Some tips and tricks from our industry experts:
Choosing light colours is the best way to make a room look bigger and brighter, however, there are different types of paint that you can use depending on what surfaces you are painting. For example, flat eggshell and satin paints are great for walls because they are washable while flat or matte sheens are ideal for ceilings because they are non-reflective and reduce glare from artificial lights. While semi-gloss and gloss paints are best for trims and woodwork, glossy sheens showcase door and window frames better and are easier to clean.
Are you wondering if you can paint your ceilings and walls the same colour?
The answer is yes. Painting your ceilings and walls the same colour creates the appearance of a larger room and a higher ceiling. It is also quite a popular trend, whether it’s a light colour or a darker tone, choosing the same colour for your ceilings and walls can make your space look not only bigger, but also cleaner. On the other hand, if you want to create a contrasted look with your windows or door frames, choosing a trim paint colour that is darker than the walls can be the ideal choice.
What is the best colour for your home and workplace?
The best colours for bedrooms are shades of blue, blue-greens and soft greys because they are associated with a sense of calm and relaxation. Meanwhile, off-whites, blues and greens can make rooms look bigger and brighter. When it comes to the kitchen however, various shades of blues, reds, yellows and greens can create vibrant, home-y and welcoming spaces.
Neutral colours tend to work best for bathrooms and powder rooms. Crisp whites, soft creams, cloudy greys and beiges create clean and calm and elegant spaces.
For your hallways, choosing light shades of blues or greens can enliven up the space, especially if there are no windows. And finally, white is always a safe option for your office, but you can also opt for beiges or yellow-greens.
To make the most of a paint job for your space, make sure to sand the surface that you are painting to avoid visible bumps and rough spots and use a primer to prep the surface and seal any stains for a smoother surface and to avoid the risk of peeling paint, especially in humid conditions.