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.
Crisp and clean Pure Brilliant White highlights this delicate blue front door. Moody Blue from the Crown Colourmix Downtown Collection complements this period home.
Tips: Liquid gloss not only enhances but protects exterior wood, use natural bristle brushes with solvent based paints for a smoother finish.
Enjoy tea and cakes with “Powder Blue” BreatheasyMatt as the backdrop for this Georgian inspired room. Complete the look with upcycled vintage accessories and furniture with a distressed effect, using “Milk White” Quick Dry Gloss.
Tips: Use matchpots or left over paint on accessories for the finish touch to your room makeover. Check batch numbers on the can. Sometimes colour can vary slightly from batch to batch, if you need to use more than one can mix the two together to ensure consistency.
Using colour on every surface can dramatically alter the appearance of a room. Applying colour to the ceiling, for example, will not only create a talking point but can make a room appear larger or smaller depending on the colour choice and how it is applied. Here we’ve extended the colour down from the ceiling and onto the walls, which gives the effect that the ceiling extends much higher than it actually is.
Tips: Paint and mount wooden boxes to display your favourite possessions. Use colour to make a room appear much larger. Create the illusion of height by painting the ceiling, or use darker colours on recesses or short walls makes a room appear larger.
Bright and fun, this playful and stylish statement demonstrates new ways of using striking colour with clever toning and grading. Used in sets for three (greens and blues) these tones bleed together to suggest the power of nature.
Tips: Accessorise with soft glazed jars for a crisp clean look” & New Hint “Bold colour schemes can be carried throw the home with complementary coloured furnishings.