3 Tips for Adjusting to Your New Paint Colour
Thinking of trying out a new wall colour? Tricia just painted her walls a lovely pale pink. And, she’s sharing helpful tips for dealing with new paint colour shock – you know, when the new colour is on the wall but you haven’t pulled the room together yet… and you wonder if it was the right move?
Tips for adjusting to your new paint colour
Dreaming of ways to change up my holiday decor this year, I decided to do something drastic. I painted my walls pink! This gave me an entirely new backdrop to work with.
My deep magenta pink over dyed rug wanted some company, so I chose a pale pink with a hint of cool magenta, Benjamin Moore Strawberry Yogurt 2104-70. It’s a new trend colour Maria recently added to her VIP Collection of colour boards, and I was excited to try it out!
BM Strawberry Yogurt 2104-70 new in Maria’s VIP Collection!
Expect New Paint Colour Shock
I had a day or so of looking at my room in disarray. You know, that frantic time where you’ve just finished painting and haven’t pulled it all together yet so you are super critical of the colour? Wondering to yourself, was this the right choice?
That’s right, new colour shock happens even to colour experts sometimes!
This is the hasty shot (below) I sent to my mom immediately after putting the roller down. This is what a newly painted room looks like before you’ve put everything back in place.
1. Take a deep breath and reserve judgement
This is why it’s SO IMPORTANT to wait at least a few days after painting, preferably a week or two even, to get used to the new colour. Folks like me (and you know if that’s you too!) who are sensitive to colour can be deeply affected by a new wall colour. You have to give your eyes a chance to adjust to the change.
2. Never judge a new colour while you are still painting over the old colour.
And by the way, NEVER judge a new colour when it is still going over the old. That’s when it will look really odd. Trust me, as the old and new colour bump up against one another on the edge of where you’ve painted, don’t make a judgement yet.
Especially if you have a more muted (dirty) colour going up over a cleaner paint colour. The cleaner, brighter colour always makes the dirty one look worse until you’ve painted the entire area.
3. Put down that paint roller and put your room back together
It doesn’t make sense to judge a wall colour out of the context of the full decor of the room. Staring at a new wall colour without the context of the rest of the elements of a room doesn’t work. Colour is about relationships.
How does it balance and relate to the other elements?
Plus, the prettiest paint colour in the world will not stand on its own and look decidedly “right” without the furnishings and decor it needs to relate to. So reserve your judgement until AFTER your room is reassembled.
Now that my room is put back together, I am in LOVE! It’s just the perfect subtle wash of the most lovely pink.
I made another somewhat unexpected move of swapping out my linen look drapes for a cleaner butter yellow. It was a bold experiment, but I think it works. Let me know what you think 😉
My springers, Mabel and Stanley, are just the most wonderful models. They populate each shot almost without any direction from me. They are pros at this by now – ha, ha.
Colour Repetition is Key
The key to introducing a new accent colour is to repeat it at least twice. The pink walls have a strong repeat in the magenta rug, and I sprinkled a bit of festive red around to make it work. There is also red in the picture I painted last year for the hall. (Often the right new accent colour is already in your room in a fabric or artwork, so look around you first!).
Of course, now I want to paint the hall a butter yellow to match the drapes.
Decorating my new room for the holidays.
I wanted to play around with a more traditional feel this year, so that meant introducing some red!
I haven’t put anything red on my Christmas tree for at least a decade, maybe more?
To keep it modern, I repeated some of the cool, pale pink just a bit. I had a young associate at Michael’s teetering on a scaffold sorting boxes to find me enough of the perfect pale pink balls to match my new wall colour… dearest soul.
To repeat the yellows in my decor, I used lots of gold too, which also adds to the traditional feel.
I don’t have a picture, but at first, I thought I would keep the look pulled back and go with only lights and balls on my tree. But the deep green of my real tree combined with only the shiny balls felt a but cold.
So I added an adorable delicate gold garland that I was so excited to find last minute. And, it still needed a bit more softening, so on a whim I stuck in several sprigs of delicate, snowy baby’s breath.
FYI, if you do this, maybe plan ahead and dry it first haha.
