Cabinet painting and even regular house painting can be made so much better. If you want your interior paint project to be unique and beautiful, you may consider adding texture or paint patterns to your walls. Textures and patterns add dimension and unique appeal, but there are many things to consider before adding too much design to your wall paint.

The following are some ideas to consider when putting patterns and textures on your home’s interior walls. The right design layout will help you create ornate walls that will remain trendy for years.

Consider Metallic Hues

Metallic paint colors, such as bronze, gold, silver, and copper, are classic tones that are rich in their reflective sheen. These hues are ideal for texturing in stencil wall applications, such as bohemian flowers or geometric stenciled lines, to give walls a modern and custom appeal.

Metallic colors are also ideal for use in pattern painting, such as classic chevron lines or polka dots, to make walls more sophisticated. Or metallic paint colors can be used as accent walls for a surprising splash of color.

Consider Subtle Texturing for Cabinet Painting

Some paint brands sell paint that has texture mixed in already for light dimension and a slightly gritty, sandy appeal. Other ways to add texture to your walls include using a sponge and paint to add subtle definition to your walls.

You don’t want to add large amounts of texture to smaller walls or you’ll end up overpowering your paint hues with too much dimension. Stick to classic orange peel or other standard texturing techniques to give your walls a modern appeal.

Note: texturing is a great way to make neutral wall colors, such as off-white, tan, and brown, stand out in an unexpected way.

Consider Stamped Texturing

Walls that are very large benefit from stamped texturing, which involves using a rolling sponge to apply a textured design — usually flowers or another type of pattern — onto the wall space. The effect is an almost wallpaper-like design that is actually created entirely from paint.

This type of texturing requires a steady hand, as uneven rolling lines will result in a non-matching pattern, so you’ll want to hire a painting professional to do this type of wall application for you.

Stamped texturing is most visible if you use two totally contrasting hues, such as a white wall with black textured patterns. If you want the results to be subtle, apply a gentle, watered-down layer of sponge paint over stamped textured walls to soften their finish.

Consider Abstracts for Your Home

This will not be a method you’ll want to use on cabinets… well, not usually.

Abstract art is an expressive, non-committal art form that can be easily used in the home. If you want to create a single accent wall that is more of a conversation piece in the home (choose a wall in a main room, such as a living or dining room wall), then abstract inspiration is great for your pattern design.

Choose multiple paint colors that complement one another but don’t match entirely. Your painter will help you select tones that work well together. Have your painter apply random lines of painters’ tape on your chosen wall, then allow them to apply paint in each hue at will. Toss in a few splashes of metallic color for effect, and you’ll have an abstract wall that is timeless in its appeal and wonder.

You can update your home’s living space in many different ways without having to compromise color, style, or your personal preference in paint color and design. Make your home more modern and colorful by using painting tips that work well for various wall types.

Our painting specialists at Rick’s Painting and Pressure Cleaning are able to assist you in all of your interior and exterior painting needs. Call us to schedule a consultation today.