Creative of­fices

How to add flare to home work spa­ces

The Covington News - - Showcase Of Homes -

Look­ing for a space that will help fos­ter your cre­ativ­ity at home or work? There’s an easy way to en­cour­age your next big idea— or a whole batch of them — while adding piz­zazz to your of­fice or liv­ing space.

Start with ver­sa­tile sur­faces that al­low you to doo­dle, draw and even build. Then ac­cent your en­vi­ron­ment with one or more vivid, sat­u­rated col­ors that in­spire. Here are a few ideas for turn­ing any space into cre­ativ­ity cen­tral:

• Un­leash your imag­i­na­tion. Paint a color­ful ac­cent that will boost your cre­ativ­ity and un­leash your in­ner child with Rust-Oleum’s new Chalk­board Tint Base paint. Choose one of 12 in­spir­ing col­ors that pro­vide a unique writable-erasable chalk­board fin­ish. Trans­form awall, door or desk­top into a color­ful space for pic­tures, words or flow charts. Ac­cord­ing to color re­search, pur­ple is the color of imag­i­na­tion. Try dif­fer­ent Chalk­board col­ors like Grape Fizz to bring out your in­ner Pi­casso. Or, tap into the en­ergy of red by paint­ing a wall with Chalk­board Fresco Red. Mount a chalk holder nearby to be sure that ideas are easy to cap­ture.

• Take a vacation from the mun­dane. Re­serve a spe­cial space within your home for in­spi­ra­tion, and maybe even a cel­e­bra­tion of your latest work. Whether it’s an en­tire wall or a smaller area, ap­ply Rust-Oleum’s Spe­cialty Mag­netic Primer as a base coat for your paint. It makes al­most any sur­face able to at­tract mag­nets. Top coat with your fa­vorite wall paint and add ex­tra en­ergy with funky mag­nets to hang pho­tos, notes, daily thoughts— any­thing that will spark your imag­i­na­tion. Liven up your think­ing space with But­ter­cup Yel­low or Ap­ple Red paint on furniture and ac­cents. Both are high en­ergy col­ors that in­spire cre­ativ­ity.

• Cre­ate an of­fice brain­storm­ing room. It’s of­ten dif­fi­cult to pull your­self away from the phone or e-mail when you need to come up with an orig­i­nal idea. That’s why many com­pa­nies ded­i­cate a con­fer­ence room for brain­storm­ing. To cre­ate your own spe­cial space, be sure to leave room to draw out your next big idea with Rust-Oleum Dry Erase Paint.

Dry­wall can­vas:

Metro Creative Ser­vices

Chalk­board and mag­netic fin­ishes make cre­ativ­ity pos­si­ble any­where.

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