colour insight
Living Etc Magazine|February 2021
INTERIOR DESIGNER NICOLA HARDING TALKS PERFECT PAINT FINISHES AND SPACE-ENHANCING STRATEGIES
SOPHIE BAYLIS

I’m really fond of Pure & Original, a paint company that, as its name suggests, only uses natural ingredients. Its colours are also soothing to be around. I’m currently working on a project where we’ve painted the family room in a Pure & Original shade called Skin Powder. It’s a calming, nurturing colour – perfect for spaces where people will spend a lot of time.

I also love Paint & Paper Library’s Architectural range. Each colour is formulated using different strengths of the same pigment and then numbered I, II, III, IV or V according to its tonal weight. This allows you to achieve subtle colour shifts within a space. In the kitchen at my current client’s home, we’ve painted the woodwork one of the darker shades of Wattle, the walls a paler shade of Wattle, then the ceiling and cornice paler again.

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