I will admit I had some reservations about how my red, pink, magenta and gold scheme would come together, but in the end I’m very happy with it. Because I have lots of colourful art that I didn’t want to move, and a few whimsical pieces in the mix, I feel like I landed on some kind of bohemian/traditional hybrid holiday decorating style.
I couldn’t resist this collection of vintage looking red glass balls (below).
Similar ornaments here and here
These sturdy oak shelves can be a bit tricky to style, they need a lot of white and bright colour to pop out of the deep wood toned spaces.
I like to display small artworks as well as precious little things I’ve picked up here and there. The watercolour on the left is my daughter’s. The jewel-like collage in the gold leafed frame is by Graham Peacock. And the tiger illustration is a recent thrift find, such a treasure!
It’s hard to believe that my deep pink area rug was a last minute splurge when I redecorated my living room last year, it really anchors the space and gives it a decadence that I would miss if it wasn’t there.
My dining room is a work in progress. It still needs that anchoring piece or maybe some sleek new chairs. But I love the warm softness of the pink walls and yellow drapes.
Here is the tree again, and a good view of the pink walls.
So, are you thinking of trying a new wall colour?
Pink has been such a strong trend colour for a while now, but I find it still has the power to polarize a crowd. I’ve had a few visitors that have commented that while they are not really “pinky” people, they actually do like it (even my dad).
I find it fascinating that, much more than most colours, pink is not for everyone. I would not say that it is my absolute favourite colour (I’m probably sort of a green type if I’m forced to choose), but wow, I am really loving this pink room right now. How about you? Have you been introducing pink into your rooms lately?
And remember, give yourself some time to adjust to your new wall colour (pink or not).
Happiest of Holidays from my family to yours!
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Know the Best Wall Colours For Indoor Plants
Indoor plants are a must-have since they give both aesthetic and health benefits. The best wall color for plants is one of several factors that might influence the development of your indoor plant. The color of the accent walls with plants may not have the most significant impact on your indoor plant, but it is vital. Before you decide to paint the space, it is crucial to understand which colors complement indoor plants better than your standard color,
Looking for Good options for wall colour for a plant-filled living room
Plants are being welcomed into households by an increasing number of individuals. In addition to improving one’s health and well-being, plants can enhance and accentuate their environment. All interior design trends benefit from their visual appeal! So, if you’re seeking to branch out from your standard color palette for a wall or accent backdrop for your plant kids, here are some eye-catching and lovely home color ideas to take into account-
- Espresso Brown
- Navy Blue
- Mint Green
- Sky Blue
Paint Colors for a Garden Room & Living room
So you’ve bought a dozen indoor plants but aren’t sure what color the walls should be? Choosing the perfect wall color may be challenging since so many factors exist.
Don’t worry; everything is covered right here. Here are some of the hottest color schemes that will upgrade the look of your living and garden rooms!
Any color scheme looks well with white, which puts the emphasis entirely on the indoor plants. Your room will appear more open, breathable, tidy, and airy with white walls. By allowing the plants to provide color and personality to the area, white walls make them the major highlights. So, choose the Best White Paint Colours According To Our Experts.
Earth tones, like this espresso brown, have a relaxing impact and go well with the surroundings (including plants). If your home has hardwood floors and furnishings, consider choosing coffee brown and adding a marble center table and neutral, natural materials. You’ll adore how brown complements the natural concept while expressing the vibrancy of your plants.
Seafoam complements plant life wonderfully, emulating the vibrancy of the plants themselves. A seafoam backdrop for your houseplants will give the area personality, making it colorful, vivid, and thrilling without seeming overbearing or uncalm. Consider placing plants next to your seafoam walls so that they may throw shadows throughout the day. This will add interest by drawing attention from the plants in the foreground of the room to the exquisitely coordinated walls that run the room’s length.
Navy blue is particularly soothing and, if not for life your plants would bring to the space, may even be “cold.” Choose navy blue for a refined, upscale, and bold appearance. Navy blue looks particularly lovely in houses with a contemporary design, and it may go well with your plants, furniture, and other decors. Remember that navy blue might make some places look smaller, owing to its dark tone. Use this dark blue as an accent hue or in bigger, well-lit areas.
