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  1. 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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  2. create a wishlist

    NOT READY TO BUY YOUR PAINT YET? CREATE A WISHLIST

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. adding finishing touches

    ADDING THE FINISHING TOUCHES TO A ROOM

    Have you ever wondered what the secret is to making a room look as professional as a showroom or as considered as an in-store display? The secret is in the finishing touches – those small details that make a room.

    So what are these finishing touches and how can you use them to your advantage?

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  8. APPROACH REDECORATING LIKE AN INTERIOR DESIGNER

    APPROACH REDECORATING LIKE AN INTERIOR DESIGNER

    One of the most important tools that a designer uses to gather all of the information they need about the scope of the project is the client brief. If you are thinking about redecorating yourself, this is a great process to go through to clarify your needs and bring some direction to the project.

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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. light neutrals

    DECORATING WITH LIGHT, NEUTRAL COLOURS

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  11. 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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  12. OUR COLOUR PREDICTIONS FOR 2015

    OUR COLOUR PREDICTIONS FOR 2015

    As we head towards Christmas the focus is on creating a haven at home. The autumn/winter season is about deep inky tones and teals. But what colours are going to define 2015?

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  13. 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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  14. CREATE YOUR OWN ART

    CREATE YOUR OWN ART

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  15. kids rooms

    CHILDS PLAY - IDEAS FOR DECORATING KIDS ROOMS

    There are so many products on the market nowadays to help you create a room that makes your kids dreams come true, that all you need to bring is your imagination. Paint is a really versatile resource, and with all of the different finishes, colours and effects that are available you can create whatever your little one needs – from a jungle adventure to a dreamscape with a glittering night sky.

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