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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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Cool & Coastal: Get The Hamptons’ New England style this season

Cool & Coastal: Get The Hamptons’ New England style this season

This is the time of year when America’s great and the good decamp from their summer homes in The Hamptons: Long Island (south shore, darling), Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod and of course our favourite – Nantucket island – all seriously cool in a kind of relaxed easy going way. But Hampton’s style isn’t only for the rich and famous, although expect to rub shoulders with a star studded crowd if you rent there in the summer. Back home getting The Hampton’s look is pretty straight forward, it’s all about stripped back simplicity with a coastal twist. Not surprisingly, elements of […]








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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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Warehouse Home features designer paint from Colourandpaint.com collections

Warehouse Home features designer paint from Colourandpaint.com collections

Warehouse Home has chosen to feature paint shades from our designer paint collections. Editor and founder Sophie Bush has created a masterpiece of interior style publishing which just gets better and better with every edition. In this one she explores materials and colours to create a really cool loft style interior. Sophie says she chose these shades to soften an otherwise industrial interior scheme that contains concrete features. Read the article here: Warehouse Home edition 4 Sophie’s loft style colour palette is  comprised of: Miami Deco by Mr & Mrs Smith – At Home. A classic pastel inspired by South Beach’s architectural district, […]








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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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