When walking into a room, our attention is either diluted through the general decor or merely drawn in one particular object or another. However the unique and captivating style of Venetian plaster can be harnessed to create a feature wall that whilst still complementing the design of the room, now dominates it.

A feature wall is a bold statement of design that made in the right manner flaunts style and panache. Rather than drowning out the main features of the room such as pictures and ornaments it lifts them to another level, exhibiting them in a new light. The feature wall may be either a stark contrast to the rest of the room, a contradiction of colour and texture. Or a more subtle but none the less striking approach, of using a darker shade of the same colour or a deeper texture to one wall.

The extensive range of colours and textures afforded by Venetian polished plasters will make for a bountiful articulation of creativity and style. The smooth and lustrous polished plasters, resplendent with glossy reflection, contrast well with the matte pitted textures of the Intonachino Italian stucco. These plasters exude natural beauty, though created to make different finishes they are born from the same marble and lime, and therefore complement one another perfectly. The colours, taken from natural earth oxides and pigments, may be mixed bespoke to the application and by using more or less  feature wall tint, a contrast may be attained whilst still using the same colour tint.

Things to Think About When Choosing Colours and Creating a Feature Wall

A feature wall can do many things for a room so long as it is used in combination with the right colour scheme. There are hundreds of different combinations but first you need to decide what look or style you prefer; while also taking into consideration the results you are trying to achieve.

Think about things such as whether you are trying to make the room feel more spacious, open and fresh. In this instance light and bright is the way to go. On the other hand it could be a large empty room which you would like to feel warm and cosy. A richer deeper colour such as plum, burgundy or chocolate would work well with a still warm, but lighter shade like beige or tan. Another thought should be which room it is that you are repainting; is it a bedroom, kitchen, lounge or study? Perhaps it is a children’s play room. Also keep in mind whether your colour choice will tie in with the furnishings you already have.

Once you have made a decision on what it is you are looking for as far as design and results, you then will need to choose your colour scheme. Most paint suppliers will have sample colour cards, so mix and match until you are content with your choice. Keep it simple, too many different colours can be busy and overpowering. If you are having a feature wall you will need a base colour for all the other walls and then a more prominent colour for the feature wall; as was in the example above. Beige being the base colour with chocolate as the feature.


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