HOW TO PAINT WALLS DIFFERENT COLOURS – Most people, when painting a room, will choose just one colour. But have you ever thought about adding contrast to a room by introducing different colours on each wall? The effect can be as dramatic or as subtle as you like and in this guide we’ll show how to paint walls different colours.
Decide on a colour scheme that you like. When it comes to paint colours there is literally an unlimited choice – you can even get a paint colour to match exactly the tint you like as most Home Improvement Stores offer an in-house paint mixing service. This is very useful when you are trying to match colour to your existing decor and furnishings.
It is best if you choose one colour and create other colors of a lighter shade of the darkest one. Having multi-coloured walls can work well but by using a single color with subtle shade variations works extremely well due to its ability to blend.
Look carefully around your room during daylight hours and determine which wall gets the most natural light throughout the day. This is the wall that should really carry the darkest of the shades you have chosen so that the room does not appear too dark and oppressive.
Remember paint the wall that gets the most natural light with the darkest of the paint shades and then work your way around each wall starting from the darkest to the lightest colour.
You can choose any colour you like but remember the darker the colour the smaller your room can appear. Using really dark or vivid colours can add a dramatic effect but can also make a room look oppressive.
Consider using Pastel shades of paint – they are easier to cover over if you do not like the overall look.
Paint Finish & Sheen play a big role is this project and which type you choose can really make a difference to the overall effect. For instance if you go with a high sheen, such as a Silk Vinyl, then this will add a silky shiny finish to your walls which has the ability to spread light around the room. On the other hand if you go with a Matt Finish this produces a dull coat that does not have the ability to spread light as well.
Consider this point carefully and thing about how you want the light to work in your room. If you have a small room it is better, if you want to brighten it up, to choose a finish and sheen that does spread light.
Acknowledgements: Video – Expertvillage.com