Bathrooms really benefit from fresh colours, citrus tones or crisp aquas (blues or greens) all work well. Always keep in mind that a wipeable finish capable of withstanding condensation is best. In this case we’ve paired “Hot Toddy” Breatheasy Mid Sheen with Pure Brilliant White Kitchen & Bathroom Mid Sheen.
Tips: Not every colour off the shelf will be available in the finish you require so consider the finish you need for the function of the room first. Don’t be afraid to ask in-store for advice on colour, preparation or finish, the staff will be more than willing to help you. Alternatively call Crown Paints on 01 8164400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bold Citrus colours complemented with clean crisp Pure Brilliant white adds vibrancy, depth and character to any space and are particularly suited to open plan areas. Here we’ve used “Cuban Heat” from the Crown Colourmix Downtown collection mixed in a Scrubbable Matt, coupled with Pure Brilliant White Easyclean Matt on the walls and Quick Dry Gloss on the woodwork.
Tips: Crown Colour mixing offers an extension of colour, finish and pack size, with a wide range of the highest quality, extra durable finishes to suit all needs. Contact your local stockist to check if this service is available. Rollers let you paint larger areas in less time, making the job less of a chore. Disposable kits are readily available; but, better quality trays and sleeves can all be reused, think of this as an investment that will save money.
Using warm yellow tones really lift the spirits and can bring a sunny disposition to your home, whatever the Irish weather might bring.
Tips: Use plastic sheeting to cover paths and other objects you don’t want to get paint on. Roll slowly enough to avoid splattering go in as close to the edges as possible. Before reloading or changing pack always try to find a natural break, such as a corner or plinth.
Complementing adjacent buildings need not mean using a similar, tonal, colour. You can apply the same logic as creating an interior colour scheme. Mixing strong colours with natural tones works well and lends itself to any buildings in sunny aspects as well on busy terraces.
Tips: Smooth masonry paints cover large flat areas and are fast drying and allow you to get exterior projects finished quickly. Load your roller generously and avoid overspreading which can cause patchiness.
Breaking up large wall spaces with blocks of colour can a whole new dimension to a room. The choice of colour and shape of block is important. In this instance, elongated blocks suggest a high rise city scape and create a sense of expanse, while the pastel colours suggest intimacy and luxury.
Tips: Mask off any areas you don’t want to paint. You can then paint quickly and with more freedom, avoiding the need to fiddle about with edging. Matt finishes hide lumps and bumps. Higher sheens are more durable but, can accentuate them, particularly in brightly lit areas.