Looking for inspiration on how you can add colour to your walls to take your home from drab to dreamy? Three readers share their stories of how they used their favourite shades to create their dream home.
Calm and Collected
“When my husband Lammert and I moved into our new-build townhouse with our three children, the living room was miserable in magnolia! We planned to spend most of our time in there, so it made sense to decorate it first. We went for Denim Drift as it’s cosy and calming, perfect for a family room. I’m a big fan of eclectic décor, and the colour has given the room a classic feel with a modern twist – the perfect backdrop to our much-loved gallery wall. Never ones for waste, we painted the radiator cover in the leftover paint, too.”
Kate Morgan - @kate_rose_morgan
I live with my partner Tom and baby Margo in a three-bedroom house built in the early 1900s. The dining area in the kitchen used to be painted in a very dark and depressing red, so we changed it to warm and cosy Copper Blush to go with our newly fitted green kitchen. The tones go really well together, and it’s given the room a Mediterranean look, meaning it feels brighter and generally more inviting.
Naturally, it’s now the perfect space for socialising, and it’s our go-to room when guests gather. We wanted to keep the room as bright and airy as possible, so we went quite Scandi for the finishing touches. It’s good to use what you have, so we upcycled where we could: the bench was an old shelving unit; and the plant pots are old coffee jars.”
Rebecca Hopkins - @cheesestreamhouse
“Our playroom was built by my husband Lee as part of a single-storey extension at the back of our house. We painted it in Pure Brilliant White straight after plastering, but found it a little cold by itself, so we added Chic Shadow to the bottom half of the wall afterwards. Since painting, the bright furniture and accessories in the playroom really pop, and it gives the space a warmer feel for our two boys, Teddy, 6, and Torin, 2. We’re quite conscious of re-using rather than replacing, so we invested in quality rollers rather than cheap throwaways, and protected the floor with old bedding and curtains instead of buying plastic sheeting.”
Tara Turnmore - @mrs_tunmore
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