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December 12, 2017 00:16

What color to paint the walls

The biggest dispute during the repair of a house, as a rule, occurs when it comes to painting walls. How to choose the color of the walls, so that it looked harmonious, and please all members of the family? In order not to spend a lot of extra time to choose the color of the paint, the master should know some nuances.


Layout of rooms

The location of the room with respect to the sides of the light affects the color of the walls. If the room is facing south, when choosing shades of paint you can focus on saturated and cold tones, the appropriate colors are blue, purple and green. If to the north, then to light colors, they will better reflect the light that falls on them. Colors are better to choose warm: yellow, pink, golden. They give the feeling of sunshine in the room even on a cloudy day.

Also on the decision of which color to paint the walls, the room lighting i

s more affected: the

  • light tone for a room that is on the south side should be selected if there are small windows in the room or a tree grows in front of them. Otherwise it will be dark;
  • consider that the light that is reflected from the outside of the house will affect the color of walls and ceiling;
  • if a tree grows in front of the window, then any color of the walls will have a greenish tinge;
  • if opposite the window is a house made of red brick, then the color of the walls is acquired a red tint. Therefore, the tonality of the paint on the wall should coincide with the tonality of light from the window.


The color of the walls in different rooms

In which color to paint walls only the owner of the house decides, based on personal tastes. But still there are general recommendations, which should be adhered to when choosing a color scheme. In the painting of each room there are some nuances:

  1. The entrance hall is a room that gives an impression of the whole house from the doorstep. As a rule, this is a narrow small room, in which the natural sunlight does not fall and therefore it is painted in light colors. To visually increase the length of the room, you can make horizontal stripes, if you need to visually increase the height, you should make vertical stripes of paint.
  2. The living room is the room in which guests are received and the family is going for a rest. She should cheer up. The color of the walls is better to make it clear, calm and not saturated. Suitable golden, yellow, blue, gray-green colors, if the room is large, in a small living room will look good blue, purple, purple colors and their shades.
  3. Kitchen - as a rule, light colors predominate in this room, they bring with them a feeling of coolness. Harmoniously will look light green, blue, green-blue colors. If the kitchen is small, you can choose colors saturated, for example, red, blue, yellow. In this case all kitchen utensils and accessories should have light shades, then they will fit well into the interior and will stand out slightly.
  4. Children's room - the room should create a joyful and creative atmosphere to stimulate the child to acquire new knowledge. Preschoolers are usually attracted by bright colors: red and orange. For a schoolchild child, it is better to paint the walls in blue and green. But you should be very careful, not bending with brightness, so that the child does not get tired. Therefore, it is impossible to make a single-colored room, it is better to dilute it with calm tones. Near the bed you need to paint the wall in a calm blue, green, gray-blue, and in the zone of games you can bring elements of joy: a picture in bright colors, a cabinet, a rug, cushions. In adolescence, the child will be comfortable with calm colors, gray, white, gray-green colors. They have a good influence on mental activity, and also harmonize with what the child will hang on the wall: posters, medals, letters.
  5. Bedroom - a room designed for rest and sleep, so the color of the walls should create a relaxing atmosphere. Bright colors are not appropriate here, as they will irritate the psyche. It will look good warm colors in combination with white, yellow and green.
  6. Cabinet is a room in which a person uses his mental abilities, and therefore the atmosphere in the room should contribute to this. Best of all, the human brain perceives green, gray, beige and brown colors. Furniture is better to choose from natural wood, and it should not stand out against the general background.
  7. Bathroom is usually a small room, and to visually expand it, choose light colors for painting. Sometimes designers specially paint the walls with a dark color to play in contrast with white plumbing.

Before you select the color of the walls of a particular room, you need to see how it will be combined with the color solution of the whole house or apartment. Only in this case it is possible to achieve unity and harmony of color.


Combined painting of walls

Painting walls in two colors requires the painter skills to work with paint, you will need to make accurate calculations and markings, and also have patience, because the work will take several days. In order not to damage the walls by painting in several colors, you need to know some of the nuances:

  1. A combination of colors - you can choose two neutral colors, for example, black and white, beige and gray or two pastels, for example, mint and blue. Look good in two shades of the same color, but different in saturation. In some cases, it is appropriate to combine different colors, for example, blue with red, but the tints here should be selected similar in saturation.
  2. The border between the colors should be smooth and neat. This is not always the case from the first time, but you should not despair, the unsuccessful joint can be hidden under a curb of stone or mosaic, with a wooden rod. They are attached using a glue gun.
  3. Tinting reserve - if you create the shade you need by mixing the paints, leave the tinting with a margin, because the additional portion may not coincide with the initial one.

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Wall painting variants in 2 colors:

  1. Horizontal - part of the wall is painted in one color, and above it - in the other. The boundary can be carried out, as low as the floor, and in the middle, and above the ceiling. The border can be decorated with molding or curb.
  2. Color inserts - the walls are completely painted in one color, and paint is applied from above, imitating panels. After drying, they are painted with slats and curbs.
  3. Accent wall - 3 walls in the room are painted in one color, and one wall in the other.
  4. "Gradient" - all the walls are painted in one color, but in different shades.
  5. Continuous strip - the walls are painted in one color and make a continuous wide horizontal strip on all walls.
  6. Strips on the walls - paint from different tones is applied to the wall with stripes.
  7. Diamonds - on a monophonic wall, diamonds of another shade or color are applied.
  8. Openings - with the help of combined painting it is possible to emphasize the geometry of such structures as niches, ledges and openings.
  9. Complex shapes - the border between the paints does not have to be flat, it can be made wavy or zigzag. One color can be superimposed on the second, creating patterns.

Several options, how and what color to paint the walls can be seen in the photo.


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Interior of a hotel room

Useful advices for

  1. Before choosing a paint, you need to see if its color matches the lighting of the trading room and the room. On the walls of the house, it can look quite different.
  2. When you determine what color the walls should be, think over the overall range of the interior. What will be the furniture in the room, lighting, curtains and so on. Everything should look harmonious together.
  3. If you choose a bright color for walls, then accessories are better to choose neutral, and vice versa.
  4. Light colors expand the space of the room, and the dark ones narrow.
  5. Natural shades are easily combined, colors that you meet in nature can easily be transferred to the walls.
  6. To the interior of the whole house looked holistically, it is necessary that the color flowed from one room to another. You can paint the floor with the same paint or along the ceiling from room to room to let the same edge.
  7. Furniture is better to choose neutral colors, then you can change the color of the walls more often, without changing, for example, a sideboard and a sofa.
  8. For a ceiling it is necessary to pick up the same paint, as for walls, but on some tones it is more light. If the ceiling is high, then you can paint it in a dark tone.

If you have a dilemma, what color to paint the walls, first of all listen to your feelings. Do not need to buy paint, the color of which irritates you, otherwise you will feel uncomfortable in this room.

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