Paint two rooms together – with alternating colors
Think about which rooms to hang out in everyday life. What about the open kitchen and living room? Consider painting the rooms’ common wall a single color or two colors that work well together if you want the perception of the two spaces to be more overall. With the right color match, you create consistency in your home while separating the individual room.
Highlight furniture and art – with a dark wall
Many people think that dark colors on the walls and ceilings and floors probably envy, but visually make the room look smaller. It’s not always right. There are cases where the use of dark colors makes your home look bigger. This is especially true in small homes, where one dark wall can almost in an almost magical sense give an impression of being an extra space in the room. The dark wall surface highlights furniture and art in a completely different way than when they have a white wall as a background.
High ceilings – with a partially painted wall
You can also choose to paint parts of your wall, either in fields or half of the wall. If you paint half of a wall so that the upper part is white and the bottom part is another color, it will feel as if it is higher in the attic.
This also applies if you paint the wall under your sloping wall (gable). Then it gives a feeling that there is higher ceilings, which is an advantage in small spaces. Be sure to paint the actual sloping wall as it can often give an opposite effect.
TIP! If you lack light in your room, choosing a paint with a higher gloss may be an advantage. The same applies to dirty rooms, such as The entrance hall, the bathroom, the area over the kitchen table or in a room with a wood burning stove. The higher the shine, the smoother the paint and the room will look bigger.
- Trend – Dark dusty colors
According to Dyrup, trend colors in 2017 are more dark than we are used to in Scandinavia. Dyrup writes that the dark dusty colors are popular because we are more aware of our roots and legacy, inspired by history books and a classic look. The colors are dark blue, dark brown and green, and a color like dust yellow is also included.
- Trend – Pastels
Pastels is another important color theme in 2017 according to Dyrup. Here they tell that the calm colors are gaining because we as people seek away from the digitized world and instead go into mindfulness and inner balance. The colors are especially bright versions of blue and red.
- Trend – Green
Flügger focuses especially on shades of green – from the delicate, sparse green colors, over the more gray end of the scale to the dark emerald-green color. They believe it is the great love of nature for the day and ecology that inspired us to decorate our home in green shades.
- Trend – Food limestone paint
Jotun focuses on limestone paint, and introduces this year Lady Minerals – a series of food lime paint in natural tones. The calcareous paint is ironed on a brush and gives a rustic and natural expression. The lime painting is also very good as a framework for design and handicrafts in ceramics and wood.
Break the habit of painting white
Are you the type that loves colors, but for some reason always end up painting the entire house white? If you have courage in more than just white but need to take one step at a time, it may be a good idea to start by choosing neutral colors from the gray end of the color scale.
Here you will find beautiful shades and wide variations between hot and cold tones, but at the same time avoids taking on a whole new color scheme.
TIP! When deciding your wall color, it’s a good idea to paint 2 or 3 shades in a slightly larger area – at least 1 x 1 meter. Be careful not to rate the color on the basis of a paper sample or from a magazine. A good rule of thumb is to choose a color that is more toner lighter than the color sample.