With indoor plants, mint green complements the lifelikeness of the actual plants perfectly. A mint green backdrop will give your urban jungle flair without dominating it. Place the plants close to the wall’s surface to create shadows that will last throughout the day. This will pique people’s curiosity and attention.
Some colors may instantly transport you to another location and time. This category includes hues that resemble terracotta, mainly dark browns and pinks. You start to long for a hotter climate and a vacation to Morocco. To complete a Moroccan impression, add green plants in contrasting bright blue planters and containers.
Create a clear-headed, relaxing space far from the chaotic, bustling pace of daily life by using a calming tone of sky blue. Sky blue in a particular hue provides a natural appearance that complements indoor plants.
Choose the right home decor to compliment your indoor plants
- To add texture to any living area, use a variety of wood kinds, such as cane and unfinished lumber.
- Use nesting coffee tables of various heights to provide interest and help fill a big room.
- Create a cozy and inviting atmosphere by decorating with fringed pillows and blankets.
- An excellent alternative to art is a large mirror. Lean them against sideboards to give them a comfortable appearance.
Transform Your Home Interior
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Now that we have a better understanding of how plants may enhance our mood and environment, it is time to quickly beautify a place with lovely plants and stylish home decor with Berger!
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What Colours go well with an area full of plants?
Colors like blue, orange, yellow, purple, red, and green give indoor plants life and enthusiasm.
Which colour is best for indoor wall with plants in vicinity?
Any color scheme may benefit from white, which puts the emphasis squarely on indoor plants. Your room will appear more airy, open, clean, and spacious if the walls are white. Because they may provide color and personality to the environment, white walls enable the plants to be the major highlights.
Does wall color affect plant growth?
Plant development is impacted by light hue, although this influence is more apparent in low light conditions. The green light has little impact on plant development, whereas red and blue light has the greatest effects.
What colour makes plants pop?
You might be surprised to learn that black, the darkest of all colors, holds the key to a brilliant garden.
What colours go with green plants?
The ideal complement to green is white. White will instantly contrast and breathe new life into any color scheme, from rich forest greens to vibrant limes.
Two colors in the interior of the room. Choice of paint colors for walls and ceilings
The visual effect that will be achieved when using two colors when painting the interior can be one or another, both depending on the combination of the selected shades among themselves, and on the method of their combination. However, whether you’re using two colors that are slightly different from each other to create a sophisticated style, or want to get bolder with a contrasting scheme, stay away from clashing combinations. This is where the color wheel often used by designers comes to the rescue.
Not all colors match perfectly, and if you use two disharmonious shades, then in the absence of other colors to help connect them and correct the situation, such a combination will look unsuccessful.
To avoid this, it is advisable to use a color wheel. The colors that are next to each other on the circle give the softest combinations, while the opposite colors are sharp and contrasting. Colors that are far apart on this wheel (and not directly opposite) are likely not the best choice.
The simplest two color strategy is to use contrasting shades to highlight the ceiling or walls. If you make the ceiling darker than the walls, then visually lower it. In some cases, this allows you to achieve a more comfortable atmosphere.
Painting the ceiling in light colors has the opposite effect and increases the height of the room. You can enhance this effect by painting the top of the walls the same light color as the ceiling. Thus, even the smallest room or a room with a low ceiling can visually increase in size.
Close hues and accents
Two colors that are close together on the color wheel create softer combinations that can work well if you have rich colored furniture or carpeted walls. Use similar colors, or even different shades of the same color, as well as opposite ones, to get the effects described above, albeit to a lesser extent.
It is also possible to use one paint color for all walls and ceiling, and apply the other color only to interior finishing elements. Thus, the finish will stand out and subtly shade large areas painted in one color.
An infinite number of patterns can be created using just two colors. Stick masking tape and create stripes on the walls, contrasting or, conversely, similar shades. Vertical stripes visually raise the ceiling, while horizontal stripes expand the walls. Even one stripe can be spectacular. If the furniture gets lost against the wall, create a counterpoint by drawing geometric shapes or patterns behind the sofa and armchairs.
