Choosing Colour

  1. Design Insider: The Happy Newspaper Founder Emily Coxhead on Colour and Happiness

    Design Insider: The Happy Newspaper Founder Emily Coxhead on Colour and Happiness

    Emily Coxhead is a designer, illustrator and creator of all things happy. She is the founder of "The Happy News," a quarterly newspaper celebrating the good stuff going on in the world. We caught up with Emily to discuss her unique, colourful style and to find out how she uses colour to contribute to happiness.

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  2. The Making of a Colour Expert

    The Making of a Colour Expert

    We sit down with our wonderful Notting Hill based Colour Consultant, Natasha to learn about what it really means to be a colour expert and what is involved in the colour consultant process.

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  3. Making a Subtle Statement

    Making a Subtle Statement

    Decorating with subtle hues will give your space a soft, relaxed feel. Subtle tones can be used to make a bold statement by drawing attention to beautiful architectural features or stunning artwork. 

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  4. Warmth can be Cool: Decorating with Warm Colours

    Warmth can be Cool: Decorating with Warm Colours

    The colour forecasts are clear – we are seeing a return to warm neutrals and earth tones throughout the interiors world. Warmer shades are characterised by yellow or pink undertones and are proving to be on trend all year long.

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  5. Design Insider –  Mairi Helena on colour, pattern and design

    Design Insider – Mairi Helena on colour, pattern and design

    Mairi Helena, an influential textile and wallpaper designer gives us an insight into her world of colour. Learn where her inspiration comes from, her tips on combining colour and her thoughts on key of the moment colour trends. Mairi also looks at some of her key wallpapers from her new collection and how they can be matched with paints from the 1829 Vintage Collection.

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  6. who says avoid colour clashes

    Who says avoid clashing colours?

    Many people avoid using bright colours as they worry it won’t work. There’s only one opinion that matters: yours. If it works for you, then it works. But if you need a little help with colour choice, then the colour wheel is your friend.

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  7. Who says feature walls are out

    Who says feature walls are out?

    Not us! It provides a perfect balance for your creativity, and the practicality of everyday living in your space. Read our blog post to find out more. 

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  8. Mairi Helena moodboard

    CHOOSING COLOUR TO CREATE A MOOD

    Do you have a favourite colour? A feeling you want to create in the room? Do you want to go bold and dramatic or sophisticated and understated? The answers to these questions can give you a starting point for your scheme.

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  9. Abigail Ahern paints

    5 WAYS TO BE BOLDER WITH COLOUR, BY ABIGAIL AHERN

    Read our exclusive guest blog from Abigail Ahern about using colour. Designer Abigail Ahern is recognised for her enchanting take on interiors. Her trend setting designs are synonymous with glamour, eclecticism and wit.

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  10. decorating with accent colours

    DECORATING WITH ACCENT COLOURS

    Bright or strong colours can often be too overpowering when used over a large area, but are perfect as accent colours. If you are not confident about using bold colour, or have a living space that would not support bold colour then using strong colour accents may be the solution for you!

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  11. create a wishlist

    NOT READY TO BUY YOUR PAINT YET? CREATE A WISHLIST

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  12. colour and mood

    CAN COLOUR AFFECT MOOD?

    Colour theory is very well established – whether colours are complimentary or clashing, whether they are warm or cold. But can colour affect the way that you feel and can your surroundings change your mood?

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  13. choosing and sampling

    Choosing and sampling paint colours

    Choosing the right colour can be a nervewracking process. Have you ever narrowed down your choice in-store, brought a few sample pots home to dab some paint on the walls, only to realise that the shades look nothing like you thought they would on your walls?

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  14. DECORATING WITH GREY

    DECORATING WITH GREY

    Grey has become more and more popular as a wall colour over recent years, with some interior design magazines proclaiming that ‘grey is the new white’, taking over from white as the wall colour of choice for many design professionals. As a neutral, a light grey is a sophisticated choice for walls and acts as a perfect backdrop for both monochrome or schemes with bright accent colours.

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  15. decorating with dark colours

    DECORATING WITH DARK COLOURS

    Using deep colours on your walls can be the most effective way to make a statement with colour. The most common reason that people shy away from colour and end up opting for neutrals is that they are unsure of the effect that dark tones will create – will they make my room look small? Dark? Or what if it’s just too strong a statement and I have to paint over it and start again?

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