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Colour Drenching

Transform your pad through paint and colour, and create spaces that boost your mood, 

creativity and promote harmony.  

Transform your pad through paint and colour, and create spaces that boost your mood, creativity and promote harmony.  

 Colour can turn the simplest abode into an edgy, sophisticated den in which to hunker down. There is simply no quicker or cheaper way of transforming a space.

Abi x 

Abi's studio painted in Drizzle

Abi's bedroom with walls, floor and ceiling all painted in Crosby

What is colour drenching?

It's about taking a fabulous hue and using it everywhere - walls, ceiling, radiators, doors etc. Using this method of decorating creates the perfect backdrop to your furnishings and decor and blurs the boundaries between the walls and the ceiling, disguising any stark lines and making your room feel more larger, cohesive, sophisticated and stylish. 

Abi's studio painted in Drizzle

Putty Paint

Outback Paint

Baked Clay Paint

Smudge Paint

Abi's bedroom with walls, floor and ceiling all painted in Crosby

Colour is the most transformative thing you do can do to a space if you want to add some emotional content to your pad. It changes faceless rooms into spectacular rooms. It can be bold, blingy and fabulous and soft.

Abi x 

Abi's top 3 tips for colour drenching

Abi's words of wisdom on why you should add these botanical beauties to your home. 

1. Painting the ceiling and walls the same colour.

"Often the biggest hurdle, but one you will NOT regret. Pushing the colour all the way around the room like this, enveloping it in your chosen shade, elongates the space especially if you’re working with a small room and an earthy colour."

2. Painting the skirting boards the same colour as the walls.

"Painting the skirting boards the same colour as the wall allows it to seamlessly blend into the floor, even if your floor is not the same colour, the boundaries are blurred."

3. Should I paint the radiators the same colour as the walls?

"Yes indeed, no need to highlight something as practical (and sometimes ugly) as a radiator. Let it blend into the background so that your eye isn't immediately drawn to it. There are some exceptions to this rule, as there are now an increasing choice of radiators that are a design statement in their own right, but if you have the normal metal wall hung type, I would always paint them out in the same hue to disguise them."

 One of the amazing things about colour drenching is that the walls and ceilings effectively disappear and become an amazing backdrop to all of your interesting furnishings and decor.

Abi x 

Abi's studio

Abi's studio painted in Drizzle

Why do interior designers use colour drenching?

A statement lamp, textured cushions, vignettes, coffee tables can all become the star of the show because they're not competing with the colour on your walls. Your eye is not competing with the boundaries of your room dimensions and instead can comfortably settle and enjoy the oodles of personality that your furnishings and decor inject into the space.

Abi's studio painted in Drizzle

Vera Sculpture

Kodiak Table Lamp

Arcola Wall Basket

Holmes Coffee Table

Abi's paint edit

Colour is so transformative, here are just a few of my favourites from our earthy collection.


Drizzle - I've painted out my upstairs studio in this mid tone hue, it makes an amazing backdrop for my ever changing decor pieces.


Oatmeal - One of our mid tone colours but on the lighter side, the beautiful quality of the paint elevates your walls.


Hudson Black - not for the faint hearted, it's deep, dramatic and has the most amazing complex undertones. 


Pickle - you can see here how I've colour drenched my ceiling, walls and kitchen cupboards in the intriguing hue. 


Marsh - I love greens , always have and marsh is such a fresh hue with subtle undertones.


Wattle - One of our lighter mid tone colours but so intoxicating with a light earthy feel..


Madison Grey - most of my downstairs is painted out in this colour its the deepest green that changes so beautifully throughout the day. 


Fog - A mid tone colour on the lighter side and once you've painted out your walls and ceiling it becomes magical and cocooning.

Shop our Inspired Collection

Our paint collection of earthy saturated hues has been inspired by nature. Made from mostly natural pigments, they give redolence and depth so you get beautiful undertones with the colours subtly changing with the light. Take a look at our sumptuous palette of earthy and wild tones for inspiration.

Abi's Final Thoughts on 

Colour Drenching

Abi's Final Thoughts on 

Colour Drenching

"Trust your heart"

When you paint out your walls, ceiling, skirting boards and radiators in the same colour, the whole backdrop recedes and any objects from chandeliers to cushions and bed linen, just takes more of a central role. Choosing a colour that you love is essential. You need to consider how you want the room to feel and then work from there, having confidence in your own style means that you will create a home that YOU love. A home that oozes your personality but most of all a home that makes you feel exactly how you want it to. So throw away the rule book, forget trends and trust your heart." 

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