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Monthly Archives January 2014

Paint Quality: 100% customer satisfaction

Paint Quality: 100% customer satisfaction

You like the colour, but will you like the paint? Whilst the growth of DIFY (Do It For You) was substantial during the best of the last decade, the reality of our recent economic challenges has meant many people reverting to good old classic DIY – set aside a weekend and start preparing to paint. Here at Colour & Paint, we know the process of choosing just the right colour is a time consuming process and potentially a cause for concern – will the shade work with my overall scheme, will it make the room larger, cosier, warmer etc. Rightly, many people will spend weeks […]








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Choosing colours: Use mood boards like the professionals

Choosing colours: Use mood boards like the professionals

Choosing Colours: There are many articles and thoughts from ‘experts’ all over the UK advising us on how best to incorporate colour into our room schemes. And of course, there are just as many sources and references to help you make those choices. But, the reality is that working with colour is partly a fine art, but mostly a reflection of your personal taste. New homes still come as standard, as they have for generations now, with a Magnolia finish, it’s easy to live with, works with just about every bolder colour you care to choose and makes moving in […]








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Paint colour trends for 2014

Paint colour trends for 2014

Paint colour trends for 2014: We have our friends at The Pantone Colour Institute in New Jersey to thank  for the revelation that the colour for 2014 is Radiant Orchid. Since 2001, this body has scoured the world looking at trends in industries as diverse as fashion to car makers, electrical appliances to garden ornaments. Their findings are then revealed with the annual colour they believe will underpin our choices for home decor. At Akzo Nobel, they too have teams across the world and come to their own conclusions about trend colours, their choice for 2014 however is a muted teal shade called […]








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