the STYLE RULES
In an open-plan living space, offset natural wood grains and cool veined marble in the kitchen with plush upholstery in soothing shades in the lounge.
UPDATE YOUR COLOUR PALETTE
Shades of eau de nil, duck egg and chartreuse offer a contemporary alternative to traditional country neutrals such as cream and beige.
PICK A PALE BASE
Touches of white and grey on floors and walls provide a blank canvas to allow colourful upholstery and painted cabinetry to sing.
TRICK THE EYE
Horizontal panelling on walls gives the illusion of a wider space and draws the eye to the back of the room. Rustic painted brick also adds texture and interest to the room – fake the look with wallpaper.
BE INSPIRED BY NATURE
Utilise a neutral palette to create a sophisticated yet relaxed scheme. Shades of pebble grey and sand work with light wood and rattan accents for an organic feel.
Juxtapose an exposed grey brick wall and feature timber beams with softer elements such as corduroy and linen upholstery. A plush bobble rug zones a living area.
KEEP PATTERN TO A MINIMUM
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Use Tiles To Add The Wow Factor
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This palette is SO SOOTHING'
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Try a speedy STYLE UPDATE
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We embraced BOLD PATTERN'
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Paint for your BUSY FAMILY
Keep your home smart with washable, wipeable Crown Paints
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FROM FRIENDS TO ENEMIES!
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