Ways of Decorating
To help you create a beautifully considered scheme, we’ve gathered three simple styles of decorating. Sweeping across woodwork and walls, ceilings and floors, each one offers a tried and tested formula for creating rooms that you can’t wait to escape to.
Light on Dark
The first and most traditional style of decorating is to use rich colour on your walls and white on the woodwork, creating a crisp contrast and feeling of freshness. All 132 colours in our palette have a carefully chosen complementary white, making it easier than ever to complete your scheme – in this light-filled living room, for example, intense Stone Blue is paired with soft Slipper Satin for an effortlessly striking look.
Dark on Light
For a sophisticated twist, try painting a darker shade on your trim – paired with paler walls, it allows the larger surface above to seem instantly lighter and airier. A combination of soft Pale Powder and inky Stiffkey Blue brings an unexpectedly modern element to this hallway while, to the right, an otherwise neutral living room is grounded by a striking touch of Off-Black.
Choose one single colour for your whole room to add a sense of calm and simplicity, making your space feel bigger as walls flow seamlessly across woodwork and onto the ceiling. In this traditional kitchen, swathes of rich green Bancha are punctuated with white tiles for a room that’s both cosy and uncomplicated. Switching up the finish with a Full Gloss ceiling adds an unexpected touch.