Wall paints serve various purposes in a home; they help maintain the strength of the walls, brighten up the space and act as statement pieces. Designers also reveal a simple wall makeover can separate zones within the same space in your home. This is particularly relevant for small rooms and spaces.

Our experts at Livspace bring you wall painting ideas for an abridged and functional makeover for your home, one wall at a time.

Wall Painting Ideas #1: Accent Wall

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Rich Marcela for a regal space

A colour as rich as Marcela, (which is also the Asian Paints colour of 2019, read here) deserves your undivided attention. Such deep and vibrant shades need no further ornamentation; the colour is a statement by virtue of its brilliance. It’s best to leave accent walls bare and let the richness of the shade speak for itself.

Wall Painting Idea #2: Adding Texture

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Textured pastels for a soothing room

When a room looks flat or lacks character, plain wall paint may not do the trick. In such cases, you need textured paint or wall panelling. Texture on a wall is like features on a face. It adds a distinct personality to the space, which becomes the focal point of a room.

Wall Painting Ideas #3: Demarcating Adjacent Zones

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Wall colours to demarcate spaces

Space crunch is quite a common challenge in urban homes, and it has a classic solution: multi-functional rooms. A room with multiple functions works best when you have designated areas for each function such as sleeping, seating, dining and reading. Wall paint can be used to create zones adjacent to each other for each function. In this Livspace home, the reading area has been separated from the living room using turquoise wall paint and wooden flooring.  

Read here for some of our wall painting ideas to suit every mood. 

Wall Painting Idea #4: Gallery Wall

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Peppy background to showcase your memories

A solid highlight colour works best for a gallery wall that is narrow. You can experiment with deeper shades like crimson or teal when space is limited. For wider gallery walls, stick with pastels or muted shades. The choice of wall colour is also subject to the type of photographs being displayed and the frames used for the same. For example, if the photographs are monochromatic, a lighter shade of wall paint must be used.

Wall Painting Ideas #5: Happy Highlights

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Give your room a pop of colour

While white is a great colour for walls, in the absence of abundant natural light, white rooms tend to look dull. A peppy colour like tangerine or yellow would give the room an instant facelift in such situations. On the other hand, cool colours like greens and blues make for soothing spaces. Happy colours infuse energy into a space that changes the entire vibe of the room. The highlighted wall can be used as backdrop for open ledges in contrasting colours, photo frames, book shelves or console tables.

Wall Painting Idea #6: Setting the Mood

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Warm yellows for a cozy space

Colours have a profound effect on our mood. Flaming red stokes hunger while green soothes the eyes. A happy yellow or orange peps up our moods. Designers reveal blues and greens work well for bedrooms as they have a calming effect on our moods. This happening yellow is a great pick for a balcony that is also a chill zone with comfy chairs and a sleek swing!

Wall Painting Ideas #7: Creating Themes

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Theme-specific paints define your room

Themes are usually used to decorate either kids rooms or hobby rooms. In such scenarios, wall paints can help you state the purpose of a room without much ado. The silhouette of a ballerina on the wall is a clear indication that the room belongs to someone who loves dance. It could also be a studio for practicing ballet.

The above wall painting ideas can be used to designate specific areas in a house without creating clutter. Also, keep in mind that paint colours must complement the overall look and feel of the room and the furniture in it.

Wall Painting Ideas Bonus: Quirky Ceilings

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Look up for a Surprise

With all the colours and themes being explored for your home walls, why should ceilings remain plain and boring? Splash a bright shade like yellow or orange across your ceiling, and feel the sunshine cheering you up!

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— editor@livspace.com