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Paint By Numbers

Tailor a top trend to suit your style for a dedicated office space


 

This season’s must-try trend is geometric shapes. But fear not, we’ve got a handy cheat-sheet (below) to help you master it in minutes. It’s a great way to create strong focal points and dedicated spaces in multi-functional rooms, and we’ve combined sharp angles and pastel palettes for our own take on the technique. The rules are simple – there are no rules! Be playful; embrace asymmetry; and don’t be afraid to experiment. Follow the six simple steps below to conjure up your own stylish office space in a flash.

You'll need:

 

  • Paints from colour palette (see below, left)
  • Masking tape
  • String, chalk and pin
  • Tape measure and pencil
  • Mixing stick
  • Drop cloths or plastic sheeting (for covering furniture and fixtures)
  • Step ladder (for getting at those hard-to-reach spots)
  • 2” paintbrush
  • Roller and tray

1. With Mint Macaroon, paint around light fittings and skylights on the ceiling with a 2” brush, then fill in with a roller. 

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2. Brush Pure Brilliant White along the wall where it meets the ceiling. Fill in the rest of the wall with a roller; allow to dry

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3. Measure and mask off the area of wall that will frame your office zone, then use coloured chalk to roughly mark your shapes. 

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4. Run the chalk along the string. Tape the string at each end of a shape and ping it against the wall to create a straight line. It really works!

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5. Mask off the shapes, one at a time, before filling them in with paints from our colour palette (below), using a small roller or brush. Be sure to peel away masking tape carefully!

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6. Clean and lightly sand the skirting boards. Mask off the wall, then apply two coats of Urban Obsession. Step back and admire your hard work. 

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