Getting a Dramatic Paint Job – 6 Tips from Our Pros
Are you about to undertake a sizable interior painting job in your home? Do you feel a little nervous about ending up with a job you’ll be happy with? It’s true that painting isn’t child’s play, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a dramatic paint job with some helpful tips from the professionals at Franklin Painting of Connecticut.
Obviously, the first step is to purchase the equipment and supplies you’ll need. If you’re unsure about the painting process, talk with a knowledgeable clerk at your local Benjamin Moore or Sherwin-Williams retailer to get a primer (no pun intended) on everything you’ll need to accomplish a great paint job.
One of the most important decisions you’ll be making as you prepare for a painting project is the colors of paint you want. Don’t skimp here. Be bold, and choose colors that feel alive and beautiful. A nice contrast between statement-making trim colors and more conservative shades for walls and ceilings can make the difference between a paint job that’s dull and one that’s truly dramatic.
For this post, we’ll look at color concepts. Check out our blog for advice on the painting process and numerous other helpful topics.
6 tips for using color to get dramatic results
- Think about the color scheme you want. You can create a unique theme for each room, or you can have a single theme running throughout the entire house. For a single theme, use the same trim colors in every room to bring about a sense of unity.
- While color adds zest to any living space, go easy on doors and windows. Traditional white and its related shades provide an excellent contrast to colors you’ll be applying in various places.
- Make select trim areas really stand out with some metallic colors like bronze, silver or copper. Used sparingly and tastefully, metallic paints liven up a room while offering much eye-appeal.
- Walls traditionally are painted with gentle, neutral colors. But you don’t have to follow that rule. Consider accenting flat surfaces by painting one wall in a room a bright, standout color while using traditional shades on the remaining walls. Or paint all the walls with vivid colors. (This probably isn’t ideal for every room, but it could be awesome in select rooms.)
- Use paneling for effect by paneling a single wall and painting the other walls in shades that make a good match. Keep in mind that dark paneling isn’t the best reflector of light, so if you want more visibility, use brighter contrast paints.
- Divide the color in a room by painting the upper halves of walls one color and using another color for the lower halves. You can make the dividing line anywhere you want, although the finished product will look best if the smaller section of color is on the lower part of the walls rather than up against the ceiling. A typical ratio is 2/3 traditional wall color, 1/3 contrast color.
The pros at Franklin Painting believe every home can be a masterpiece of color and style – and drama, if you’re so inclined. To learn more about our comprehensive interior and exterior painting services, you can speak with a helpful associate at (877) 646-7774.
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