Painting is more than just choosing a color and applying it to all the walls in a room! One of the benefits of hiring a professional painting company for home painting services is that we bring with us a wealth of knowledge and creative ideas for your space that you most likely wouldn’t have thought of on your own.

In today’s blog post, we’re sharing a popular trend in interior house painting — color blocking. Color blocking refers to using swaths of color to block off different parts of a room that will be used for different purposes (great for an open floor plan) or for adding visual interest. Continue reading to learn five ways to use coloring blocking in your home, and if you’re in need of a painting contract in New Jersey, contact DJ’s Painting in Moorestown.

Horizontal Color Blocks

One of the easiest ways to use color blocking is to keep the primary color on your wall white and pick a bold color to paint halfway or three-quarters of the way up the wall. This is an especially good option for a small room, as it can help it feel wider. It can also make a room with high ceilings feel a little cozier. 

Vertical Stripe

While vertical stripes across a whole wall can feel busy, a single wide strip of bold color helps the ceilings feel larger and adds interest. They’re also a great way to accentuate whatever you have hanging on the wall, like a photo gallery, piece of art, or color. Think of them like a focal point in the room, similar to a fireplace — but way more affordable!

Paint The Ceiling

No one said you can’t paint your ceilings a bold, dramatic color! While this is definitely an adventurous choice (and one that should be performed by a painting contractor), you don’t have to limit color blocking to just the walls. Creating an accent wall that extends onto the ceiling can be a beautiful choice, especially in a bedroom or a reading nook. You can also just paint the ceiling, and a few inches of the upper wall, a bright color. It’s a good idea to also pull that color into the room by painting door frames or adding accent furniture in the same color. 

Geometric Shapes

Get creative with shapes by adding different color triangles or intersecting color blocks in a variety of geometric shapes. This takes a precise understanding of color theory and design in order to achieve crisp lines and coordinating colors. 

Color Block Doors or Cabinets 

Doors and cabinets don’t have to be boring — and they’re a great way to experiment with color while keeping it contained. Try a two-color door with a diagonal divider. Paint one cabinet in an accent color and leave the rest white. Experiment and play! You’ll definitely end up with a unique space, and the best part is that it’s relatively inexpensive to paint over it and change it up if you don’t like it.

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