Paint a Statement

01 September 2017

With the release of our brand new collection ‘Paint the Town Red’, it is pretty obvious that we have a slight obsession with painting and colour! We take a look a look at this high impact medium and how combined with colour it can inspire all aspects of our lives and why there are no rules when it comes to you feeling comfortable with a specific colour palette.

Pinterest is the mother of all inspirational platforms and influences many first time buyers, interior design enthusiasts or people who just want to add extra life into their homes, often painting is the way to do it. We are huge fans of the new craze for ombre and watercolour interior walls and love that Pinterest allows anyone to follow simple DIY instructions to create their own.

This amazing How to guide from the guys at Colourfully is a great way to get started on your next creative project.

Not brave enough to go wild on your walls? Has that old chest of drawers been an eyesore ever since your neighbour kindly donated it to you when you moved in with just a beanbag and toothbrush to your name? Well don’t throw it out! The potential for 'up-cycle' chic is endless.

Just remember, brighter shades tend to be more energetic, while darker shades tend to be more soothing.

If you are stuck for inspiration and Pinterest just isn’t cutting it, then visit the social enterprise that helps reach disadvantaged and disengaged groups in the community and re-engages them through activates such as furniture design and refurbishment.

Continuing with brighter shades, take a stroll a stones throw from our offices and you come to Notting Hill, where streets are dotted with rainbow coloured houses. Not only are they an insta favourite but their vibrant pastel colours offer character and personality that so much of London’s new high rise emotionless buildings do not offer.

It isn’t just the colourful inanimate objects in our life that can influence our emotions. With make up, hair and nails becoming ever more creative, we love how people are coming up with new and exciting ways to create art in it’s own right.

Such a small thing as painting your nails can give you the biggest confidence boost and really allow you to display your creative side.

Painting and the use of colour is such a powerful tool that plays a huge role in all of our lives. Whether it changes your mood, helps you make a decision or brings out your creative side, the list is endless, never underestimate the power of a bright colour and paintbrush.

About Caroline Gardner

Caroline Gardner is best known as one of the UK's leading and most prolific accessory, gift and stationery designers.

Her distinctive designs now stretch across various product categories, including paper, accessories and lifestyle, all linked by her design hand print of quirky use of colour and placement.

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