AUSTRALIAN PAINTERS & REPAIRERS PTY LTD PRESENTS How to Camouflage with Paint . . .
When it comes to decorating and design, paint is essential: whether you are refreshing the outside of a building, decorating the walls, floors and ceilings of your house or refinishing furniture; paint is the first and easiest option. Paint can do a lot of things since it has the capability to hide flaws and make things look totally different. A gloomy room can be brightened up by painting the walls with light colors, you can make your lounge room look cozy by adding reds and earthy colors. Furniture can look brand new after a coat of paint, not to mention painting can add value as well.
Camouflage can be defined in many ways; but essentially, it means trying to conceal the identity of something by blending it into the surroundings so that it becomes less noticeable.
Paint comes in different colors, shades and textures - there are more than a thousand available to choose from. It is simple for interior decorators and their customers to choose colors from samples at most paint shops and if the color you require is not on display, your local paint specialist can easily match the shade and mix it up for you. With the right choice of color, interior decorators can achieve the right feel, hide flaws, enhance appearance and generally create a space to suit your personality and needs.
When painting the outside of a building it is preferable the one color is used for the entire structure as this creates harmony and allows for continuity. Use of contrasting colors on features of the building can have a great effect, for example use a contrast color to draw the eye to the front door. Always decorate a room keeping in mind the practicalities. There is no point painting a room white when you have small children who are most likely to put sticky fingers on the walls thereby creating extra cleaning for the already overworked mother. Or at the very least make sure the paint is washable!
Flaws are an unavoidable way of life, but we can do something to hide them. For example, if the ceiling of the room is too high, a darker paint will make it appear lower. If you want to create the illusion of a larger space in a small room, paint the walls with lighter colors. For large cold rooms, painting them with warm colors like orange, red or pink will make it appear warm and cozy.
Some examples where camouflaging with paint can be used:
If you are painting your bedroom, it is nice to blend the wall color with the linens and sheets that you use.
You can also decorative paint patterns that match the prints or color of most of the linens but don't over-do it because don't forget you have to sleep in this room and too many patterns might be distracting.
If the floor has been damaged, you can paint it with a color that matches or contrasts with the current wall color. Add a faux tile design for a more realistic look. If the pieces of a dining setting don't match, paint the table and chairs in a single color to create a unified effect Old frames can still be used by painting them with a color that blends with the color of the wall where they will be hung. Classic wood furniture can look new again by applying paint that matches the color of the room or a paint that is close to the shade of the original material.
Many things can be done with paint, the more creative you are the better. Have a look at the area you want to redecorate and make sure whatever you do reflects your personality and flair.
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