Faux Finishes for Your Home Using Spring 2014 Pantone Colors
Looking for a way to spruce up your walls that goes beyond regular painting? Faux finishes allow you to be as creative as possible and explore different textures and colors. You can give your walls a velvety appearance, a silky look or a metallic sheen. You can also make walls look as though they’re made of different materials, such as stone.
When using faux finishes in your home, consider using one or more of Pantone’s Spring 2014 colors. These tones can brighten up your home or give it a soft and relaxing atmosphere. Pantone’s bold spring shades include yellow Freesia, Celosia Orange, Cayenne, Radiant Orchid and Dazzling Blue. The softer hues to choose from include light green Hemlock, icy Placid Blue, Violet Tulip, gray Paloma and Sand. If you focus on the softer colors, you can always add touches of one or more of the bolder tones to give your walls some contrast. You can also do the opposite and choose one of the bold colors as your main focus, with a bit of the lighter tones used here and there to soften things up. It’s important to get the color combinations right, so you won’t end up with walls that look too garish or too dull. The colors you choose also depend on the type of faux finish you’re interested in. Some of these colors will work better with certain patterns or textures than others. If you need help deciding on the right faux finish and colors for each room, don’t hesitate to ask our interior design firm for help.