Inspiration

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. create a wishlist

    NOT READY TO BUY YOUR PAINT YET? CREATE A WISHLIST

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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