On this project, we created a calm atmosphere: As neutral colors have low saturation, they make an excellent backgrounds for calming spaces. In a room with neutral colors, your eyes can move from one spot to the next without being stopped by a single color.
Different pure neutral and near neutral colors have varying effects on a room. The warm neutral we used on this project created a cozy and intimate space, cool ones create a sleek but soothing vibe. Choose a room that aligns with the design and feel you want for your space.
This subtle choice for the project helped create a toned down backdrop to highlight specific furniture or decorative pieces. This makes it especially easy to showcase one's style
We used this color wash to create a subtle wash of color over a wall by applying layers and colors of tinted glazes to create depth, movement and drama. It is generally applied with a softening brush over solid paint layer, using sweeping strokes to blend and meld the glaze colors together.
Another technique that is perfect for creating accent walls is dry brushing. A brush is pulled through a wet glaze or paint , producing fine blurry stripes of of the base coat color showing through and creates an effect of soft graduated lines on the wall. Dents and cracks in the wall can enhance this effect and the surface textures are built up slowly.
Color motion painting technique: Colors on the wall look more vibrant evoke a lively three-dimensional look. Stand at different angles in front of the wall or adjust the intensity that shines on the surface, and you'll see the two different shades at varying points- almost like an iridescent effect.
Another look at the colour motion painting effect, on this project we created the perfect feature wall with this grey tone paint. Experiment with these unusual and refreshing ideas for a vibrant feature wall that you can shout about.
The use wallpaper to achieve this is common yet when you want to highlight on certain sections, stencil painting becomes a preferred choice. Besides having a more natural look than wallpaper, stencil painting always out-lasts the former. And just like all wall decor, stencil painting should be done right to achieve the best outcome.
We used the strie technique to achieve a subtle mix of fine stripes or brush strokes by pulling a dry, stiff bristled brush or rubber comb through wet paint. Strie is also referred to as "dragging" where a drag brush is held down to push through the wet paint while trying to keep the line as straight as possible.