Different Styles of Decorating
The hugely popular Scandinavian style of decorating layers greys to create an understated decorating look. Layer our family of easy greys to create a Gustavian feel that’s calm and relaxed and works in any style of home. Use Ammonite on the walls with Purbeck Stone on the woodwork and Wevet on ceilings for a slice of Scandinavia in your own home.
For a contemporary decorating scheme with an urban edge that evokes the look of a modern loft apartment use greys with a blue undertone. Dimpse, Pavilion Gray, Manor House Gray and Blackened can all be used to create this look and feel. If possible a wall of exposed brickwork will really add to this look.
For a welcoming coastal scheme watery blues and greens like Teresa’s Green, Pavilion Blue and Parma Gray work really well. A coastal look can also be created with wallpaper, try Aranami BP4605 or Yukutori BP4303 for a lovely seaside feel.
Dark & Dramatic
There has been a growing trend towards using strong tones like Down Pipe, Plummet and Pelt on all four walls to create a very bold dark space in the home. Dark colours work especially well with bright fabrics, furnishings and art works as they will really pop against the darker background. You can also paint furniture in a bolder tone like Yellowcake, Arsenic or Nancy’s Blushes for a bright accent.
A traditional country look is always popular, particularly in kitchens and living rooms. Choose neutrals with a yellow undertone like White Tie, Matchstick or String to create a very pretty feel. Colours like Cooking Apple Green, Cook’s Blue and Rectory Red all work as accents to a country scheme, particularly when painting kitchen cupboards.