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Decoding home painting trends across India's urban landscape

Published on Oct 11, 2023 08:25 AM IST

Delhi and Mumbai to Jaipur or Bengaluru, here are the home painting trends across India's urban landscape

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The evolution of home painting trends, much like fashion or cuisine, offers a profound window into local culture, climate and lifestyle where in the vast and vibrant tapestry of India, each city wears its unique shade, telling tales of tradition and modernity. These shades not only colour the walls but also the spirit and ethos of these urban landscapes. (Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 11, 2023 08:25 AM IST

The evolution of home painting trends, much like fashion or cuisine, offers a profound window into local culture, climate and lifestyle where in the vast and vibrant tapestry of India, each city wears its unique shade, telling tales of tradition and modernity. These shades not only colour the walls but also the spirit and ethos of these urban landscapes. (Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash)

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Talking about general trends across India and masterstrokes in home painting, Amit Agarwal, CEO and Co-Founder of NoBroker.com, shared in an interview with Zarafshan Shiraz of HT Lifestyle, “In the vast expanse of India's urban canvas, certain painting trends weave a common thread, binding the nation's diverse cities with a unified artistic expression. The desire to fuse tradition with modernity is evident. One trend that's particularly catching momentum is the use of eco-conscious natural materials in paints. As cities grapple with environmental concerns, homeowners are leaning towards sustainable options. Furthermore, accent walls, bathed in bold and contrasting hues, have become a quintessential element in contemporary Indian homes. These walls, often adorned in deep blues, passionate reds, or earthy greens, act as focal points, elevating the overall ambience and providing a touch of luxury. Alongside, the resurgence of wallpapers, with intricate patterns and textures, spruces up spaces, adding layers of depth and sophistication. Finally, murals, inspired by traditional Indian motifs or modern art, are transforming homes into living canvases, celebrating the age-old artistry of the country, while seamlessly integrating the aspirations of a modern India.” (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 11, 2023 08:25 AM IST

Talking about general trends across India and masterstrokes in home painting, Amit Agarwal, CEO and Co-Founder of NoBroker.com, shared in an interview with Zarafshan Shiraz of HT Lifestyle, “In the vast expanse of India's urban canvas, certain painting trends weave a common thread, binding the nation's diverse cities with a unified artistic expression. The desire to fuse tradition with modernity is evident. One trend that's particularly catching momentum is the use of eco-conscious natural materials in paints. As cities grapple with environmental concerns, homeowners are leaning towards sustainable options. Furthermore, accent walls, bathed in bold and contrasting hues, have become a quintessential element in contemporary Indian homes. These walls, often adorned in deep blues, passionate reds, or earthy greens, act as focal points, elevating the overall ambience and providing a touch of luxury. Alongside, the resurgence of wallpapers, with intricate patterns and textures, spruces up spaces, adding layers of depth and sophistication. Finally, murals, inspired by traditional Indian motifs or modern art, are transforming homes into living canvases, celebrating the age-old artistry of the country, while seamlessly integrating the aspirations of a modern India.” (Unsplash)

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As for the artistry of home painting reflecting cosmopolitan hues, he siad, “In India's urban landscapes, home painting trends go beyond aesthetics. Each brushstroke narrates stories of eras past, mirrors contemporary aspirations, and hints at future possibilities. Amid this ever-evolving canvas, shaped by culture, climate, and lifestyle, the art of home painting now mirrors the essence of our cosmopolitan cities. Today, our cities are vibrant melting pots, where people from diverse corners of India bring their unique colour preferences. A Delhi resident might introduce Mughal-era maroons, saffrons and golds to Mumbai, while someone from Chennai may transplant coastal hues to Kolkata. This infusion of diversity has transformed house painting trends, breaking regional moulds and creating a dynamic tapestry of shades and ideas. In this evolving landscape, home painting serves as a canvas for individual preferences, painting a vivid picture of the people who call these cities home. This metamorphosis reminds us that a city's essence is fluid, ever-changing, and enriched by its residents' choices.” According to him, here are the home painting trends across India's urban landscape - (PIB) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 11, 2023 08:25 AM IST

As for the artistry of home painting reflecting cosmopolitan hues, he siad, “In India's urban landscapes, home painting trends go beyond aesthetics. Each brushstroke narrates stories of eras past, mirrors contemporary aspirations, and hints at future possibilities. Amid this ever-evolving canvas, shaped by culture, climate, and lifestyle, the art of home painting now mirrors the essence of our cosmopolitan cities. Today, our cities are vibrant melting pots, where people from diverse corners of India bring their unique colour preferences. A Delhi resident might introduce Mughal-era maroons, saffrons and golds to Mumbai, while someone from Chennai may transplant coastal hues to Kolkata. This infusion of diversity has transformed house painting trends, breaking regional moulds and creating a dynamic tapestry of shades and ideas. In this evolving landscape, home painting serves as a canvas for individual preferences, painting a vivid picture of the people who call these cities home. This metamorphosis reminds us that a city's essence is fluid, ever-changing, and enriched by its residents' choices.” According to him, here are the home painting trends across India's urban landscape - (PIB)

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Mumbai: A Metropolis of Modern Elegance and Tradition - Mumbai, the heart of India's commerce and film industry, balances between the nostalgia of yesteryears and the ambitions of tomorrow. Home painting choices predominantly lean towards classic whites, beiges, and greys — colours that embody the city's ever-evolving skyline. But this palette isn't static. However, the emerging interest in blues and greens is hard to miss. These vivid hues reflect the pockets of green parks and the vast surrounding Arabian Sea, echoing Mumbai's unique juxtaposition of the metropolitan rush with nature's serenity. These shades don't merely adorn walls; they paint a picture of Mumbai's lively essence. (HT Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 11, 2023 08:25 AM IST

