Moon Shadow 261 and Slaked Lime Deep 150 painting, Little Greene.
The painting of the salon bears no fault of taste or lack of application: it sets the tone of the house, because it is the most popular room, the one that welcomes guests. Tips for successful deco with a painting salon.
For a high-performance salon painting
- Provide an underlay, which is essential for painting, especially on porous surfaces such as cellular concrete or old plaster. On a support in good condition and already painted, a diluted paint can take the place of underlayment. An opaque underlay facilitates the transition to a lighter color.
To achieve a sustained shade, there are colored underlays, which print better color and save a layer of paint.
- Do not rely on "monolayer" paints: a single layer does not give the full intensity of a painting salon, but 2 layers are enough, even for intense colors, where a 3rd would have been necessary with a paint less rich. - For walls as for the ceiling, choose an acrylic paint: easy to apply, and dry in a few hours, it emits little odor and contains low doses of solvent. Its pigments are resistant to time: no risk of yellowing the walls.- A little more expensive, so-called "natural" paints are ideal for painting a living room: solvents based on turpentine or only water, natural oils for binders, pigments of vegetable or mineral origin. No noxious fumes, no smell after drying, and the best hiding power.
Note: There are special ceiling paints, stained on application and bleaching on drying; they make it possible to identify the brush strokes and to standardize the flat areas in spite of a less comfortable position.
Matte or satin finish for a living room painting
The living room painting is not subject to projections and variations in humidity or temperature, the choice of finish is quite free. A matte finish absorbs light and maintains a cozy atmosphere; washable with a dampened sponge, it has the advantage of masking the defects of the wall.
For a brighter living room paint, a satin finish fits perfectly, with the advantage of supporting a real leaching detergent products. The glossy finishes are the most durable, but require flawless support in this room exposed to all eyes.
Decorating ideas with a painting for living room
The color of the living room painting sets the scene for a whole personal universe: furniture and armchairs, paintings and lighting stand out differently depending on the setting. Acrylic side, the palette of colors allows to decline all the ideas of painting salon; for natural paints, it is more limited.
The colors of traditional living room paintings ranging from beige to white fit a classic or zen inspired decoration. Strong shades give a more marked character to the salon. For an ethnic interior, African masks and artisanal drapes, choose warm colors, blends of red, brown, golden yellow or ocean blue. For a touch of Asia, dark browns and reds. Shades of dark browns and greens go with an English club style, comfortable leather sofas and polished wood paneling.