Kim Bougaardt, Plascon Design Centre Blog Editor
It’s the New Year. If you’re still lucky enough to be on holiday and looking for an easy fix that’s budget friendly, yet still fresh and fabulous to do around the home, these easy ideas for painted effects could very well serve as inspiration.
Painted Effects 2012/2013
Chevrons were big news in 2012 and seem set to be around well into the New Year. Create a dramatic atmosphere and set the scene.
Two-tone walls are still trendy. A dark colour is best offset with white to add a modern touch. If you have a small space, this paint effect can make a room feel bigger than it actually is.
Bring out the artist in you with acrylic paints on canvas. Hang on the wall, step back and admire your handy work. Use pastel shades or add some bright and bold colour into your artworks for a home that says “on trend” in 2013.
While pops of neon are still seen everywhere, it’s easier to live with in small doses. This mirror frame comes alive with a bit of neon power.
Ombre walls were a high point in 2012. Try this easy technique on an entire wall and create a fun feature that takes ‘stripes’ to a new and exciting level.
Metallic paint was big news last year and knowing your metal always adds a bit of sparkle to a room. Keep it subtle and innovative like these polka dots in gold that add instant sophistication to the dark, moody, blue wall.
Upcycling is here to stay. Breathe new life into old baskets with metallic spray paint for a modern and sassy look.
Kids’ rooms can be turned into fairytale wonderlands with a little imagination and bit of paint.