Choosing Colour

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. create a wishlist

    NOT READY TO BUY YOUR PAINT YET? CREATE A WISHLIST

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. paint and wallpaper

    PAINT VS WALLPAPER – WHICH SHOULD I CHOOSE?

    The single most effective thing you can do to transform the look of a room is to change the colour on your walls. Aside from choosing colour, one of the biggest decorating decisions to make is whether you use paint or wallpaper to create the look.

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  12. THE COLOUR WHEEL – A GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING AND DEFINING COLOUR

    THE COLOUR WHEEL – A GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING AND DEFINING COLOUR

    Many professionals work with colour and design on a daily basis. As well as having natural creative flair for these jobs, they have also studied colour theory and understand the base rules for creating different moods using colour. If you would like to give your space a new look but aren’t sure where to start, understanding the basics of colour theory can give you a great background and help you to choose your approach to a colour scheme.

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  13. choosing colour to maximise light

    CHOOSING COLOUR TO MAXIMISE LIGHT WITHIN YOUR HOME

    People often use words such as light and airy, or dark and gloomy to describe rooms. The amount of light that a room gets, based on the direction it faces and the number of windows it has is not something that can be easily changed. But you can use colour to change the feel of a room and maximise light.

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  14. Light and surface quality

    LIGHT AND SURFACE QUALITY

    Paint colours can very significantly in different lighting conditions. Surface quality is an important factor when considering the end result and is a key factor to look out for.

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  15. how light affects colour

    HOW LIGHT AFFECTS PAINT COLOUR

    Have you ever redecorated a room in your home, only to find the end result differs to the colour in the tin?

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