Can your walls make you feel good?

Sometimes it creeps up on you, and sometimes it hits you – but very few human beings today can claim that they have never felt low. And while the best thing to do always is to sort it out internally, we are simple creatures. A cup of ice-cream, a favourite song – something as simple as even this can lift our spirits.

But the disadvantage of the cup of ice-cream and song is that you can’t eat ice-cream and listen to your favourite song everyday, unless you want to fall ill from all that sugar and ‘milk’ and break any electronic device that plays that song you now can’t stand.

No. What would be nicer is something ambient. Something which is a big part of your life, yet is not intrusive to the senses.

We are talking of course, about your walls. And that’s why we’re going to give you some quick painting ideas so that whenever you wake up from bed or are sitting by your table with a cup of coffee, if nothing else, your walls will be able to make you feel like you are in a good place.

A blue hue – A colour which can create an aura of relaxation. Although its overuse in corporate spaces has associated it with a cold and formal vibe, it’s actually a very warm colour, especially for the bedroom.

Yellow – Add some sunshine to your walls! This colour works great especially in making cramped areas, which normally don’t help the spirits, look bigger and more spacious. Your kitchen or dining room could do well with this shade. But be careful – too much yellow and you’ve got an eyesore. Respect the sunshine, and use it intelligently.

Green – For the same reason we want to look outside a window at the trees, green is a serene colour which probably makes us feel more in touch with nature. And on your walls, that’s the vibe it’s going to give.

Purple – If a feminine and royal vibe is what gets you going, purple is the thing for you. But too much use of it isn’t good.

The 10 Commandments of Home Painting

The home is where the heart is and painting it with the right colours doesn’t just bring life and personality to your entire space, but also sets the mood for your daily activities in and around your house.

Although it may seem like a daunting task, painting doesn’t have to be so if you are organized and plan every detail. It’s also important to be aware of the know-hows of painting before taking the plunge.

Have you noticed that there was a time when people painted their walls only when it started to peel off? Well, not anymore. Today, paint is considered an integral décor element that people are eager to spend on to beautify their homes. In fact, the track-record shows that the Indian paint industry clocked a growth of 1.5-2 times that of GDP growth. According to reports, the decorative paints industry is expected to touch $10.42-billion in the next few years.

In India, the repainting cycle has reduced significantly, from 7 years (about a decade back) to 3-5 years (at present). These changes can be attributed to several factors, such as increased income, number of festivals, number of marriages, and changes in the mind-set and lifestyle of the people.

Now, with no further ado, here is a compilation of home painting commandments, including pointers and tips on what you can expect, along with tricks you should be aware of when overseeing a painting project. Use them to effortlessly navigate your way to the perfectly painted home! Read on and take notes!

Commandment 1
Thou Shalt Learn The Basics Of How Colours Work

Knowing the basics of how colours work is the first step towards creating a home that attracts attention and makes a statement. With this knowledge, you can use colours to set moods in certain areas of your home, for example, energizing shades in your living room that inspires a social vibe or calming warm shades in your bedroom that encourage tranquillity.

Most often, the Colour Wheel is where painting themes are derived from. Learning how this wheel of wonders works can help you pick a colour palette for your home painting. Relax, it isn’t rocket science!

 

Commandment 2
Thou Shalt Plan Each Room’s Ambience In Advance

Picking the right colour scheme may be tricky if you wish to create different ambient moods in every corner of your rooms. You need to establish how to use personality and mood as a backdrop in your rooms. Colours have the power to induce a desired mood. They can influence physiological reactions like blood pressure, increased metabolism, eyestrain and even affect the decisions people make.

So, if you wish to infuse a calming vibe in a room, pick serene colours and if you want to create a happy atmosphere, yellow or orange is a suitable shade.

 

Commandment 3
Thou Shalt Use Colour Swatches & Paint Samples

Painting is not about slapping a coat of paint on the wall without sampling it first. Ask your painters for swatches and samples, observe shades in different lighting and test paints in small sections on the walls in your home. Remember, lighting plays a huge role in the final result. So, notice how the shades seem in natural light, in differing daylight, and with lighting in the room to figure out how they will work with the fixed surrounding elements of your house.

