4 Tips To Consider Before You Start Painting

Interior painting is one of the small updates to a home that can create big changes. There are many options available to you, so it’s important to work through each and make a decision. The last thing you want is to invest in a professional paint job only to see someone else’s idea beautifully executed and think you should have tried that instead.

1. Adding Texture

For most colors, adding texture is as easy as using a sponge. There are also specific rollers for creating a textured look. When it comes to white and very dark colors, adding texture becomes a little more tricky. If you work with a contractor, they can offer several options but it may cost a little more. Consider this carefully when choosing a color.

2. New Neutrals

Most homes and apartment buildings feature a light tan on the walls as neutrals. However, people have tired of brown over the past few years. White has now replaced brown as the new neutral for interior painting. Light grays and even silver are also working their way into the neutral pallet. Consider this before choosing that off-white-tan color that’s always on sale.

3.  Accent Walls

Neutrals keep things simple inside a home and simplicity is often the best design option. Even so, accent walls help to add a personal touch and focus point. Decide if you plan to use paint or other materials before you start. You can save the bold or dark colors for the accent walls. Otherwise, use faux bricks, tiles, glass or even metal in place of paint.

4. Stencils

For an even more personal touch, consider stenciling in features that are important to you. Maybe you like the idea of geometric shapes in the office. What about your children’s names over their beds on the wall? There are endless possibilities to explore here.

Working with a contractor can help to simplify your options. This helps you to narrow down your interior painting options much faster.