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.
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.
Golden yellows, burlap browns and olive greens suggest the fruitfulness of autumn. Strong solid naturals with bright bursts of colour reflect the transitory nature ofthe season. Unexpected gradations of colour from lightfloors, to dark cocooning ceilings give traditional decorating a fresh spin.
Tips: Don’t be bashful, a ceiling need not be white, adding colour to your ceiling will change the feel of a room dramatically. Crown Colour mixing offers an extension of colour, finish and pack size, with a wide range of the highest quality, extra durable finishes to suit all needs. Contact your local stockist to check if this service is available.
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.