It's the oldest trick in the book:
Using paint to trick the eye.
Using paint to visually group elements together to make a whole, to define something that is undefined, to make something out of nothing.
I’m not talking about trompe l’oeil, murals, stenciling, graphics, or painting a work of art on the wall.
I’m talking about how paint can camouflage what is really happening underneath it’s surface. How it can mask something. How it can create something out of thin air.
What a glorious tool for tricks! Look below to see what I mean...
If there's an element in the room that you don't like, and you can’t possibly move or change it, paint it to match what’s adjacent and surrounding it. It will disguise it.
OR . . .
If there’s absolutely nothing interesting in the room, and you WANT something interesting, try paint.