Berger Paints India has a handy tool called Virtual Painter that allows you to play with colours and experiment with shades virtually, be it for home interiors or exteriors. This helps to make an informed decision.

Commandment 4
Thou Shalt Pick The Right Coatings For The Right Surfaces

Homes consist of a wide range of surfaces, such as glass, wood and metal, making coatings an important aspect of home painting. There are really two reasons to apply a protective coating to your project: protection and appearance. The level of protection and effects of appearance offered by a coating varies by the type you use, and there are many varieties to choose from, such as glass coating for glass surfaces and wood coating for wood surfaces. Make sure to use the right coating for the surfaces for the desired results.

15 Dining Room Decorating Ideas

Your dining room should be the most comfortable place for you to enjoy delicious meals and conversations with your family and guests. We have rounded up 15 of our favourite dining room wall décor ideas to beautify your dining space. Read on to know…

Large Mirror

A large mirror can never go out of style and is perfect for a smaller dining space that you are looking to give a larger feel. Large, round mirrors are trendy and you may want to consider it for your dining room.

  1. Graphic Wallpaper

Treat graphic wallpaper as a piece of art. We think that the dining room is the perfect spot for it. Just find a design or a print that you love and one which you can frame and hang together on one wall. It is recommended that you hang it low so that your guests can see it at eye level while seated at the dining table.

  1. Woven wall hanging

Since the past few years, wall hangings have become popular. You can get craftsy and have a DIY piece to fill up your wall as well.

  1. Chalkboard

    You can hang a chalkboard in your modern dining space where you can scribble your menus for dinner parties.

    1. Vintage signs

    Vintage signs are a great way to add an old-world charm to your dining room. You can choose one large sign, or opt for several smaller signs and hang them all together.

    1. Family Photography

    If you’re always going clickety-click with your camera, consider enlarging a couple of your favourite family photographs and using them as artwork in your dining room.

    1. Typography Artwork

    Create a wonderful piece of artwork using typography. Pick words or letters with powerful graphic elements either by using a simple black-and-white palette or a bold colour.

    1. Plate collection

    You can create a wonderful arrangement of plates and china in your dining room wall. You can display it by colour, pattern or mix it all up and simply hang all of your best and favourite ones on the wall.

    1. Wood accent wall

    Make a statement with wood accent wall by choosing an unusual material like reclaimed wood, or paint a bold, graphic pattern using wooden elements.

    1. Shelves

Looking for Bedroom Paint Colours?

Colour introduces personality no matter wherever it goes, and your bedroom is no exception. Infuse your bedroom with a fresh new colour to give it an instant upgrade. If you are hunting for bedroom colours, take a look at these mood-boosting shades.

Green

If you are looking to spice up a dull bedroom, we recommend you go green! A splash of green can breathe new life into your sleeping zone. This versatile hue serves as the perfect backdrop for a tranquil bedroom retreat.

Orange

Orange is a delicious colour to play with and creates a huge impact when paired with white accents.  It is a fun colour option for bedrooms, and exudes playfulness and creativity.

Purple

Purple is a shade that appeals to everyone. A powerful splash of purple can add passion to a room and really pop when set against a complementary background colour. This hue works best in setting the tone in a bedroom. When done right, it can be quite sophisticated and elegant.

Red

Red is the perfect shade when it comes to infusing a touch of vivacious energy. If red is your favourite colour, you may wonder if it has a place on your bedroom walls. The colour is intense as well as sensuous. It exhibits a strong reaction emotionally that no other colour seems to exhibit. It is recommended that you use this shade without going overboard.

 

Colors That Will Make Your Home Ready To Welcome ‘Dashain’

Dashain is exciting, and so are the colors associated with the year-long anticipated festival. No other festival in Nepal equals Dashain when it comes to celebrating good times with your loved ones amidst vibrant colors.

