4 Tips to pick the correct External Wall Paint Colours for Your Home

Picking home colours can be a long and complicated job. There are many house painting colour combinations that you might want to try- especially in the external walls of your house, as it is what attracts the eyes of the viewers. You want the most perfect and the best colour for your house so as to make it stand out and distinctive. And so, the right preparations are needed to avoid regrets and mistakes. 

If you want to choose the most-fitting exterior paint for your house, here are some tips that you should definitely consider!

 

  • Exterior Paint should protect your house as much as it should decor it.

 

Homeowners want not just the best colour, but also a quality exterior paint that works as an added layer of protection from weather damage, insects, and dust. The exterior paint should also be able to protect your dream house from extreme weather elements such as hot sunshine, UV rays, and rains so that the exterior paint remains for a longer period of time. 

Berger Paints’ Weather coat Longlife is a luxury category exterior emulsion that uses PU & Silicon Technology. The product is designed for heavy rainfall areas and provides excellent protection against extreme rain and exterior walls issues. PU gives robust film strength and unmatched sheen to the paint film. Moreover, it comes with a 10-years performance warranty so as to protect your home for a longer period of time.

 

  • Dark colors are not a good idea for your exterior walls.

 

Dark colours maybe your favorite but choosing it as the wall paint of your exterior walls is a very bad idea as dark colors absorb more heat and dust will be very much visible on it. Do check whether the paint is formulated with resins and tinted with the right colorants which ensure colours that remain vibrant for years to come.

 

  • Visualize the colours

 

With so many varied options to choose from, it is often difficult to decide which colour to go ahead with and so you may get your colours wrong- especially if your inspiration doesn’t fit your home layout. To avoid such regrets, Berger Paints’ Mobile application “Berger Color App” has a colour visualizer tool to help you pick the right colours and their respective paints. It also allows you to upload your house photo, compare different colour schemes and decide which colour best suits your house and vibe.

 

  • Waterproof advantages for your exterior wall paint

 

Exterior surfaces should be given one additional coat for better protection as these areas are prone to water accumulation. Using waterproofing products is one of the best options for it. Any water that does hit your home will simply run off-preventing water penetration and reduce dirt and staining of the walls. The paint to be used must possess waterproofing ability, high strength, high flexibility, and great resistance to weather conditions.  

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.

Ultimate List Of Painting Mistakes One Should Avoid

In our last segment, we shared with you some of the common painting mistakes that people make. We just found out that you all have been there as many of you wrote back with painting goof-ups that you have made. Whether it was hiring an amateur painter or not spending money on high-quality tools, our readers shared with us how they went from picture-perfect to design disasters. With the help of our readers, we have compiled the ultimate list of painting mistakes one should avoid.  

1. Buying cheap brushes and rollers: While home renovation projects tend to be expensive, it may make sense to cut corners wherever possible. However, it would not be prudent to cut costs by going for the cheapest tools available. Low-quality brushes, rollers and paint sprays will not give the paint good coverage. They will also not long last. An uneven job will force you to change the tools midway. What may seem like saving money will cost you in the long run. 

2. Hiring amateur painter:  When you hire a professional painter, the end job looks professional. When you hire an amateur to save money, you end up with botched up work. It best to hire a professional painter or paint company to paint your home. The equipment that professional painters bring along with them, the efficiency with which they work and the amazing quality of work they do are all unmatchable.

3. Not waiting for the first coat of paint to dry: You can kill the look of your wall by painting the second coat without letting the first coat dry. It’s best to read the instructions on the paint carefully rather than relying on guesswork. It is best to way for at least 24 hours before applying the second coat of paint.

