Salons are places to get hair, nail and spa treatments. Decoration determines the atmosphere of a setting, and painting is the first step in decorating. No matter the overall theme and style of your salon, the paint needs to set the pace. Salon decorating ideas can range from whimsical to tropical; therefore, it is important to decide what direction you will take before selecting your paint colours.
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French-style salons showcase elegant and sophisticated patterns and colours. Stick to traditional colours, such as grey, ivory and vintage blue. Paint walls with an ivory base coat and use a crackling glaze or antique finish glaze to give them a weathered and distressed look. Paint an accent wall with tea rose pink or vintage blue to finish. Pair your chosen colours with French decorations, such as elaborate crown moulding, large ruffled curtains, and silver or gold accent pieces.
The modern style requires very clean and boxlike lines. Colours are bright and inviting and decorations are limited. Paint walls with a variety of bright colours and use white or black for an accent wall. Paint the ceiling with a neutral colour. Take the style a little further by adding a different colour to the baseboards and moulding. Use black or white furniture and decor so they do not take away from the vibrant wall colours.
For the salon that is "going green," earthy tones and decorations carry the theme across the room. Paint walls with neutral colours such as white or ivory. Accent the room with brown, orange and yellow colours. Focus the entire room on soft and natural colours. Use live plants for decoration and furniture pieces made from recycled materials.
Sexy and Fire Red
Decorating a salon to be fiery and sexy will take a little extra work. According to Behind the Chair, too much red and hot pink can cause clients to become antsy and even upset; therefore, use these colours as inspiration, but sparingly. Paint accent walls with hot pink or deep red and keep the rest of the room white. Use accent pillows and decoration pieces to tie in the rest of the red and pink elements.
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