Interior Painting

Interior Painting – Creating a dream space using minimalist concepts

Before painting interior areas and surfaces it is worthwhile to explore several options to finally arrive at the best colour choice that blends in with your environment and personal preferences.

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Interior Painting – Creating a dream space using minimalist concepts.


Since home is where we spend a lot of time, it is always worth the effort to explore several options in order to finally come with a preferable colour choice. Dark shades are warm and laid back. To bring personality to the room one option is to choose one aspect to highlight something that is either visually enticing, inspirational or religion embracing. This can be a pillar in the room, or one of the four sides of a room. The eye will be immediately drawn to this feature wall or pillar.

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The layout of items in the room will have an influence on the appearance. Deep bases are tolerant of wood stain colourants. Where furniture occupies more than half the room space bright colours will add a touch of vibrancy and lighten up space. Feature walls combine personality and to a standard norm. Furniture, Curtains colours should be the guiding roadmap in selecting the wall colour. If not sure about colour matching, a minimalist, hygienic space can be created by paint everything with Brilliant White.


Neutrals are popular

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Neutrals are colours that are light to medium in appearance. These are very popular colours, and their popularity is driven by the fact that they seamlessly blend very well with other household items. Besides creating a warm atmosphere, undertones in Neutrals are sneaky and imposing.
How does one determine the undertone of a colour? On the Paint Colour Swatch (which has several shades of the same colour) the middle shade is the indication of the undertone of all the colours in that Swatch. It gives an indication of how the colours will look like, including the lighter ones.

Colour Swatch
Colour Swatch

The undertone of the Night Jewels colour scheme is more evident on the last two darkest shades, which are Night Jewels 1 and Night Jewels 2. When selecting colours for painting the first interaction is usually with Paint Colour Swatches.


The amount of colour undertone in a shade is less evident in a Colour Swatch, therefore to see the true colour a paint sample should be painted exactly at the same area where the colour will be used. For colour accuracy the same sheen must be used for samples because the same colour appears slightly different between sheens.

The vibrancy of undertones

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The most significant element in the appearance of a colour is its undertone. The appearance of colour reflects according to the availability of sunlight.
To illustrate further the versatility of paint colour undertone, two pictures of the same room are taken during two different times of the day. The room is painted with DULUX Night Jewels 5.
The picture on the left was taken on a sunny midday afternoon. The colour comes out as an enlightening, fresh grey. During a cloudy day or after sunset the colour transcends into a soothing gentle, warm grey (picture on the right).

Interior Painting
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Interior Painting
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TIP: To enhance natural light in a room, place a large mirror where it will reflect light from a window. The light will then spread across the room.

Acetone is product of removing / cleaning any paint from surface.