Inspiration

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. copper effect

    COPPER EFFECT

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. chalky emulsion

    WHAT IS CHALKY EMULSION AND WHERE CAN I USE IT?

    Traditionally matt paints are used on walls and ceilings as the matt finish tends to hide imperfections and can feel warmer than a paint with a sheen. But what is Chalky Emulsion and how how does it compare to other matt finishes?

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  12. create a wishlist

    NOT READY TO BUY YOUR PAINT YET? CREATE A WISHLIST

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  13. Victorian period style

    PERIOD STYLES: VICTORIAN PERIOD

    Queen Victoria (1837-1901) was Britain’s longest reigning monarch. But what colours and styles of decoration were popular during the Victorian Period?

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  14. 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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  15. arts & crafts style

    PERIOD STYLES: ARTS AND CRAFTS MOVEMENT

    Our 1829s range includes colours from a number of iconic periods in history. One of the most influential design movements of modern times was the Arts & Crafts Movement. It quickly spread across America and Europe and Japan, flourished between 1880 and 1910.

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