Colour design

Colour is information and emotion, it creates an atmosphere for orientation and identification

Colours relate to one another

Colours always exist in context. That is why you should always take into consideration that colours have a reciprocating influence on each other and are related to one another: they can create harmony or contrast, or generate colour tones that are rich in many different nuances.


The colour effect is more than just the colour tone

The material also has an influence on the colour effect: The surface of a latex or dispersion paint often appears dull and flat, particularly when under the influence of direct light. The same shade of colour in a mineral paint, on the other hand, demonstrates a significant depth of colour in cloth-matt brilliance.



Font types offer unknown possibilities when it comes to individually designing walls. Proportions, different typefaces and letter sizes can be used to design the walls in a way that they literally speak to the observer.

Opaque colour designs

Opaque paints in particular allow walls to be designed in rather individualised ways. If two or more different coloured paints are chosen in harmonic contrasts, a discreet and calming effect is created. If you want to achieve a stronger effect, complementing shades should be combined.

Ornamental painting & stencil techniques

Very much a trend at the moment are ornamental and floral designs, which are either applied by printing, with a stencil or free-hand with the paint brush. The design vocabulary is situated somewhere between modern, classic, romantic and opulent.

Metallic Effects

Silvery, coppery and golden shine can be achieved using decorative paints with metallic pigments. Whether single walls, entire rooms or even facades are to be designed using these paints – the fine shine is accentuated and creates a noble effect. This metallic effect can also be used to emphasise fascinating features even on a small scale.

Glaze painting technique

When several coats of the same or different coloured glazes, also called colour wash or mineral stain,  are applied, airy, three-dimensional and transparent-seeming coloured surfaces are created, which allow the substrate to more or less shine through. Glazed wall surfaces have a particular brilliance and depth of colour. KEIM Design-Lasur (glaze) is particularly suitable for glazing. An elegant paint material containing a high proportion of pigments that can be applied from even opaque to highly translucent, depending on how much dilution is used.

Grey and tone painting

A decorative painting technique, which is used both as ornamental and pedestal decoration in architectural painting.

Illusionist paintings

A balustrade with antique columns or a view out onto the Mediterranean ... Illusionist painting transforms walls into projection surfaces that inspire and which gives rooms a certain something different.

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KEIM products and creative techniques.

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