Ideenschmiede live: set visual highlights with wall colors!

Before any furniture in the room, the choice of wall paint is on the move. And this point is not even so easy! In earlier years, when you wallpapered any room with woodchip, which was subsequently painted white, modern deco trends point you in a completely different direction: Atmospheric, atmospheric and full of sparkling ideas!

The wide range of modern wall colors

Go to a hardware store with a color mixing machine and have a look at the RAL color charts displayed there. They probably only show a small part of what is possible.

At this point, we reduce the whole thing to some important basic colors to give you an overview as a guide. So, in the first step, you can decide which color direction you want for your room:

Wall painteffect
pure whitebright, radiant, cool
creambright, comfortable, noble
pinkgirlish, friendly
pinkstrong, emotional
Bright redgarish, disturbing
Dark redcalming, dim
Sky bluespacious, fresh, cool
deep Blueelegant, calming
Limerefreshing, of course, bright
Dark greenelegant, dark, unusual
Sonnengelbfresh, bright, friendly
lemoncool, bright, cheeky
Purple violetspiritual, eroticizing
shades of greyrestrained, stylish
sandy colorsnatural, bright, warm

Of course, these colors can be mixed and changed as you like, so you have the opportunity to design your space in a very individual way.

Wall colors: the best ideas for chic color combinations!

A whole room, painted entirely in dark red? Or in intense purple? To be on the good of heart, you have to be pretty weird! Fact is: Too much intense color literally crushes a room.

Also, only dark-colored walls quickly become heavy and gloomy, and the space diminishes visually. That is why it is a good idea to combine strong and dark wall colors with light tones, always in a way that the final result appears harmonious.

When combining your colors, be sure to combine cool with cool tones and warm tones with warm tones. For example, dark red and light blue do not work well together, while light blue blends beautifully with lime green or yellow.

Creative wall design with color: our ideas for you

Now we come to the details of the wall design: How should the wall paint be distributed on the surfaces, flat, in stripes, as a glaze or completely different? We've come up with some ideas that will surely inspire you!

Trendy: Walls in striped look

Paint the wall in a light shade, then tape regular vertical strips with tape and apply a darker, matching tone on the open areas. This creates a lively striped look.

Paint walls in different colors

Paint three room walls in white or cream - and the front wall of the room in a gaudy or dark tone that matches the furniture. So it is not too dark, but not at all boring!

Optically "lift" the ceiling

Paint the walls in a darker shade than the ceiling and draw a white stripe about 15 cm wide around the top of the wall: this visually enhances a low ceiling.

Give wall surfaces a frame

First paint the entire wall in white, then tape around a 15 cm wide strip with tape. On the inner surface you apply your desired color, so you get a chic frame for your little work of art.

High walls in two parts in color

Many old buildings have beautiful, high walls. Paint the lower third in a darker color, the upper lighter and decorate the dividing line with a pretty border, either glued on or dabbed with a stencil.

Optical depth through glazing technique

Cover the wall in a light tone - and then apply a translucent glaze in a darker color. Depending on your mood, use a tassel, a sponge or a rag.

Speckle technique: cheerful splashes of color

Prime your wall in a light color and then pick up a wide bristle brush. Dip the bristles in paint and brush vigorously with a brush handle so that the splashes hit the wall. This is also possible with a broom!

Rust effect: walls in industrial design

Special rust effect colors give your walls a trendy industrial look. These are applied in one or two coats and usually require a finish with clear lacquer to fix the color.

Winding technology: Create creative structures

Use a lint-free cotton rag that you dip in color to roll a pattern on your wall. Wear the best gloves, because it is very colorful!

Tips & Tricks

Whatever technique you want to use, it's best to first prepare a sample on a piece of cardboard or a discarded wallpaper sheet. How to really get going for the real work!

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