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So far, 2014 has been all about colour explosion in fashion, festivals, cooking and music – and here at Crown HQ we’ve taken a little look at this year’s colourful encounters to date.

We were excited about the bright shades making a statement on the catwalks for SS14. Prada’s spring/summer collection was awash with rainbows and colour-blocking, whilst Givenchy highlighted its clothing with bright geometric prints.

Colour inspired girl-band, Neon Jungle were high in the charts with their single ‘Trouble’ and were even seen performing at the Victoria Secrets SS14 catwalk show, wearing a spectrum of bright and colourful shades.

But not only that, towns and cities everywhere continue to celebrate the Holi One Festivals, where large groups get together to enjoy bands playing live music, and throw colourful powder into the air to create beautiful colour explosions.

As seen in our SS14 Colour Influences, bold and powerful hues are great to use in the home too. Creating both impact and stunning room-sets, these daring colours are definitely worth welcoming into the home.

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Whether you’re a complete novice or a green-fingered expert, there are many ways to get involved in National Gardening Week (NGW). From revitalising garden furniture, fine tuning shrubbery or taking part in one of many events being held across the UK.

Launched three years ago by the Royal Horticulture Society (RHS), National Gardening Week has flourished into the country’s biggest celebration of gardening with thousands of people, charities, retailers and organisations getting involved in events.

Ideal for getting the whole family involved, Sadolin encourages homeowners to get out in their gardens and transform tired looking exterior spaces. Sadolin My Garden range and its 14 stunning shades include pale blues to dusty pinks and vibrant purples – all ideal for creating a look that’s individual to you.

If you don’t have the time for a complete garden makeover, why not try using Sadolin’s Decking Stain and Protector, for decking that looks good and lasts longer.

To find out more about how you can get involved with National Gardening Week please visit the website here or to see the full range of Sadolin products, please click here

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Now the clocks have jumped forward, there’s no better time to start your spring cleaning and revitalise your home.

To create a refreshing Easter-inspired look, similar to the one shown in the picture, unite Honey Fever® with Carrie® from our matt & silk range, and try painting your accessories in Duck Egg and Mellow Sage non drip gloss to add a touch of personality.

By using soft, pastel colours from our seasonal palette, you are guaranteed to create a look that will leave your interiors looking fresh and rejuvenated for spring.

For a list of all the Crown Colours, check out our website here or to see all of our latest SS14 Colour Influences, visit our latest Pinterest Board here

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We’re delighted to introduce our final colour trend from our SS14 Colour Influences; Unexpected. Combining subtle grey shades with an injection of unexpected brights, this palette helps create a bold interior statement using curves and shapes.

To recreate this look in your home, try using a mixture of Crown’s blues and greys, such as Cloud Burst® and Powder Blue, to give rooms a calming base colour. Then use fresh, brighter colours like Honey Fever® and Chartreuse Mix® to modernise and add vibrancy.

However, if the thought of using bright paint colours isn’t for you, try adding colour to your room by using accessories instead. Painted metal and marble will add an on-trend feel.

Judy Smith, Colour Consultant at Crown Paints, said; “I love Unexpected – the soft mellow tones look quite different when offset by something super bright, with subtle touches of black.”

For a round-up of all of the Crown Paints #SS14 Colour Influences, please visit our new Pinterest board here

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