A Super Stylish DIY project with Jess Hurrell from Gold is a Neutral

Recently we worked with lifestyle and interiors blogger Jess Hurrell (@goldisaneutral on Instagram) who we challenged to create something for her home using Craig & Rose paints. #UnsameYourHome is about finding your colour confidence and creating a home which reflects your own personal style.   This project is a great demonstration of how a little inspiration and some quality materials can help you to achieve something unique and well-suited for any space in your home.

Inspired by the recent trend for fluted and reeded details in interiors, Jess set about designing and making a new piece of furniture for her home.

In a project like this, paint serves to disguise and blend the base materials, cleverly incorporating the important shape and profile details into one complete piece. Initially, Jess selected a couple of her favourite shades from our 1829 vintage collection - a range of 110 exquisite colours which have been carefully selected from the Craig & Rose vintage colour archive.  Each colour is available in Chalky Emulsion, Eggshell and Gloss finish, allowing for a seamless scheme, exceptional depth of colour as well as excellent coverage that lasts.


Russet was one of the colours considered as it would be a nice contrast to the navy walls and neutral accessories.  Russet is a wonderful rich ochre shade with hints of saffron and sits with a couple of beautiful warm shades in our palette,  popular thanks to the importance of warm neutrals and earthy tones.

In the end, Jess selected Swedish Blue for the job and chose an Eggshell for durability.  This low-sheen finish is recommended for use on furniture, areas such as bathrooms and kitchen and for high traffic areas too. 

Swedish Blue is a pale, powdery and cloud-like blue described by Jess as being "baby blue’s sophisticated big sister". 

Using some items easily purchased from a DIY store, Jess set about creating this stylish side table and Swedish Blue proved to be the perfect addition to this eye-catching little corner, completing a palette and overall look which feels bang on trend.

To find out more about the steps that were followed, head on over to Gold is a Neutral.