This project was simply furnishing the front room of a small Portland apartment. The apartment is north-facing so we chose a soft yellow for the ceiling to bring in a feeling of warmth and sunlight. The walls are a pale grey, and both colors find their way into the layers of Emily’s abstracted land and sea scape mural.
What Houzz contributors are saying:
1. Feature wall colours Unlike painting an entire room one colour, the cost of feature wall colours can really add up. This is because the painter has to ‘cut in’ every time one colour meets another – a time-consuming process. The more colours, the higher the cost. To keep costs down, restrict the number of feature wall colours you choose. Also limit the number of walls to be painted a feature colour as each time they meet another surface (ceiling, architraves or skirting) the painter has to carefully paint a straight line in order to achieve a perfect contrast. Not only will you get charged for the extra painting time, but for the time it takes the painter to stop, wash the brushes and start again with a new colour and paint brushes.
Create a muralWhat do you see when you look at this wall… a sweep of sandy beach? A wash of ocean blue? Just a few lines of colour can result in a fun visual effect and bring life and interest to a flat surface. If you want something that looks like a large-scale piece of art on a shoestring budget, try getting creative with your paint application. This design could be replicated relatively easily with some good pre-planning, a roll of masking tape, a selection of tester pots and a dollop of patience. If in doubt, ask a professional decorator to help you.