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The Ultimate finish from Crown Paints

Tonal colour schemes are set to be all the rage in 2011; and with a choice of 30 shades in our new Ultimate® range, you can combine light, mid and dark tones of just one colour to be right on trend.


Having just scooped Gold in the Show Stoppers ‘Best New Decorative Product’ Award at the 2011 Totally DIY Show, our new, super tough matt emulsion protects, enhances and transforms weary walls thanks to its core-shell technology. So, if you’re tired of paint that blisters, cracks or peels – we’ve got the long-lasting solution.


Ultimate® is powerful, bump and scuff proof so disguises imperfections so that you can revive, refresh or re-create any room in the house.  You needn’t stop at the walls either; this powerful paint will work just as well on your ceilings or even radiators. Why not try out one of our Ultimate Tips for colour choice, and paint your skirting boards or radiators the same colour as your walls to add length to your room.


For colour that won’t fade or wipe away during cleaning, add a touch of staying power to your home with a refreshing mix of light, mid and dark BLUES, AQUA and GREENS, combined with the delicate hues of TAUPE and CREAM to add warmth.


For information on your nearest Crown Ultimate® stockist, click here.



Spring is in the air!



Next weekend the clocks will once again spring forward into British Summer Time, bringing new life and longer days after a bitterly cold winter; and here at Crown Paints, you could say we’ve got a little spring in our steps.


With all the Daffodils, Hyacinths and Bluebells bursting into bloom; spring is simply brimming with colour which rejuvenates our senses and mood. So why not take advantage of this fresh splash of colour and energy and redecorate with zesty colours which are soothing, serene and tranquil in the home. Read on for inspiration…

Green is set to be the hottest decorating colour of spring / summer 2011, and latest trends combine invigorating greens – such as our Easyclean Lime Green and Originals® 1977 Lime – with the natural beauty of wood, stone and linen fabrics.


We all enjoy a little ray of sunshine, which is why our Happy Daz® yellow emulsion is an inviting colour for a hallway to create a cheerful springtime mood.


Beautiful blues and turquoises were big on the recent fashion week catwalks, so why not celebrate sunny days by adding a touch of cool tranquillity to your living room, bathroom or bedroom with a splash of Fashion For Walls® Hollywood, Originals®1980 Blue or our Kitchen & Bathroom Matt Intense Aqua. 

Don’t forget to put your clocks forward on Sunday 27th March 2011, officially the start of British Summer Time.

For information on your nearest Crown Paints stockist, click here.  






Crown Brantiques Unveiled

Back in January we told you how excited we were about Crown Brantiques, our latest project with the Royal College of Art which involves students upcycling furniture with our primers, undercoats, Gloss, Satin and Matt paints for wood & metal. Today the three creative pieces are unveiled in a stunning window display at Graham and Green’s Notting Hill store – just in time for London Design Festival!

To mark the occasion our friends over at have come to see how the pieces look in-store and have a chat with Sarah Seaton-Burridge who designed the multi-functional, hanging chair about the inspirations behind her piece. Judy Smith, Crown Colour Consultant, will also give her view on the Brantiques collaboration, emerging design trends and colour prediction trends. Look out for the video which is going live on on the 17th March.

The Graham and Green offering includes two distinctive trompe l'oeil inspired chairs designed by Emily Murray, Sarah Seat-Burridge’s chair-as-storage-unit design and Laura Amstein’s marble effect, vintage sideboard.

Although these innovative pieces look very at home in Graham and Green, we are sure they wont be staying there for very long!

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