Sometimes it’s the simple elements of a space that can make the biggest impact! When it comes down to painting your interior there are so many things to consider – some of which that go against the painting myths that have been spread around…
So whether your freshening up a space or re-painting from scratch, keep reading as we bust the most common paint myths so you can make the most out of its potential for an interior!
Myth 1 – Dark colours make a space feel smaller
Starting with what seems to be the most common… a fear of using dark paint. I’ve been hearing this myth be spread around, when in fact it can do wonders for your small space. Painting a small, confined room all white and brightening it up with lighting will not make for an open and airy space… but rather, dare I say clinical! The colour of your walls plays a huge role in the over all feel and ambience of the space, the smaller the room, the more control you have – so use that to your advantage!
Myth 2 – Trims need to be white
Something that not everyone considers when they first decide to paint their interior, but it’s vital in completing the look! When painting your walls your trims should be of equal consideration to the wall paint colour. Trims are typically always painted in a different sheen to your wall paint, but use the paint colour to control how they impact your space! Painting your trims the same colour as your walls will make for a more subtle look, or scrap the paint all together, if its light or dark walls, leaving the trims natural and exposed can make for a beautiful feature within your home!
Myth 3 – It’s just a simple coat of paint
I think this is where a lot of people go wrong… a simple coat of paint on the walls of your home will probably stand out for the wrong reasons… There is a lot of time and preparation that goes into painting your interior, and as simple as the final result may appear, the process says otherwise. Engaging with a professional to not only do the labour for you (with the proper tools and skills) but ensuring you’ve got the right colour and sheen selected will save you a lot of time and money!
Myth 4 – The ceiling needs to be white
Whenever I see a ceiling that isn’t painted white I’m surprised… probably because this myth exists! The ceiling, or what we like to call… the fifth wall screams for so much opportunity when designing a space! When designing we often use hanging pendants to try and connect the floor to the ceiling, but paint can do just the trick! When choosing a paint colour you’ve got to commit to it, and painting that ‘fifth wall’ will almost always complete the look of your space!