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You’ll need to use either Silicate Primer or Bonding Primer before applying our Silicate Masonry Paint.

Silicate Primer

For bare porous unpainted masonry substrates such as lime plaster, stone, pebbledash & concrete.

100ml Tin


2.5l Tin


5l Tin


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Bonding Primer

For masonry substrates with previous masonry paint application.

2.5l Tin


5l Tin


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Switch it up with… Toy Soldier

17th October 2022

Toy Soldier used in a room.

To celebrate the launch of our new colour swatches, we’re taking a look at some of our favourite colours to help you switch up your home with the help of a swatch!


Our darkest midnight blue


Toy Soldier is a highly pigmented, opulent paint colour. It’s our deepest blue, made up from blue and black undertones to create a rich, dramatic shade.

Toy Soldier by Earthborn is a deep midnight blue paint colour

Using Toy Soldier in your home


Dark paint colours, especially those with a warm blue, green or black undertone like Toy Soldier, are surprisingly easy to live with. Because it’s a highly adaptable shade, it can be used to create a dramatic, fun or intimate atmosphere in almost any room, depending on how you decide to use it.

If you don’t want to go dark in your whole room, why not use Toy Soldier as a feature wall in living or dining rooms? Adding interest and sophistication to a space, it’s perfect on a chimney breast.

Due to its depth of colour, Toy Soldier is a fantastic backdrop to art or photography – the dark blue background helps to make the most of your artwork and allows it to really sing! Just look at interior stylist and lecturer Katie Seller’s bedroom to see how Toy Soldier added a dramatic yet easy going touch.

Stylist Katie Frade used Toy Soldier to add sophistication to her bedroom

Alternatively, Toy Soldier is one of our absolute favourite Earthborn shades for painting furniture. In neutral or light grey rooms, a piece of furniture painted with a pop of Toy Soldier will add fun and personality to your room! Click here to buy Eco Chic furniture paint in Toy Soldier.

Pairing colours with Toy Soldier


Toy Soldier is surprisingly versatile and can be used as part of a variety of colour schemes. It acts as an alternative to dark grey in a monochrome colour palette, and adds a bold touch to white and off white walls, as above.

However we think this deep midnight blue comes into its own when paired with other blues, jewel greens and rich earthy reds for a truly dramatic look! Try it with Delilah, Cricket or The Lido for a true ‘pop’!

Order a paint swatch of Toy Soldier here and head to our Instagram or Pinterest channels for even more inspiration on how to switch it up!

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