It includes boutiques, car showrooms, office entrances, lobbies and salons. The right combinations with mat and metallic colours could also create a stunning backdrop for modern interiors and office reception areas say Designers Rajesh Achrekar and Nandita Ghatge of Kagal Craft
What are some of the popular painting techniques to style up the walls?
Walls being the biggest mass in a room will help create the perfect ambience. It is the perfect backdrop for your art and furniture. When the budget is low these simple techniques can help the interiors. Some of the techniques which we have used in our interiors over the years are as follows.
Sponging is a painting technique that is simple and creative. The use of a sponge paint roller or a simple sponge helps add textures and visual punch to a plain-color wall. Stripes are an ageless decor staple which always looks fresh and their elegance and classiness never allows it to go out of style.
Striping is a simple and decorative technique that tends to add a nautical element to space. , there are limitless ways to incorporate stripes. Horizontal or vertical, thin or fat, and light or bold contrasting stripes in innumerable color combinations
Strié, is the French an expression for streaking. It is one of the most Strié, is the French expression for streaking. It is one of the most stunning wall painting techniques that create a look that resembles linen material.
A simple painter’s tape is all that is required to create these k painting styles. The possibilities are endless with patterns like chevrons, stripes, and squares.
Rag painting produces a soft, textured effect.
An innovative painting technique that adds texture and depth to a living space. A colour wash is a subtle technique using the layering of two colours .
Wall Stencilling is an age-old alternative to expensive designer wallpapers. It adds sophistication to the walls. We used Wall stencils in a 120-year-old mansion to add decorative interest to the large walls.
Ombre painting style begins with a single paint color which slowly melts into another. It’s a beautiful method that is dreamy, water-colored effect.
Metallic blocks will add a modern stunning look to contemporary interiors. It is a versatile technique with numerous combinations.
Ideally, how long after priming should a wall paints?
A primer is basically a thicker paint to cover up blemishes and create a perfect base for the colours to be applied. The more expensive latex-based primers will dry in 30 minutes and some between three to four hours depending on the climate, humidity, etc.
When it comes to branded paints, what are your favorite brands?
Some of our favourite brands are Asian Paints, Berger Paints, Nerolac and Dulux.
What kind of projects or spaces are best suited for the use of metallic paints?
Metallic paints would best be suited for glamorous interiors like boutiques, car showrooms, office entrances, lobbies and salons. The right combinations with mat and metallic colours could also create a stunning backdrop for modern interiors and office reception areas.
Kindly tell us about the recent projects you are working on?
We have been working on a beach resort which is full of vibrant colours, a small hill weekend cottage in the hills with subtle English colours. The right colour is very important in our projects as it sets the tone for the mood and ambiance we want to create.