6 Totally Trending Ways to Use Paint Colour

June 29th, 2022

We are all about colour at Brewers! With thousands of colours to choose from and our bespoke colour matching service, the possibilities are endless…but once you have chosen your perfect hue, where should you use it? Well, with the help of Georgina Burnett we have 6 ways you can use colour in your home in a totally trending way that will inspire and delight.

Georgina's top tips on colour drenching>>
Georgina's top tips on colour drenching>>

Drenching a room in your favourite colour has come straight from the catwalk and taken the world of interiors by storm. Use tints, tones, and shades of the same hue to make a real statement within the space. Drench to the extreme and paint everything from ceiling to trims, or start with the walls, ceiling and furniture and see where you want to go from there. If you decide you want to mix things up a bit later, you can use an accent colour to completely transform the look.

Here's Georgina to show you how to ditch whites>>
Here's Georgina to show you how to ditch whites>>

Painting areas in a colour that is usually painted white is a great way to bring the room bang up to date. Radiators can stick out like a sore thumb, so painting them the same colour as your wall is a great way for a radiator to blend in seamlessly to the scheme. You could go one further and paint your skirting boards or dado rails in the same colour as well for a flawless look.

Works of Art

Here's Georgina creating her very own work of art!
Here's Georgina creating her very own work of art!

Using the same paint colours as your room’s colour scheme to create a completely unique piece of art will enhance your interior beautifully. It’s also a budget friendly way to introduce points of interest on your walls, and a great talking point. Plan out your design first which can be as simple or as creative as you like! You can easily create a bespoke gallery wall in no time.

Photo courtesy of @MarkBeardPaintings.

Here's Georgina to show you some more examples>>
Here's Georgina to show you some more examples>>

Coloured paint is used most commonly on walls, but what about ceilings? As we know, the use of colour can evoke a wide range of feelings which can be further enhanced by painting your ceiling as well. Go bright and light in a more neutral colour that will complement the colour of your walls rather than traditional white. You could create a cocooning and calming feel by painting your ceiling the same colour as your walls, which works well in a bedroom or snug. If you want to go bolder, using a darker colour on the ceiling will make a room feel grander and cosier at the same time which is effective in rooms with high ceilings and coving.

Top Tip: Why not try Benjamin Moore Ceiling Paint? This paint has been specially formulated for ceilings and its finish is ultra-flat, designed to hide common ceiling imperfections for a flawless look. Benjamin Moore Ceilings Paint is an acrylic coating specifically formulated for ceilings, with sufficient open time to ensure the slightest lapping and minimal splatter, with a quicker drying time for faster recoats.

Georgina shows you how she has created a beautiful feature wall with a pencil and some string>>
Georgina shows you how she has created a beautiful feature wall with a pencil and some string>>

Unique ways to use paint on a wall will create a beautiful feature which is sure to stand out from the crowd! Using any kind of curvy pattern on the wall is trending right now, so why not be bold and have some fun with it. If you’re really brave you can even try creating an ombre effect on the wall, which not only has aesthetic appeal but can produce an incredibly calming feel to the room. Shelves, items hanging from hooks and asymmetrical picture frames can bring the feature wall forward, just be sure the room feels balanced. Choosing the right wall in the room is also an important factor to consider as it needs to be a natural focal point with light working in its favour. Find out more about how light affects paint colour here.

Photo courtesy of @NayNayCearns

Unique ways to use paint on a wall will create a beautiful feature which is sure to stand out from the crowd! Using any kind of curvy pattern on the wall is trending right now, so why not be bold and have some fun with it. If you’re really brave you can even try creating an ombre effect on the wall, which not only has aesthetic appeal but can produce an incredibly calming feel to the room. Shelves, items hanging from hooks and asymmetrical picture frames can bring the feature wall forward, just be sure the room feels balanced. Choosing the right wall in the room is also an important factor to consider as it needs to be a natural focal point with light working in its favour. Find out more about how light affects paint colour here.

Here Georgina shows you how she has used the colour blocking technique>>
Here Georgina shows you how she has used the colour blocking technique>>

Using several different shapes, you can create a real stand out feature in your room which will also help zone the space. There are lots of different ways to do this using colour so be sure to plan it out first. Using complementary, harmonising, or contrasting colours can create a completely different feel to the technique, so it is worth experimenting with colours. Once you are happy with your design you can transfer this to your wall and enjoy!

Head into store today to get inspired and grab some colour cards, once you have narrowed down your choices, be sure to paint some samples onto lining paper to see how the colour works in your space.

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