Outer Space Murals by Visionary Mural Co. Glow In The Dark!
Based in the Atlanta area, muralist Megan McKeithan, of Visionary Mural Co., creates three kinds of outer space murals that glow in the dark. First, she paints celestial night sky murals on off white colored ceilings or walls and they appear nearly invisible in regular light, but glow beautifully in black light and in the dark. Second, she adds a layer of glow in the dark stars over a fully rendered outer space mural. Third, she can add a layer of glow in the dark stars over a lighter mural, like a daytime sky on the walls or ceiling. The lighter color will reflect more light and show more stars at night than the darker colored sky mural.
The lighter the background wall color, the more stars show up in the dark, so choose your mural option based on the end result you want to acheive. A solid base coat of off white will reflect the most light back to your eye, making the most stars shine brightly in the dark, while a dark colored sky will reflect some stars, but not as many. However, if you want an outer space look all the time, the full outer space mural is the way to go, with the added bonus of some glow in the dark at night.
Megan McKeithan painted an example of the second type of mural for a teenager’s room in Alpharetta, right outside of Atlanta, GA. This mural features the view of the Earth from a bedroom hovering over the moon, and includes deep space and a star field.
At night the starfield and stars subtly glow in the dark, giving an special effect to the mural. While the stars are painted in the same paint as the home theater sky mural also shown here, the effect is more subtle because of the darker wall behind the stars.
The mural transitions into a soft atmospheric faux finish on the other walls of the bedroom. The clients wanted the outer space feeling without getting too dark on the rest of the walls. Therefore the faux finish is a bit lighter than the mural and a bit softer to just give the idea of space clouds around the room. It’s actually a bit softer than it looks in these photos, just a nice environment for hanging out and playing video games.
Visit VisionaryMuralCo.com to see more of Megan's murals, including the blog page to find out more about glow in the dark star murals.