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Interior Series with Jack Thompson & Co. | 5 Fresh Ways to Use Paint

  • Interior Design
 

Spence Willard are proud to collaborate with
Jack Thompson & Co.,
to bring you the latest interior design ideas, hints & tips

No. 1. Use colour on your ceilings

This is a simple way to bring an up-to-date and contemporary feel to a room, regardless of its style: modern or traditional.

Using a complementing colour to the walls on a ceiling adds interest and unifies a room scheme as leaving it white can create a dull or unfinished feel.

Painting ceilings the same colour as the walls and skirting boards is an effective way to make a room feel more spacious and voluminous.

No. 2. Paint your radiators

Often ignored, unpainted radiators may become an unattractive focal point in a room.

The need for a special paint is a myth, an eggshell finish of a good quality brand can do the trick.

Painting a radiator the same colour as the wall will blend it in whereas painting it a complementary colour will enhance it, particularly effective with column radiators.

No. 3. Bypass myths about painting windows

Leaving window frames white to avoid making a feature of them has the opposite effect, particularly when using darker shades on walls.

Like radiators, painting frames the same colour as the walls or a complementary shade will give a room a cohesive and unified look, the windows can even become an attractive feature.

This applies not only to wood windows but also composite/plastic windows as these can also be painted using a quality undercoat and an eggshell or gloss finish paint.

No. 4.  Paint your kitchen cupboards

Using paint is an easy way to update a kitchen, again using quality undercoat and an eggshell or even gloss finish paint.

Painting your kitchen the same colour as the walls will make a small kitchen feel more spacious.

Select different complementary colours to add interest to a scheme, for example have a different colour for wall-hang cupboards to complement those under the worktop or paint them the same colour as the walls. If you have a kitchen island this could be painted a different colour too.

No. 5.  Pay attention to the inside of your cupboards and built-in wardrobes

The inside of cabinetry is often neglected, despite the fact that we look inside our cupboards as part of our everyday life.

Using a contrasting, even bold colour inside a cupboard is an easy way to add an element of surprise and tends to enhance the items stored inside.

This can be applied playfully to the inside of any cupboards, such as wardrobes and kitchen units.

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