Decorative paint tricks and finishes are becoming more and more popular in interior design.
As Dulux’s creative director Marianne Schillingford reminds us, paint and color are more than just a rainbow. From white and subtle petal shades to the deepest nights of blue, green, gold and red. Marianne says that decorating our homes with paint has become much more creative during the blockade – and it’s a trend that keeps evolving. ‘
“Use paint tricks on the ceiling, forget about the corners of the room as color junctions, choose the central division of the wall, paint the kitchen unit and furniture in joyful shades-all of which we look. Transformed living in our home, “she adds.
Interior designer Kate Guinness agrees. ‘I think the enthusiasm for paints and patterns will continue this year. We continue to introduce paint details into our homes to incorporate additional points of interest.
We have carefully selected your favorite paint ideas and paint tricks, introduced colors into various interior design settings, and showed you how to create a whole new scheme for your home.
Paint tricks – on every room and surface
We work with many color and design professionals to bring you the most exciting paint trends a year ahead. These paint tricks will inspire a whole new look for your home. Ready brush …
1. Double up to make the room look bigger
If you’re looking to experiment with bedroom paint, color choices are just as important as the finished effect.In Eileen Gunter (Opens in a new tab) My current favorite is cheek shades to create an incredibly calm atmosphere. Eileen leads her own design practice and recommends these warm and cozy colors for her bedroom, which are not disturbing or irritating.
“In the main bedroom of this Notting Hill house, we used Rouge II, a paint and paper library at the bottom of the wall, and mixed 50% white with the same color to lighten the shade at the top. This painting technique Not only is it interesting, but it also blurs the edges of the room, making the ceiling look higher and making the room look bigger.
2. Turn your headboard into a work of art
Witty, a little imaginative, and led an interior designer and Sascal Studio on a limited budget (Opens in a new tab) Founder Sarah Stemp created this unique and striking headboard.
“We saved a lot of money by making our own headboard fabric,” she explains. “We procured canvas fabric from eBay and created a pattern using a sample pot of green paint. We started with Farrow & Ball’s Vert De Terre as the base color, and based on this, Farrow & Ball’s light and dark colors. I used green.
The overall result is very textured. Brush strokes give a sense of movement and add depth, making this headboard idea look like a work of art. Vintage linen on the back adds softness to the metal frame.
3. Give the fireplace a fake marble finish
As these living room painting ideas suggest, the living room is a great place to try painting tricks and techniques. Working with a paint expert is a wise move.Interior designer Brandon Schubert (Opens in a new tab) We invited Lara Fiorentino from The Paint Effect to give the fireplace a fake marble finish.
“Lara did a great job of making the fireplace look like it was made of red marble,” he says. Be sure to spend the time needed to get a really nice and smooth finish. “
4. Introduce tactile sensation to the wall
Subtle textured walls are a wise choice when deciding on the best painting ideas in the hallway. You can combine color pigments with different materials to create a wash that is applied with a brush or sponge using different techniques. The project shown here is by designer Chan & Eayrs. (Opens in a new tab)..
There are many ways to use paint creatively. If you want to go further, explore special paint effects to create walls that are deeper than you can achieve with regular paint.
5. Use paint to create a zone in the room
Spaces can be zoned using contrasting paint finishes, as well as painted kitchen colors, “said Andy Greenall, Head of Design at Paint & Paper Library. (Opens in a new tab).. In this backsplash area, Paint & Paper Library’s Architect Satinwood creates an impressive contrast with the same shade of matte finish. Two-tone walls change space and add depth to the walls. It’s also easy to do and is otherwise a cost-effective way to add characters to a simple scheme.
6. Fool your eyes with the painted borders
Designer Louise Law proves that detailed design doesn’t have to be too expensive, saying: On the door, I found Earthborn’s Lady Bug, a rich, warm maroon paint tone. Amy Balfour painted one of her beautiful borders on the panel, which looks like an expensive bone inlay.
7. Use paint to create a 3D effect
“When thinking about paint tricks, the“ fifth wall ”is a great way to add layers and 3D aspects to the design of a space,” says Elnaz Namaki, creative director of Elnaz Namaki Studio. (Opens in a new tab)..
For this small room, interior designer Erna Zunamaki worked with a stucco finisher to choose a completely bespoke stucco color solution. It was overlaid in the corner with a custom paisley stencil around the spotlight.
8. Use paint to visually enhance the wall
“The clever ceiling idea is a great way to add another layer of interest and make the space cozy. Often they are retrofits, but we have their potential. “We take this into consideration,” confesses interior designer Nicola Harding. “By using statement paint tricks and ideas on the ceiling, we were able to extend the walls of this dining room.”
Nicola eventually starts by thinking about how she wants the room to feel. It also takes into account the amount of natural light coming from the floor-to-ceiling glass doors. With that in mind, she designated a simple emulsion – Farrow & Ball’s StoneBlue – to visually expand this small dining room.
9. Use paint to hide the scratches
The beauty of smart paint tricks is that, if done well, many sins can be hidden.
In older homes, you can pay by investigating the original “bones” of the home, but it is important to consider the condition of the ceiling when the ceiling is exposed. Using white paint not only helps hide scratches, but also helps create a soft effect that blends into the room below.
“Decorative paint finishes are becoming more and more popular,” says interior designer Kate Guinness. “For example, we continue to introduce paint details instead of solid moldings, incorporate additional points of interest, and hide architectural flaws.”
10. Deceive your eyes
Introducing a thinner finish at eye level is a well-known trick to improve space and prevent wall units from being overwhelmed, especially in hard-working areas such as stoves and sinks. is.
Sara Ellison, founder and creative director of Frank & Favor, said: (Opens in a new tab).. “In a really dark kitchen, we often abandon the wall unit altogether if storage allows, or paint it in the same light shade as the wall to make it virtually disappear.”
Are painting tricks and techniques obsolete?
If you’re thinking about 70’s wall stencils and textured ceilings, that’s right. But today’s paint tricks are much more sophisticated and modern.
There are many ways to use paint tricks beautifully, says interior designer Brandon Schubert. ‘You can choose an unusual finish like the gloss paint on the wall. This works very well in dark colors where you want to reflect light around the room, but it also works in light colors. Be sure to spend the time needed to get a really nice and smooth finish. ”
“If you want to go further, look at special paint effects to create walls that are deeper than you can achieve with regular paint. I think this is best done by a professional specialist decorator. If you’re adventurous, give it a try for yourself. “
All modern paint tricks are to bring the interior to life in a customized way. Marianne Schillingford, Creative Director of Durax, said:
How do you paint special effects on the wall?
Kit Kemp is highly regarded for her use of color, which has been featured at various Farmdale hotels she designed. If you don’t know where to start the color in your house, the kit has a lot of ideas and I recommend the door frame as one of the easiest places to get started.
“It’s the perfect canvas to apply a fun impact of color or a soft complementary shade to the rest of the room,” she explains. “The door frame is the boundary between one room and the next, from a cozy drawing room to a bright kitchen. Don’t make something that surrounds the other side of the room and is fun and colorful in itself. mosquito?”