This year, welcome the happiness and joy that Dashain brings by giving a festive makeover to your home. These colors associated with the festivity will help you make your home look Dashain-ready in an unmistakable way:

1) Red

If there’s one color that truly captures the essence of Dashain, it’s red. As a color of the tika, red adorns the color palette of Dashain with a vibrant charm. The color symbolizes love, happiness, prosperity, and strength – all of which make Dashain a much-treasured festival.

Red makes a great interior and exterior house paint color. Choose our sophisticated shades of red, including Cameroon Rose (1D0479), Boston Brick (1A0512), and Scarlet Tide (1A2794); pair these red shades with supporting colors such as black, deep violet, and titanium for the exterior and interior of your home.

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2) Yellow

Like red, yellow is almost everywhere in the Dashain festivities. It’s the color of the essential elements of the festival, including the jamaras, sayapatris, and hembaris of chaubandi cholos. In context to Dashain, yellow signifies peace and harmony.

Use yellow as an interior color to introduce a festive vibe in your rooms. Our tasteful yellow shades, Touch of Sunshine (3P0754), Coconut Cream (3P2069), and Yellow Veil (3T2085) help you double the festive essence in your rooms.

3) Green

Without green, the lively spirit of Dashain is not complete. Green enlivens the spirit of Dashain in an intrinsic way.

During Dashian, green can be used to make a style transformation in your rooms. Choose our balanced green shades, Green Paradise (4T0925), Green Echo (4D0271), and  Four Leaf Clover (4A0976) to elevate the festive look in your rooms.

4) Orange

Orange, the color of sayapatri flower, accents the color scheme of Dashain in a subtle yet tasteful way. The color creates a striking contrast with other colors that have a strong association with the festival.

Use orange as an interior color to introduce a festive charm in your rooms. Our vibrant orange shades Sundry (2T0685), Apricot Serenade (2D0227), and Orange Spice (2A0664) are some of the best paints for walls as they add a positive festive ambience to your rooms.

5) Blue

Clear blue sky is one of the elements of Dashian that brings forth the festive excitement. Playing on the swings under the bright blue Dashain sky is something you can’t miss out on during the festival.

If you are choosing blue as an exterior house paint color, then go for our deep blue shades Blue Daydream (5T0294) and Blue Bubble (5D0295) to create a welcoming look in your home’s exterior. Our light blue shades, Blue Tuft (5T2276) and Inner Peace (5T1179) make the perfect choice for elevating your rooms’ style quotient. With these shades of blue, you can welcome the bright and lively days of Dashain in your home in an effortless way.

Choose from some of the best paint for walls (interior & exterior)

Embrace this year’s Dashain in your home by painting the exterior and interior walls new. To make sure that the new Dashain paint colors of your exterior walls last for a long time, choose our Weathercoat Long Life exterior emulsion. For interiors, our Silk Glamour emulsion is the right choice to ensure a rich finish of the new colors.

Tips to Make your Bedroom Look Luxurious

Making the bedroom look luxurious is often perceived as a big challenge as there’s a lot more to do than just invest in premium-quality furniture essentials and showpieces. One of the important areas many homemakers miss out is the walls; the way you dress the walls of your bedroom says a lot about the overall aesthetic of your personal space.

By choosing the right wall colors, you do half of the job of creating a luxurious look in your bedroom. Here are a few tips to give your room a luxurious look:

1. Let the dark color add some drama to your room: Darker shades, like our dark stone-grey shade, Country Hearth (8D1727), has an element of mystique. Its intrinsic alluring character doesn’t fail to intrigue the beholders. This dark shade has a warming character and, therefore, works great for introducing a cozy vibe. Pair this shade with posh and comforting materials such as wood, velvet, silk, and semi-precious metals to up the sophistication quotient of your bedroom.

2. Let the neutral colors bring in an airy feel: One secret trick to nailing a luxurious look in your bedroom is to balance the overall aesthetic of the space. And what better way to do this than by using a white wall color to create a neutral backdrop? Our balanced white shade, Crystal Blade (8P2767) has a muted tone and looks great with other sophisticated neutrals such as beige, gray, and taupe. To complement the balanced look of this wall color, use secondary lightings such as corner lamps and table lamps.