4. Skipping undercoats: The undercoats have a specific job to do. They are meant to prepare the wall for the topcoats. They prevent paint colors from bleeding through and provide adhesion and smooth surface.  When you skip applying undercoats, you end up with uneven coverage. Moreover, without an undercoat, the wall soaks too of paint, increasing the cost of your painting work.
Try out the undercoats of Berger Paints for both interior and exterior walls. One of our product Seal-O-Prime works both as a sealer and as an undercoat. Click to know more: https://bergernepal.com/product-detail/seal-o-primer

5. Not taking the weather into consideration: Whether you are painting the exterior of your house or interior, it’s a must that you take weather into consideration. Painting your house when the humidity levels are high is not recommended. Moisture in the air can make it difficult for the paint to dry. Summer is usually the most appropriate time to paint. Warm and dry weather ensures that you will be done with your painting job quickly.

Berger Paints Nepal: Your one-stop shop for all your house painting needs 

After reading these inputs from our readers we hope you have a fair idea of what it takes to get a perfect painting job done at your house. If you are interested in getting your home painted without making these mistakes, hire our services. With Express Painting by Berger Paints Nepal, you can get your house painted by professional painters using automatic machines and high-quality certified tools. 

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.

 

6 Exterior Wall Decor Must-Try Ideas

When working on the exterior decor of your home, the walls are one of the most important decor elements to consider. Whether you want to play with textures or experiment with different exterior wall paint colors to achieve the right look, there are endless options for you to choose from.

To make things easier for you, we’ve listed down a few creative exterior wall decor ideas. Enjoy the interesting read below:

1) Nature-inspired decor

Mother nature is the best artist; by using natural elements, you cannot go wrong in creating an intriguing aesthetic. One creative way to make your home’s exterior walls look nature-inspired is to keep climbing plants.

Paint the walls with our aqua blue shade Gaugin’s Blue (5T1156) to create a vibrant backdrop which artistically complements the plant’s color. Choose more paint colors from our Color Catalogue at https://www.bergernepal.com/colorcatalogue/index. Also, you can learn about our exterior wall paints here https://www.bergernepal.com/product/exterior-wall-coating.

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2) Modern meets rustic

What happens when you create the right mix of modern and rustic in your exterior walls? Magic! This decor idea requires a bit of work but it’s totally worth it. Keep a vintage-looking iron bench in front of one of the exterior walls (the wall facing the garden makes the best spot).

Accessorise the bench with a wooden crate with clusters of flowers placed on it. Complete the look by painting the walls with our bright yellow shade Yellow Zodiac (3A0388).

3) A welcoming look

What better way to impress your guests than by creating a welcoming look in the exterior walls? Choose an iron welcome signage and install it on the front exterior wall of your home. Match the rigid texture of the signage with large-sized ceramic flower pots. To nail the look, use our classic neutral shade, Palace Walls (7P0188).

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4) A little something for the garden walls

Who said you can’t be creative with the design of your garden’s walls? One inexpensive way to spruce up the garden walls is to keep a hanging wooden shelf. Accessorise the shelf with small potted plants and colorful mason jars.

To highlight the shelf, create a neutral backdrop by painting the walls with our balanced white shade White Sphere (8P2679).

5) A vintage appeal

Nothing beats a vintage look when it comes to creating a lasting impression. Add a timeless charm to your home’s exterior walls by installing black-colored vintage metal wall lamps. Black wall lamps stand out in a bright backdrop.

Paint the walls with our orange shade Sun Blazer (2D2034) to draw more attention to the wall lamps. A bit of greenery works just fine for completing the look.

6) Tea party-ready balcony

What better place to host tea parties for your favourite people than in your balcony? Make your balcony ready for conversational tea parties by creating a light and relaxing background. Our off white shade Crystal Blade (8P2767) helps you create a neutral backdrop. Use a couple of wall hangings to accessorise the walls in a stylish way. Also, do not forget to use potted plants to create a refreshing ambience in the space.

Choose interior and exterior paint emulsion from Berger Paints Nepal

At Berger Paints Nepal, we offer some of the best paints for indoor walls (and for outdoor walls as well). Our paint emulsions are designed to create a high sheen and a consistent finish that lasts for years.

Learn more at https://www.bergernepal.com/product/interior-wall-coating

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