3 Painting Trends Right Now And How To Use Them In Your Home

Painting your home is the best way to update it. A new splash of paint or a new color can change the entire look of your home. Going lighter can brighten a home, going darker can help to make it feel cozy and add warmth to your home. You can paint your home and give it new life, although if you aren't very good at painting, you can hire a professional painter to do this work for you. Paint trends change fairly often. Read on for a few new paint trends you can use in your home and how you can use them.

1. Painting A Black Wall

Black walls are all the rage right now. Black comes in a number of different shades, so it's best to try them out before covering the entire wall with it. Get paint samples from your local paint store and try them out on the wall you intend on painting. Painting a wall black needs to be done carefully. Choose a wall that has plenty of natural lighting so the room doesn't feel like a dungeon afterward. You should use either a flat paint or satin so there isn't too much of a shine on it. Pair it with a lighter shade on your other walls, such as a light grey, cool white, or some other lighter color.

2. Painting Half Of The Wall

Painting the top and bottom halves of the wall a different color, then separating the wall with a chair rail is another new trend. Using white on the bottom to mimic board and batten, then painting the upper portion of the wall a dark color can offer you the darker color you are after but still give you enough light color to prevent closing in the walls. This is a good look in a room that is small, as dark colors can make the room feel too small, but only painting half of the wall can help prevent this from happening. 

3. Painting Doors Black

Another trend that is going around now is painting the interior doors black instead of white. Painting them black can help make your walls pop even more and can prevent the lighter colors in your home from looking too dull or boring. When painting doors black, make sure to use semi-gloss paint to help with cleaning your doors. Paint all of your doors black if you're going to paint them black, don't just paint one or two of them. You need to be consistent.

These are just a few of the paint trends being seen right now. If you aren't sure how to execute these trends in your home, hire a professional painter to help you.

To learn more, reach out to a residential painting service.