The choice of colours obviously plays a significant role in enhancing the overall look of a house. Brighter shades like yellow, blue and orange which were once considered unsuitable for houses and other residential buildings have now become favorites. Keralites love to make their dwellings stand out by experimenting with different styles and shades.
A fresh coat of paint add oodles of charm to the building, be it old or newly constructed structure. There are lots of factors that need to be considered before having a paint job done. Besides making the house look beautiful, painting should also help protect the walls. However, quality shouldn’t be the only factor to be considered while choosing a brand of paint. Shade and structure too play vital roles in making a house attractive. Similarly, preferences of the residents have to be considered before painting the house.
Lighter shades of hues always find takers as they are the most popular choices when it comes to painting houses. There was a time when people preferred dark and brighter shades as well. However, now, darker colours are restricted to the exterior walls while the interiors still adorn the lighter shades. Among the lighter colours, ash, beige, light yellow and green are incredibly popular. Single shades are mostly painted on the exteriors with borders done in contrasting colours. Emulsion, cement and textured are the three types of paints applied on the exterior walls. These are available in matte, satin, semi gloss and glossy finishes.
Extra care has to be taken while choosing the colours for the rooms. Our favorite shades or colours may not necessarily suit the structure or nature of the room. Darker shades may make the rooms look dark and gloomy. Besides, painting smaller rooms in dark colours would highlight its congested features. Lighter shades make the rooms look vast and spacious. Distemper, luster and emulsion paints are mostly used in the interiors. Distemper is the most inexpensive style which is also called white washing. It is prepared by mixing slaked lime with water.
Luster paints are oil-based paints which cannot be mixed with water. It takes longer to get dried. Besides, it has strong odor as well. Emulsions are water based paints which stays longer. Stains can be easily washed off the walls which are painted with emulsions. This is the best type of paint which helps prevent the proliferation of fungus during the monsoon season.
Choice of colours
Family members often come up with myriad ideas and preferences when it comes to choosing the right colour for the house. Each hue has unique nature which has to be understood very well. Painting every room in the same colour has become out-dated. The colour in the living area should be pleasant as guests are received here. Shades of orange or red create a vibrant atmosphere which is excellent to inspire pleasant conversations with the guests. This style could be tried in houses built in any architectural style. It is from the foreign countries that darker shades made their way into our interiors.
Lavender and pink for bedrooms
Bedrooms are in fact private spaces where individuals love to set up a world of their own. Shades which help us relax or which reflect love and passion could be used in the bedrooms. Lavender, pink and green hues would make the bedrooms look amazing. Pink have many takes as it is the colour of romance. Nature lovers prefer to have their rooms painted in cooler shades of green.
Baby blue and pink for kids’ rooms
The colour of the kids’ room should be chosen after considering their ages as well. Baby blue and pink colours suit kids’ rooms. However, it doesn’t mean that only these colours would make their rooms attractive. Their preferences and interests too should be considered while choosing the colours. Painting their favorite cartoon characters on the walls would make the rooms look amazing and lively.
Orange for office spaces
Office room and work out area are the two spaces which should emanate amazing positive energy. Orange and red colours make these areas extremely active. Light brown, white and light yellow shades provide a tranquil effect. These colours could be painted in the rooms of old people or in the prayer areas. Green is trending as the most preferred colour for kitchens these days.
The latest trend is to paint colours on the ceiling which contrasts perfectly with the hue on the walls. Different shades of the same colour too could be used like this. The furniture and other interior decor could be arranged in the same theme of colour that is generally followed in the house.