Paint & Wallpaper
Colour is the designer’s best friend – it transforms a space and is a key way to convey mood, feeling, personality and emotion. Colour choice in decor, furniture and accessories contribute to the overall ‘feel’ of a space as well as playing a key role in how people feel when they are in that space.How colour psychology can help:Rooms that are lighter in colour feel more spacious, airy and less cluttered.Ceilings lighter than walls, feel taller. Dark ceilings makes space feel smaller and more intimate – possibly claustrophobic.Tone or shade of a colour (how light or dark) affects the space eg. Pale blue evokes a calm, gentle coolness. Navy blue is more authoritative and powerful.The number of colours in a room determines how ‘busy’ the space feels. The higher the number, the busier it is. More than 3-4 colours is not recommended.
Natural colours found in the environment feel more relaxed. Green is associated with balance, harmony and growth, whilst blue helps achieve a calm, peaceful or productive space. These work best blended with neutrals – white, greys, browns and black. These palettes work well in bathrooms, bedrooms and home offices.
Warm colours are successful in dining, entertaining or meeting spaces. Red stimulates appetite, orange brings energy and yellow brings joy. These colours attract your focus and inspire confidence.
Purple brings balance between cool (blues) and warm (reds) and is popular for boosting creativity.
Too much of any colour can affect the temperature of a room, and create unwanted emotions. For example – an all blue space may feel too chilly or gloomy. A dominating red space can feel fiery or stressful.
Want a little more ‘wow’ than a new colour scheme can give you? Wallpaper is a fantastic way to add something more interesting to a space. Whether you’re doing a whole room or a feature wall, we have an extensive range of wallpapers that cover everything from very traditional patterns to more edgy design options, murals and textured and paintable papers.
We source from all the big design houses with designs from Cole & Sons, Colefax & Fowler, Jane Churchill, Manuel Canovas, Morris & Co, Sanderson, Scion and Zoffany just to name a few and the entire range from Vision Wallcoverings – leaders in international wallpapers.
Grass Cloth wallpaper is a favourite at Thornton & Blake – a distinctive and stylish wallcovering that complements both classic and contemporary spaces. Made of natural materials including reed, jute and arrowroot fibres, Grass Cloth wallpaper is an environmentally friendly product that allows you to add a textural layer to any room. Our Grass Cloth papers are the best value on the market and we can also source other specialist options for you.
If the idea of wallpapering yourself is a bit overwhelming, let us organise an expert to hang the paper for you…
COLOUR CONSULTATION SERVICES
Our expert interior design team can help take the complexity out of choosing the right colour scheme for your home with an in home colour consultation including:
- Specification of the colours and products required for either interior and/or exterior colours
- A4 colour swatches (not available for Colorbond & some other speciality paints)
- Proportional colour chart showing balance of colours for the scheme
- Voucher to purchase either Dulux or Porter’s paint at a special discounted retail price
DULUX COLOUR BOOKLETS
See what fabulous colours are available in store at Thornton & Blake for you to transform your living space.
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