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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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Zandra Rhodes’ apartment is a riot of colour says ES Magazine.

Zandra Rhodes’ apartment is a riot of colour says ES Magazine.

ES Magazine, one of our favourite publications along with sister paper The Evening Standard (I’m still amazed that publications of this quality are free) is always a great source of interior design inspiration. In today’s edition commissioning interiors editor Dee Acharya takes a look at Sandra Rhodes Bermondsey apartment and not surprisingly, it is a riot of colour. Dee describes Dame Zandra’s style as “maximalist” as every surface is covered in collections of some sort from stones and crystals from the Atlas Mountains to Carol McNicol ceramics. The walls are citrus and the Amtico venial flooring is is hot-pink. In the article […]








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Designer Paint Promotion with House Beautiful

Designer Paint Promotion with House Beautiful

We are delighted to collaborate with interior design experts House Beautiful and Mrs & Mrs Smith to promote their designer paint collection for Summer / Autumn 2015. Best known for its hand-picked collection of boutique and luxury hotels around the world, Mr & Mrs Smith has ventured into interiors with a range of 28 hand-picked paint shades. Designed to bring the light and feel of gorgeous locations into your home, the colours have been collated into three easy-to-combine palettes called Coast, City and Country. Each palette of eight shades is designed to work together, giving you the confidence to create beautiful colour schemes. With an innovative twist, instead of […]








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Choosing the perfect colour scheme for any room

Choosing the perfect colour scheme for any room

Colour schemes effect how we feel. What colour is your bedroom? Might sound like a rather odd question, especially when we’ve only just met, but actually the colour of a room can convey certain emotions. The infographic below by Fit My Bedroom looks at the anatomy of colours, from hues to tones and shades. It then moves onto the psychology of colour, which colours convey which emotions. So, for example, if you had a room painted in Crazy Horse by Fleur, your room would make people feel a mixture of joy, creativity and maybe even sophistication. On the other hand, Forest Oak by Liberty would make […]








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