West Coast Hampton
photographed by: Blackstone Edge
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2. Enamel paintEnamel paint is a solvent- or oil-based paint.ProsEnamel paint is highly durable.It is glossy, which imparts a rich finish to the walls.Enamel paint is best suited for areas that are subject to high moisture and humidity.ConsOne disadvantage is that enamel paint is less flexible in comparison to emulsion paint. It may develop cracks over a period of time.Enamel paint takes a longer time to dry.Another minus is that this paint emits strong odours, which may also be harmful to health.Solvents such as turpentine are required to clean the paint brushes.Find an interior designer from the directory of Houzz professionals to help you choose the right palette, paint and treatment for your walls
Design dilemma: “My wood floors are too dark!” Flooring too dark but you don’t want to redo it? One lovely option is to paint the walls pale blue with white trim, hang warm bamboo shades, and roll out area rugs in soft colours to define zones.Another way to work around too-dark flooring is by covering up as much as possible, using room-size area rugs. This works best in low-traffic areas like the bedroom.Read more:What to Choose: Light Wood or Dark Wood?Tell us: Do you have dark wood floors? How do you decorate around them? Share your photos and tips in the Comments below.
Note which rooms are visible to one anotherWalk through your house and note which spaces you can see from each room. Use a floor plan (a rough sketch is fine) to keep track. Adjoining rooms are part of this, but you may be able to see quite a bit farther – down a hall and into the kitchen, for instance. These notes will form the basis of your whole-house colour plan, so keep them close at hand.