Inspiration for your decor colour palette

Inspiration for your decor colour palette

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Forget that green and orange combo

Nothing seems more daunting once you’ve decided to put some decorating effort into your living space than not knowing where to start. Right? It doesn’t get any easier when you go online seeking guidance and all you find is jargon on the colour wheel and tales of analogous colours and their cousin complementary colours. All this makes a seemingly simple task look like rocket science.

Out of despair, the only sane thing to do, save from throwing colour everywhere hoping something sticks, is seeking professional guidance. Kenya isn’t short of interior designers. They’re everywhere. They’re talented, very. The only issue I have with them is that they seem to have one rule which they follow with their lives; Paint everything Green and orange! Seriously! This seems to be the only colour palette permissible in Kenya and quite frankly it’s grown old.

I had previously shared a simple way to pick your wall colour and in this post I take you step by step through the method I used to pick my colour scheme right from the start.Continue reading

DIY Stencil – Geometric pattern

DIY Stencil – Geometric pattern

DIY Stencil - Geometric patternDIY Stencil – Geometric pattern

Nothing beats painting when it comes to makeovers and transformations, but a flat coat of paint can be so plain Jane. Add a little bit of creativity in the way you paint and now you’re onto something.  Stenciling is a simple way to have a lot of visual impact. I’ve also glued jewelry on my storage boxes with fabulous results.

I had this cardboard storage box that was in need of some colour. I gave it a funky paint job and love the way it turned out. I wasn’t sure what to paint on it but I knew I wanted a geometric pattern. Try looking for a geometric printable stencil online and you will quickly realise how frustrating it can be especially if you are looking for a free one.

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Use the crown colour app and pinterest to pick wall paint

Use the crown colour app and pinterest to pick wall paint

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From your pin to your wall.

I guess for most of us picking out a wall colour can be a crazy task. This is one of those choices we have to live with for a long time. An investment worth taking time to think about.

So what happens when you want to drift away from the safe soft whites of wall domination into more adventurous options but you still want to be careful not to end up with a house that looks like a kids play den?

I’ve got the answer,

You read this post :)

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Painting tips cheat sheet *

Painting tips cheat sheet *

Painting ideas info

The untold paint stories.

Last week I sent out an email to the Pineconeshelf community seeking some company as I was planning to visit one of the crown showrooms. I got such amazing responses, It was really inspiring. Some people really wanted to come but since it was really short notice they had other plans. Finally I was able to round up a small group and boy did we have fun.

We visited Crown paints showroom on Likoni road in industrial area last Saturday. It was a great experience. We had lot’s of questions and our host, Carol was patient enough to answer all of them. I took notes so that I could pass this info to you.

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