Are we excited? Yes! Let us show you the hottest new interior paint colour palette from Mylands who also happen to be one of our favourite paint companies
Mylands describes it's new collection as "A new anthology of colour in celebration of our long-standing work with British film, television and theatre. The special palette of twenty archive colours includes four metallic hues developed for the sector, which have been skilfully reformulated for the very first time, for use in the home".
We can see so many amazing possibilities for home and business interiors using this collection to add a pop of colour or a stunning all-over paint in these vivid hues and luxury metallic sheens. Imagine punchy yellow detail in the kitchen. Think pink panelling. Dream a silver and baby blue nursery.
If you're loving these colours as much as we are but need a bit of advice on where and how to use them you can book a colour consultation or even a whole home/business design here. The Open Plan will help you to create spaces that are individual to you, show off your flair and personality and make the neighbours envious of your design prowess. Win Win Win!
Do you find it difficult to pick colours for your interiors? Wonder how on earth you combine more than two colours in one space? What if I told you about some quick and easy ways to do this?
Colour Picker Apps and Websites
As a trained designer with an eye for detail and a love of colours I'll often refer back to useful references to double-check myself. Then at times I'll find the perfect colour but need to turn it into an actual paint. So, here I'll tell you about some of my favourite Apps and websites that help me on a daily basis.
NB With all the combinations you may come up with, a simple rule of thumb is if you want a bold room use the boldest colour in the colour scheme on large expanses such as walls, floors, doors and sofas and the subtler colours as accents on the ceiling, architectural features and soft furnishings. For a calmer room just reverse this formula.
1. Design Seeds - Following on from Part 1 of this colour scheme guide, this is an even easier way to take inspiration from images, landscapes and nature with pre-picked images already colour picked to give you instant colour scheme. Look up a colour and see a whole range of palettes to use on your home.
2. Dulux Colour Visualiser - This easy to use app lets you pick a colour from anywhere, and, with augmented reality technology, allows you to see the colours live in your living space. And that’s not all. They'll also offer you suggested colour schemes to help complete your look.
3. Valspar Virtual Painter - This American paint range is now stocked in B&Q and comes in a massive range of sophisticated colours. Similar to the Dulux app you can paint any room in a try before you buy fashion and you've just extended your options by 1764 colours.
4. Color Picker - This app helps you to find the RGB (useful for printing projects such as custom walls) and RAL colour (the universal colour list) from an image in seconds. Having this information means that you can get the perfect shade to match anything!
Watch out for Part 3 and if you missed Part 1 of our guide go back and read it here now!
Just thought I'd alert you lucky people to the new colour range in The Dulux 'Heritage' collection. The chart is ordered to show harmonious colours together with a "we've done the work for you" specially selected white that will coordinate effortlessly with the other tones in the same column.
And here's the link to get yourself a free colour chart. Get Some!
When you paint do you go expensive or cheap? Do you favour brands such as Farrow & Ball and Fired Earth or do you think that Crown and own brands do the same job? Let us know.
Personally, I favour a mix of higher priced brands and trade names on occasion such as Johnstone's and Macpherson but I do find that the more expensive paints offer better coverage and colour intensity.
Here's an interesting debate on the topic from The Guardian which makes for good reading if you're about to change your home interiors.
Read it here
Need more advice on this? Then do get in touch
Just picked up Fired Earth's 'The Paint Edit' mini brochure and wanted to share. Also on their website there are some daring and some really soothing colour combo's used to great effect so plenty of inspiration to be had. Which is your favourite 1-6?
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