Vertical or horizontal, stripes are a classic way of making a wall more interesting – using contrasting colours so the wall becomes a focal point in the room. To create stripes, painter’s tape and a tape measure will be your main tools. Why not use three colours and have a narrow white line running between the main colours to help emphasise them.
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Why not go one step on from stripes and paint colourful waves on a chosen wall of your home to create the effect of an abstract painting? Using a pencil you can draw the different lines freehand before using contrasting colours to create a stunning design, which can be used to tie in the different colours accents around the room.
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There are a lot of examples of chevron paint designs to be found on the internet – you won’t have to look far for inspiration. Chevrons can look dazzling and can create an eye-catching feature wall. While they may look complicated, they can be easily created using a stencil or by drawing a grid over a base colour paint using chalk and then creating the chevrons with painter’s tape. You could practice on a small wall or alcove before graduating to a main wall.
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Colour blocking is a great way of lifting a bland wall or room without hanging art or using a piece of unusual furniture to make a statement. The technique involves using bold colours to create points and areas in the room that really stand out. Painting walls halfway with contrasting colours, painted ceilings, geometric shapes and bright coloured doors are just a few ideas from the school of colour blocking.
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For a solid, flat and elegant finish that is easy to touch up when required, matte paint is ideal for creating a gentle, soothing finish. It helps to conceal flaws too, making it a good choice for older walls with "character".
Has slightly more lustre than a matte finish, low-sheen rather than shiny. This attractive finish resists stains better than matte paint, and is easier to maintain
Creates an attractive and highly durable high sheen finish, an ideal choice if you want to make a room look bigger. While it is the easiest to clean (just wipe with a damp cloth) Silk paint’s light reflecting properties do make it more difficult to touch up because any difference in sheen will be apparent. It will make imperfections in your walls more noticeable, so it is worth investing a bit of extra time on surface preparation to make your walls as smooth as possible.
Even our gloss paint is zero-VOC! An easy-to-apply, non-drip antibacterial gloss paint that provides a hardwearing, wipe-clean finish for interior and exterior wood and metal. (Please note, the gloss does not share the formaldehyde-absorbing properties of the emulsion paint, but there's still no safer gloss paint on the market!)