Whether it’s the scene of your 9-5, a haven for homework, or simply a great spot for a good book, creating a dedicated space for working from home can be key to achieving that elusive work-life balance. In the new home office – whatever form it might take – soft neutrals, oversized prints and natural textures collaborate to create inviting, inspiring spaces.

Let Nature In

Walls: Duck Green No.W55 in Estate Emulsion; Woodwork: Snow White No.W1 in Estate Eggshell

Even working from home at the best of times can mean missing out on interacting with nature, so when it’s hard to get outside, why not bring the outside in? Whether you’re making over a teen’s study spot with the jewel-like (and unmistakably trendy) Duck Green, transforming the box room into an impromptu office with relaxed Broccoli Brown, or marking out a space for work in a communal dining room with earthy Deep Reddish Brown, bringing the colours of nature to your indoors can sometimes help you feel just that little bit closer to the world outdoors.

Light & Bright

Painted in School House White No.291 | Estate Emulsion

Take ‘clean desk, clean mind’ one step further with focus-promoting neutrals like School House White, Wevet, and Pointing. Fresh and uncomplicated, these white paint colours work overtime to create beautifully versatile spaces, rooms that can declutter the mind during daylight hours and provide a backdrop for family time later in the day.

If plain white still feels a little stark, why not make lush florals your muse with our Helleborus paper in soft, subtle tones? A beautifully patterned wallpaper is a great middle ground between cosy and conference call-ready, especially for study areas and offices that double up as bedrooms.

All White

Painted in Wevet No.273 | Estate Emulsion; Strong White No.2001 | Estate Eggshell

Subtle Print

Wallpapered in Helleborus BP5603

Deep Focus

Wallpapered in Enigma BP 5501

Dark tones feel incredibly inviting whether you're clocking in for the day or reading deep into the night. Go contemporary with contrasting prints, as in this eclectic study with its Enigma feature wall, or create an opulent feel with matching woodwork. This dining-room-meets-workspace is the perfect double-duty room, with its velvety Railings walls that feel smart and business-like during work hours, yet glamorous enough to set the scene for intimate dinners when the day is done.

Matching Woodwork

Painted in Railings No.31 | Estate Emulsion and Estate Eggshell

Polished Panelling

Painted in Railings No.31 | Estate Emulsion and Estate Eggshell

Modern Minimalism

Painted in Cornforth White No.228 | Estate Emulsion

For a welcoming workspace, natural wood and lived-in neutrals can be a winning combination – even more so when that workspace is also the hub of your home. For those multipurpose, multi-tasking spots, our durable Modern Emulsion keeps things simple, beautiful, and (perhaps most promisingly, when the whole family’s home at once) presentable.

Its wipeable, scuff-proof finish means you can use office-ready hues like Cornforth White or Purbeck Stone without worrying about splashed tea or enthusiastically applied crayon doodles. Plus, it pairs beautifully with ultra-tough Modern Eggshell on floorboards and comes in exactly the same colours as our Estate range – all 148 of them.

Contemporary Cladding

Painted in Cornforth White No.228 | Estate Eggshell

Painted Floorboards

Painted in All White No.2005 | Estate Eggshell; Down Pipe No.26 | Modern Eggshell; Dimpse No.277 | Estate Emulsion

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