3. Go for a color with matte finish: Blue is another wall color you can count on when it comes to creating a classy look in your bedroom. Choose an off shade of blue, like our shade Sea Drift (5T1052) to introduce a flair of sophistication in a balanced way. The matte finish of the color gives it a unique feel. Pair this off blue shade with other neutrals colors such as wooden brown, taupe, beige, and off-white to make a tasteful impression. Complete the look by using a plush divan bed, premium-quality area rug, and bronze light fixtures.

4. Go for offbeat colors: Violet is the color choice of few because not many know how to style the color in a sophisticated way. The trick to nailing a luxurious look using violet is to pair the wall color with warmer neutrals such as deep taupe, ivory, tan, and faded white. Bare metal finishes on furniture items and showpieces best complement the luxurious aesthetic of the color. Use our deep violet shade, Mohiccan Mist (8T1740) to dress your bedroom walls in a classy way. To get the best look out of this sophisticated shade, welcome more natural light in your bedroom.

5. Go for a subtle and sophisticated look: Lastly, do not forget to consider beige as an option when planning to create a sophisticated color scheme in your bedroom. Our light beige shade, Galactica (8T2690) works wonders in creating making a classy style statement in your personal space. As the shade has an unmistakable neutral aesthetic, it makes a great backdrop to highlight your decor items.

If you want the luxurious look of your bedroom to borrow contemporary style flavors, get recessed lighting installed on the ceiling. Also, antique wooden and metal showpieces make great additions to your sophisticated-looking bedroom.

For a long-lasting luxurious look, choose Berger Silk Glamour Metallic
Up the aesthetics of the wall colors you choose for your bedroom with Berger Silk Glamour Metallic. The premium emulsion is formulated to bring the best out of wall colors and make them last for a long time. Learn more at http://www.bergernepal.com/product/detail/30.

4 Neutral Colors that Will Never Go Out of Style

If you are someone who prefers your rooms’ walls to be a backdrop and not a focal point, neutral colors are the right pick for you. Unlike bright and bold colors, neutral hues do not demand attention and can serve as a canvas of expression.

The best part is that there are a number of neutral shades available. But why go through the hassle of choosing them when we have handpicked the most popular shades for you?

1. Sunwashed (8P0194): White is one of the popular choices in the neutral color category. The color works wonders in making your rooms look airy and breathable. So, if you have small rooms, white is the right pick for you. One of our off-white shade, Sunwashed (8P0194) has more depth than brighter whites. Therefore, it makes a great choice for creating a sophisticated look in your rooms.

 

2. Soft Wings (8P2564): There’s something irresistible about beige that makes it one of the top neutral color choices. The ratio of lightness and vividness in beige is just right, no wonder it imparts a balanced and composed look in any room.

Our light beige shade, Soft Wings (8P2564) imparts just the right amount of visual intrigue and doesn’t make the walls look too attention-demanding. When paired with white and light brown, Soft Wings can fascinate even the pickiest color connoisseurs.

3. Topsail (8P0204): When it comes a giving a designer look to your rooms, you cannot go wrong with light grey. Having a mildly-saturated hue, light grey makes a great choice for warming up the rooms while ensuring a contemporary look. When paired with warmer neutrals, such as charcoal grey, cream, and taupe, light grey creates a lived-in look.

Our light grey shade, Topsail (8P0204) adds vibrancy to your rooms in a subtle and sophisticated way. Put colorful showpieces on display to add a cheery note to the rooms.

4. Winsome (190007): Defy the convention of decorating with neutrals by painting your walls with light pink. When styled the right way, pink walls can evoke feelings of confidence and positivity. Many homeowners now choose light pink as the color has a sophisticated modern look. Our pale pink shade, Winsome (190007) has an in-season look. Create a chic and adorable look in your rooms by pairing Winsome with lighter neutrals such as faded white and light green. Showpieces and furniture items of contrasting colors make great choices for introducing an element of fun.

