Paint Design Inspiration

From paint colour ideas and inspiration to decorating tips, the latest news and competitions, browse below for a whole host of paint inspiration and the latest from our blog.

 
How to paint onto new and bare plaster

Claypaint and Lifestyle Emulsion are both highly suitable for painting onto new plaster. From the Ecopro range of interior paints, our Matt & Lo Sheen Emulsions are also suitable for painting onto new plaster.   However, we’re often asked if new plaster needs any special treatment before painting. The short answer is no, there’s no […]

allergies & eco-friendly paints
Allergies and using Earthborn paints – what are the benefits?

Whilst it is not possible to say with certainty that someone will not have an adverse reaction to a product or ingredient, there are certain steps that the expert paint makers at Earthborn have taken to benefit those that suffer with asthma and allergies.   What does an allergic reaction to paint mean?   Typical […]

How to use Earthborn’s latest colours: Trumpet

One of five brand new shades, Trumpet is a deep bluey purple designed to envelop and relax. It’s a dark, moody shade that’s surprisingly versatile with a soft, almost chalky undertone that flatters lots of room types.   In the changing light, Trumpet moves from deepest purple to midnight blue, making it a highly sophisticated […]

Nursery paint tips: painting cots, toys & nursery furniture

Painting furniture is an easy and inexpensive way to give your favourite pieces (or some unloved ones!) a new lease of life. But what about painting furniture that’s used by children and babies, should this be treated any differently?   Well firstly, there are a number of reasons to paint nursery furniture such as cots […]

Candy colouration
Summer 2017’s top paint trends

Summer is the ideal time to decorate your home in preparation for those cold winter months. Days are longer, meaning the light is better and you can paint into the evening. Plus, if the British weather plays nicely, you are able to have your windows open so that paint dries quicker and you can enjoy […]

How to use Earthborn’s latest colours: Can-Can

Roll up roll up! There’s a new shade in town…   Can-Can is a cheeky ‘Moulin Rouge’ inspired colour that was developed following high demand for a pinkier shade of red. Deep and dramatic, it certainly adds a bold statement to any interior.   Top: Bugle, Stripe: Humpty Dumpty, Bottom: Can-Can   However Can-Can isn’t […]

Take our quiz to find your perfect colour trend

When decorating, choosing your paint colour is the most exciting but also the toughest decision to make during the entire process.   With so many fantastic colours available in the Earthborn paint range you are spoilt for choice and may not know where to begin. Well help is at hand, we have created a quiz […]

How to use Earthborn’s latest colours: Peach Baby

This contemporary colour palette sees the delightfully mellow Peach Baby brighten up a kitchen diner space.   For an easy-going yet sophisticated look, pair this soft, pale shade with deep, earthy tones like Secret Room, used to create a focal point out of flat-fronted kitchen units. Contrasting shades of charcoal black Hidey-Hole and gentle green […]

All about breathability and a guide to painting exterior lime render

Lime render is a traditional building material that allows the walls of a building to breathe and retain flexibility. Modern cement render, by contrast, isn’t highly permeable and tends to ‘seal’ the walls. Whilst both products have their own advantages and disadvantages, it’s especially important to use a breathable finish on lime rendered buildings.   […]

Introducing Botanical Sea, our interior colour trend for Summer

Last year saw an explosion of floral motifs and colours inspired by all things botanical in the interior design world. So for this summer our new favourite colour schemes retain the fun, fresh feel of these gorgeous colour combinations, but with a sophisticated twist!   Bridging the gap between overtly botanical trends from the past […]

Say hello… to Eggshell No.17!

We might be a light-hearted bunch at Earthborn, but we take our paints very seriously! So whilst we’re always looking for ways to improve, it takes a lot to introduce a brand new paint finish to the Earthborn range.   Following over two years of extensive research and product development, we’re delighted to introduce our […]

How to use Earthborn’s latest colours: Sapling

Sapling is a creamy, mellow green shade that we are super excited to add to our palette of 72 colours. Already tipped as one of our most versatile colours, we know it works in virtually any room of the home.   A well balanced shade, Sapling is light enough to create a fresh, airy feel yet […]