Preparing the walls for paintingFirst, you must ensure that the wall is dry and clean. To make it even can use a mass sealant (mastic). This applies in any holes, cracks or imperfections in the wall and spread with a spatula to fill. Once it dries, is paired with sandpaper and shakes all the dust.
After these steps you should apply primer so the paint is fixed properly and the color is uniform. The ratio is 6 parts water and 1 primer. Mix the solution, apply it on the wall with a roller or brush and wait until dry.
Combining colorsThe advantage of using two colors to paint your room is that you can get very original combinations and different types of contrasts. Also, if you choose the right furniture will achieve that complement the colors of the room.
The advantage of painting your walls with black and white is that you can complement the colors with accessories, textiles or details on the same wall. If you know the colors match correctly will prevent the room look dull and sad.
You can also choose two different shades of one color to achieve a more balanced and even. For example, this room with two shades of purple make the room look more coordinated.
For something more striking and dramatic, try combining pairs as yellow and violet, orange and blue or red and green. These colors are complementary and when together, help to highlight the room. These combinations are ideal for teenagers or kids rooms because they are stimulants.
Another interesting option is to create your own designs using stripes. Using masking tape (or a special paint walls with this style) you can run the strips that will paint and finish will be perfect. For example, you can strip 20 cm wide at the main wall and switch the two colors you chose. Remember that the vertical stripes will make the environment to grow larger and taller, while horizontal will make the space look more compact.
Let your imagination flow and look for better ways to combine two colors to paint your room. What is your favorite finish?