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Elder Paint

Elder Paint

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50ml Sample Pot


2.5L Emulsion


5L Emulsion


2.5L Eggshell


The pale soft creamy-brown colour of Elder, with warming pink undertones, adds just the right amount of softness to the walls of any room ... Read More

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2.5L and 5L tins are made to order and therefore subject to a lead time. For any further information or international orders please email customerservices@abigailahern.com

Please note that the representation of the colours on the screen can be different from the shades in the tin. We recommend ordering sample pots to check the colour works for your space before ordering larger tins.

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Paint Questions Answered

What is the difference between Eggshell and Emulsion?

Emulsion is a flat matte paint with no sheen and should be used to paint your walls and ceilings.

Eggshell has a slight sheen but is more durable, so it should be used to paint all of your trims including window frames, skirting boards, door frames and radiators.

Eggshell can be used on walls too.  It's perfect for high traffic areas like hallways and bathrooms and can add a contrasting design element to your scheme if you want to create extra intrigue with textures especially when you use the same hue. 

How should I test paint colours?

Always buy sample pots before you decide on your colour palette and make your decision after you’ve painted the largest area you can. Swatch cards can be too small to provide a full picture so take the plunge and paint a wall or at least half a wall.

If this is not an option paint a large sample on a big piece of card or lining paper. Tape it to your wall look at your sample throughout the day to see how it looks and feels when the light changes. It helps to keep it there for several days/weeks to really get the feel of your considered hue. 

How much paint do I need?

Coverage is dependent upon the surface being painted, but the following can be used as a guide: 

2.5L tin of emulsion/eggshell will cover approximately 25-35 square meters (one coat)

5L tin of emulsion/eggshell will cover approximately 50-70 square meters (one coat)

Typically, two coats of paint will be required to give the desired finish (although this is dependent upon the thickness of application and the surface being painted).

Should I paint my walls and ceilings the same colour?

When you paint the ceiling out in the same colour as your walls you blur the boundaries and the room feels bigger and creates a seamless transition. If you have a white ceiling you accentuate the boundaries and quite often the lack of height in a room.  Pushing the same colour around your whole room creates the perfect backdrop for the rest of your furniture, rugs and accessories.  If you are not ready to take the full plunge into colour drenching your whole room, consider painting your ceiling in a slightly lighter tone to your walls, a white ceiling only ever looks good with white walls (if you like that kind of thing of course)!

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    Why you'll love it

    The pale soft creamy-brown colour of Elder with warming pink undertones, is a great neutral paint colour that adds just the right amount of softness to any room, creating a soothing backdrop to your living space that you’ll never want to leave. A wonderful pairing with the caramel-toffee tones of Pickle, any of our greens like Marsh and Smudge as well as darker hues like Hudson Black and Madison Grey. Elder is a beautiful paint colour to transform living rooms, dining rooms, kitchens and bedrooms. 

    No Fail Styling Tips

    Dip your toe in and start off by creating a beautiful accent wall in your living space, it will bring a softness to your bedroom and an elegance to your dining room. As you begin to get more confident with your colours, why not do as AA does and stick to this one hue throughout the room. By painting the ceiling, skirting boards, window frames and doors, and of course the walls all the same colour, magic happens. Colour drenching in one colour throughout, blurs boundaries and makes the space feel instantly bigger. Clever no? For further inspo, take a read of Abi's guide to colour drenching and create the coolest home on the planet.
  • About Our Paint

    Our earthy, muted soft colours have all been designed to coordinate harmoniously together. From swampy hues and summery grasslands, to winter forests and even the colour of the earth after a downpour, these hues have all been inspired by nurturing landscapes.