Wow, what a dining room – Wall colour in two part design!

How to create a new sense of space with two-tone accents.

Since the Middle Ages, dining rooms have offered space for socializing, get-togethers and dining together. A beautiful and cosy room for daily meals becomes the centre of lively conversation and culinary delights. But which colours are suitable for the dining room and which decoration ideas do you use to create the perfect feel-good atmosphere for your guests? Using a very small room as an example, we will show you which tips and furnishing ideas you can use to create an individual look by skilfully combining two matching wall colours.

Warm wall colours such as red, yellow and orange are said to have an appetising effect. They are classically perfect for rooms where people eat. As red is also considered to promote aggression in the teachings of Feng Shui, it should always be combined with neutralising colours such as white, cream or beige to ensure a harmonising balance. If you want to lose weight, cool tones such as blue, green or violet are  recommended. These are intended to curb your appetite. Grey in all its shades is rather unsuitable for a dining room, as the colour grey is said to completely spoil your appetite. However, choosing the right wall colour for your dining room – especially in open spaces – always depends on the colour harmony with the surrounding rooms: make sure that the colours you choose match the wall design in your living room or kitchen.

Two-tone walls in the dining room – this is how it‘s done:

The right preparation:
First of all, it is important that you prepare all walls for the new paint. If necessary, remove old wallpaper and fill in cracks and holes in the wall to create a perfect base for the new wall paint.

Tip: Old wallpaper is best removed with a steam wallpaper stripper. The warm steam softens the old wallpaper fibres and dissolves the paste, so that the old wallpaper can be removed from the walls in an optimal way.

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Wooden surfaces, such as doors or wall coverings, should be sanded down to ensure that the paint adheres perfectly. Do you live in an old building? Then it is also advisable to seal small gaps between the door and the wall with a suitable filler like caulk.

Tip: It may also be necessary to work with a blocking paint for wood or veneered surfaces in order to prepare the surface properly. It is best to find out more about this when you buy your desired colour in your paint shop or DIY store.

Before you start spraying, please cover all surrounding surfaces that are not to be coated with a well adhering masking tape. For floors, windows and doors, masking tapes with integrated foil are particularly suitable. In this way you save yourself the additional covering and can get started faster with your sprayer. In order to protect your floors optimally, you can lay a thick fleece over the foil.

To protect yourself as well, please put on protective goggles and a dust mask before spraying and then do a small spray test on an old piece of cardboard or paper.

Here we go – the dining room becomes colourful!

First spray all objects made of wood or veneered materials, such as skirting boards, doors, window frames or wall paneling. It is best to use a suitable solvent-free paint to avoid subsequent evaporation into your home and to maintain a healthy indoor climate. For wooden surfaces, please use the spray attachment for wood and metal paints to obtain a fine and homogeneous coating.

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Allow the painted wood to dry completely before masking these parts to spray the surrounding walls. After covering the wood surfaces, please dilute your wall paint by about 10%, pour it into the spray attachment for walls, and so a small spray test again to check the settings and adjust them if necessary. When coating walls, it is best to start at the corners and edges and then coat the surfaces in a so-called crosscoat to achieve optimum coverage.

Tip: On bare plaster it is best to apply a diluted layer first to prepare the wall for the final coat. Then, in a second spraying process, go over all surfaces again to achieve a nice and even result.

Allow the area that you have painted with the first colour (here white) to dry thoroughly before masking the freshly sprayed wall surface to apply the second colour (here red). Important: Use the drying time to thoroughly clean your spray attachment for walls before you apply the second wall paint, so that you can achieve a beautiful, even and brilliant result later.

Start with paint no. two, also in the corners, and go over all surfaces with the paint spraying system at an even distance of approx. 20-30 cm from the wall. Make sure that the spray passes overlap by about 30%. For an even result, work again in a crosscoat pattern and remove the masking materials before the paint is completely dry to obtain perfect edges.

The dining room is ready – only the right decoration is missing …

When decorating a dining room, you can give free rein to your furnishing ideas. It‘s best to choose a beautiful table that can accommodate your family and friends. A wooden table looks cosy, while tables with stone or marble tops stand for cool elegance. A glass tabletop is not recommended for the dining table, as no one likes to look at their feet while eating. When choosing chairs, you should make sure they are comfortable to sit on, as this creates the perfect conditions for evenings with your loved ones. Other practical furniture includes sideboards or cabinet to store cutlery and display crockery and other items.

We have finished setting up our dining room and guests can come in.

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