A bold statement – black walls for your interiors: 7 tips on how to make black wall paint work

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Painting your walls black is a contemporary trend that can work well with both minimalist and sophisticated styles. Generally, black has a bit of a somber reputation because of its association with the dark and the moody. Alternatively, when we look at interior design, black actually loses its somber qualities and becomes more of a neutral tone that is versatile. In a modern, non-conventional setting, black just simply works. It is an unpretentious color that goes with everything.

When using black wall paint, there are multiple options: accent walls, decor, or even as a color theme for an entire room. Here are seven tips to help you make the most of black wall paint in your rooms and to make a bold statement with your interior design:

Choose a room with good lighting

Because black walls can be overwhelming, it is important to have plenty of natural light, or your room could end up looking like a dreaded dungeon. Unless this is the look you’re going for, consider the right type of interior lighting. A great design trick with black walls is adding furniture and accessories that hold a glossy finish and reflect the light.

Black wall paint in living room

Stay minimal

If you’re not sure about covering the entire room in black, start with just one wall or a section. You can also incorporate the color in gradually, then choose a simple color palette for the overall design of your room. If you choose to paint your whole room black, you’re in for a surprise, with the right lighting this can actually create the illusion of a larger space.

Bedroom with black wall paint

Add lighting

See the many facets of black and transform it with light. Positioning lights close to the darker walls or right against them will create a beautiful effect and will render a sophisticated touch to the room. Wall sconces and lamps make great lighting pieces for black walls.

Balance it out with light colors

If a large portion of your room is already painted in a dark color, consider adding in a few light tones to the rest of your interior design scheme. This will help balance the tones and make your wall stand out. White, ivory, and cream are all great choices that add contrast. Keep in mind, while black does go well with everything, it’s best to keep the color combinations to a maximum of three. One of the most popular modern color schemes is the classy combination of black and white.

Kitchen with black wall painting

Decorate!  

Photos, paintings, and mirrors will all stand out on a dark wall. You can also add contrasting wall decals or functional shelves. Not only will you manage to tame the black, but your decorations will stand out beautifully.

Textured black wall painting

Add patterns

…But don’t overdo it! A black canvas is as good as a white one. Creating contrasting patterns and soft textures will add a unique level of sophistication to your space. Popular trends include floral patterns, stripes, and paisleys. A couple small elements with similar patterns will usually do the trick. These elements will add more excitement to the room and will often soften the “harsh” black.

Textured black wall painting

Personalize it. Every day.

Make it your own work of art! A great personalization option is black chalkboard paint on your walls. If you enjoy drawing, add your favorite drawings or write inspirational messages on your walls. The best thing about chalkboard paint is, you can change your drawings as often as you like. If drawing is not really your thing, add a few designs or decals, and paint a frame around your wall so it becomes your personal art piece.

Anca Apostu is an email marketing specialist with WOW 1 DAY PAINTING and sister companies 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and You Move Me. When she’s not creating email campaigns, she can be found in one of three places: at home, playing piano, catching up on soccer games or reading about music; at a concert; or out for a walk in the woods.  You can also find her on LinkedIn.

Welcome WOW 1 DAY PAINTING Las Vegas!

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We are so excited to welcome one of our newest Franchise Partners: Nick Kitts of Las Vegas!

Residents and business owners in the Las Vegas area can expect to see his clean, shiny vans and friendly, uniformed painters as he hits the ground running with his residential and commercial painting franchise.

We had a chance to sit down and chat with Nick to find out what made him say WOW! to WOW 1 DAY PAINTING.

Why I chose WOW 1 DAY PAINTING

I was familiar with Brian Scudamore and his incredible story of entrepreneurialism. After learning more about WOW 1 DAY PAINTING and its vision for the painting industry, I knew that I wanted to be part this brand and its continued success.

My background prior to WOW

My professional background is in Human Resources, specifically Executive Recruiting and Project Management. I love working with people and building teams.

My passions outside of work

I am a huge adventure nut and am a big fan of motorcycles. I also love to keep active and if I’m not working, you can find me either on the water or on the mountains.

Community involvement

I provide interview coaching for new graduates at different corporate events. It can be overwhelming to head out into the job market, and I like helping others get comfortable speaking about themselves in different employment situations.

What I look forward to most about WOW 1 DAY PAINTING

In a traditional sense, not having to answer to a boss! (Nick does however acknowledge that he will still have to listen to Managing Director James…at least sometimes!)

What I love most about Las Vegas

People talk about New York being the city that never sleeps, but Las Vegas truly is a 24/7 city. Nothing ever closes down and it, and its inhabitants have the most amazing energy. There is always something to do and I am really excited to be providing one of those things!

We’re so excited to welcome Nick to the WOW 1 DAY PAINTING family! Connect with him on his local WOW 1 DAY PAINTING Las Vegas page here.

