Breaking up large wall spaces with blocks of colour can a whole new dimension to a room. The choice of colour and shape of block is important. In this instance, elongated blocks suggest a high rise city scape and create a sense of expanse, while the pastel colours suggest intimacy and luxury.
Tips: Mask off any areas you don’t want to paint. You can then paint quickly and with more freedom, avoiding the need to fiddle about with edging. Matt finishes hide lumps and bumps. Higher sheens are more durable but, can accentuate them, particularly in brightly lit areas.
Utility rooms shouldn’t be neglected. Use a functional paint coating for protection and durability but keep the decorative aspect in mind. Using bright and citrus colours and white opens up the smallest space and where a window is present should be used to maximise light into adjoining rooms.
Tips: Use bright off whites with a hint of citrus to open up areas with little natural light, such as hallways. Many paint finishes are multi surface and can be applied to walls, wood and metal. Select ready mixed colours from Easyclean Matt or Kitchen & Bathroom Mid Sheen or choose from thousands of colours in extra durable finishes such as Clean Extreme Scrubbable matt or Acrylic Eggshell at Crown Colour mixing stockists.
Make a statement to visitors the moment they enter your home using colours that express your personality. Functionality should still be a consideration for a hallway so we’ve used “Dream Boat” & “Silver Spoon” scrubbable Easyclean matt (suitable for walls, wood and metal) with hardwearing liquid gloss in “Oxford Blue” on the door.
Tips: Many paint finishes are multi surface and can be applied to walls, wood and metal. Select ready mixed colours from Easyclean Matt or Kitchen & Bathroom Mid Sheen or choose from thousands of colours in extra durable finishes such as Clean Extreme Scrubbable matt or Acrylic Eggshell at Crown Colour mixing stockists. 39. Painting stairs is a great alternative to carpet or woodstains. Thoroughly clean and prepare the surface before priming with suitable primer then your choice of colour. Finish with Sadolin Extra Durable Floor Varnish to prevent damage to the paint. Paint alternative steps at a time to allow you to move up and down the stairs.
Hallways in period homes can easily carry strong colours, such as classical emerald greens. We’ve updated the theme and used “Up Beat”, a vibrant green with a modern twist. Complement with “Pure Brilliant White” Quick Dry Gloss to retain that classic feel.
Tips: If you pop of the lid off your paint don’t panic if it looks different to the colour card you picked it from. Paint in its wet state looks completely different until all the pigments dry out on your wall. Period homes were built to impress, so use wall space to its maximum advantage, combining modern vibrant colours with period accessories.