Shake Up Your Space with Colour, Indoors or Out
Economic news got you feeling the blues? A little jolt of colour can take care of that. Budget-consciousness doesn’t always mean having to abandon your dreams for a more colourful living space. Using a little creativity and materials such as spray paint, you can still enjoy a love affair with colour, without a big commitment of time or money.
Do-it-yourselfers choose spray paint because it’s fast and easy to apply and leaves a smooth finish with no brush marks. Krylon has introduced a unique 360° dial spray tip that makes it even faster and easier to spray in hard-to-reach places without runs or drips. By using spray paint for simple fix-ups, you can quickly and easily make a striking difference around the home and yard.
Brightening architectural details such as shutters, garden gates and light fixtures with a punch of colour can increase a home’s curb appeal. Indoors, strategic use of colour can transform attic treasures and bargain finds ranging from tables and headboards to picture frames and wicker baskets into fresh accent pieces.
The key colour drivers this year are the economy, nature and fashion, says Donna Schroeder, who develops colour palettes for the Krylon spray paint brand. “Neutral colours are always popular during economic downturns, but today’s more educated consumer loves colour and seeks shades that are enchanting and beautiful, honest and natural,” Schroeder says.
Colour has been proven to affect mood. Magical colours infuse energy, counter despair and fulfill a genuine need for art, culture and beauty in life. Examples from Krylon’s Indoor/Outdoor colour palette include Rich Plum and Jade, Raspberry and Hyacinth – floral hues that impart a dream-like aesthetic.
“At the same time, the green movement is in everyone’s consciousness so consumers are exploring natural, honest colours and textures.” Schroeder says. She points to Pistachio and Pebble as colours that are ideal for refreshing and repurposing the home with soothing, nature-inspired tones.
Once you’ve introduced a colour you love, build on it with flower arrangements, pillows, throws and other accessories, Schroeder suggests. For inspiration and home improvement hints, visit the Krylon website at www.krylon.com.