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.

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

ONE BEDROOM, THREE LOOKS

Thinking of a bedroom makeover, but not quite sure how and where to start? Look no further! We’ve put together three looks with colour and design tips, to help you create on-trend styles for your bedroom. Read on…

Look 1: Coastal Style

Mood: Open, airy and calming.

Natural weave rugs, decor in sand washed, salted, or powdered finishes, warm metals in brass and copper, and hand-woven textures in fabrics are the key elements of a coastal-themed decor.  Combine weathered and worn furnishings with modern and organic accent pieces to infuse the coastal vibe.

You can layer whites and off-whites with sun bleached pastels in warm and cool tones to create the coastal colour palette. Colour accents can be found in dusty aquas, warm stone greys, nautical cobalts, rusty reds and sand tones.

Look 2: Immerse Yourself In Greens

Mood: Tranquil, contemplative and grounded.

Embrace the wonderful hues of greens, from the deepest forests, aqueous blue-greens, true greens, silvery sages to tangy yellow-greens in different styles and patterns.

Achieve this style with green-coloured furnishings, fabrics and accessories and create a cohesive look.  The trick is to use the colours that have the same value, or lightness level, and accent them with bright, light or deep variations.

Look 3: Spring Is In The Air 

Mood: Cheery, energizing and youthful.

Bright colours inspired by the floral and citrus brights are the perfect basics for putting together a spring-themed look. While choosing the paints for home, you can opt for fresh yellow-greens, hot pinks, tropical blues mingled with soft pastels from every colour family.

For the spring look, keep your walls, fabric and decor items in brilliant, energy-inducing tones while keeping the trims and floorings in white.

It is interesting how small décor changes, the flooring and furnishings can help create three distinct looks within the same space. Hope you know now how a few strategic décor elements can change the entire bedroom’s vibe and make a big difference. Do try and rework your bedroom using these elements using your own sense of style of course and create a bedroom that is more personal to you.

Colors That Can Help Your Home Look Neater

It goes without saying that wall colors play an important role in shaping the interior look of your home. And guess what? The right wall colors can also lend your rooms a neat and well-organized look. Here’s a list of wall colors that help your interiors shine, even when you don’t get time to regularly clean them.

1) White

White is an easy choice when it comes to creating a neat and organized look in your rooms. The color has an airy character and is ideal for your living room. What’s great about white is the color acts as a neutral backdrop to highlight other color accents of the room.

Paint your living room’s walls with our white shade Wanderer (1P1909). The shade’s balanced tone lends a neat and composed look to the overall decor of your home. To achieve the best finish with the shade, use our undercoat paint Seal-O-Primer. Introduce more colors in the room with a grey sofa set, beige curtains, wooden coffee table, and black cushioned seats.

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2) Light pink

Another neat-looking wall paint color that you cannot go wrong with is light pink (or muted pink). This color borrows the cheerful aesthetic of bright pink while its muted tones don’t make it overly feminine. It’s perfect for creating a clean and modern look in your bedroom.

Choose our light pink shade Sweet Treat (1P0506) and use it to paint the headboard wall of the bedroom. To complement the neat look of the color, paint the rest of the room’s walls with our light white shade White Sphere (8P2679).

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3) Beige

Ever wondered what makes posh hotel rooms look neat at all times? The secret is the wall color beige. Coming under the family of light neutrals, beige goes easy on the eyes and highlights every part of the room, visually eliminating clutter.

Our light beige shade Fossil Beige (7P0179) is a great living room wall color. Use it to up the sophistication quotient of your living room while making space look airy and organized. Use sleek-shaped furniture items to accessories the room in a neat way.

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4) Light green

Nothing beats light green when it comes to creating a relaxed and organized look in your rooms. The calming appeal of the color works wonders in making your bedroom a peaceful space to spend time in.

Paint your bedroom walls with our light green shade Absinthe Touch (4P0094) to make space look de-cluttered at all times. Natural wood finishes pair well with light green walls. Install wooden flooring and elevate the room’s comfort factor.

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5) Light blue kitchen

The kitchen is one of those rooms that often gets cluttered. But with the right decor, you can make space look neat without having to put much effort. Choose our light blue shade Frosted Ice (5P0123) to give your kitchen walls a tidy makeover.

Install open shelves as they don’t look cluttered as compared to closed storage cabinets. Keep minimal accessories on the island counter to create an organized look. Add finishing touches with indoor plants, natural lighting, and food-related artwork.

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Explore interior and exterior house paint colors from Berger Paints Nepal

Don’t limit your wall color options to only the shades we’ve mentioned here. Explore more options from our extensive Color Catalogue and achieve the dream look of your home.

Tips To Choose The Best Front Door Color

While giving the exteriors of your home a facelift, are you skipping or neglecting the front door – the most important part of your home’s exterior? By styling the front door right, you can give your guests a stylish welcome.  While there are several ways to decorate your front door, choosing the right colors is one of the effective ways to amp up the visual appeal of your home, and we are here to help you choose the right colors for your front door:

1) In sync with the surrounding wall colors

One simple way to choose colors for your front door is to take visual cues from the surrounding wall colors. This approach helps you create a thought-out look for the exteriors of your home.

