What Colour Will You Redecorate In Next Year?
With 2020 just a few short weeks away, now’s the perfect time to start thinking about how you’re going to breathe new life into your home over the coming 12 months.
Changing the colours of the walls at home is an immediate way to make an impact and alter how your living spaces feel, so head down to your local hardware shop, grab yourself some paint samples and start putting together mood boards and lookbooks for the various rooms in the house.
To help you figure out the latest trends predicted to make waves in 2020, various experts have spoken to Good Housekeeping to reveal what they expect to see happening in the world of interior design and it could be just the inspiration you’ve been looking for where colours are concerned.
Interior designer Abbe Fenmore, for example, thinks that blush is going to continue making its presence felt in homes all over the country, a shade that works well with warmer jewel hues to create a contemporary look and feel.
Interestingly, designer Breeze Giannasio said that we’re going to be seeing a lot of white in interiors over the coming year - but with a bit of a twist. “While this might have been a sterile envelope before, it’s only getting more subtle and layered. We’ll see moody white set against clean, modern whites, lending age and depth to this versatile colour.”
Anyone looking for a suitable alternative to black will be happy to hear that navy is going to be big news in 2020, with each of the designers interviewed by the magazine saying that this colour is going to be one of the biggest trends for the coming year.
6 top tips for painting interior walls
Painting is a quick and easy decorating win, and your house will look and feel so different after you’ve finished with the paintbrushes. And it’s also easy to change again if you decide you don’t like it after a few months of living with it.
You will need to do a bit of prep work before you start and there are a few hints and tips to bear in mind if you want the job to look professional. So here’s some advice from us here at Mineheart to help you do the painting yourself with aplomb.
Firstly, make sure you fill in any holes and clean the walls properly with sugar soap to prep the surface for the paint and make sure it’s clean and ready for you to start painting.
Always move the furniture well out of the way before you start to paint as the last thing you want is to get white spots on your Chesterfield. Anything you can’t remove from the space, cover up with a dust sheet.
And you might want to keep a damp cloth nearby in case any paint spills on the floor or if you accidentally get any on your light switches (although you would find it helpful to tape these off with masking tape).
Depending on the original colour of the wall, you could find that your choice of new paint takes to the wall better if you do a base coat first in a shade of grey. If you’ve used any filler for holes and cracks in the wall, you could find it beneficial to prime the walls to seal any areas like this off and stop the paint from being absorbed.
As you’re painting, if you think you can see differences in texture between the edges of a wall and the rest of it, it could be because you’ve used a brush for the edges and then switched to a roller to do the main part of the wall. You can counteract this by brushing the paint on at the edges and then using a smaller roller to roll the paint out before it has time to dry.
And finally, if you know you’re not going to finish the paint job in a day, wrap your paintbrushes up in a plastic bag or some cling film to stop them from drying out. You can then just get cracking again quickly and easily when you return to the job.
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