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Crown Colour Influences A/W 2015

Crown have released their colour influences for A/W 2015 and I have to say, i’m a huge fan of the three very distinctive colour palettes. It’s not surprising I already have several of these paint colours as testers from my own projects and other client’s. Business and pleasure testers. Let’s have a look-see. Faded Simplicity  “As its name suggests, this trend is all about a simple form. The palette is pared down on colour but rich in texture. Chalky matt, rough surfaces are beautifully combined with light reflective finishes and metal embellishments.” Justyna Korczynska – Crown Design Studio “Muted neutral tones fade and blend into each other to create a light and natural palette. The bringing together of opposites – rough edges complement jewelled embellishments. Metallic finishes work next to chalky matt.” Stitch “An appreciation of past skills and crafts. A synthesis of unexpected hues in modern patchworks and bold coloured weave. Bringing together the best of old and new offset by natural architecture and materials.” Stitch Exterior “Some of the most modern and prolific furniture …

Habitat Paint

I’ve become a little obsessed with Habitat paints. I do a lot of decorating. You can pretty much guarantee there’ll be a roller or a brush in the sink 94% of the time. Am getting to know my paints quite well now, depth of colour, finish, ease of application. Habitat paint is actually really good. And their range is simple too. A good overall range and family of colours without being bombarded with 19 options of grey. One finish. A matt finish, but not that super chalky matt that shows marks if you even look at it funny. The finish is matt but durable and can take a bit of a wipe. Perfik. Habitat 30 colours. Some neutral. Some pop. But all completely workable into most spaces. Habitat say their paints are suitable for walls, wood and metal. Nice. So far, i’ve used it on walls, woodwork and what I like to call “a bit of furniture rescuing.” Here are some of my projects where Habitat paint has featured. Habitat Slate – A lovely simple grey, with hardly any …