At Evis Build, we undertake all painting and decorating work. We know that a quality finish to your walls and ceilings is important, so our painters and decorators never settle for anything but perfection.
Key points to consider about painting and decorating
Although we can help with your intended design, style, colour schemes and work through the finer details before we start your painting and decorating, there are a couple of points we think you should first consider before you give us a call.
When choosing your colour scheme, try to cover at least 60% of your space with a main colour, 30% to 40% with a secondary colour and up to 10% with an accent colour. Accent colours do not necessarily need to be in the form of paint or paper on your walls, the use of soft furnishings or coloured lighting can also help form your final ‘picture’.
Colours do not need to be complimentary to produce good results. For example, mixed shades of pastel colours or highly contrasting colours often work well together.
Your home should reflect your individual style. By all means you should take inspiration from various media publications and your friends’ homes, but you should then try and form your own ‘look’. It often helps to think about the dominant colours that appear in your most loved possessions and hobbies, you can then try to apply these to your home.
A home without any variation in textures would feel lifeless and dull. You should consider what textures you like to feel and look at, and how to integrate them into your room. For example, rugs add depth and character to wooden floors, polished metal fixtures contrast beautifully with matt paint, and sculptured wall panels make great focal points in single-colour rooms.
The average room has 40 metres cubed of volume, that’s a lot of space to be creative in. You may want to think about being creative with your ceiling by creating a lower ‘floating ceiling’ effect which can make the atmosphere far more cosy in tall rooms, or hanging pictures, mirrors, shelves or televisions above furniture to balance out any bare looking walls.
Lighting, like in any room is an often overlooked but crucial element to consider. You should not just limit yourself to the ‘standard’ centre light that is so common amongst UK homes. Creating a triangle of light from the sides of a space will usually create the best look in a room. You may also want to consider fitting lighting around the circumference of your space with the lights pointed at your walls to add depth as well as reflecting off the walls into the centre of your room.
Finally, you should consider having separate lights which can be switched or dimmed depending upon what you will be doing in your room at the time. For example, dimmed feature lighting can be useful for when you are entertaining guests, whilst bright lights would be better to read under.