Brit Decor: A wash of Watercolour

June 25, 2015

The use of watercolour in interior decor is commonly associated with fabrics and accessories such as paintings on canvas, but the colourful effects are now becoming popular as a way to brighten up living spaces. Most people will tend to stick to neutral colours for their homes’ interior design, but for those who like to experiment and make a statement with their decor and wall design, the use of watercolours is a growing trend.

This style is a unique way to apply an artistic feel to your home and is also a unique way to put your own stamp on your property. Despite its connection with art, anyone can easily use watercolours to decorate their property and give it a cool and distinctive look that will add to the charm and character of any home.

Endless Possibilities

One advantage of using watercolour to decorate your walls is that the colour options available to choose from are endless and even the use of dull colours can create eye-catching and unique results. When using watercolours, the only limit is your imagination as it is possible to come up with your own colour schemes, designs and combinations. The possibilities are infinite and the results will always be unique to your home while reflecting your taste and style.

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Applying Watercolours to your Walls

As mentioned above, applying watercolours to your interior walls is quite simple and, like any other painting project, it comes with the freedom to select the shades of your choice from a wide range. Whether you are contracting the decoration to a professional or tackling the job by yourself, the first step is to ensure a new hard hat and protective clothing is worn if heights are involved. You may also wish to make sure that your furnishings are suitably covered to avoid any paint going where it is not supposed to go.

For flat walls that do not have gloss, a simple mixture of equal parts of watercolour and water is adequate. If your walls have semi gloss then you may want to adjust the mixture to one-third water and your watercolour for the rest. Either way, it is important to mix the two until you are satisfied with the shade and then proceed with applying the paint using a cloth on the walls. For the best results it is recommended to use circular motions to apply the paint until the watercolour is satisfactorily on the wall.

Stand back and admire your creation!

Watercolours are commonly thinner than ordinary paints and the finished results always look extraordinary because once the paint is applied, it gives off a transparent look that’s truly beautiful. Once dry, watercolours allow light to travel through which adds depth and richness to the interior decor, giving a unique look that both homeowners and their guests can admire and love.

While watercolours have traditionally been used in art such as paintings on canvas, using the technique in interior decoration is a growing trend and its popularity is justified. Why not give your home a colour boost and unique look today by planning a watercolour-painting project for the walls in one of your rooms?

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