4 Painting Techniques To Make Your Walls Stand Out

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Do you have a painting and decorating itch that you just need to scratch? If you're looking to add some excitement and personality into your living space, the solution could be as easy as slapping on a fresh coat of paint! 

But wait - don't settle for a standard paint job. There are a variety of painting techniques that can take your walls to the next level and leave your guests in awe. With a little bit of creativity, and the right professional help, you can transform your home into a stylish and inviting oasis that you'll be proud to show off.

If you’re based in London, then you’re in luck because the experts at Paint The Town Green are just around the corner! We are a team of professional home designers who offer quality exterior painting, decorating and refurbishment services that can turn your home into the masterpiece you’ve dreamed of. 

In this article, we will discuss our favourite wall painting techniques to implement and can turn your room from ordinary to extraordinary! Based on what works best for your space, you can shortlist your favourites to try out during your next redesigning undertaking. 

Let’s dive in!

1. Colour Blocking

To add the perfect amount of freshness and vibrancy to your walls, then colour blocking is your go-to solution. This technique is a brilliant way to add dimension and depth to your interiors. With the help of complementary colours coming together across different visible spaces of your room, colour blocking can truly set the mood for you. 


Focus on the shades you want and choose two you think work well together. Add the two together and voilà! Your dash of vibrancy and colour is here! If you’re worried about choosing the right combination of  colours for your walls, then our team of colour consultants can help you. 


Homeowners and interior designers are jumping in on this new trend as it's an excellent way to inject your personality into your home. If you are looking for exceptional craftsmanship, then it is best to partner with the home decorating experts at Paint The Town Green.


2. Half-Wall Technique

Another trending and creative wall painting technique popular among many homeowners is the half-wall technique. Simply put, this involves painting half of the wall in one colour and the other half another colour.

This easy and creative painting technique enables you to try wainscotting your walls without actually installing one. Although the colour combination is completely your choice, working with colours that complement each other is a great place to start.

To begin with, try some neutral colours, like brown, beige or cream. First and very importantly, place a horizontal stripe of tape across the wall to separate the two halves. Paint the lighter colour first and wait till it dries up. Remember you can always paint on a darker colour, but it is more difficult to go lighter! After your first colour is on, paint on the second one and there you have it. Peel off the tape to reveal the crisp line. 

Needless to say, there are a plethora of colours to choose and experiment with. Our expert team of painters can give you suggestions on the perfect colour scheme and palette for your interiors. Give us a call to know more!

To take this a notch further, adding a dado rail can be the perfect detailing for an otherwise boxy room. Essentially, it is a rail that runs along the middle of your room, right above the dado, which is a panel made from wood. This is often painted in a different colour to the rest of the room. It is a great way to make your room stand out and add a splash of character.


3. Ombré

An eye-catching effect that is sure to leave you mesmerised is the ombré. Just like a beautiful painting, this technique focuses on gently transitioning colours that create a water-coloured effect. No wonder this painting technique is popular among modern homeowners. 

For instance, think of a sunset, how the colours transform from shades of yellow, orange and to red. These different hues can be seen together and they gradually merge into one. Ombréis exactly like this! What adds to its popularity, is how inexpensive it is while adding a burst of colours and texture to your walls. 

However, a real ombré  can be a tough job to paint as it requires specialist products to avoid the paint from drying too quickly. You also need to have a pretty good technique to  seamlessly apply the paint. When it comes to installing such intricate painting techniques in your home, it is recommended to seek professional help from expert redecorating companies



4. Lime Wash 

An ancient technique that is currently doing the rounds all over the internet is the lime wash. This is an increasingly popular personal favourite among many clients for their interior space, in both residential or commercial situations. Most homeowners tend to use a neutral lime wash colour in their rooms, bedrooms and office spaces, transforming it into a modern yet cosy environment. 


If you’re looking to add a textured appearance to your walls, then this technique might just be the one. This old-age technique is winning many hearts thanks to its wide array of colours and variety of uses.


Typically, limewash paint is known for its chalky and nuanced impression that gives off a rustic, earthy feeling. This technique uses crushed limestone that is heated at a high temperature and mixed with water to create a paste. This paste is then further coloured with natural pigments that give off its chalky texture. 


Do you know what’s even better? There are plenty of natural benefits attached to using limewash paints. Not only is this paint breathable, non-toxic and eco-friendly but owing to its high PH levels, it can keep your walls bacteria and mould-free. Limewash paint is also odourless thanks to its volatile organic compounds. 


To add the perfect amount of warmth to vast spaces in your house, hire home decorating experts. If you are looking to create a relaxing and cosy atmosphere in your bedroom or amp up small spaces such as your bathroom, then this technique is right up your street.