Mumbai: A Metropolis of Modern Elegance and Tradition - Mumbai, the heart of India's commerce and film industry, balances between the nostalgia of yesteryears and the ambitions of tomorrow. Home painting choices predominantly lean towards classic whites, beiges, and greys — colours that embody the city's ever-evolving skyline. But this palette isn't static. However, the emerging interest in blues and greens is hard to miss. These vivid hues reflect the pockets of green parks and the vast surrounding Arabian Sea, echoing Mumbai's unique juxtaposition of the metropolitan rush with nature's serenity. These shades don't merely adorn walls; they paint a picture of Mumbai's lively essence. (HT Photo)

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Delhi: A Harmonious Blend of Heritage and Contemporary Elegance - Delhi, India’s historical gem, wears its rich past proudly. Its palatial homes and age-old structures often showcase deep maroons, saffrons and golds, reminiscent of the Mughal era. Yet, newer urban structures are gracefully adopting beige, taupe and other neutral tones, symbolising Delhi's simultaneous embrace of its opulent history and its forward-moving aspirations. These colours subtly highlight Delhi's journey from an ancient city to a modern metropolis. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 11, 2023 08:25 AM IST

Delhi: A Harmonious Blend of Heritage and Contemporary Elegance - Delhi, India’s historical gem, wears its rich past proudly. Its palatial homes and age-old structures often showcase deep maroons, saffrons and golds, reminiscent of the Mughal era. Yet, newer urban structures are gracefully adopting beige, taupe and other neutral tones, symbolising Delhi's simultaneous embrace of its opulent history and its forward-moving aspirations. These colours subtly highlight Delhi's journey from an ancient city to a modern metropolis. (Unsplash)

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Kolkata: Vibrant Expressions of Artistic Heritage - Kolkata’s cultural fervour is palpable in its streets, festivals and certainly its homes. The city's old-world charm shines through North Kolkata’s colonial buildings bathed in radiant pinks, blues, and greens. Yet, the South of the city, with its high rises and modern abodes, gravitates towards subtle greys, beiges and creams. This intricate dance creates a harmonious blend of the city's artistic heritage with its modern pursuits, painting a picture of a city that embraces evolution without letting go of its roots. (Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 11, 2023 08:25 AM IST

Kolkata: Vibrant Expressions of Artistic Heritage - Kolkata’s cultural fervour is palpable in its streets, festivals and certainly its homes. The city's old-world charm shines through North Kolkata’s colonial buildings bathed in radiant pinks, blues, and greens. Yet, the South of the city, with its high rises and modern abodes, gravitates towards subtle greys, beiges and creams. This intricate dance creates a harmonious blend of the city's artistic heritage with its modern pursuits, painting a picture of a city that embraces evolution without letting go of its roots. (Pixabay)

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Chennai: Coastal Inspirations on Canvas - Chennai, cradled by the Bay of Bengal, effortlessly mirrors its coastal essence indoors. Homes often feature cerulean blues, turquoise, sun-kissed yellows and coral oranges. These shades not only provide a sense of calm but also transport inhabitants to the rhythmic waves and sandy shores that lie just minutes away, reminding them of nature's touch amidst urban life. (Madras High Court) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 11, 2023 08:25 AM IST

Chennai: Coastal Inspirations on Canvas - Chennai, cradled by the Bay of Bengal, effortlessly mirrors its coastal essence indoors. Homes often feature cerulean blues, turquoise, sun-kissed yellows and coral oranges. These shades not only provide a sense of calm but also transport inhabitants to the rhythmic waves and sandy shores that lie just minutes away, reminding them of nature's touch amidst urban life. (Madras High Court)

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Jaipur: Royal Hues and Timeless Allure - Jaipur, the Pink City, is a symphony of colours. The traditional havelis still bask in iconic pink, sunset yellows and terracotta oranges, a nod to the city's royal lineage. Yet, this traditional tapestry is seeing new threads. Interestingly, modern homes are now incorporating muted blues and olive greens, forming a mosaic that marries Jaipur's palatial past with its cosmopolitan present, amplifying its timeless charm. (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 11, 2023 08:25 AM IST

Jaipur: Royal Hues and Timeless Allure - Jaipur, the Pink City, is a symphony of colours. The traditional havelis still bask in iconic pink, sunset yellows and terracotta oranges, a nod to the city's royal lineage. Yet, this traditional tapestry is seeing new threads. Interestingly, modern homes are now incorporating muted blues and olive greens, forming a mosaic that marries Jaipur's palatial past with its cosmopolitan present, amplifying its timeless charm. (PTI)

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Bengaluru: A Spectrum of Diversity in Home Painting - Bengaluru’s meteoric rise as the tech capital brings together a melange of cultures and preferences. The city's painting landscape is a testament to this. From colonial bungalows in rich browns and greens to modern apartments in soft pastels, the city's diverse populace is reflected in its myriad of colour choices. This spectrum beautifully captures Bengaluru's unique blend of tradition and innovation, resonating with its role as a hub of change and continuity. (File Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 11, 2023 08:25 AM IST

Bengaluru: A Spectrum of Diversity in Home Painting - Bengaluru’s meteoric rise as the tech capital brings together a melange of cultures and preferences. The city's painting landscape is a testament to this. From colonial bungalows in rich browns and greens to modern apartments in soft pastels, the city's diverse populace is reflected in its myriad of colour choices. This spectrum beautifully captures Bengaluru's unique blend of tradition and innovation, resonating with its role as a hub of change and continuity. (File Photo)

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