Rediscover Your Home this Summer with a Series of DIY Projects to Keep You Busy and Make Your Home Pop
Project #1: Perfect the Monochrome Look
Summer is the perfect time to rediscover your home and take on some easy-to-do DIY projects with Jotun’s stunning Rediscover Collection. Easy to paint at home yourself with a superior quality application and fast drying premium product, you can tackle a room refresh in just a day!
The first trend we recommend exploring is the monochrome look. Evolving past black and white minimalism into the clever use of colour that seamlessly blends your furniture into the walls, this trend is ideal for busy spaces with lots of furniture, like a living or dining room.
Not only does this have the look of a professional design job, but it also makes it much easier to match furniture as you can select the right piece for the space, without worrying about the aesthetics, knowing that with a stunning coat of paint, it will match the space to perfection. There are a number of colours in the Rediscover Collection that will suit this look such as 10246 Velvet, a warm, muted, yet clear yellow, which lifts your space into a welcoming, artful area of your home.
One of the reasons this trend is so popular is that the continuity of colour helps trick the eye into thinking a space is bigger. By painting large, practical pieces of furniture, like bookcases or sideboards, the same colours as the walls, you camouflage the contours of bulky furniture, allowing you to keep all the function while maintaining the feel of open and uncluttered design. Opt for a soft white like 0486 Early Rain to bring a sense of serenity and open up the space further with its cleansing brightness.
Whether you are a fan of the minimalist look or you’re more of a maximalist, the monochrome look allows you to choose the room’s focal point. For example, by blending a display cabinet into the wall, your decorative accessories are placed on a blank canvas, allowing them to take centre stage. This is a great way to display memorabilia from your travels or your favourite family photos. For an added touch, paint the photo frame in the same colour as the wall as well, so your beloved portraits take the spotlight.
If you are limiting your colour palette, you need to make sure the room doesn’t feel flat by adding more layered texture into the room. A mix of woods, fur, velvet, silks, and other highly textural materials will keep your monochrome home chic, rather than one-note. A colour such as 5504 Coastal Blue brings another dimension to a room as its nautical blue mixed with a greenish undertone adds depth and mystery to the space.
With Jotun, a room renovation won’t just improve the aesthetic of your home but will improve your indoor air quality too! Jotun’s Fenomastic Wonderwall Life range has no smell or harmful emissions, and consciously purifies the air, ensuring every breath is as fresh and beautiful as your renovated room. Let your home take care of you this summer, by delivering beauty with purpose.
Founded in 1926 in Norway, Jotun – one of the world’s leading paint manufacturers, established its presence in the Middle East in 1974, with Jotun UAE Ltd. Ever since, Jotun has expanded dramatically throughout the region and is the first paint manufacturer to be awarded the ISO 9001: 2008, ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001 certification. The company also has state of the art manufacturing facilities in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Egypt.
Jotun has been at the forefront in terms of developing products specifically suited to local conditions. Three decades of experience in the Middle East region, has helped the company produce a variety of conventional and specialized coatings – each incorporating the latest technological developments while offering performance with economy – catering to the various product segments and demands of the different markets. Today, Jotun’s diverse product range includes Decorative, Protective, Marine, Floor/Concrete Protection, Powder Coatings and Intumescent Coatings, bearing a solid testament to the company’s reputation of being truly a single source solution for clients, consultants and contractors alike.
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