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.

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 For Minimalist Decor

Wall colors lay the foundation for any decor style. For a minimalist decor, you don’t have to be color-averse. With the right wall colors, you can capture the essence of minimalism and let it inspire your way of life. You can make your walls sing with the right paint colors.

To make things a tad easier for you, we have listed 5 minimalist colors that you cannot go wrong with. You can opt for these minimalist shades from Berger Paints Nepal’s extensive Color Catalogue.

1) Ivory:

Refer to any home decor magazine and you will come across ivory as one of the must-use colors for creating a minimalist look. Although you can use our Organic Ivory (7P0189) as interior wall paint in any room, the color works best for your living room. To make sure that the light decor doesn’t look plain, go for black furniture. The stark transition between dark and light will give your living room an intriguing look.

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2) Beige:

Beige is another wall color with which you cannot go wrong with when it comes to pulling off a minimalist decor in an effortless way. Use our Fossil Beige (7P0179) to transform your bedrooms into minimalist spaces. Pair the shade with matching neutrals such as cream, and mocha to create a thought-out color scheme in your bedrooms. For color variation through texture, go for light-colored wooden furniture. Though light-colored wooden furniture is minimalistic in terms of decoration, it is fabulously inspiring.

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3) Pink:

Pink is usually not the color that comes to mind when you talk about minimalist decor. However, soft pink like our Sheer Pink (1P0012) lends the room an air of sophistication.  The color helps you create a simple yet well-composed look in your rooms. Pair pink with beige sofa and light-colored furniture to create an unmistakable minimalist decor in your rooms.

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4) Charcoal:

Charcoal is one of the best wall color choices for creating a darkish minimalist look in your rooms. Bearing a strong resemblance with black, our Charcoal Sky (8A0348) helps you introduce an element of sophistication in a minimalist decor. Pair charcoal with other softer shades such as light grey and matte black.

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5) White:

White is a commonly preferred wall color in minimalist decor styles. What’s most interesting to know is that white is one of the few minimalist colors that work well in every room. For creating a minimalist decor with a hint of sophistication, pair our Sandy White (8P2749) with light grey, taupe, and sand. Sandy White is the best white paint for interior walls for creating a minimalist look.

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Give your house the touch of sophistication

Berger Paints Nepal offers some of the best paint for the living room. From light and soft to bright and vibrant, the brand’s Color Catalogue includes various tasteful shades. Explore and discover your new favorites at https://www.bergernepal.com/colorcatalogue/index.