Many artists enjoy decorating dollhouses as much as they do building them. Doll house paint schemes have no limits, and the license to be creative is free. Painted dollhouses give the artist an opportunity to express their own personal tastes and styles. Here are several suggestions to keep in mind when you are trying to plan and design the colors for you doll house paint scheme.
Remember, the interior and exterior colors should complement each other. Being able to see the interior and the exterior at the same time is one feature that makes dollhouses unique. You wouldn’t want one to take away from the other because the paint schemes clash. The paint chips at your local paint store will often show innovative and creative complementary color schemes. Use these for ideas. Additionally, many tools online will help you choose complimentary colors. You may be surprised to see the wide range of creative possibilities that are available to you.
If you are trying to re-create a historical building, then you will need to make sure that the doll house paint that you select is realistic. Do a little research to find out what colors may have been popular on period pieces. For exact replicas, you may want to head to the library to see if you can find photos or painting of the building that you are replicating. Either way, painted dollhouses are a great way to re-create the past. Not only are they fun to build, but they can be great teaching tools in an educational setting.
If you are creating an original structure, then feel free to be creative in choosing the doll house paint that you want to use. Don’t be afraid to express yourself. Original pieces provide a template for you to utilize your full creative ability. Use whatever scheme you think looks good. Remember, painted dollhouses say as much about the creator as they do about the art form.
Giving away painted dollhouses as a gift requires a little consideration when creating the color scheme. Ask yourself several questions when you are trying to decide which colors of doll house paint to use. Where will the dollhouse live? Will it be a nice addition to that room? Will it stick out like a sore thumb? How will the dollhouse be used? You will want to be careful about the kind of doll house paint that you are using if you think the doll house will be played with. Durability becomes an important feature. If the house is strictly going to be a showpiece, then you can feel free to use more delicate colors and finishes without worrying about the paint scheme showing wear.