WATCH­ING PAINT MIX IS HYPNOTIC

South Canterbury Herald - - MOTORING -

OK, there might not be an ex­act science be­hind this, but there’s some­thing in­cred­i­bly re­lax­ing about watch­ing paint mix. In fact, there are even so­cial me­dia ac­counts ded­i­cated to swirling paint colours to­gether! Whether you’re mix­ing paints on your own pal­ette or watch­ing your new liv­ing room colour get­ting ready in the shaker at your lo­cal Re­sene ColourShop, you could just find your­self com­pletely en­tranced as the colours swirl to make a new one that’s per­fect for your home.

BRUSH STROKES ARE SUB­CON­SCIOUSLY RHYTHMIC

Paint­ing a wall is like a wax-on, wax-off sit­u­a­tion. As you con­tinue to paint, your body gets into a nat­u­ral rhythm that you al­most Hav­ing the eye to tie a whole room to­gether is in­cred­i­bly re­ward­ing. Be­fore brush met wall, you flipped through count­less mag­a­zines, talked to friends and fam­ily, and ag­o­nised over colour, fur­ni­ture, cur­tains and ac­ces­sory choices to get the room look­ing just right.

But fi­nally, af­ter all that hard work, you’re ready to sit back in your com­fi­est arm­chair and take in your hard work. Take a deep breath and slowly ex­hale. It wasn’t so hard af­ter all, was it?

The sat­is­fac­tion of re­paint­ing a room and see­ing the trans­for­ma­tion from start to fin­ish is sur­pris­ingly re­ward­ing – so re­ward­ing you might just find your­self eye­ing up the next room to paint.

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