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Your Complete Guide To Painting With Effects

Home design never stops. Trends shift and change, and technological innovations constantly shape the products available to us. The ‘right stuff’ of hot 10 or even 5 years ago is long gone. Today, if you want a room with a statement, a neutral color is simply not enough, and even deep, bold colors won’t cut it anymore.

 Welcome to the current trend in home decor: effect painting. How do you do it right – or at all? We have all the answers.

Why paint with effects?

Home design often poses a challenge of defining space. Sometimes a room is too big or too narrow, sometimes the space is completely open like in a loft or a studio. One way to solve this problem is by cleverly employing paint. Colors, specifically dominant ones, can easily re-proportion a room and provide a pleasant boundary. Dominance can take the form of a bold shade, but also by way of a unique texture – paint effects.

Paint effects make a real statement. Painting walls using effects is a sure way to spark life into an old room, without having to replace existing furniture and accessories. Paint effects make a huge difference in a room’s ambiance, so it’s best to use them sparingly. Texturize one target wall as a focal point, instead of overpowering the room. Choose a shade of effect that matches the other walls in the room.

What’s your effect?

Paint effects are constantly evolving. The choices are endless, and often downright overwhelming. When you choose an effect, you commit to a certain atmosphere in the room. That’s why it’s best to familiarize yourselves with all available options before making a home design decision. These are the most popular effects:

Concrete – the current king of the design sphere: decorative paint in an exposed look, suitable for urban-feel and rugged, industrial-chic spaces.