I was browsing through paint photos by the Paint & Paper Library the other day and that's where I got my inspiration for today's post. The title is a dead giveaway I know. Painting the walls, doors and trimmings the same colour. Risky, you might say. Try it, I will retort, for this is a short life and risks must be taken if you want to go forth and get oohs and aaaahs from your friends and relatives when they come visiting you home this Christmas.
Above: Blueblood by Paint & Paper Library with bring a touch of royalty to your home. Hermes statue and stone tiles optional. This colour is a nod to the Swedish antique blue. Photo credit: Paint & Paper Library
Above and below, Grenache by Paint & Paper Library is an intimate and rounded red. Let the oohs and has begin. Photo credit: Paint & Paper Library
Above: Blue Gum by Paint & Paper Library is a warm, traditional blue that is at home in the hall or the dining room. Smart without appearing pompous.
Below: Want something more dramatic? Nothing beats black & white as a combo. This is Paint & Paper Library's Perse Grey. It's a deep grey alternative providing warmth by the way of violet. Photo credit: Paint & Paper Library
Above: Want the drama but something lighter? Go for two-tone: On the bottom you see Porcelain V, a Paint & Paper Library architectural colour, individually formulated using different strengths of the same pigments to achieve subtle shade differentiations within any interior. The top is Porcelain II. Photo credit: Paint & Paper Library
Photo credit: Abigail Ahern blog
Above: This room has mid century influences and is keeping its lines clean by using the same colour of paint everywhere. Try Farrow & Ball Moles Breath or Downpipe for a similar effect. Below: Mole's Breath. Photo by Farrow and Ball.
Below: Try Little Greene's Urbane Grey for a similar colour. Photo credit: Casa EDECOR.
Above: Is it grey, is it blue? Does it matter? It looks great either way! Try Farrow & Ball's Lulworth Blue if you are after a soft blue. By painting the walls, door and trimmings all one colour, this room looks less busy than it already is. Photo credit: 1st-Option.
Below: if you are feeling brave, try an all over look with Stiffkey Blue also by Farrow and Ball.
In this example, the same colour was used to 'conceal' a hidden door. Photo credit: The Book of Secrets.