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  1. Adding creativity to Christmas decorating

    Adding creativity to Christmas decorating

    Would you like to make your own unique Christmas decorations to match your décor? Or do you have some old decorations that you’ve used year upon year and would like to update? Our Artisan range of decorative effects is perfect for adding your own touch to Christmas decorations.

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  2. Paynes Grey

    PERIOD STYLES: MODERNISM

    Our 1829 Vintage Colours range contains a modernist palette of colours, all designed to complement each other.

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  3. Artisan Rust effect paint

    RUST EFFECT

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  4. artisan concrete effect paint

    CONCRETE EFFECT

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  5. upcycling furniture

    WHAT DO I USE TO PAINT FURNITURE? AN UPCYCLING SPECIAL

    One of the biggest interior trends of the last few years is upcycling. Find out in our latest blog post which paints to use for transforming furniture and upcycling.

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. decorating for christmas

    DECORATING FOR CHRISTMAS

    We all like to make our surroundings as inviting as possible over the festive period. Our effects from the Artisan range are perfect for creating decorations as well as feature areas

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  9. copper effect

    COPPER EFFECT

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  10. 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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  11. modernist colours

    NEW MODERNIST COLOURS ADDED

    We are delighted to launch some new additions to the 1829 Vintage Colours range: a palette of 10 soft Modernist tones which co-ordinate perfectly with each other.

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. metallic paints

    WHERE CAN I USE METALLIC PAINTS?

    Metallic paints are a fantastic way to add a touch of glamour to your home – from transforming a dressing table to creating a gold wall, you can use metallic paint to create the effect. Read our blog post to find out about the effects you can create, and which product is best for the surface you want to paint.

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  15. ombre paint effect

    DECORATING TREND ALERT: USING OMBRE AND GRADUATING COLOUR

    Ombre is an emerging trend in both interior design and fashion, but what is it and how can you use it in your home?

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