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Painted Perfection- How to bring color into your home now!

By: Casey Gerber

September 12, 2014

Easy to find, affordable, and fun, paint is a far underutilized opportunity to bring personality and depth to your space. When it comes to choosing paint colors, most people shy away from bold colors and select neutrals out of fear. I say that it is time to move past boring beige walls! The wonderful thing about paint is that you can change it with minimal effort and little cost. On another note,wallpaper has made a comeback in a huge way and it has homeowners craving that delicious pop of color and pattern. Although I would love to wallpaper anything that stands still long enough, it is a serious investment as it is expensive to purchase, install, and remove. Therefore, if you are ready to bring some dazzle into your home but aren’t sure where to start then check out the following ideas that can all be implemented with paint!
Mix It Up
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Walls painted in different colors provide interest and diversity to a room where the furnishings are neutral. For example, this space with mid century modern pieces is balanced by the black statement wall and the complimentary white and pink wall with yellow detail.
Leave A Little
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Paint the wall 3/4 of the way up in a bold color and then paint the ceiling and top 1/4 of the wall white to create the illusion of higher ceilings.
Halfway There
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Painting a half wall gives the appearance of a wainscoting without the cost of materials and installation. Love this black painted wainscot! Contemporary, clean, and masculine!

Double Duty

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Chalkboard accent wall for your kitchen! Easy to do and practical!  Chalkboard paint can also be used as a back splash, a great option with open shelving.
Create Layers
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Super chic chocolate brown and white painted stripes add depth and interest to this room without overwhelming the color scheme.
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Dividing the wall into stripes of different colors is a great option for an accent wall or even an entire room. This pairs well with contemporary furnishings as seen above. If you are going to make this bold of a statement then it is important to balance it with simple lighting and accessories as well.
Off The Charts
Leuk-donker-houten-bankje.1346601949-van-ZazaUnexpected, graphic and cool, this is a dream painting solution for the beginner DIYer. Freehand paint is a fun and interesting with this bold style. Perfect for making a statement! In different styles such as stripes and colors such as neutrals this look can range from eclectic to contemporary!
Overlays
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A seriously ambitious project but well worth the effort, this plaid painted effect is soothing, neutral, yet adds instantaneous interest and dimension to the room. Fabulous for your classic colonial or Cape Cod style bungalow.
Zigzag 
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Chevron painted walls will give a seriously bold look. Black and white is always a classic but this pattern can be one in virtually any color combination.
One For The Bees
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Nothing says fun like a honeycomb wall treatment with ombre paint effect. The boldest colors start on one side of the wall and then they get lighter and lighter as you move from right to left.
Have fun bringing color into your home!
#GetYourDesignOn
xo,
Laurel & Wolf

 

 

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