It is all an illusion

When dealing with a smaller space, it is always helps knowing that you can create an illusion by knowing how to choose your paint colour. Colours play a huge role in creating optical illusions within a space; lighter, cooler colours tend to recede, whereas darker, warmer colours will advance. For example, if a room is rather large and ends to feel uncomfortable, painting the ceiling a darker colour than the walls will instantly give you the sense of it being cosier. The colours in a room play an integral role in both the depth perception, as well as the feel to the room. Now in this day and age, with the economy as forgiving as it is, few of us suffer with the first world problem of having rooms so large they feel uncomfortable. How then does the everyday man create the optical illusion of space within a relatively already ‘cosy’ room? How to create space with colour While colour plays a very vital part to making his illusion possible, it is also necessary to know how best to paint the room in order to add to the illusion. When painting, paint both the ceiling as well as the walls the same colour. By doing this, you are enabling your eye to travel continuously around the space, making the room appear more spacious. When you use different colours in a room, this automatically creates barriers within the space, causing your eye to stop and focus at a particular point. Now, down to the nitty gritty with regards to colours. When choosing colours for your smaller space, the lighter, cooler hues will be in your favour if it is space you are going for. Stick to soft tones of blues and greens for the optimum effect. Try also to coordinate your wall and furniture colours, as once again this will continue the optical illusion of on-going monochrome. Finally, to best accentuate your colour scheme, le the light in! place a few lamps in strategic places if you are unlucky enough to not get the bay window apartment. Knowing which colours suit your space best is really our job. At Warrior Paints, we will do all we can to ensure you get the best look available for your home. Contac us today to see how we can help...

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Out with the old, in with the new!

When spring time arrives, the furthest thing from one’s mind is most likely luxury paint. However, spring is all about that glorious notion of new beginnings. You arrange your house, clear the clutter, hell, you even shampoo the carpets! So why not go that one step further and give your entire house a facelift? How to go about painting in spring time Spring just so happens to be the most forgiving season in which to paint. While many people live with the idea that summer is undoubtedly the time to repaint due to the heat helping the drying process, they do not actually realize that their “helping hand” is actually hindering the process causing the paint to be too dry. Also, need one remind you that summer on the highveldt is rainy season. Down the cape front, winter is their rainy months, ruling that time out for them. Hence why spring brings that needed time of balance. Temperatures are fair, elements are forgiving, and on a whole, your paint job has a higher chance of survival. So how do you go about making luxury paint a part of the spring-cleaning process? If you wish to repaint your house in its already existing colour scheme, both inside and out, merely repurchase more of your original colour of choice. If however you wish to repaint your house in an entirely new colour, taking some time to look over various colour charts is a real eye opener to the possibilities available on the market. Following a decorative guide never hurt either when trying to decide which products to use for interior and exterior painting alike. And once all the semantics of colours have been sorted, it is then obviously vital to prep your product correctly and know the difference in various painting techniques and how to execute them with efficiency. When making the choice to implement this procedure every year as part of the spring clean, you will soon begin to see the benefits that an annual paint job can bring. At Warrior Paints, we strive to bring you satisfaction in both the product, and the result. Give us a shout for more...

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