Transform your walls
Explore your creative side and decorate your new home with these inspiring paint effects
Choosing a vibrant colour is a great way to stamp your personality on your home, but why not go one step further and create a truly personal look that has real wow factor? Our inspiring colour effects will transform your home from ordinary into something extraordinary, just using paint.
Create a blend with ombre
Ombre creates an ethereal look that works really well as a feature wall – perfect if you want to introduce several colours into your scheme. It’s also a good way to tone down a bold shade if you’re worried about overpowering your space, particularly if it’s small. For best results, try fresh bold colours with lots of contrast, or deeper shades that drift seamlessly into one another for a more sophisticated feel.
Go for striking stripes
For a quick and dramatic way to make a statement in your new home, you can’t go wrong with stripes. Consider how thick you want the lines to be and step outside your comfort zone by opting for bright colours, such as vibrant oranges and purples. Set them against a neutral background and they’ll really stand out.Try vertical stripes to create the illusion of height if your ceilings are low. Horizontal stripes will help create a sense of space, and are generally considered more playful than vertical ones.
Passion for pattern
If you’re feeling really playful, graphic diamonds or colourful spots are great for adding a designer-style feel to your scheme. Less is more with this sort of effect, so limit it to a feature wall or even a small area to make it feel like artwork. Stick to a neutral backdrop where possible to ensure your chosen pattern stands out against it.