With Berger Paints Nepal, be spoilt for choice

Right from planning to execution, technical consultants at Berger Paints Nepal are there to help you. From choosing colors to waterproofing, we help give your house a dream makeover. To explore our color catalogue, visit http://www.bergernepal.com/colorcatelogue.

 

Best Colors to Make Your Kitchen Look Lively

The colors in your kitchen fulfill many roles: they make the room look attractive, evoke a certain feeling with their visual characteristics, establish a welcoming quality, and most importantly, they reflect your personality.

Think of kitchen wall colors as ingredients for a specific recipe. The finer ingredients you choose, the better the outcome will be.

1. Cherry Pie (1A0363)

When it comes to making a bold style statement in your kitchen, you cannot go wrong with red. The color has a strong presence and demands attention. Red also evokes other emotions such as positivity, liveliness, passion, strength, and pride.

Painting the cabinets with our bright red shade, Cherry Pie (1A0363) is a great way to command attention in your cooking space. Pair the red shade with matte black to create a striking color scheme.

 

2. Derby’s Den (5T2260), From A Distance (5T2274)

Blue has a calming character and works wonders in creating a relaxed ambience in your kitchen. The color gets its innate tranquility from its association with nature’s color palette.

Get rid of the unforgiving ambience in your kitchen by painting the cabinets with our light navy blue shade, Derby’s Den (5T2260). The shade evokes a feeling of calmness; draw more attention to it by pairing your kitchen walls with a lighter hue like our mist shade.

 

3. Orange Spice (2A0664)

Decking up your kitchen with orange paint is a no-fail way to liven up space. The color has a chic look and therefore lends an air of modernness to your cooking space.

Our rich orange shade, Orange Spice (2A0664) has a contemporary appeal; it makes your kitchen look exciting and organized. Pair this shade with matte silver color to transform the look of your kitchen into a modern one.

 

4. Camellia Leaf (4D0935)

Green is one of the top colors that is taking centre stage in many kitchens. The color has become favourite of many homeowners as it creates a refreshing ambience. As green is the color of nature, it works wonders in calming the senses.

A deep green shade, like our Camellia Leaf (4D0935) creates a sanctuary-like vibe in your kitchen, making your culinary experience enjoyable. To inspire a love for nature, combine green with other naturistic colors such as brown, white, and graphite.


Give your kitchen a colorful and quick makeover with Berger Paints Nepal

From neutral palettes to bold color schemes, Berger Paints Nepal has a wide variety of decorative paints to choose from. Our Express Painting service can give your house a quick and hassle free paint job. Forget about dust and dirt as we make use of advanced tools. To know about our service, visit bergernepal.com/page/expresspainting/14.

Colors you Should Use to Increase the Value of Your Home

The outer appearance of your home is the no. 1 factor that makes the buyers want to pay more. If you are planning to sell your home, it’s a no-brainer to paint the exterior new in order to get a higher resale value. However, we are here to help you to get the most of the new painting job by helping you choose exterior colors.

1. Airy Lemon (3P0079): One of the best ways to attract buyers and intrigue them to paying more is to stand out from the crowd. You can do this by painting the exterior of your home with not-so-common colors. Our limey yellow shade, Airy Lemon (3P0079) is a unique exterior color. The subtle tinge of yellow makes this shade appealing in a sophisticated way.

2. Melbourne Rain (8T2784): Another exterior color that can help you break away from the ordinary is grey. The color is an uncommon choice when it comes to giving the exterior a stylish makeover. When paired with the right colors, grey can help you make a sophisticated style statement. Our silver-ish grey shade, Melbourne Rain (8T2784) works wonders in making your house look chic and inviting. Pair this shade with lighter colors such as white and cream to complement its composed appeal.

3. Fabulous White (7P0185): Want to make your home look striking while creating an elegant impression? Choose white as the exterior color. A rich white shade, like our Fabulous White (7P0185) lends an air of modernness to your home. Deep orange creates a striking color scheme with white. Use our deep orange shade, Bright Idea (3T0235) to paint the fascia, drip edges, and roof.