The O2E Brands’ Huddle

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Every day at 10:53 a.m. the ring of a marine bell cuts through the office at O2E Brands. It’s time for Huddle! Over 200 employees jump up from whatever they’re doing and gather in one room for a high-energy standup meeting.

Huddle not only connects everyone at O2E brands, it also makes us a stronger team and it cuts down on a lot of needless emails and meetings. It promotes employee engagement by getting everyone together, empowers people to take ownership in their roles, and increases transparency overall.

We invite you to have a look into what Huddle is really about…

O2E Brands is the banner company for WOW 1 DAY PAINTING and sister companies 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, You Move Me, and Shack Shine.  

 

Fun With Chalkboard Paint

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Chalkboard paint is everywhere these days. People use it to create fun, interactive photo boards for parties and weddings; it’s used to create statement walls in kitchens and children’s bedrooms; and people even use it to decorate personalized wine bottles and coasters.

You can use it to make special gifts or create a bold first impression in your home. The great thing about this paint? You can use it decorate your space however way you want. Keep it simple, clean, and monochrome, or break out every color in your chalk box and paint the scene electric rainbow.

The most important thing to remember is to be as creative as you like, to have a lot of fun, and make it distinctly “you.”

Here are ways that you can incorporate chalkboard paint into your everyday aesthetic and home decor!

Chalkboard Flower Pot

Do you love your plants? How about that herb garden you’re always thinking about growing? Do you live with someone who is always mixing up their basil with their thyme, or their peonies with their pansies?

Look no further than a chalkboard pot! Head down to your local hardware store and pick up a few clay pots and a jar of chalkboard paint. Apply two to three coats of paint, allowing it to fully dry between coat applications. Then, practice your fancy calligraphy skills by writing out the name of your plant on your pot!

Chalkboard drawers

Do you have a chest of drawers where things go to disappear? Do you have a penchant for mindlessly storing napkins with your tablecloths, and stacking plates with bowls?

The solution you made need is to repurpose your drawers with a fun and fancy coat of chalkboard paint! Choose a color other than traditional black – think a berry or a royal blue. Again, apply multiple coats, allowing each to dry before the next application round. Once ready to go, write away!

Statement Wall

This list wouldn’t be complete without a statement wall. Whether in the kitchen, the playroom, bedroom, or den, a statement wall is a fun, quirky, and dynamic way to infuse personality into your home. They can be used to create reminder lists, beautiful pictures, pen love notes, or fun everyday scribbles (especially when it comes to the younger members of the family!)

Chalkboard Stairs

I recently saw a photo of a set of stairs where the backboards had been painted in chalkboard paint. Each step had a positive, loving word written on it, encouraging the climber to keep going with each step. Again, you can tailor these projects to your and your family’s personality. If you have young children, ask them to think of words that make them excited to get up in the morning. Writing out fun ideas will make everyone excited to take the stairs!

Vanessa Woznow is the National Public Relations Manager with WOW 1 DAY PAINTING and sister company You Move Me. Her love of color is evident in both her paint and fashion choices . Connect with Vanessa on LinkedIn.

Welcome WOW 1 DAY PAINTING Toronto!

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We are so excited to welcome our newest Franchise Partner: Travis Sellar

Residents and business owners in the city of Toronto can expect to see his clean, shiny vans and friendly, uniformed painters as he hits the ground running with his residential and commercial painting franchise.

We had a chance to sit down and chat with Travis to find out what made him say WOW! to WOW 1 DAY PAINTING.

Why I chose WOW 1 DAY PAINTING

WOW 1 DAY PAINTING presents such a rare ground floor opportunity: to help overhaul an outdated industry while creating a new world-class brand. The crystal clear unique selling proposition is very powerful!

My background prior to WOW

I have almost 20 years experience in the advertising industry in various consecutive senior agency creative roles.

My passions outside of work

I am a big family man, and love the roles I get to play as a father and husband. I am also an avid snowboarder and terrible golfer. Some have told me that I could go semi-professional as a cottager. My sports teams are the Tottenham Hotspurs and Green Bay Packers.

What I look forward to most about being a business owner

It will be exciting to challenge myself each and every day to see what I’m capable of achieving as an entrepreneur, while hopefully leading a team of people to find a greater reward from their professions as well!

What I love about my city

Toronto is Canada’s largest city, and the fourth largest in North America. The city is a true melting pot of different cultures, beliefs and attitudes. There are so many different things you can see, do, learn and eat! Each day is amazing. I love living in a place that is never, ever boring.

Fun facts

I suppose you could say that I like adrenaline! I’ve jumped out of planes several times. And I’m also very fond of the color green – another reason I chose WOW 1 DAY – which is a very questionable color choice for a redhead!

We’re so excited to welcome Travis to the WOW 1 DAY PAINTING family! Connect with him on their local WOW 1 DAY PAINTING Toronto page here.

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