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 MDF, melamine & laminated kitchen cabinets and furniture

Sometimes a fresh coat of paint is all that’s needed to add a totally new look to kitchen cupboards, furniture and interior trims. Our Eggshell and Eco Chic are perfect for painting interior woodwork and wooden furniture, but surfaces like melamine and MDF require a little more preparation.   It’s worth bearing in mind that […]

Suffolk windmill turns to breathable Ecopro Silicate Masonry Paint

  We know that many people use Earthborn paints for their high levels of breathability. Never is this more important than on older properties that may have suffered with issues like damp, especially if, like the case of this historic windmill in Suffolk, the building had been subject to unsuitable and damaging treatments over the years. […]

WIN: ‘Cracking’ Eco Chic furniture painting goodies!

  To celebrate spring we’re giving away a bumper box of Earthborn Eco Chic paints and products, perfect for giving your furniture a new lease of life.   Eco Chic is a luxuriously thick Claypaint that’s ideal for painting furniture. With no nasty smells, a high clay solids content and quick drying formulation, it makes updating […]

Five quick and easy projects with paint sample pots

If you’ve undertaken a decorating project, chances are you’ll have bought some paint sample pots to test out colours before diving in with your chosen scheme. But once you’ve decided on a colour, what do you do with those left over paint sample pots?   Before consigning them to the back of the cupboard, or […]

Guest blog: Stylist Katie Sellers on how to decorate with blue

Of all the colour groupings in the Earthborn range, our blues are probably the most popular. Blue, after all, is one of the most versatile colours around and there’s certainly a shade of blue for every taste. We were pleased as punch when top stylist Katie Sellers chose to use our dramatic Toy Soldier for her […]

Let’s take a walk on the Wilder Side!

For our fresh new colour trend Wilder Side we’ve taken inspiration from the great outdoors. Traditionally a time of new beginnings the lighter, longer (and hopefully a little warmer!) days of Spring give us more time to spend outside, be it an early evening stroll or potter in the garden. It’s also the perfect time […]

Earthborn helps set the tone for inspiring new design studio

Over the past few months we’ve been working closely with Swedish wood flooring manufacturer Kährs, and we’re excited to reveal their new showroom and interior design studio, which has just opened in Clerkenwell.   We were delighted when Kährs specified Earthborn Claypaint throughout their showroom, selecting shades that complement the varying tones found in the […]

Earthborn in the Press

The past few months have been some of our busiest yet, and when we look back at our recent press coverage and collaborations it’s not hard to see why! Earthborn paints have featured in a host of titles and blogs, and we’ve picked out some of our favourites.   Earlier in the autumn saw lots […]

Artist uses Earthborn Ecopro Emulsion to create stunning mural

It’s always a delight to see our paints used for more unusual projects, from community events to artistic pieces. Last year we proudly sponsored a range of projects including Human Nature’s ENDANGERED 13 live art event, and a children’s rainbow den-making project based at the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail, to name just two.   […]

Paint colour ideas for woodwork, plasterwork and interior trims

After pouring over colour cards and testing out sample pots, you’ve finally decided on the main paint colour for your room. But how do you pick the complementary shades to go with it? Doors, skirting boards, cornicing and other architectural features often benefit from a multi-layered approach to create depth and interest. We’ve put together […]

5 of the best decorating websites, apps and colour selection tools

Redecorating a room or starting a new project from scratch can be an exciting prospect, but might also feel a little overwhelming! Even though painting a room is one the easiest ways to transform the look and feel of your space (not to mention one of the most cost effective ways of updating your décor), […]

Revealing our most popular paint colours from 2016 (and our key colours for 2017)

Over the past few weeks we’ve collected data to reveal our best-selling paint colours of 2016. And this year has certainly shown that when it comes to choosing a new paint shade, anything goes! The past 12 months have proved that whilst there’s a definite rise in the popularity of certain colours (which we’ll highlight […]