painted in neutral tones of beige, taupe or white. The advantage of these colours is their versatility and they can be paired with multiple wall paint colour schemes and accents while being pleasing and attractive to look at.
Choose colours and tones which will help you feel calm and make you feel relaxed for it's your home and your safe haven, after all!

 

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