June 02, 2006
From Smart to Smashing, Accessories State Your Style
When it comes to home decorating, accessorizing is the finishing touch. Like icing a cake, selecting and arranging accessories can dress your room with style, infuse it with personality and add dimension. You can quickly and inexpensively transform a room’s look and feel by incorporating new accessories and refreshing and rearranging existing items. Doing so occasionally or even seasonally assures that a room is always inviting, never drab or tiresome.
Home decor experts say color is key to accessorizing. Because spray paint doesn’t leave brush marks, it can be ideal for updating and coordinating accessories, whether the items in question are flea market furniture finds or decorative shelves, picture frames and light switch covers. Use spray paint to highlight individual pieces with punchy accent colors that coordinate with your room decor. Or, use it to unify diverse accessories with complementary shades that bring harmony to a space.
When colorizing accessories, you’ll want to keep in mind your existing room colors as well as the latest color trends so you can marry the two. “Today’s color trends demand a color palette that goes far beyond the basic shades previously available in spray paint,” says Mark Ksiezyk, senior product manager for Krylon®, the nation’s leader in aerosol paints.
According to the experts at Krylon, a few trends currently dominate in home decor:
- Think cool. Use fresh colors like Catalina Mist, a soft blue infused with teal, and soothing pastels, to complement the romantic floral motifs so popular today.
- Think hot. East meets West in island-themed colors and ethnic shades like Pimento. Vivid hues are natural accents with rich, tropical colors and natural textures.
- Think Americana. Whether represented through charming folk art colors and patterns or retro 50s and 60s looks, Americana is both endearing and enduring – a kind of comfort food for the home. Colors such as Cherry Red and Pewter Gray invoke colonial imagery, while Tidepool and Fresh Salmon are great for retro effects.
- Be keen to sheen. Do you want high-gloss shine; a soft, matte-like finish, or does a metallic patina better suit your taste? Whatever look you like, spray paint can help you create it.
Krylon Interior/Exterior Paint’s new, expanded color palette combines the ease of spray painting with a remarkable range of versatile shades that reflect today’s tastes and trends. Fresh, new hues deliver dramatic appeal to everything from furniture to flower pots, while tried-and-true popular colors promise attractive good looks for every item on your “spruce up” list.
Krylon Interior/Exterior’s new palette includes 13 Satin Touch shades that will give your projects a saturated, suede-like sheen that’s undeniably chic. But, despite their mellow finish, Satin Touch colors are anything but subdued. Instead, these appealing shades include options like Simply Pink, Mimosa, and Periwinkle for making your finished piece a stand-out.
Whisper Whites, a selection of 12 not-quite-whites, colored whites and a super white, will dress your projects in just a hint of color. These delicate shades were created with optical brighteners that enhance luminescence, so they softly shimmer as if under moonlight. Whisper Whites are perfect for the nursery, or for just the right effect in any one-color-plus-white decorating scheme.
Krylon Fusion®, available in 16 decorator colors, is the first spray paint to bond securely to plastic with no priming or sanding, so even plastic items such as light switch covers, flower pots and resin patio furniture can become color-coordinated room accents. For more project ideas and application tips, call 1-800-4-KRYLON (1-800-457-9566) or visit the website at www.krylon.com.