It is also easy to create an interesting texture on the walls by taking a color close to the base color and applying it on top with a hard brush, sponge or just a crumpled plastic bag.
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DOM.RIA – Interior design: How to choose the color of the walls
Choosing your favorite color is easy. Choosing a two-tone range for interior design of apartment is no longer so easy. It’s easy enough to make a mistake, and disappointment can lead you to settle for classic white.
What color to paint the walls
Here are some suggestions for color combinations from the six primary and secondary colors (plus many more):
Color Wheel Quick Start :
Basic: yellow, red, blue.
Mixed (optional): green, orange, purple.
Adjacent: neighboring colors, eg green and yellow, red and violet.
Complementary: opposite in spectrum, eg green and red, yellow and violet.
Yellow walls with blue accents
Scientifically, yellow is the lightest and brightest of all hues (and warm in nature). A cool blue accent is considered classic – the least aggressive choice possible. If you prefer muted pastels or rich lemons with deep blues, mixing warm yellows with darker, cooler blues can create a good balance between “warmth” and “cold.”
Yellow walls with purple accents
For greater expressiveness, complementary combinations are used (using colors on opposite sides of the color wheel). You can see the result in the photo. We recommend choosing a pale yellow color, complementing it with neutral ones. The result is a spring theme.
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Blue walls with yellow accents
Since yellow goes well with blue (as an accent), it is logical that in the reverse scenario, the room will look harmonious. When pairing blue walls with yellow accents, you can safely choose the main blue and yellow without fear of oversaturation. Small strokes of yellow are absorbed by the main background. The blue color is very life-friendly, so you don’t have to worry about going overboard.
Blue walls with blue accents
The mysterious liquid-like properties of blue allow it to be successfully used solo, combining various shades. If you’re not sure about choosing a warm color, combine blue with blue (blue-green, indigo, or any shade of the ocean – depending on your taste).
Red walls with white accents
Red has a life of its own. It is so saturated that it is associated with symbolic meaning (love, romance, fire). Therefore, pairing with an accent can cause certain difficulties. One of the most popular combinations is red with white (to avoid conflicts). Even when red is applied to only one side (wall) of a room, it is the most dominant in the entire space. So don’t use it as a tint.
Red walls with blue accents
The navy again comes to the aid of the red walls. While the “warmth” of red and the “coldness” of blue may make you think they are complementary, the real antagonist of blue is green.
Blue walls with red accents and yellow additions
Mixing three colors is a timeless tradition (from ancient artwork to modern hipster apartments). Add moderate touches of red as well as yellow accessories to the blue walls.
Secondary (additional) colors
Orange walls with green accents
Orange, as a combination of yellow and red, is one of the most controversial colors: it mixes the “warmth” of red and the brightness of yellow. However, the result cannot be underestimated. Blue is the opposite of orange. If you want to soften the orange a little, use green – it will add a certain touch of coolness. Yellow-green will give a similar effect.
Purple walls with purple accents
Purple (like blue) is a shade that goes well with itself. Mix red-purple and indigo shades so that the look is not too “flashy” or vice versa, monotonous.
Violet walls with yellow accent
Soft purple pairs well with earthy golden yellow, creating a fantasy and energetic vibe without an overly cartoony feel. If you don’t want to furnish a themed room, add some extra accents.
Green walls with yellow, red and orange accents
Green is probably the simplest dominant color, leaving plenty of room for creativity. Try mixing shades from one half of the color wheel. In this photo, the color scheme moves from green to yellow, and from orange to red.
Green walls with blue, magenta and violet accents
In this room, the gamut moves from green to blue to purple. In each case, the rich hue is accompanied by green, so the space fills with color and doesn’t look too contrasty. The half color wheel rule allows you to combine different energies together and get interesting results.
Pink walls with green accents
While pink is just a lighter shade of red, it’s its own thing, and that’s probably why it has its own name. The combination of pink and green has been used for a very long time, and creates a sense of playfulness along with a certain sophistication.