Thursday, January 5, 2012
Wattyl 2012 Colour Forecast: Coastal Calm
Here at Courtney & Wise,we know all about Coastal Calm. We've been keeping homes beautiful on Sydney's Northern Beaches for two two generations. So we're naturally drawn to Wattyl's new "Coastal Calm" palette of sandy neutrals and marine blues. The range of blue shades includes several shades that are lovely apart and even more exciting together.
These colours may be perfect for beachfront homes, but they can also bring the peace and beauty of the ocean to city places.
One of the special things about a palette like this is that it can create completely different looks if used in different proportions. A room with its main walls done in Soothing Seas and Sateen Snow trim will be eye catching and dramatic, while Sateen Snow with Soothing Seas trim will have a more traditional feeling. Two shades of blue or two shades of sand give entirely different effects as well.
Instead of painting small boards in each shade you're thinking of using, paint one board with the proportions of the two you have in mind -- and paint another board with the proportions switched. Put them on opposite walls of the room and look at them in different lights during the day and evening to make up your mind.
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