Different Styles of Decorating

Scandinavian

The hugely popular Scandinavian style of decorating layers greys to create an understated decorating look. Layer our family of easy greys to create a Gustavian feel that’s calm and relaxed and works in any style of home. Use Ammonite on the walls with Purbeck Stone on the woodwork and Wevet on ceilings for a slice of Scandinavia in your own home.

Living Room with walls in Pavillion Gray and woodwork in All White
Living Room in Wevet No.273 & Purbeck Stone No.275 | Estate Emulsion & Estate Eggshell


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Purbeck Stone
No.275
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Ammonite
No.274
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Wevet
No.273
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Cornforth White
No.228




Urban

For a contemporary decorating scheme with an urban edge that evokes the look of a modern loft apartment use greys with a blue undertone. Dimpse, Pavilion Gray, Manor House Gray and Blackened can all be used to create this look and feel. If possible a wall of exposed brickwork will really add to this look.

Living Room with walls in Pavillion Gray and woodwork in All White
Living Room in Plummett No.272 & All White No.2005 | Estate Emulsion & Estate Eggshell



Plummett
No.272

Dimpse
No.277

Pavilion Gray
No.242

Blackened
No.2011



Coastal

For a welcoming coastal scheme watery blues and greens like Teresa’s Green, Pavilion Blue and Parma Gray work really well. A coastal look can also be created with wallpaper, try Aranami BP4605 or Yukutori BP4303 for a lovely seaside feel.

Living Room with walls in Pavillion Gray and woodwork in All White
Living Room in Aranami BP 4605



Aranami
BP 4605

Teresa's Green
No.236

Pavilion Blue
No.252

Parma Gray
No.27



Dark & Dramatic

There has been a growing trend towards using strong tones like Down Pipe, Plummet and Pelt on all four walls to create a very bold dark space in the home. Dark colours work especially well with bright fabrics, furnishings and art works as they will really pop against the darker background. You can also paint furniture in a bolder tone like Yellowcake, Arsenic or Nancy’s Blushes for a bright accent.

Living Room with walls in Pavillion Gray and woodwork in All White
Dining Room in Down Pipe No.26 & Arsenic No.214 | Estate Emulsion & Estate Eggshell



Down Pipe
No.26

Arsenic
No.214

Yellowcake
No.279

Nancy's Blushes
No.278



Country

A traditional country look is always popular, particularly in kitchens and living rooms. Choose neutrals with a yellow undertone like White Tie, Matchstick or String to create a very pretty feel. Colours like Cooking Apple Green, Cook’s Blue and Rectory Red all work as accents to a country scheme, particularly when painting kitchen cupboards.

Living Room with walls in Pavillion Gray and woodwork in All White
Living Room in Pointing No.2003 & Card Room Green No.79 | Estate Emulsion & Estate Eggshell



Pointing
No.2003

Card Room Green
No.79

Matchstick
No.2013

Cooks Blue
No.237