Paint and Décor: Keep calm and carry on painting

Neville Knott, Crown Ireland’s colour consultant, highlights summer trends in paint that focus on mindfulness and calm.

New Spring/Summer trends have come through with some statement paint colours that are going to be big this year. Options range from sunshine yellows and vibrant happy greens to deep moody blues. Crown has chosen Lemon Squash as the key yellow for decorating homes in 2017. What’s not to love about an uplifting hue, reminiscent of sunshine that brings some welcome zest into our lives?

Lemon Squash from the Crown Kitchen range with antibacterial formulation for a cleaner kitchen environment.

This calming shade is part of Crown’s “Stillness” trend all about mindfulness, contemplation and reflection: the concept focuses on using colour to create a living environment that soothes the soul. Lemon Squash is a colour full of optimism. As it’s not too rich, retailers can advise their customers that it can be balanced with cooler architectural greys such as Crown’s City Break and Granite Dust. Lemon Squash evokes calmness and wellbeing and looks beautiful when painted as an ombre effect. For a more modern look it can also be teamed with pale woods, wicker, concrete and stone.

HEMPEL – DID YOU KNOW?

Each year, Hempel employees volunteer for annual trips to projects around the world from Bolivia in South America (see above) to Cambodia and Vietnam in Asia and Mozambique and Tanzania in Africa.

Crown Paints Ireland became a part of the Hempel Group in 2011, a world leading coating supplier providing protection and inspiration to the world around us. The Hempel Group is owned by the Hempel Foundation, which means part of the company profits are reinvested into supporting charitable purposes of a cultural, humanitarian and scientific nature. Each year Hempel employees volunteer for annual trips to projects around the world from Bolivia in South America to Cambodia and Vietnam in Asia and Mozambique and Tanzania in Africa. The Foundation provides funding to 22 projects worldwide, resulting in 55,000 children receiving a quality education in countries where poverty is a real challenge.


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