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While most designers at Paris Fashion Week offered us a futuristic silhouette, Valentino’s collection revealed a vintage theme – highlighting that a step back in time is sometimes the way forward.

The looks,abundant with colour but not too bright or gaudy, helped distinguish a seventies style that showed how to experiment with colour – reinforcing an element of fun for winter fashion.

Colour wise, the seventiesera goes hand-in-hand with the upcoming autumn months,as it incorporates the warm rustic colours of falling leaves. Think oranges and yellows contrasted against cooler blues and greens.

This retro feel can be easily translated from clothing to your home by combining Crown’s warm tones of Old Gold, Copper Canyon or Hot Toddy – beautiful when teamed with lots of lamps, throws and cushions.

This palette creates a cosy colour-filled room, without being over-powering and settles charmingly into the upcoming seasons.

To see more about Paris Fashion Week click here or to get more colour inspirations, please visit our Pinterest page here.

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As the long summer evenings fade away and autumn draws near, it’s finally time to swap flip flops for wellies and boots, and think about ways to make your home cosy and warm.

his transitional season is jam packed full of warm tones, from the oranges and reds of falling leaves, to the earthy brown conkers on the ground – they create a palette perfect for any home.



To add warmth into any room, combine Crown’s Chocolate Suede and Glazed Satsuma with Snowfall, a colour scheme that truly reflects the transitory nature of the season – great for snugs or living rooms.

If a whole room overhaul isn’t for you this autumn, simply refresh interiors with nice throws, warm fabrics and cosy pillows – a simple way to create a big impact.

To see more inspirational images, why not head to our Pinterest page, or keep up to date with all the latest from Crown Paints by visiting our Facebook and Twitter pages

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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: http://www.wikihouse.cc/

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