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A modern Georgian colour palette

A modern Georgian colour palette

We are frequently asked about which modern colours work best in period properties, that create an authentic feel but do not slavishly follow the prescribed period colour palette. Creating a comfortable mix of old and new can be challenging so we asked interior designer Yasmin Chopin for her take on the subject. From a derelict barn to a grade II Listed Georgian townhouse Yasmin is no stranger to property renovation and development having bought and sold many houses and learning from each adventure. She says: Having owned a Georgian* style townhouse I understand the enormous responsibility that comes with a period property. Whether or […]








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Design Inspiration: Blue walls are the big colour trend for 2017

Design Inspiration: Blue walls are the big colour trend for 2017

We love blue walls at Colourandpaint.com and have been adding to our blue colour story for the last couple of seasons. In fact blues feature in all of our designer paint colour palettes. In order to help our customers  to work with colour combinations we have collaborated with interior designer Yasmin Chopin on putting colour palettes together from our full range of colours. See more of Yasmin’s work and design inspiration on Instagram. She says “I call this palette Gym as it is based on a palette I created with a client. They wanted a mini gym included in their home […]








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Dulux choose a denim Blue as Colour Of The Year 2017

Dulux choose a denim Blue as Colour Of The Year 2017

We are huge fans of blue at colourandpaint.com (we have 40 different hues!). So we are delighted to see that Dulux has nominated “Denim Drift” as their colour of the year.  So why blue for 2017? ‘Blue is the colour of life; it is the clothes we wear, the sky we gaze at and the water that revitalises us,’ say Dulux.’Blue has been, and will continue to be, a constant in every aspect of our lives. From the deepest ink blue, to the palest misty blue, this colour spans every spectrum of life; it is a royal colour, but it is also used […]








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Home Decoration: What to Consider when Choosing Flooring or Carpet

Home Decoration: What to Consider when Choosing Flooring or Carpet

How you and your family live and use your home is the most significant factor in choosing flooring or carpeting. If your family has pets and children or are very active, a carpet may not be ideal.  You could instead, consider flooring, such as ceramic tile, vinyl, or wood flooring. If your home is less hectic then carpeting may be a better choice. Whatever the flooring in your home, it should give reflect your lifestyle. However, if snow, rain or mud is a factor in the entry to your home, then you could consider more durable flooring, such as slate, tile, […]








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Home improvement tips for 2016

Home improvement tips for 2016

It’s time to turn over a new leaf with some home improvement tips for 2016. With every New Year, brave life-changing resolutions always follow. If change is what you are looking for this year, but you are unsure of where to begin, we have a suggestion for you. Why not start with bringing some change to your home? A new coat of colour on the walls is just about what you need to come home after a long day of work and enjoy the novelty of your house. Add a shade of pink to your colour palette to create a romantic […]








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Pantone’s Colour of The Year is Pink (with a dash of blue)

Pantone’s Colour of The Year is Pink (with a dash of blue)

Pantone have made their choice for colour of the year and have settled upon Rose Quartz (that’s pink to you and I) and have for the first time have blended it with Serenity (that’s a nice, soft blue). Leatrice Wiseman of the Pantone Color Institute describes the combination: “Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.” Our interior design collaborator Yasmin Chopin has this to say: “Having long been referred to as a feminine colour chosen […]








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