4. Afternoon Delight (2T0684): Make your home a visual treat for buyers by painting the exterior with golden color. This color has a luxurious appeal and works great for making your house look classy. The balanced golden hue of our shade, Afternoon Delight (2T0684) doesn’t fail to add a mesmerising charm to the overall exterior look of your house. Muted brown, pearl white, emerald green, and matte black are the right choices for a creating a luxurious color scheme with this golden shade.

5. Sunny At Heart (3T0773): Bestow your house with a catchy facade by painting the exterior bright yellow. The striking radiance of our bright yellow shade, Sunny At Heart (3T0773) sends out a positive message to buyers and helps you make your offer an irresistible one. To create a striking color scheme with this shade, pair it with bright and bold colors such as red, white, black, and blue.

Give the exterior of your house the protection of Weathercoat All Guard

Weathercoat All Guard is a unique range of paints that protects the exterior of your house from all the external challenges like humidity, rain and sunrays. Weathercoat All Guard paints have high sheen quality so that your house becomes the pride of the neighbourhood. To know more about Weathercoat All Guard, visit bergernepal.com/product/detail/13.

5 Exterior Paint Color Mistakes to Avoid

Painting the exterior of your home involves more than just buying a couple of buckets of paint colors. The exterior of your house when done perfectly can make your house stand out in the neighbourhood. However, when planning to give a stylish makeover to your home’s exterior, make sure to avoid these mistakes that many homeowners make:

1. Not choosing a color scheme: Whether you are too excited to paint your home’s exterior or too late for refreshing your home’s exterior for a special occasion/festival, you may forget to consider the importance of a color scheme. As such, you may start the painting work and choose paint colors as and when required.

This is a bad practice as doing so will not impart a tasteful look in the exterior. You can change the feel of the exteriors by choosing the right color scheme. A good combination of warm and cool colors can give your house a classy look. Moreover, when it comes to exteriors, it is important that you keep durability in mind when choosing the color palette.

If you want a bright color scheme, include our bright shades, Coralyn 1 (T0321), Autumn Bloom (2D0687), The Gold Coast (2D0710), Aqua Chill (5P0136), Blue Daydream (5T0294), and Green Paradise (4T0925) in your color palette. On the other hand, if you prefer a lighter and composed exterior, choose our sophisticated neutral shades, Starting Spring (3P0082), Grand Facade (1P1922), Fresh Outlook (5T1155), Glacier Wall (4P0102), and Dark Hills (4A2804).

2. Not sampling the paint colors before using them: Trial and error method is the best way to get the color scheme of your home’s exterior right. Many homeowners neglect the importance of sampling the paint colors they choose prior to buying them in bulk and using them. Doing this often turns out to be an expensive painting mistake.

Depending on the exterior materials of your home, the undertones of the paint colors you’ve chosen may change to some extent. By sampling the paint colors, you will be able to determine whether to go for a lighter or stronger hue.

3. Not choosing the right paint for different materials: Not all paints work the same way when applied to different types of materials. One of the common mistakes homeowners make is randomly choosing paint type for different types of materials.

When working on a bare wooden surface, choose a high-quality oil-based or latex paint. On the other hand, high-quality acrylic latex paint works wonders over concrete surfaces. Choose semi-gloss acrylic interior paint for ceramic tile and porcelain. Lastly, a high-quality latex paint goes well over a brick surface.

4. Not taking appropriate measures to protect the paint: Many homeowners heavily focus on the aesthetic front when choosing paint and color for a new painting project. However, it’s equally important to consider longevity so as to make sure that your newly-painted exterior lasts for a long time.

Give your exterior walls the protection of Weathercoat Anti Dustt exterior emulsion

To ensure a long life of the new exterior look, choose Berger Weathercoat Anti Dustt exterior emulsion. The innovative Dust Guard technology of the exterior emulsion prevents dust from settling onto the walls. As such, your newly-painted exterior walls look pristine for a long period of time. Learn more about Berger Weathercoat Anti Dustt at bergernepal.com/product/detail/23.