Are you wondering what color you should paint your dormitory? what color to paint the kids bedroom? What color should the walls of your master or main bedroom have? etc. Although I am not an interior designer or a professional decorator, I will try here to help you with images, tips, pictures or videos that might give you ideas for painting and decorating. I love decoration and when I find some tips on the Internet, bedrooms that I like a lot, or something useful for somebody, or just seems cool or interesting, I just share it here, in my blog, for you.
TIPS AND IDEAS TO LEARN HOW TO PAINT YOUR BEDROOM
Before painting our room we must know what kind of lighting we want, then choose paint colors and textures:
A key factor that will affect the visual perception of color is the natural sunlight and the color of artificial light in interior spaces. The light can vary from yellow (incandescent) to white (fluorescent), depending on the installed bulb. Generally we recommend using white light as main light, so that the color can be appreciated as it is. However, it depends on the ambient and lighting design you want to achieve. The new high-performance bulbs (spiral) or "energy saving" bulbs (CFLs) serve this purpose. Therefore, I recommend you to choose various options and combinations, and carry those cards with you to see the color in your bedroom or in front of your project, so you can see how light will affect the combination. Depending on the color of light you choose, you can create a warm or cold environment, and not necessarily have to be white or yellow but other colors as seen here:
2. CHOOSE A COLOR:
Nowadays, paint companies offer a vast range of colors. So many that they come to be overwhelming if you are not sure which the right tone for your project is. All of us perceive a physical reaction from a feeling that a color produces on us, so it is important to play it safe. You always have the opportunity to consult an architect, interior designer or decorator to help you choose the appropriate scheme. Here you have a few colors ColoursFutures presented with a unique name and alpha numeric code on alba.com.ar:
Red tones: Thoughtful and contemplative. The new tones are deep, vibrant and soft, providing a touch of luxury and sensuality.
Orange tones: Loud and enthusiastic tones are gone for those who are connected with ecology and environment, sand, sunrise and seashells.
Yellow Tones: Acids and mustard yellows give intellectual and artistic accents. Modern, urban and expressive.
Neutral tones: Deeper shades have a soft power that is warm and inviting. Reassuring, safe and protective.
Green tones: The greens are reminiscent of healing aloe, cactus and herbs, calming both mind and eye, a spiritual refreshment for all the senses.
Blue Tones: Delicate, pale, luminous, reflect the translucent beauty of water and dawns, showing an eternal and ethereal beauty.
Violet tones: Night shades of great subtlety bridge the gap between this family of neutral colors and warm, warm tones and deep shadows.
Cold tones: This full range of modern tones, from nearly black to almost white, allows very graphic interpretations when used alone or with other nuances.
3. COLOR TEST:
When in doubt on whether you made the right choice, purchase at least two color alternatives in small size. Apply each color on the surface on a trial basis. You can physically see how it looks and how the effect of light varies the color on your bedroom area. Thus, you will invest more money in a shade of color which is the one that suits you. In addition, several paint companies can provide computer software such as "color display" where you just choose a picture and you can choose the colors you want on a trial basis. Of course, only a real trial on the place will ensure the desired color tone.
4. TYPES OF FINISH:
There are different finishes in terms of what is known as gloss or dull paint. There is a misconception gloss paint is easier to clean. Unfortunately, the aesthetics of this ending is not desirable in wall surfaces because it enhances surface imperfections and takes an industrial look. There are many kinds of finishes to be chosen depending on whether an interior or exterior, besides the type of surface. Types of finish:
a. "Egg Shell": This finish is ideal for interiors. Seeming to have no gloss, however if you look closer, it has a minimal amount of brightness and this is what makes it washable or easy to maintain. Eggshell better conceals imperfections in the wall surface. Highly recommended for interior walls. This is the favorite for most designers.
b. "Satin Finish": The low gloss satin finish is also recommended for indoor use. It is washable and easy maintenance. Also, it is common among the most popular paint lines.
c. "Flat Finish": This finish is generally recommended for outdoor use. It hides the imperfections of the wall. It's not as easy to remove stains from this kind of surfaces, but esthetically the exterior looks correct. Indoors is recommended only for the panels. If possible, ask to add an anti-fungus-based paint for both exterior surfaces and ceilings, as these areas are more prone to moisture
d. "Gloss Finish" or "Semi Gloss Finish": Used mostly in metals, such as fences, gates, railings, etc. based on oil. Never apply gloss finish on ceilings.
5. COLORS AND SPACE SIZE:
It is important to choose the shades of color in relation to the space, as it can affect perception. Warm colors like red, orange and yellow produce sensation of approach and it makes the space feel smaller. That is why I recommend using them as accents to highlight a back wall, in contrast details or open spaces where you want to highlight some walls. Cool colors like blue and green expand space and give a feeling of walking away. It is, therefore, recommended for small spaces.
6. DECORATIVE ACCENTS COLOURS:
You might use as reference a picture frame, the pattern of a pillow, carpet or curtains selected to create the color scheme that will apply in a space. Choose a dominant color and use it as a basis to guide the final combination. Then, you should choose a neutral color to balance the scheme. Finally, use a color or material (such as stainless steel, woodwork, copper, etc...) for details.
Remember that not only you can paint the wall but also stick a giant and decorative vinyl, paper or lining the wall with a fabric or texture you want.
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