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Your paint personality: cool, calm and collected

By House and Home in Reinvent on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 09:00
Horizon Absolute Matt Emulsion walls with Mocha Absolute Matt Emulsion fireplace detail

You're a bit of a peace maker and you like to feel relaxed. The epitome of laid-back is light and clear colours. Allow elegant ‘big house’ shades to sneak onto your zen backdrop – they're an instant up-do for neutral walls. Keep calm and paint on...

Above: Accent those alcoves with warm tones to give your calming retreat extra dimension. Horizon Absolute Matt Emulsion walls with Mocha Absolute Matt Emulsion fireplace detail, both €36.50 for 2.5 litres, Little Greene, www.littlegreene.com

white and green interior with stairs

A fun way to add a bit of colour to a prodominantly light space is to paint the tread of your stairs in a stong tone. Match it to some of your favourite collectables to tie it into the space. Pear Tree, and Swans A Swimming, both from €26.24 for 2.5 litres, with Pure Brilliant White, from €16.99 for 5 litres, Crown Paints, www.crownpaints.ie

calming bedroom

This soothing and sophisticated backdrop can easily be achieved in any bedroom. A lovely warm base paint complimented with light, hand painted details like  CN.00.70 background with FN.01.81 highlights, both €53.99 for 5 litres, Dulux, www.dulux.ie.

calming living room with log fire

Alternate between bookshelf accent colours to create an ultimate bespoke and comforting space. Use Central Park Green on the feature wall with Martini Dry on the ceiling, both €29.95 for 2.5 litres, Fleetwood, www.fleetwood.ie.

Like the look? Have we diagnosed your paint personality correctly?

 

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