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What is the best colour for a kitchen?

Blog, colour advice, Emma Brown, Little Greene, Owatrol

In our experience, colour picking tends to be the most problematic aspect of the kitchen painting process for clients. What is the best colour for a kitchen? Emma Brown, Traditional Painter for Kent, has a background in interior design and was able to draw on her extensive experience to help her client finalise a colour Read More

Colour palettes – roll your own, don’t despair

Blog, colour advice

If you are painting your kitchen cabinets or doing some interior decorating, you need to pick a colour or two. If you are struggling to put colour palettes together, these quick tips might help. Make your own colour palettes Take a favourite photo from your phone and create your own colour palette with the Color Read More

Hand painted kitchen in Yorkshire – Doncaster

Blog, colour advice, hand-painted kitchen, Lee Simone

We have regular calls from homeowners in Yorkshire, asking about the options for painting their wooden kitchen. We can show various examples of handpainted kitchens we have worked on throughout the county, from straightforward repainting, to full overhaul of cabinets, new worktops, handles, extra cupboards and full preparation, primers and topcoats to bring all the Read More

Little Greene oil eggshell or acrylic eggshell?

Blog, colour advice, hand-painted furniture, Little Greene

I receive a lot of emails from trade and DIY asking for pointers or clarification on hand-painted kitchens and painting furniture. This question is mainly asking about whether to use Little Greene acrylic eggshell or oil eggshell over Dulux primer and undercoat. I am starting small and painting a magazine rack with the intention of Read More

Paint colour names do make a difference

Blog, colour advice

Paint colour names aimed at men, who would have thought it made a difference to a colour choice? But it does. Paint colours for women too Before we get too down on the blokes, (or dismiss the video as a total spoof) I have seen and heard equally baffling colour name psychology with the opposite Read More
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