The Use Of colour In The Home For People With Alzheimer’s

The Use Of Colour In The Home For People With Alzheimer’s The association of colour for people with Alzheimer’s may not be obvious or spring to mind, however colour in the home really can help on a daily basis. In this blog we are going to look at creating a unique space to help with both physical and mental well-being. It can become a challenging time when a family member is faced with this condition, and how to adjust the home to accommodate new and varying needs. It is best to use cool and calming colours such as blues, browns and yellow. Bold colours can be over stimulating and energetic, these colours would include reds, oranges and bright greens. Lighting is also very important to someone with Alzheimer’s, [...]

2022-07-20T11:44:49+01:00July 17th, 2022|Painter & Decorator|

Feature Wall And Interior Trends

Feature Wall And Interior Trends You may be sitting one evening and thinking how could you add interest to your room? Feature walls can be like marmite, people either love them or hate them, or potentially they may not be done right! Either way Feature walls are coming back in fashion and not in the usual stye of paint or wall paper, but in the form of textures like orange peel, popcorn and sand swirl or more tactile surfaces such as wood, fabric, bamboo and stone. The pandemic has since led to a shift in working patterns, while we used to spend time commuting to an office, our daily commute could be walking downstairs or across the landing to work in our own homes.  Whilst this was a [...]

2022-07-20T10:41:41+01:00July 3rd, 2022|Paint Colours, Painter & Decorator|

Colour Contrast For The Visually Impaired

Colour contrast for the visually impaired Colour around the home and how visually impaired people use colour to aid in their movement and navigation around the home is essential for safe movement. In this blog we are going to look at the importance of colour to be inclusive of all people when thinking about design. Whether this is for a public space or in your own home, it is vital to think about how colour is perceived by the visually impaired and how important the right colours are.  Of course there are varying levels of sight loss, however the principles below remain relatively the same. The use of bold bright colours can help distinguish walls and ceilings which can be one of the first things a person does [...]

2022-07-20T09:39:41+01:00June 28th, 2022|Paint Colours, Painter & Decorator|

How Colour Affects Your Mood

How Colour Affects Your Mood When you are at home do you realise the impact how much the colour of your interior can affect your mood? Perhaps you hadn’t really thought about it? But colour can have a big impact and play a part in your daily life. Colour psychology can evoke different emotions depending on your interior design. The use of warm colours like yellow, orange and red shades tend to have a positive impact of warmth, joy, cosiness and optimism. Whilst cooler hues such as blues can be calming, inviting or welcome a feeling of stability, but a warmer blue that has a hint of red can feel engaging.  Green gives the ambiance of nature linking you to the environment for tranquillity and relaxation for a [...]

2022-07-20T11:28:18+01:00June 20th, 2022|Paint Colours, Painter & Decorator|

Colour Trends For 2022!

Colour Trends for 2022! When it comes to updating the interior of your house, whether it’s to sell or its for yourself you want to keep it looking fresh and stylish. So here is a little inspiration for the latest colour trends to spruce up your rooms. We are seeing a big trend in colours that are calming, warming and refreshing. Perhaps a bold accent wall paired with neutral tones. We are all more conscious of the environment and how to stop global warming which is reflected subconsciously in the latest popular colours from earthy tones, greens, blues and neutrals. Creating a space for sanctuary and tranquillity brining us closer to nature and lowering stress levels. Of course, every paint brand has selected their own colours for the [...]

2022-07-20T11:27:20+01:00June 6th, 2022|Painter & Decorator|

Interior Decorating, Which Shade of White To Use?

Interior Decorating, Which Shade of White To Use? Have you ever wondered why they are so many different shades of white available? It can be a minefield of white, brilliant white, pure white and all the varying shades in between! Without lots of testing pots, how do you know which is the right white for you? White can look very clinical, so to soften the feel you need a shade of white with a little warmth to it. Benjamin Moore produces the perfect solution to this called Simply White which has a slight hint of cream whilst still being very light. Also varying other shades of white. The Dulux Heritage range offers a wide range of whites, from Swedish White, Chalk White, China White, Linnet White, Grecian White, [...]

2022-05-26T17:36:24+01:00May 26th, 2022|Painter & Decorator|

Paint colour for 2022 announced – October Mist sweeps the UK’s homes

Paint colour for 2022 announced - October Mist sweeps the UK’s homes The Benjamin Moore Paint Colour of the Year 2022 has just been announced - October Mist. Inspired by the silver-green stem of a flower, October Mist is a paint colour hue of shaded sage designed to anchor a space yet encourage creativity through colour. It is a key colour in the wider Colour Trends 2022 palette of 14 hues. Muted greens feature heavily including lighter grey-greens and fern inspired colours, through to stronger dark sages and grass greens. These are alongside other natural colours such as creams and beiges, but there are also splashes of the dramatic in a bold shade of red and a deep denim blue. The importance of paint colour for 2022 How [...]

2022-01-26T14:34:56+00:00January 4th, 2022|Benjamin Moore, Paint Colours|

Can I achieve a quality design finish with a local painter decorator near me?

Can I achieve a quality design finish with a local painter decorator near me? Using a local painter and decorator for a renovation isn’t the same as using a general handyman, and doesn’t mean you’re not going to get a great design service. When you’re carrying out any size renovation, it’s often the painter and decorator that gets forgotten about until the end when you’ve nearly completed the job.  Whilst the hard work of any construction, joinery, and moving the electrics and plumbing is a large chunk of the work, to ruin the effort to date with a sloppy finish would be tragic. Painting and decorating is a skill on its own, and as anyone who has ever tried wallpaper hanging will know, it’s not an easy one. Depending [...]

2022-01-26T14:32:25+00:00October 8th, 2020|Painter & Decorator|
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