Could your Boulder, CO home use a modern makeover – without the hefty price tag of remodeling?
Decorative painting techniques are beautiful options to add high-end visual interest at low cost. And we promise, they’ve come a long way from the 80’s sponged walls and popcorn ceilings you may imagine when you hear “faux finish.”
Here are 3 contemporary decorative trends we’re loving for the New Year.
1. Strié painting
The strié technique involves creating soft streaks of color to mimic the look of fabric. Giving off a cozy, romantic vibe, this decorative application is gracing entire rooms as well as accent walls, trims and doors.
We recommend opting for a modern neutral or organic pastel to stay on-trend with 2016’s hot colors.
2. Stenciled patterns and textures
Bold patterns and textures continue to make a comeback – but designers are ditching the chevron pattern. This year, they’re choosing geometric shapes, organic textures or pops of watercolor.
And these bright elements are escaping the classic accent wall. We see them spicing up bland floors and ceilings, as well.
3. Metallic finishes
Expect more metallic finishes this year, complimenting contemporary neutrals and antique elements alike. But the classic silvers and golds of 2015 are taking a back seat to 2016’s top choices: brass and rose gold.
Pick your favorite shine and add to almost anything for a complimentary pop. We’ve used it on walls, trims, furniture and fixtures.
Find a professional decorative painter in Boulder, CO
Some home projects are great DIY opportunities – but faux finishes aren’t one of them. They require expert application and color balance to mimic the real thing.
Otherwise you risk a tacky Pinterest fail.
To ensure you achieve the sophisticated look you’re going for, find a Boulder, CO painter with professional training and a proven portfolio of experience you can review.
For more information on expert decorative painting options for your home, call us today at 303-449-3239.