Add Appeal to Your Home Office with New Paint
Is your home office a place where you earn your living or at the very least take care of important financial matters for your home or business? If so, like most people, you may find that it’s difficult to tear yourself away from other tasks in the home and settle down to serious work. The surest way to upgrade your office space is to organize everything in it and clear out the clutter. Why not make your home office even more inviting and appealing by painting it, perhaps with a special technique that adds texture to the wall?
The successful design of your home office is in the details. Your built-in shelves and file cabinets can help establish overall appeal, along with the right paint for trim, moldings, and walls. Personalize your home office by choosing colors and design that will inspire you to look forward to the time you spend there.
One more tip for creating a work-specific setting, in addition to getting things organized: In order emulate a genuine office space that creates a true work setting, try not to place a television or a bed nearby.
Choosing a paint color is not usually a task homeowners consider to be easy, whether painting a kitchen, bathroom, or home office. There are resources available to take the guesswork out of matching colors in an eye-pleasing way, such as color wheels and color palettes. Approach your paint color choice as a way of creating an inviting personal space.
Here are a few tips for use of light and dark shades to add various effects to your home office space:
- White and other light colors make a space appear larger; dark colors make a room seem smaller.
- Height in a room can be scaled down if you paint the bottom part of the walls a lighter color than the upper portion
- A fool-proof approach to paint color placement is to choose two tints a few shades apart on the same color palette.
In addition to the paint color you choose, you can add further appeal by using paint effects. The following are three examples from among many techniques that can help to create depth and texture:
- Distressing is a technique that makes it appear paint is aged. It involves masking portions of the wall with glue or petroleum jelly, which will prevent the paint from adhering. The masked areas take on a patchy, aged appearance because they lose all of their paint. Give the surface a physically distressed look, as well, with a hammer or other objects. The texture can be accentuated by colorwashing or rubbing colored wax into the wall.
- A great effect that is also easy to achieve is to sponge on the paint. You can add layers and build up to the desired intensity of color or use different shades to achieve a bolder finish.
- You can use a special brush called a stippling brush to create a velvet-like, very finely textured finish. The technique involves patting the brush in a random pattern, going up and down with no drag.
Here are some specific paint color ideas that could be perfect for your home office:
- Benjamin Moore’s Nightingale AF-670 is an elegant shade that creates an irresistible style perfect for a work space.
- Another classy shade that elevates a room is White Dove OC-17 by Benjamin Moore.
- For an exciting, eye-opening shade that could make your home office feel like a cheerful escape, you could try Electric Blue by Benjamin Moore.
- Sherwin Williams also has many shades that are ideal for your home office, including SW 7622 Homburg Gray, which is gorgeous with jade or teal undertones.
These are just a few of the many possibilities for creating a home office in whatever style best suits you. Contact our professionals today to schedule your interior or exterior paint job.
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