If the room is small, it is best to choose colors that are not too intense. And better cold than warm. The ideal wall to paint in color? The one with the windows to let the light shine on the white ones. Armchair, by Crearte. Space decorated by Jeanette Trensig.
WHERE IS THE ROOM ORIENTED?
If it faces north, it will receive little natural light, so ideally paint that wall in warm, pale colors. But if it is oriented to the south, you can opt for colder. Armchairs, by Baladia & Valklein, at Mercader de Venecia. Living room designed by Pepe Llaudet.How much light does it reach?
HOW MUCH LIGHT DOES IT GET?
It is key to choose the color. If you have sun for many hours a day, you can choose darker colors but if only light enters, it is better to opt for more subdued tones. Comfortable by Homes in Heaven. Table lamp, by Daissie Artisan. Bedroom designed by Pia Capdevila.
AND WHAT ARTIFICIAL LIGHT WILL IT HAVE?
We always talk about natural light but artificial light is key, especially in winter. Keep in mind that cool LEDs reduce the vividness of colors; warm LEDs accentuate that warmth and halogens add white light that enhances colors. Pepe Llaudet’s space.
WHAT IS YOUR DECORATIVE STYLE?
If your style is Nordic or contemporary, cool and neutral tones (blue or gray, for example) will suit you better. If you are more classic, neutrals are warm (sand is an option). If you are vintage, intense (mint green, pink, ocher …). Furniture, from Ikea. Chairs, in Mercantic.
AT EACH STAY, ITS COLOR
An example: painting a study is not the same as a bedroom. For the first case, it is best to choose stimulating tones (intense green or mustard, for example) and for the second, more relaxing (blue, gray or soft green).
THE TYPE OF PAINT MATTERS
Water-based plastic is one of the most used. If you prefer eco-friendly paint, the finish often has a touch of chalk paint. To go fast, choose a one-coat paint. And for rooms with humidity (bathroom, kitchens …), antifungal. Coffee table and armchair by Sacum and bench by La Maison.
BRIGHT OR MATTE?
The finish is important. If the wall you want to paint is perfectly smooth, you can choose a glossy paint. Otherwise, better mate, this way you will hide the defects. Coffee tables, by Meritxell Ribé – The Room Studio. Carpet, by Nani Marquina.
WHAT FURNITURE WILL YOU HAVE?
Take them into account when choosing the color of that wall because everything has to be in harmony. Headboard, bedspread, cushions and cushion cover, in Azalea Decoration. Bedside table by Wunderkammer. Wall lamps, by Saltoki. Bedroom decorated by Belén Campos.
SAMPLES AND SAMPLES
And of course, before sticking with a specific color, make several samples and look at them at different times of the day and under artificial light. You will finish deciding. Sofa, by Frajumar. Coffee tables, design by Luderna Design. Carpet, by Benuta. Room decorated by Juanma Alfonso, from Luderna.
And now we are going to go a little further in the application of color because you can choose to paint only one wall or paint a wall and the elements that you support on it. The effect will be completely different. In fact, the space will seem larger if you unify, with the same color, doors, moldings, baseboards, cabinet fronts … even picture frames.
WHAT IF YOU PAINT THE CEILING TOO?
If you choose the same color for a wall and the ceiling, you will get the dimensions of the space to be undefined, so it will also appear larger if the color is not very intense.
LOOK FOR A BOND OF UNION BETWEEN THE COLOR AND THE DECORATION THAT JUSTIFIES YOUR CHOICE: THE UPHOLSTERY OF AN ARMCHAIR, THE TONES OF A FRAME …
Whatever you choose, combining white and color will attract attention and raise the decorative level of the room. Checked.