photo of powder room with bluish green venetian plaster walls
The Old Village Design Studio created beautiful high gloss patterned blue venetian plaster walls for this powder room in Gwynedd Valley. Venetian Plaster is water and moisture resistant making it ideal for kitchens, baths and powder rooms
photo of powder room with bluish green venetian plaster walls

Don't Be Afraid of Colors

Don't Be Afraid of Colors

Caliente AF-290 Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2018
Neutral color schemes can be a thing of beauty – typically light, airy, and welcoming of almost any decor. But luxurious dark colors impart drama, excitement, and coziness to a space, characteristics that are difficult to achieve with a paler palette. Peaceful greens and blues, passionate reds or energetic yellows can really transform a room. (read more about color psychology and design

photo of room with wall painted in Benjamin Moore Caliente with open door painted white
Caliente AF-290 Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2018
Even small shifts in your color palette can make a big difference in the way a room looks. If you’re tired of a light, monochromatic color scheme, break things up by bringing in some contrast: Switch to darker, more colorful lamp shades, add some darker-colored curtains, drapes or blinds, or hang a piece of artwork done in a deep color palette. The result will surprise you.

Start by zeroing in on a strong color that can easily be integrated into your current décor. Then work it into your color scheme a step at a time. If your aim is to create a more dramatic dining room, for example, incorporate a dark color by way of a new tablecloth. Like what you see? Then add some matching accents. Still happy? Now, you can think about painting your walls.

Dark colors can indeed be beautiful but applying darker colored paint can be difficult. Surface imperfections may show through more prominently with a darker color, brush strokes or uneven application may be easier to see on a dark wall, and darker colors will usually require multiple coats. And, the type of paint being used really matters when you go dark.

At Old Village Master Painters we know how to work with darker colors. Our craftsmen are experts at surface preparation, including plaster walls found in older and historically significant homes. And we recommend and use only top quality paints and finishes.

Of course, not everyone has a fear of dark colors; some people love them. If you’re in that camp, then by all means saturate your home interior with saturated colors. Deep greens, rich reds, glamorous golds, and a host of other strong shades can make your home feel more luxurious and psychologically comforting.

Colorful Venetian Plasters

photo of bar with blue venetian plaster wall behind it
Dark colors don't need to keep in single shades or even use paint. Old Village's Design Studio can create colorful venetian plasters for your home. We can create pretty much any color you can dream of with a range of finishes from flat textured to a highly polished sheen

Specialty Finishes

photo of fumed oak panels
Natural colors are soothing, peaceful and warm. The Old Village Design Studio creates custom finishes to bring out the best in your wood on walls, ceilings or hardwood floors. Fumed Oak panels bring the warmth of natural wood to this converted barn in Chester County

Light on Dark!

photo of hallway with gloss black doors and woodwork on white walls
How to incorporate black or other really dark colors? A piece of black furniture will do the trick, as will anything made of wrought iron – or use it to highlight details in the room like the gorgeous high gloss black trim and doors from Fine Paints of Europe against white walls

Ceilings

photo of coffered ceiling with white beams, yellow recesses and chandelier hanging from middle
The 5th wall in your space is often an after thought but adding color to your ceiling can make it the room's most dramatic feature. We painted the beams on this coffered ceiling then applied a solid yellow wallcovering in the coffered recesses, then a patterned yellow wall covering on the walls
photo of terra cotta venetian plaster treatment on a recessed ceiling
or a stunning venetian plaster on a tray ceiling to bring luminous color into the space

Bring Color to Cabinets

You can also bring colors to your room with colorful cabinets, furniture and shelving. Old Village can bring a variety of finishes such as this milk paint finish to bring color to cabinets and other pieces in your home.
photo of cabinets finished in a bluish white by Old Village
or use a light color on your cabinets to add some contrast with the elements in your space like these bluish white kitchen cabinets on Delancey Place in Philadelphia

Tranquil Colors

photo of bath with lavender venetian plaster walls above white wainscotting
Colors in the blue and green part of the spectrum bring a sense of peace to your space .. perfect for a relaxing bath ...





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