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Decorating Rules that our Toronto Residential Painters Can Help You Break!

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Decorating Rules that our Toronto Residential Painters Can Help You Break!

Whether you’ve just moved in, or you’re ready for a refresh, a coat of paint is often one of the most straightforward renovations to make to your Toronto home. But after a few minutes on Google, you might be overwhelmed by all of the rules that have been laid out by interior decorators. The good news is, there are at least five of those that you can toss out right away. Our residential painters in Toronto can make sure that the paint job is done professionally, and you can be a trendsetter when you break these rules in the best possible way.

Rule #1: You have to paint your ceilings white.

Ceilings are just another surface in your room. While decorators don’t usually suggest that you paint your ceiling anything too dark, you can definitely choose any colour that you like! Pale colours will be less of a statement, while bold colours can be complemented by white crown moulding or decorative plaster detailing.

Rule #2: You can only have 1 accent wall.

While the name might suggest that an accent wall should be a single bold surface, this isn’t always the case. For example, rooms that are irregularly shaped can give you the opportunity to bring your accent colour onto more than one wall, connecting parts of the room. Accent walls can also be used to divide a space or indicate things that belong together. Residential painters in Toronto can also make sure that the switch from your accent colour to your base colour is a clean line, which is important to make this technique work.

Rule #3: You can’t use dark paint colours in small rooms.

While the common suggestion for small bedrooms or offices is to paint them white to make them look larger, there are other ways to accomplish this that involve a little more colour. High gloss paint allows you to open up the feeling of the room in darker colours, and this approach can be complemented by mirrors and lighting to help the space feel open without looking too clinical.

Rule #4: Your trim has to be white.

Just because this is the colour that a lot of trim will be when it arrives at your house, doesn’t mean that you have to keep it that way! Consider giving your navy blue dining room a bit of royal flair with gold picture rails, or try something more subtle with gray baseboards to compliment lavender walls.

Rule #5: Bedrooms should be painted in soft, calm colours.

Your bedroom should be a place where you feel comfortable, but that doesn’t mean that you have to paint it in pastel colours. If you are drawn to an artistic wall, or a bright colour, bring it into your space! In the evening, any harshness you might be concerned about can usually be softened with warm light. This is your space, so make sure it makes you feel comfortable!

There are lots of rules that are ready to be broken when it comes to residential painting, but one that you definitely shouldn’t break is tackling it all on your own. IUPAT residential painters are skilled at making these rule-breaking paint jobs look amazing. If you’re interested in pursuing a career as a Toronto residential painter, contact us today to learn more!

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