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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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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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Instant Home Makeover

Instant Home Makeover

This is a short and sweet post on home makeovers featuring our good friend Maxine from WeLoveHome blog. Maxine has recently moved into her new home and has set about refurbishing the entire house! Here is her video featuring the dining room. For all of you interested in the styling tips here is her source book for the room: Walls: Nantucket Lighthouse White www.colourandpaint.com/nantucket Yellow Rug www.Ikea.com Table painted in Duck Egg Blue www.anniesloan.co.uk Tolix chairs: www.lakeland-furniture.co.uk   Here is Maxine’s blog Truly Brilliant Whites featuring our whites collection: Whites for purists: Liberty Chalk, Fleur Snow White, Nantucket Lighthouse Pure White Whites for […]








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Choosing Paint Colours: David Mach RA talks to Colour & Paint

Choosing Paint Colours: David Mach RA talks to Colour & Paint

Paint Colours: David Mach RA tells Colour & Paint about what influences his work and how he choose his paint colours for the Royal Academy of Arts paint range. David is a sculptor and collage maker extraordinaire, using found materials and everyday industrial items to amazing effect. He also tells a very good story… View David’s colour collection here: David Mach RA Paint collection Watch our interview with him below: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3








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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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