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.
Using a border of a complementary colour is a good way of breaking up long rooms, corridors and hallways. “Honey Fever” Mid Sheen is the main colour here with “Milk White” Mid Sheen as the border and the same colour in Quick Dry Gloss for the woodwork.
Tips: Decide on the areas you want to paint well in advance and measure it accurately. Use our online paint calculator to work out how much paint to buy. Use masking tape to define wall areas you might want to paint in different colours.
Bathrooms really benefit from fresh colours, citrus tones or crisp aquas (blues or greens) all work well. Always keep in mind that a wipeable finish capable of withstanding condensation is best. In this case we’ve paired “Hot Toddy” Breatheasy Mid Sheen with Pure Brilliant White Kitchen & Bathroom Mid Sheen.
Tips: Not every colour off the shelf will be available in the finish you require so consider the finish you need for the function of the room first. Don’t be afraid to ask in-store for advice on colour, preparation or finish, the staff will be more than willing to help you. Alternatively call Crown Paints on 01 8164400 or email email@example.com
Using warm yellow tones really lift the spirits and can bring a sunny disposition to your home, whatever the Irish weather might bring.
Tips: Use plastic sheeting to cover paths and other objects you don’t want to get paint on. Roll slowly enough to avoid splattering go in as close to the edges as possible. Before reloading or changing pack always try to find a natural break, such as a corner or plinth.
Calming greys create a stylish look and contemplative atmosphere for a home office, allowing you to concentrate on the work at hand without distraction. We’ve used “Spotlight” Breatheasy Matt, along with “City Break” creating the illusion of depth on the cut away. A dash of red “Sticky Fingers” adds a twist to this stylish office space. Finish off with “Midnight Coal” Quick Dry Gloss.
Tips: When painting a room, always start from the top down. Ceiling first, then followed by walls and finally doors and skirting. Begin your search for a colour scheme to your home with existing accessories in mind.