Painting tips

If you’re replacing windows and interior trim, it’s an opportune time to paint your home’s interior along with the trim. With daylight brightening your home, a fresh coat of paint can invigorate your space.

Painting tips

The right COLOUR palette

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Many paint companies follow colour trends and offer stylish palettes with complementary tones. These designer selections are a great way to infuse colour into your home with a greater chance of success. Instead of basic white for your new interior trim, try choosing the lightest tone from your favourite palette.

 

an accent window wall

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If your home has a large window or a grouping of windows that act as a focal point, try painting this wall a shade or two lighter than the others. As the daylight streams through the window, it will appear even larger, giving extra volume to your room. If your style tends towards Contemporary, paint this accent wall stark white with matching trim, for an architectural effect.

 

don’t be afraid of the dark

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With north-facing windows and particularly small rooms, you’ll have less natural light to play off. While the inclination may be to lighten the room with a bright colour, it can pay to go with the flow and embrace dark, moody hues for a cozy result. Because dark colours are more commanding, take extra time to select the right shade – even opting for a sample pot of paint to try on the wall before committing.