Painting Companies Weigh In: Does This Design Idea Suit Your Home?

There are plenty of modern interior design trends that have been sweeping magazines. Some can be easily done by replacing or installing some fixtures in your home and decorating with unique accents. Others may need painting services or more extensive remodelling services. How do you determine which ones suit your home?

One design idea that became apparent in recent Azure Magazine features is making a statement with a loud, bright colour.

Award-Winning Design

It could be seen the cheerful yellow millwork that hides a staircase in a one-bedroom house in Adelaide Street, Sydney, Australia. The accessory practically served as the wall of the small home’s dining room-slash-kitchen, which was painted a muted shade of beige and decorated minimally with furniture in a white-and-steel colour palette. This residence was featured and applauded in the 2016 AZ Awards of Merit: Residential and Commercial Interiors by Azure Magazine. A similar design can be done on your space if your home is built with contemporary materials.

Olympic Tribute

It was also evident in the sneak peak of the Canada Olympic House in Rio. Azure Magazine elaborates that this high-end space “is in place to host Canadian athletes and their family and friends only for the duration of the Games, grabs attention even before entering, thanks to a striking red gateway. Red, in a specific shade familiar to all Canadians, is used citywide as a signifier for the Canadian team; for the Olympic House interior, it also serves as a wayfinder that draws people into the building (a converted aquatic centre) and to the upper levels inside.”

The striking surfaces were also complemented with other grand, modernist decor, such as the dozens of paddles installed spirally above the staircase, celebration lounge decked in wooden furniture, and the painter’s dropcloths artfully suspended in the ceiling—all in the red-and-white theme that patriotically screams, “Oh, Canada!” This would be a great idea to update the look of a rustic cottage.

Your Home Interiors

Did these design ideas inspire you to do a kitchen makeover or a living space revamp? Bold colours like yellow, red, and blue can definitely give your home interiors a fresh, striking appeal. Alternatively, you can opt for muted shades like canary, wine, and teal. Aside from giving your walls a fresh coat of paint or looking for attractive wallpapers, you could also repaint your ceiling and make it the room’s center of attention.

To determine which hue suits the room you’re renovating and to decide what type of painting services you need, talk to professional painting companies in Kitchener with years of experience and skill, such as the CertaPro Painters of Waterloo. With painters, you can browse your options, see samples of the paint you’re considering, and have your design idea realised according to your plans.


2016 AZ Awards of Merit: Residential and Commercial Interiors, Azure Magazine

Inside Yabu Pushelberg’s Canada Olympic House in Rio, Azure Magazine