Unsame Your Details


There once was a time when one of the only considerations for woodwork was pure brilliant white. Thankfully, however, people are being much more creative and brave with their colour choices nowadays. Going darker or brighter on skirting and architrave can allow for creativity and experimentation with colour in smaller doses, whilst keeping pale neutrals and light tones to the walls.  Woodwork can also act as a way to tie the rooms in a home together, creating consistency and a clear style approach.  Whilst white woodwork can, of course, look beautiful against many colours, it's important to remember that it's not the only option.  Did you know that all 110 colours in the 1829 Collection come in Chalky Emulsion, Eggshell and Gloss finish? Take a look 

Photo credit : Ciara Elliot

Ciara chose Harris Isle for this beautiful window frame.

Photo credit: @thehousethatblackbuilt 

Wall and skirting are 1829 Collection Royal Circus. Coving and ceiling are 1829 Collection Zeitgeist.

Photo credit @bumble_bb4

Photo credit @bumble_bb4


A little creative freedom on a project can go a long way and considering how to apply colour to woodwork at the early stage can really have a great impact.  We love this example above from Instagram account @bumble_bb4 who have continued the Camisole Pink paint line over the architrave to create a really streamlined look that completely modernises a simple classic style. Subtle colours but incredibly simple and effective. 

Craig & Rose 1829 Collection - Troubadour


Of course, the same can work with more vivid colour too.  If you're lucky enough to have some original features in your home or have managed to add some detail in during a renovation project then don't hold off from taking your chosen colour across the whole wall, right down to the skirting.  This can help to create a really seamless, contemporary feel which respects the history of the interior whilst adding a modern twist.

Here, our new colour Troubadour highlights the beauty of the details in this room and sits proudly next to the softer colours and finishes.


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You may also have details and fixtures which cannot be removed. Instead of trying to camouflage them, highlight them and make them stand out and shine. This column, in a recent project by Doris Lee, was given special treatment through the use of Craig & Rose Artisan Copper Effect.  The copper effect looks great next to the exposed brick walls, column radiator and tile repeat flooring!

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This hair salon 'The Projects' by Emily Smoor of interior design studio Fantoush, is a fantastic example of how an interior with beautiful details can really benefit from a highly considered and confident colour palette.  Emily had the colours mixed up in our Edinburgh showroom in order to achieve the desired shade.  

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This greyed violet is called 'Eclectic' and the other two are 'Retro Peach' and 'Field Maple'. We love the combination of soft, tactile velvet, curved surfaces and metallic highlights too.

Image credit: Fantoush

Image credit: Fantoush