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.

 
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 […]

Top painting tips to follow when decorating any room

For the painting aficionados out there, they will know instinctively what to do when painting a room in their house. However, for first-timers or those picking up a paint brush who haven’t painted in a while, we have compiled a few tips to help ensure that your decorating efforts are successful.   Choosing the right […]

Introducing Candy Colouration, our Summer interior colour trend

For this dreamy, pastel inspired colour story we’ve created a delicious palette of dusky pink Rosie Posie, lilac-toned Lily Lily Rose and lemon neutrals Jemima and Maybe Maggie. Peppered within are stronger accent colours, including our two new shades Hobby Wood and Peach Baby, plus our bold limited edition colour Percy Pink.   These 7 […]

Our new colours have arrived!

As part of our 2017 colour card update, we’re super excited to introduce you to our five brand new colours. These glorious new hues will join our existing colour family, offering 72 scrumptious shades, giving you new levels of colour options for both contemporary and classic homes.     Introducing our brand new colours:   Sapling […]

Accessible home makes a statement in colour

At Earthborn we’re often asked about the benefits of using breathable paints in older properties, and it’s certainly the case that our highly breathable Claypaint helps to regulate moisture levels, which is especially good in older buildings that may have suffered from damp. But new properties like Overhill Cottage in Cheshire show how using breathable, […]

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 […]