10 reasons to update your home with colour this Christmas

The festive season is the perfect excuse for a new colour scheme

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to find inspiration and prepare your home for the festive season and beyond.

It’s important to pick a colour scheme that will not only look good at Christmas, but also when the decorations come down, too.

With a wide range of colours to choose from, you can upgrade your interior with a traditional palette of red and green, or add sparkle with jewel shades and metallics – all perfect for transforming a home ready for yuletide entertaining. But just in case you need any more motivation to get decorating this Christmas, take a look at these great reasons why it might be time to get the paintbrush out this festive season…

1. Personalise your home

Colour is enormously evocative. Discover how paint is the key to establishing the style, mood and personality of your decorating scheme. Gone are the days of compromising on the colour you want and love. With Valspar you can explore a pre-selected range of 2000 colours or create the dream scheme you always wanted with their unique colour matching technology.

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Brighten up shorter days and longer nights

With the nights closing in and winter fast approaching, what better way to brighten your interior than by introducing some new colour into your home? Whether discovering the most vivacious or soothing colour palettes is your objective, there’s no better place to look than Valspar. Long a favourite of the team at Housetohome, Valspar can colour match any sample to create a palette that is personal and unique to you. There are over 2.2 million colours to choose from – as many as the eye can see!

3. Embrace change

Dare to do something different. Valspar, available at B&Q, can colour match anything from car bonnets, colour charts, cushions, curtains, lampshades, red berry teabags, football shorts, minions, and even paint splashes on a shirt. Whether you want to match your favourite Christmas decoration, or even a Santa hat, with Valspar you can create the perfect festive scheme for you. What’s more, they also offer generous 236ml tester pots, so you can try before you buy and use the left over paint for your upcycling project.

4. Plan for the New Year

Christmas is the perfect time to get ahead of the game by planning your New Year scheme. Choosing the right colour is a chance to express your individuality or represent a fresh change in your life. Valspar‘s state-of-the-art colour matching technology means that you can have any colour, no compromise. With Valspar, you can create a space you can’t wait to come home to.

5. Increase the value of your property

Most of us would agree that paint is a quick and easy way to update our homes. From painting a child’s room to changing the colour of your exterior finish, painting is one home improvement strategy that’s both cost effective and produces immediate results. Not only this, it could also add value to your home, and will certainly add appeal should you look to sell up in the New Year.

6. Decorate on a budget

If there is only one thing you change this Christmas, let colour be at the forefront of your decorating scheme. Paint is not only a great way to completely change the look and feel of a room, it is also extremely affordable.
Valspar® Premium is an advanced-formula emulsion that offers state-of-the-art coverage. A paint, primer and undercoat in one product, it helps simplify your project, and save you buying an additional pot! Sometimes all you need is a new lick of paint to drastically transform a room or a piece of furniture, and it is not as expensive as buying new furniture.

7. Make it a family affair

With school holidays in full swing, now is a good time to make those all-important colour decisions with the whole family. And besides, all those extra hands will help you get the job done a lot faster. The scrubbability and stain-resistance of Valspar® Premium makes it a good option for the festive party season and messy little hands.

8. Get the party started

Do you have guests coming over this Christmas? Don’t fret! Make an impression with a fresh coat of paint on the walls. This will provide the ideal backdrop for all your dazzling decorations. Make your home an extension of you with carefully selected colour that invites you to stop and pause. So get the party started and don’t hold back because Valspar® Premium Walls & Ceilings is resistant to many household stains including red wine and coffee. Christmas is the perfect time to create a mesmerizing feature wall, so get painting.

9. Think beyond the walls

Channel your inner artist and have fun with paint. You can use up leftovers from Valspar tester pots to transform a plain plant pot into a piece of bespoke homeware, or turn plates into a unique display wall by masking them off into sections or patterns and painting in your chosen palette. Get the children involved by having them collect opened-up pine cones during a winter walk, then giving them a snow-dipped effect with paint to create a funky place setting. Or, make a striking centerpiece for the Christmas table by spray-painting fruit, either ceramic or real with Valspar®
Premium Spray Paint. Give a shop-bought wreath an extra dimension by adding sprayed foliage. Lay your foliage pieces on newspaper and lightly spray with your chosen paint. Leave to dry before trimming the stems and fixing the wreath with florist’s wire. Who knows, it may signal the start of a new career – or, at least, will provide you with a personalised piece of artwork to hang on your freshly painted walls.

10. Look to the future

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And finally, get ahead of new season trends. For 2016, we predict the rise of jewel tones, blues, metallics, and colours inspired by our favourite flowers and foliage, think orchids, honeysuckles and violets. Why not take a clipping of your best-loved shade to a Valspar paint desk at your local B&Q to get colour matched? Go on, what are you waiting for?

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