For example, if you have painted the front walls beige or with other similar neutrals, then natural wooden colors go right with the color scheme. If your front door has a natural barewood finish, improve its appearance by polishing it. Another option is to choose a light or a dark wooden color such as our shades Afterburn (1D0219) and Autumn Leaves (1D2017), and transform the door’s look. Apply 2 coats of exterior primer on the door to make sure the colors come out right. Explore exterior primer price at https://www.bergernepal.com/product/undercoats

2) Go monochrome

For small homes, a monochrome look can help you create a decluttered look. Paint the front walls, door headers, and columns white so that they visually blend in together. Next, paint the front door completely with black; our balanced black shade Tuxedo Tail (8A2693) makes a great choice.

Choosing a glossy black paint will help you create a chic look. To get more creative with the color, paint the door knob golden. Keep a couple of potted plants to add a dose of greenery.

3) Stick with the classics

Nothing beats classic colors when it comes to withstanding the test of time. If you have a vintage, cottage-style home, a dark green color like our Shaded Woods (8A2664) creates the right retro-chic look.

The timeless character of this color helps your home’s facade stay in vogue amidst the changing seasons and trends. Choose metals such as copper and bronze for a doorknob and front lighting fixture to effortlessly pull off the classic, timeless look.

4) Take the bold approach

Things, at times, get boring when you play by the rules. One safe way to artistically break away from the convention is to create a striking color contrast – if the exterior wall colors are light, then paint the front door with a bright color.

Our bright blue shade Blue Daydream (5T0294) creates a striking contrast against a white backdrop. Apart from the front door, you can also use the color to bring the windows and trims to life. The shade makes a vibrant and attractive interior wall paint color as well.

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Interior and exterior paint and primer at prices suitable for every budget

Explore our collection of exterior and interior wall paints and primers. If you need professional help in painting your home, our Express Painting team has the right solutions for you.

Our Express Painting solution is all about using industry-leading painting tools and techniques to ensure the perfect wall finishes. Learn more at https://www.bergernepal.com/page/expresspainting.

Checklist: Everything You Need To Paint Your House

Painting your rooms by yourself is fun, and if you are new to it, trying a couple of times will suffice to get the hang of the process. However, it’s crucial to have all the supplies at your disposal in order to make your painting journey smooth sailing.

Here’s a checklist of almost all the painting essentials that you would need to transform the look of your house:

Preparation essentials

Preparing the walls is a must to achieve proper results. When visiting the store for making a purchase, make sure to include these painting preparation essentials in your shopping cart:

Scraper: Scraping off peels and cracks on the walls is a must to achieve a consistent finish. Doing this also helps to ensure the longevity of the new paint colors. Buy one or two pieces of wall paint scrapers to remove older paint.

  1. Sanding paper: After you are done scraping off the old paint, use sanding papers to smoothen rough textures on the walls and make sure that there are no bumps. It’s best to buy sanding papers in bulk; get your hands on a couple of packs of a dozen pieces.
  1. Soap-based cleaning solution: Scraping and sanding the paint often leads to a build-up of dirt and grease on the walls. Buy a bottle of soap-based cleaning solution to clean the walls and ready them for priming. The cleaner your walls, the better the primer will set.

Soap-based cleaning solution

  1. Masking tape: There are certain areas on the walls where you don’t want to have the new color painted. To make sure that the paint doesn’t bleed into those areas, use masking tapes. This type of tape comes handy in covering window/door trims, outlets, and hardware.

Masking tape

Painting essentials:

These painting essentials come handy after you are done preparing the walls:

  1. Paint tray: Dipping paint brushes and rollers directly into the paint can lead to a lot of spills. This, in turn, adds more to your post-painting cleaning chore. To avoid this, buy paint trays and use them to keep a few dabs of paint as and when needed during the painting process.

  1. Painting brushes: Painting brushes are the go-to choice for many; they are easy to use and are easily available. When shopping for new painting brushes, make sure to choose brushes of large as well as small diameter. Use large diameter brushes to paint the central part of the walls and use small diameter brushes to paint the edges with precision.

Paint Brush

  1. Paint rollers: Paint rollers come as a great option to paint quickly and maintain the consistency of the paint. If you are a beginner, go for rollers. Choose a roller that comes with replaceable sleeves. You can also choose patterned rollers to create interesting wall patterns.

Paint rollers

  1. Primer:  Prior to applying paint, it’s a must to apply 2 to 3 coats of primer on the walls; think of primer as the canvas. Allow 2 to 3 days of drying time for each coat of primer to achieve a rich look with the new paint.

Primer

  1. Paint: Lastly, buy paint colors of your choice and apply them on walls after the primer has fully dried. Just like the primer, make sure to apply 2 to 3 coats of paint to make the look last for a long period of time.

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Get your rooms painted professionally

Don’t like the idea of going through several hassles of self-painting? Opt for our professional interior painting service, Express Painting. Our team at Express Painting are well-versed with state-of-the-art painting tools which are designed to impart a perfect look on your rooms with new paint.

Berger Paints Nepal

Our colour consultants at Berger Paints Nepal can help you choose the right colours for your home. Reach out to us on our toll-free number 1660-012-3434 you can even write to us at customercare@bergernepal.com  and learn more about Express Painting with Berger Paints Nepal at https://www.bergernepal.com/page/expresspainting.