Colour Scheming

  1. 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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  2. crafting for Christmas with Artisan

    Crafting for Christmas

    Christmas. We look forward to decorating with lights, sparkle, warm textiles and of course our Christmas trees.

    If you are thinking of adding some festive touches, here are our top 5 Christmas crafting ideas with Artisan paints.

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  3. 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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  4. Interior design myths

    GREAT INTERIOR DESIGN MYTHS

    Have you ever felt baffled by the ‘rules’ of interior design? Wondered what the right or wrong thing would be to do in your home? Here we look at the truth behind some of the established ‘myths’, leaving you free to express yourself as YOU think is best.

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 1829 colour schemes

    WINNING COLOUR COMBINATIONS

    When people are choosing colour schemes, they often contact us to find out what colour combinations they should use. We have put together our top three colour combinations using these popular colours to help you to create a room scheme.

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  8. 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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  9. light neutrals

    DECORATING WITH LIGHT, NEUTRAL COLOURS

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. SHOULD CEILINGS BE PAINTED WHITE?

    SHOULD CEILINGS BE PAINTED WHITE?

    Who said ceilings had to be painted white? Colour on a ceiling can have a great effect, often because it’s unexpected.

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  13. THE MANY MOODS OF COLOUR

    THE MANY MOODS OF COLOUR

    The right colour can lift our spirits, making us feel happy, relaxed or energetic. The wrong colour can also put us on edge or make us feel lethargic.

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