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February Refresh: Innovative Paint Techniques to Brighten Your Home

February is the perfect time to breathe new life into your living space. Whether you’re looking for a subtle change or craving a more dramatic transformation, clever paint techniques can hold the key to brightening and rejuvenating your interiors.

Below, we’ll cover some of our favourite painting techniques for a gorgeous new look!

Pictured here are our shades Fairy Dust and Winter Cherry from our Walls & Ceilings range.

Add interest with two-toned walls: Create dimension and visual interest with two-tone painting. To achieve this look, choose two complementary colours and paint the upper and lower halves of your walls in different shades. This simple yet impactful technique can help create the illusion of higher ceilings and more spacious interiors, making it particularly useful for smaller rooms or areas with low ceilings. The possibilities are endless! We recommend experimenting until you find your perfect match.

Accent your walls with playful stencils: Bring your personality to your walls with stencilled accents. Whether it’s intricate murals, and charm to your walls with stenciled accents. Whether you want to create intricate patterns, crisp ceiling borders, playful shapes, or artistic murals, stenciling gives you the power to completely customise your space to reflect your unique style. Use contrasting colours for a bold, standout look or tone-on-tone shades for a more subdued touch.

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Colour block your room for a bold statement: Make a statement through colour blocking. Divide your room into different sections, painting each one a different colour. This technique is a playful twist on traditional paint looks and allows you to really have fun experimenting with colour. Be sure to take advantage of our Colour Samples when you’re ready to try before you buy! Whether you decide to choose vibrant primary colours or opt for muted neutrals, colour blocking will bring energy and heaps of personality into your home.

Create a gradient on your walls for added dimension: Make your home more colourful and soften darker shades with ombre walls. Start with a darker base shade the bottom of your chosen wall and gradually transition to a lighter shade as you move upward. This technique will add interest to any room, creating a sense of movement and flow. Experiment with soft pastels for a subtle effect or bold hues for a dramatic statement.

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Elevate your walls with textured paint finishes: Textured paint finishes bring depth and visual interest to interior design, enhancing the tactile experience in a space. From simple stippling to sponge painting, these finishes add warmth and character to walls, ceilings, and furnishings. They’re also useful for covering up imperfections and creating focal points. Whether you’re going for a cosy, rustic feel or aiming for a sleek, sophisticated look, CRAFTED™ by Crown Luxurious Suede Textured Matt Emulsion provides plenty of creative options. This formula offers an enriching, suede- textured finish to walls that creates a soft, natural brushed effect.

With these innovative paint techniques, you can refresh and brighten your home during winter, and beyond. Whether you’re looking to make a bold statement or add subtle sophistication, your local Crown Paints retailer has the inspiration and tools you need to bring your vision to life.

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