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Using Fresh Paints To Liven Up Your Home

Updated: Apr 14, 2023

Painting your home can be a quick way to freshen up your home. However, it can turn into a nightmare if things don’t work out as expected. These include receiving paints that look completely different from the brochures, uneven and blotchy finishes from poor quality paints. Learn ground-up from our interior designers on achieving the ideal background combination.

Don't be Afraid to Explore Interior Paint Color Options

"People who live in colorful interiors have gotten over the fear of making a mistake." The best way to get over that fear is to always start with a color you love. From a rug, a painting, a fabric. Then test it on the wall. If it’s too strong, consider asking your paint store to formulate it at “half-strength” to lighten it or to tone it down by adding more gray.

Ask for colour collaterals

With so many options in the market to choose from, deciding on the perfect colour for your space can be challenging. The last thing you want is to have your entire room freshly painted, only to find out that the finished product does not quite look like the colour you picked out originally.

To save you from doing extra work, be sure to ask for colour collaterals in paint stores. This will make it easier to visualize how your new paint will look like on the wall, without having to worry about the colours not matching up.

Ensure the surface is prepped before painting

Most people tend to skip out on paint prep because it’s too much work, but doing so can result in a bad paint job as paint cannot bond well to a dirty wall. But if you want a more durable and lasting finish, it’s worth spending a bit more time prepping your walls before you paint.

To start, make sure that the walls are clean and free of dirt, grease and grime by giving it a good wipe down. Any cracked, flaking or peeling areas also need to be scraped, sanded and filled prior to painting. Once that’s done, just leave the walls to dry thoroughly — and you’ll get a perfectly smooth surface that’s ready for a fresh lick of paint!

Exploring Using Multiple Different Colors

For a bolder approach, try using two different colors in the same room. For example, paint a built-in bookcase or niche a shade of green in a room with blue walls, which will highlight the items on the bookcase or inside the recessed area. Of course, architectural elements can also provide continuity throughout a house if they are painted the same color in every room. Starting in the Federal period and continuing today, white and off-white have been the traditional choice for molding, windows, and doors.


At Dreamakers Interior we believe that every space has the potential to become unique, harmonial and beautiful. We are proud of what we do and are prepared to work overtime to guarantee that you are satisfied with the way your space looks. From full-scale projects to small renovations, we invite you to take a look at our gallery and see what we have done. Below are some of our favorite projects. If you need professional help for design conceptualization or space planning, let us know.

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