You’ve probably heard before that summer is the best time to start a painting project because the warm weather will help the paint dry faster. That’s definitely true, but that isn’t what has brought us here today. Instead, we’re here to talk about all the fun interior summer painting jobs you can pull off. After all, summer is also a great time to entertain, and when guests come over, you want your home looking vibrant, fresh, and full of life.
So, what can you do to give a boost to your interior décor for summertime?
Say goodbye to black and white – summer is a time for color! If you want to freshen up your décor and have it match your summery mood, be sure to pick colors that pick those warmer emotions (and weather). That being said, white can feel a bit cold and clinical, so instead you’ll want to opt for something that is both bright, expressive, and themed to summer activities, such as sea-themed or garden party colors.
Examples of great summer colors include:
Of course, none of that will matter if you don’t do your due diligence and make sure that you have enough light pouring into the space so as to make sure those colors aren’t lost in shadow. That means not just picking a color and gloss that can reflect light, but making sure that light is able to flow into the space in the first place. Remember, windows are your friend, and you should plan your painting plans accordingly.
Want to dedicate an entire wall to your summer love? This can be a great way to accomplish just that. You can choose one or more of the above colors along with texture that exudes that summer sensibility. Sandy surfaces? Painted on flowers? “Summer in the City?” Whatever the aesthetic, a painted-on accent wall can help bring your favorite sense of summer to life.
Different finishes can have a massive impact on how a painted wall looks. Matted walls tend to look duller and more “solid,” for example, whereas satin, eggshell, and glossy walls reflect more light, which can help create a brighter and even slightly ephemeral feeling. Choosing the right finish can be the start of a fantastic summer paint choice.
Summer is indeed the season for paint projects, inside and out, so grab a bucket and brush and start transforming your interior décor scheme today.