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Introducing the final of our AW14 Colour Influences, Decadence. A glamorous palette features a combination of metals, such as Millionaire and Striking, with delicate hues like Oxygen and Pashmina®, creating interiors that are both striking and sumptuous.

By incorporating traditional polished wood, opulent satins and draped velvets, creating a refined and highly desirable look is easy. To create a look similar to the one above, simply combine Choc Chip with Classic Duck Egg and Millionaire®.

Justyna, a member of the Crown Design Studio and Trends Panel, said: “The atmospheric photography was a key element of this year’s trends. The perception of colour strongly depends on lighting and we wanted to make sure the viewer will experience the ambience and mood that each trend and its colours create.

“Especially in the Decadence trend from Autumn/Winter 2014 it was very important to show the richness of velvet, silk and opulent gold fabrics. Light reflective texture of the metallic paint creates a sophisticated and elegant feature on the rich duck egg blue tones”.

To view all the Colour Influences, please visit our Pinterest page here, or to see the full range of Crown Paints colours click here

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We’re pleased to announce our involvement in the WikiHouse 4.0 Live Build, a not-for-profit prototype project that brings open-source design to the built environment.

Aiming to allow anyone to design, download and ‘print a house’, this project could set the benchmark for housing provision in the future – enabling people to build a two-storey house in just a few days.

Our Clean Extreme Scrubbable Matt Emulsion has been used in the project, which can be found outside The Building Centre in the heart of the Capital, for the London Design Festival 2014.

With an industry-wide reputation for quality, durability – and outstanding aesthetic qualities – the hard wearing paint can be scrubbed and returned to its pristine, contemporary matt finish without burnishing and going shiny.

Debbie Orr, our trade Marketing Manager, said: “Wikihouse 4.0 gives us the opportunity to showcase the outstanding features of Crown Trade Clean Extreme and our industry-leading approach to sustainability.

“Clean Extreme Scrubbable Matt will provide a highly attractive, stain resistant and durable finish, which is formulated to last for the long term.”

For more information on the Wikihouse 4.0, please click here:

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We’re pleased to introduce the second of our 2014 Autumn/Winter Colour Influences, Appreciation. This earthy combination of colours harnesses the rich hues and warm feel of beautifully sculpted wood, to create a palette that is both inspirational and inviting.

By combining deep caramels, tobaccos and chocolates this trend is brought to life with layers of brown tones that work together in perfect harmony.

And thanks to Sadolin and Sandtex, Appreciation can be translated into interior and exterior spaces too, allowing homeowners to create a simple, yet stylish statement outdoors.

To recreate this look in your garden, use Sandtex’s Brick Red® and Chalk Hill® from the Extra Smooth Masonry range to give your walls an earthy base colour. Combine this with fresh colours like Crown’s Tibetan Gold and Sandtex’s Gentle Blue, to achieve a contemporary outdoor space.

Crown Colour Consultant, Neville Knott, said this about the trend: “I love the way Appreciation from Autumn/Winter 2014 celebrates the modern craftsmanship and versatility of wood. It combines rich tobacco, chocolate and caramel shades with pops of yellow, tan and burnt oranges in a way that scratches below the surface of beautifully sculptured wood. For me, it creates an atmosphere that is easy to live and grow with”.

To view all the AW14 Colour influences so far, or simply for more inspirational ideas, visit our Pinterest page here:

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As part of our sponsorship of Through the Keyhole, we’re giving away free paint on Twitter on Saturday night! Join us there to try and guess the Through the Keyhole mystery celebs – to be in with a chance to win, send your guess to @Crownpaints and using the #ThroughTheKeyhole. First correct guess wins so don’t forget to follow us on Twitter to find out if you are a lucky winner!

Competition Terms & Conditions
Please read these rules carefully. If you enter one of our competitions, you are confirming that you have read these rules and that you agree to them.

1. This competition is being run by Crown Paints Ltd, whose registered address is Crown House Hollins Road, Darwen, Lancashire, BB3 0BJ (“Crown Paints”).
2. This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Twitter / ITV / FreemantleMedia UK*. The information you provide will only be used for Crown Paints to choose winners and to contact you about the distribution of your prize if necessary. Contact will be made by sending a direct message to your Twitter account to contact Crown Paints to claim your prize.
3. Crown Paints reserves the right to allocate a winner’s prize to the next randomly drawn person if they have not been able to make direct contact with a winner within 10 days of sending a direct message.
4. The prizes that are available to be won are: 3 x 2.5 litre packs of matt emulsion in any standard matt or silk colour .
5. To participate in this Promotion, you must be: (a) a UK resident; and (b) 18 years old or over at the time of entry. Prizes can only be despatched to UK mainland addresses.
6. There will be 3 x winners based on being the first person to tweet @Crownpaints and correctly guessing the name of one of the 3 mystery guests on the programme.
7. The promotion closes on Saturday 13th September 2014 10.30pm.
8. Only one entry per person. By tweeting your correct guess to @Crownpaints using the hashtag #ThroughTheKeyhole, you will be automatically entered into the competition. If you do not wish to be entered into the competition, then please do not tweet your guess to @Crownpaints.
9. The prize will not be transferable to another person, exchangeable or for re-sale. There is no cash alternative to any prizes.
10. Crown Paints will use reasonable endeavours to send prizes within 30 days of the closing date.
11. Crown Paints reserves the right to terminate the competition at any time, at its absolute discretion and no correspondence will be entered into.
12. This competition is subject to English law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

*However, Crown Paints are official sponsor of ITV’s Through the Keyhole 2014

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