Colour Drenching: why limit your favourite colour to one surface?

Colour drenching is a key interior trend this spring. To colour drench a room is to take one colour and use tones and shades of it across many surfaces. Think walls, bedding, furniture, accessories – even the ceiling is fair game!

Like the idea? So where do you start?

First, choose your favourite colour, or group of colours. Next think about the effect you want to create. Do you want to use similar tones and subtly graduate them? Or do you want the effect to be stronger with obvious differences in tone and shade?

The walls are a great place to start when choosing a colour.

Our most popular deep blue tones look amazing colour drenched, similar to the look @sarcus has created here. Try Braze Blue, Flanders Blue and French Turquoise for a similar look. 

colour drench blues

Image:@jacqui_turk @templeandwebster

If greens are more your thing, here is a great example of colour drenching in deep green tones. Opulent, calming, and oh so moody. Pair Angelica on walls with @originwallpapers and add a few metallic accents, velvet and lots of foliage.

colour drenching greens

Image @jody_darcy via @embassy_home_outfitters

Interested in taking the trend a step further? This colour drenched room takes berry, rust and pink tones to a new level, creating a clear contrast between hues for maximum effect. Love this look? Try Cadmium, Osborne Maroon, Alhambra Stone and Rose Pink for a similar combo.

 colour drench berry tones

 Image:@sammcadam_cooper for @insideoutmag

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      Payne's Grey


      A dark iron blue with hints of warm grey, this shade was used by 19th century painters as a warmer alternative to black. Inspiration for this colour was taken from the Modernist period. Use with our 1829 White Undercoat.

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