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How to use a colour-coded decorating solution to create elegant interiors

A painting-by-numbers approach can help designers mix and match neutrals and introduce bolder shades, pattern and texture

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Paint & Paper Library's Architectural Colours are made up of 19 shades in five numbered gradations of tone. 85 Original Colours, including five bright whites, can also be introduced into decorating schemes.
Paint & Paper Library's Architectural Colours are made up of 19 shades in five numbered gradations of tone. 85 Original Colours, including five bright whites, can also be introduced into decorating schemes.

Interior designers are using a sophisticated, user-friendly, colour-by-number system that provides simple alternatives to pure white and easy ways to select and combine them.

Paint & Paper Library’s Architectural Colours range offers a choice of 95 graduated shades. The palette includes easy-on-the-eye light tones and restful neutrals.

Using different strengths of the same pigments produces subtle nuances of shade: used in conjunction, these gradations of tone can empower experienced professionals and aspiring homeowners to achieve a subtle and harmonious interior scheme.

Arranged chromatically in 19 groups of five gradual shades, numbered I, II, III, IV and V and ranging from light to dark and warm to cool, each tone can be used individually or in combination on ceilings, cornices, walls and woodwork. Additionally, five tones of refreshing whites complete the collection.

Architectural Colours can be used in isolation, with other Architectural hues, alongside wallpapers or to provide a sophisticated contrast to the stronger shades found in Paint & Paper Library’s Original Colours selection.

  • Living room painted in Paper I, III, V, Architectural Colours range; Morning Room and Muga, Original Colours range, all Paint & Paper Library.
    Living room painted in Paper I, III, V, Architectural Colours range; Morning Room and Muga, Original Colours range, all Paint & Paper Library.
  • Living room painted in Moleskin,  Original Colours range; Stone I, II, V,  Architectural Colours range, all Paint & Paper Library.
    Living room painted in Moleskin, Original Colours range; Stone I, II, V, Architectural Colours range, all Paint & Paper Library.
  • Dining room painted in Steel II, V, Architectural Colours range, Paint & Paper Library.
    Dining room painted in Steel II, V, Architectural Colours range, Paint & Paper Library.
  • Bathroom painted in Plaster II, IV, Architectural Colours range; Drakensberg, Original Colours range; with Archipelago wallpaper in Plaster, all Paint & Paper Library.
    Bathroom painted in Plaster II, IV, Architectural Colours range; Drakensberg, Original Colours range; with Archipelago wallpaper in Plaster, all Paint & Paper Library.
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As well as providing seamless and natural-looking transitions from room to room, the Architectural palette is flexible and works equally well in light or dark spaces.

Using the colour families in combination can add a subtle depth to the room: it can trick the eye into thinking all the colours are the same shade, which in turn can expand the sense of space and make low ceilings appear higher than they are.

Alternatively, layering small highlights of bolder tones from the Original Colours on top of the neutrals can be used to add detail and interest to a room.

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