Colour Pop!

The colour and finish of your furniture can have such a big impact on your interior. Painting up a tired old piece of furniture can really change how your room looks. Statement pieces work well in most spaces, big or small, as long as you choose the colour carefully. If you don't like the idea of one brightly coloured piece and are afraid it will dominate your space then just pick a few smaller pieces of furniture and paint them up in different shades that will work well together but that don't match completely. This can also be said when buying a whole new set of furniture for one room. Instead of just buying a completely matching set, try and think of the different tones that work well together as well as where you are going to place them in the room, as the light quality can have a big affect on how the colour will look in the space.

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A brightly coloured piece of furniture in an otherwise neutral space can really set off the atmosphere, transforming it from the ordinary to the extraordinary! 

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Even partially painted furniture can look great! But if you choose to highlight only certain areas of a wooden piece of furniture make sure that you still have some kind of wax or lacquer on the exposed area to protect it. 

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If you are choosing one vibrant colour for a few pieces then pick up that same shade in different tones through other accessories in the room to create an overall look!

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Have fun painting patterns and pictures on the furniture in your child's room!

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To get the distressed look wait for your piece to dry and then get some sand paper and go over the corners and edges and wherever else you want to expose the wood underneath!

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Don't be afraid to experiment either after all you can just paint over it again if it doesn't work. If you like a certain colour but aren't sure how it will look in the space then a good idea is to just paint the front of it and then see how it looks, that way you will be able to see if it works or not and not waste time painting the whole piece which may not suit in the end. 

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Why not paint each chair at your kitchen table a different colour? If you do then pick a more neutral colour for your table.

Here are some of our colours from our Colours and Finishes range which will work well together in the

DAWN

DAWN

PASTEL VIOLET

PASTEL VIOLET

BORDEAUX

BORDEAUX

FEATHER GREY

DUSTY PINK

COCOA

MINT

MINT

DUCK-EGG GREEN

DUCK-EGG GREEN

HUNTER GREEN

HUNTER GREEN

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