Adding a Classic Touch to Your Home’s Interior
Adding some classic charm to your home does not have to be an expensive project. Even if you don’t live in an older home, you can tweak your interior design for an old world look. A classic look is timeless, so it is a cost effective interior design choice. Achieving an old world touch to your home is easier than you think.
Choosing the Right Paint Colours
If you want your walls to reflect a classic theme, you need to choose the right kinds of paints. Most of the time, classic finishes work best with lighter tones, although rich, darker tones are sometimes used. The way you combine your colours will also play a role in the look you are trying to achieve.
White is always a safe choice for a clean, classic look, but many designers discourage the use of plain white. Slightly unconventional colours that give an older feel to a decor include moorish red, taupe and pink. Gold, and in particular, a red and gold combination is reflective of the style of Victorian era homes.
The Overall Colour Scheme
The walls are just a start, as you must ensure that your furniture and accessories complement them well. Floral patterns can work in a classic setting, but you must ensure that they do not overpower the overall decor. Turquoise, blue, and lime-green create interesting visuals against a white backdrop. Teal cushions can offset coral coloured wall paint. You can even throw in a darker accent to complete the look.
No interior look is complete without some attention to your flooring choices. Many people who want old-world charm prefer to install hardwood. This is an easy choice, but it is not the only one available. Tiles and carpets can also invoke a sense of classic charm. In either case, avoid using colours that are too close to the wall paint colours. This can give interior a sober look. Encaustic tiles can give you bit of Victorian era magic, and the various colour combinations can complement almost any decor.
You don’t need to be a colour expert to get paints that capture the theme you desire. All you need is the right kind of help. At Mister Decorator, we can offer many other paint colour suggestions to help you get the right interior look for your specific application. We know how to apply paint to get the right texture.
Whether you’re painting an old home, a new home, or you simply need help with any of our other services, we’re only a phone call away. Talk to us about your home’s painting needs, and we will help you make the perfect statement. We will take all the time necessary to ensure that we meet or exceed all of your painting needs and that your project goes as smoothly as possible from start to finish.