Combine vibrant trim paints with neutral greys for a striking effect. “Cloud Burst” and “City Break” Breatheasy Mid Sheen provide the back drop to burst of vibrant yellow “Tibetan Gold” Liquid Gloss on mix and match upcycled furniture. Tie everything together with the same bright yellow on windows or doors.
Tips: Transform old furniture into something unique. Use satin or gloss finish for a hardwearing finish. Always use an appropriate primer. Preparation can sound complicated or put us all off before we start. Just think about it logically and simply, what are you painting? If it’s dirty or greasy, clean it, if it’s shiny or flakey sand it or prime it. OK, it’s not always that simple but never be scared to ask for advice. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
White and off white creates a serene and tranquil look and is ideal for rooms with lots of natural sunlight. We’ve used a combination of “Seldom Seen” Breatheasy Matt beneath the picture rail to give a hint of colour, with Pure Brilliant White above the rail and on the ceiling and woodwork. Accessories have been chosen to reflect the grey undertone from “Seldom Seen”.
Tips: Choose colours taking into account the light available, southern facing rooms with lots of natural light can carry either bold warm colours or cool blues and whites. Rooms with less natural light need warm, natural colours. Natural bristle brushes are recommended for oil based paints where a smoother finish and reduced risk of losing bristles is necessary.
The fireplace is at the heart of this cosy, spring inspired country living room. Shocking Pink” Breatheasy Matt makes it even more of a feature and introduces modernity to this otherwise traditional look. “Sunrise” and “Snowdrop” complete this look.
Tips: Rustic clay pots have a lovely warm texture. Dry brush with a neutral paint colour and display in a primed and painted bookcase for an interesting feature.
Using colour schemes inspired by nature can trigger all sorts of memories and emotions. This theme, inspired by Autumnal colours implies a cosy getaway as the nights close in. Solo Mid Sheen “Amber Glow” paired with “Cocoa” have been used to create this snug refuge.
Tips: Colour perception changes in different lighting conditions so begin your selection with some colour cards, shortlist your favourites and then try a matchpot in the actual room. Choice of finish can affect the atmosphere of a room, higher sheens reflect more light; matt absorbs it.
Your hallway is not only a functional area, it presents the first impression of your home and personality to visitors. Open up the area using light calming colours to create a sense of space and a relaxed welcoming atmosphere. Here we’ve used “Elegant Gown” from the Crown Colourmix Calm and Collected range, mixed in a durable acrylic eggshell for walls and woodwork, with inviting “Tibetan Gold” liquid gloss for the door.
Tips: Areas of high traffic like hallways are more susceptible to scuffs and stains, so tough, washable paints are needed - especially if you have children or pets. Bring the outdoors in. Using greens with bright accents to suggest flora for rooms opening onto a garden space creates a seamless transition from the inside to the outside and gives a sense of open space to the room itself.