Noctilucent paint, magnetic paint, colors with metal effects – this is how you can set special accents in wall design with effect paint.
Which effect colors are there?
There is a whole range of different effect colors with which you can paint walls and objects creatively: shimmer and glitter colors, phosphorescent noctilucent paint, blackboard lacquer and magnetic paints to colors with a metal look and special looks with a concrete effect. With the metal effect colors, for example, you will find colors in silver, gold and rust optics. Effect colors are ideal for individual wall design – and if you want to give your apartment a very special coat of paint.
In addition to many different wall paints and effect agents as additives, effect varnishes and glazes are also available. You use these mainly for editing objects. As an alternative to wallpaper or paneling, you can use effect plaster to give the wall with the plaster a special surface structure.
Glitter and shimmer color
Glitter and shimmer paint are available as opaque, water-based acrylic paint with glitter or metallic pigments, and as colorless acrylic paint with colored glitter particles.
Both effect colors are well suited for stenciling and stamping with a brush or for flat, glossy accents – for example in a frame hung on the wall or as a background for an open shelf. You also use glitter colors to design walls with shiny stripes, circles or figures. Glitter lacquer works particularly well when you stroke it over a colored surface.
Note: The accent colors for the wall are straightforward. You simply paint them with a paint roller, brush or stencil brush on surfaces such as wood, MDF, metal, paper or stretcher frames, as well as the plaster.
Glow in the dark and relief paste
Relief paste and the phosphorescent noctilucent paint are available as high-coverage 3D acrylic paste on a water basis. The effect color is ideal for stenciling and filling. You use luminous paints on various surfaces such as wood, MDF, metal, paper and stretcher frames. Pictures in the living room get additional effects as soon as you dim or switch off the light.
In children’s rooms, bright colors on the walls make children feel safer in the dark. You can also make paths and stairs safer if you paint some elements on the wall or on the floor in phosphorescent effect colors.
Tip: The best way to process relief paste and the phosphorescent noctilucent paint is with a painting knife.
Blackboard lacquer and magnetic paint
You can create another interesting effect with blackboard lacquer or magnetic paint. By applying the varnish, you create an object or wall design that you can then write on with chalk. For example, a kitchen wall as a blackboard on which family and guests can leave notes is practical and beautiful.
You can also get blackboard lacquer in different colors – the classic green or black can, but doesn’t have to be. A blackboard surface also fits into the children’s room, hallway or study and also decorates doors, tables or other surfaces and furniture. With the effect color table lacquer you do everything right if the look is just as important to you as the function in the wall design.
Magnetic paints offer you an alternative to designing memo boards with blackboard lacquer and chalk. If you paint this effect color on objects or walls, you get a magnetic surface like a magnetic board. There you can fix messages and information with magnets – or offer your children a magnetic design and play area. Magnetic paint is also practical when used on objects that you need for work – such as on your desk and other office furniture.
Note: Please also pay attention to the manufacturer’s instructions for blackboard lacquer and magnetic paint. Usually, you don’t dilute either color. Use a paint roller or brush to apply. Wood, MDF and metal as well as stretcher frames are suitable as substrates.
Metal effect and concrete look
If you want a metallic look on walls or objects, choose creative colors with metallic effects. You can get these object and wall paints in various colors such as gold, silver, bronze and as a rust effect paint. With the rust effect in combination with concrete effect paint you can create a modern industrial look.
Metal accents in gold or silver are well suited for the sponge or winding technique and as a finishing touch with other effect colors. For example, line effect paint: You apply this creative paint with a roller and then use a special comb to create a delicate line structure on the surface – for example on a wall.
Creative colors with metallic effects are also ideal for designing vases or sculptures. With concrete effect paint, for example, you can imitate concrete slabs, which you separate from each other by squares with fine dark lines.
Tip: To achieve the desired creative effect, use special brushes, rollers and creative tools for the respective wall color. Feel free to play with the different hues to get the effects you want.
Ideas for creative work with effect colors
A wide variety of effect colors are available for painting and designing your living space – they encourage you to experiment a little. It is best to use the paints, plasters and varnishes selectively, specifically and in a way that matches the room, so the effects are particularly eye-catching.
For your bedroom, for example, you can use the noble look of gold effect paint to paint the surface of the wall behind the bed like a fairy tale from 1001 nights. In the nursery you choose glitter color to make glittering figures look more lively with the help of stencils. Or you can paint canvases in different shades and then work on this surface with rust-effect paint to partially create the effect of aged iron.
Creative and effect colors invite you to let your creativity run free. You are on the safe side if you play with the respective color, test the optics and first try out wall colors on an old canvas or a piece of wallpaper before painting.