Get creative WITH PAINT
Country Homes & Interiors|February 2022
Problem-solving, colour-popping, character-giving paint is the stylish homeowner’s best friend
SARA BIRD

HERO HALLWAY

This hardworking space demands the toughest of finishes and savvy shade choices to keep it looking good for longer. Choose washable or even scrubbable-quality paint, using a satin finish for woodwork; if gloominess is an issue, go for silk to reflect light. For colour, a neutral shade makes the space feel larger, while using the same paint for walls and doors brings a unified feel.

For a similar colour, try Honed Slate matt emulsion, £42 for 2.5ltr, Neptune

Statement shades

PAINT CABINETRY A BOLD COLOUR AND STYLE YOUR ROOM AROUND IT

HELEN SHAW, UK DIRECTOR AT BENJAMIN MOORE

FEATURE FURNITURE

Cabinetry or shelving is a readymade canvas for colour. Begin with one-coat chalk paint for an easy makeover. More confident? Try satin or matt. Earthy colours inspired by nature create a warm look all year.

Unit in Advance Matte New LondonBurgundy;wall in Aura Matte Seapearl, both from £26 for 0.94ltr, Benjamin Moore

IN THE ZONE

Paint can be applied in a block of colour to define a desk area or to carve out a work space. Here, a bold band creates a faux splashback to demarcate worktop activities in a narrow kitchen, adding a splash of cheerful colour and a designer look to plain surfaces.

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