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Colour Drenching

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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.

What is 

colour drenching?


Colour drenching is actually something that here at AA HQ have been banging on about for years! It's about taking a fabulous hue and using it everywhere - walls, ceiling, radiators, doors etc - does that sound familiar? It seems the interiors world has now caught on and just given it a fancy name, but the intent is exactly the same, it creates a perfect backdrop to your furnishings and decor and blurs the stark lines, making your room feel more cohesive, sophisticated and stylish. 


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.


Tips on Colour Drenching

Follow these 3 tips to ensure you gain maximum impact in your space.

Tip 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.

Tip 2 - 

Painting skirting boards the same colour as the walls.

Why would you want to highlight the bottom of your wall?  Painting it the same hue as the wall allows it to seamlessly blend into the floor, even if your floor is not the same colour, the boundaries are blurred.

Tip 3 - 

Painting radiators to match the walls.

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. 


The radiator in Abi's hallway blends into the wall colour allowing the artwork, plants, lighting and decor to be the main features. 



The radiator in Abi's hallway blends into the wall colour allowing the artwork, plants, lighting and decor to be the main features. 


Tip 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.

Tip 2 - 

Painting skirting boards the same colour as the walls.

Why would you want to highlight the bottom of your wall?  Painting it the same hue as the wall allows it to seamlessly blend into the floor, even if your floor is not the same colour, the boundaries are blurred.

Tip 3 - 

Painting radiators to match the walls.

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. 

Abi's Favourite Paint Colours.

Inspired by nature, our range of wall paint colours are designed to animate your home with their earthy and wild tones; the perfect backdrop to the story of life. Create your very own sanctuary at home with seductive and dark wall colours that utterly transform any room, whether big or small.  Here are some of Abi's fave hues


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. 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.  


Final Thoughts on 

Colour Drenching


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. 

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.