Crown Colour consultant Judy Smith has written a great blog post about the joys of decorating over the Bank Holiday weekends. Read on for some expert advice on how to make the most of the latest colour trends in your home.
It’s the Bank Holiday season, and with such good weather forecast it really does make me feel like doing a bit of new brooming throughout the house. It’s time to clean the windows, clear out the clutter that always seems to amass over the winter, and take a new and fresh look at our rooms. I’m really inspired by the bright upbeat colours around in fashion and interiors right now, and it’s easy to bring touches of them into the home for an instant update.
If you have a plain white kitchen, consider painting one wall or a splash-back in a bright orange – I really like the new Seville Orange from the Crown Kitchen & Bathroom range. I also like playing around with old furniture and giving it a new lease of life with paint. For a quirky look that will get your friends talking, experiment with Crown’s Ultimate range of matt paints for walls and wood. Try painting a bold feature wall and take the colour right onto the skirting, then paint a chest of drawers in the same colour and place next to the wall. My favourites are Aqua Mid and Aqua Dark – the brightest blues and turquoise used with tones of green are absolutely on the money at the moment.
Whether you’re a newlywed or have just set up home with your partner, regardless of how much you think you have in common, deciding on what colour to decorate your home can be the cause of arguments among even the most smitten of couples.
The big day is fast approaching and it’s not only the royal couple who are feeling excited, the celebratory mood can be felt across the nation with communities busy organising street parties, friends confirming where they’ll be watching and families planning how early they need to get up to get the best spot near Westminster Abbey. Yes, of course we’re talking about the biggest event of the year – the royal wedding!
To celebrate the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton we’re offering one lucky couple the chance to transform their home courtesy of Crown Paints.
Perhaps you are looking forward to collaboratively decorating your home with your partner and could do with some colour advice. Whatever the scenario, we’re on hand to give Britain’s couples an opportunity to freshen up their home.
It’s well documented that women are the ones who choose the colour scheme and styling in the home, while men are roped into the actual DIY, and more often than not, both parties will end up disagreeing on what the end result should be – leading to fights and friction.
We want to combat the issues that can arise from trying to bring two very different personal styles together, by providing couples with a well-balanced living space from day one – which is why our lucky winners will receive a personal Crown Colour Consultation, where we’ll help them combine their favourite colours and pick a perfect palette that’s personal to them – we’ll even throw in the paint.
Taking part is simple; just follow the instructions detailed below.
1. First, you need to find the answer to the simple question: 'what is the name of the Crown Paints colour featured on the wall above the fireplace in this image?’
The answer can be found by following this link to the Crown Paints website.
2. Once you have found the answer email it along with your full contact details to this email address firstname.lastname@example.org
3. One lucky couple will be chosen at random on Thursday 28th April.