Painting Advice: Use Neutral Paint Colours with a Purpose


Use Neutral Paint Colours with a PurposeNeutrals are not just a safe option

The Panache Vinyl Silk and Earth Finish Paint Colour ranges  offer a number of neutral colour options to choose from that will work perfectly in your home. Neutral paint colours, as seen on the Panache Colour Studio Display in all Jack’s Paint & Hardware stores, can be used in any design scheme.

Classic choices 

Neutrals are believed to be a timeless and classic colour choice, providing the ideal backdrop when you want to add a touch of vibrant colour, pattern and texture to your design schemes. It is for this reason that neutrals are, at times, classified as being elegant and easy to live with, as they will not clash with any other colour. A cautionary word of painting advice though: neutral paint colours should always be used with specific intent rather than as an excuse to ‘play it safe’.

Painting a room with neutral colours

Painting a room in soft, neutral colours is known to make a small room appear more open and spacious. Use of paints in shades of deeper neutrals in a spacious room, on the other hand, is known to make the space appear warm, inviting and cosy. It is recommended that if a design scheme  involves neutral colours, then varying intensities of the chosen colours should be applied to avoid a monotonous and bland neutral colour finish.

Livening up a room with paint

If you have rooms that are suffering from the above described ‘bland’ effect, why not consider using some colour to liven up those neutral spaces. Use colourful accents as feature walls or to accentuate architectural features of interest in a predominantly neutral-coloured design scheme.

Preparing to paint

All surfaces to be painted should be cleaned beforehand using Panache’s Liquid Sugar Soap, which will remove dirt, grime and stains. Jack’s Flash Fill should be used to fill any visible cracks and dents to ensure a smooth paint finish. Flakes and irregularities of old paint on the walls should be scraped, whilst all bare surfaces must be primed with Panache’s Pigmented Plaster Primer. Please note that if considering to convert a dark coloured room into a neutral hue, then the walls must be adequately primed to ensure that the dominantly darker colours are covered well enough before light coloured paints are applied. This will ensure accurate colour rendering of the softer neutral tones that are chosen. All glossy surfaces should also be sanded down to provide good adhesion for both Panache Universal Undercoat and the final two coats of Panache’s Vinyl Silk or Colour Studio Colour Ranges.

All Panache products that are mentioned in this article are available exclusively at all Jack’s Paint & Hardware stores nationwide.

Enquire about Panache’s team of qualified Contract Painters. They’re at your disposal if the desired intent is that of a professional and stress free paint job.

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