EXTERIOR PAINTING

BORTHWICK DECORATORS are experts in all aspects of Exterior Painting. Paint (Tikkurila).

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INTERIOR PAINTING AND DECORATING

BORTHWICK DECORATORS are experts in Interior Painting and Decorating. Paint (Farrow & Ball).

Interior Painting and Decorating

BORTHWICK DECORATORS

BORTHWICK DECORATORS provides professional Carpentry and Joinery services.

Joinery

BORTHWICK DECORATORS

BORTHWICK DECORATORS provide professional Plastering and Dry Lining Services.

Plastering

EXTERIOR PAINTING

BORTHWICK DECORATORS cover all aspects of Exterior Painting. Paint (Dulux Trade). 

Exterior Painting

BORTHWICK DECORATORS

BORTHWICK DECORATORS are experts in Painting and Decorating Period Properties. Paint (Farrow & Ball).

Interior Painting and Decorating

INTERIOR PAINTING AND DECORATING

BORTHWICK DECORATORS cover all aspects of interior painting and decorating. Paint (Benjamin Moore).

Interior Painting and Decorating

BORTHWICK DECORATORS

BORTHWICK DECORATORS provide professional Plastering and Dry Lining Services.

Dry Lining

COMMERCIAL DECORATORS

BORTHWICK DECORATORS are experts in commercial Painting and Decorating. Paint (Tikkurila).

Commercial Projects

COMMERCIAL PAINTERS AND DECORATORS

BORTHWICK DECORATORS are experts in commercial Painting and Decorating. Paint (Dulux Trade).

Commercial Projects

EXTERIOR PAINTING

BORTHWICK DECORATORS cover all aspects of exterior painting. Paint (Tikkurila).

Exterior Painting

COMMERCIAL EXTERIOR PAINTING

BORTHWICK DECORATORS  cover all aspects of commercial exterior painting (Dulux Trade)

Commercial Projects

 HAND PAINTED KITCHENS

BORTHWICK DECORATORS are specialists in Hand Painted Kitchens, Boot Rooms and Utility Rooms. 

Paint (Benjamin Moore). Photo by Kevin McCollum Photography.

Hand Painted Kitchens

HAND PAINTED KITCHENS

BORTHWICK DECORATORS are specialists in Hand Painted Kitchens, Utility Rooms and Boot Rooms.

Paint (Benjamin Moore). Photo by Kevin McCollum Photography.

Hand Painted Kitchens

Commercial Painting and Decorating

BORTHWICK DECORATORS are experts in all aspects of Commercial Painting and Decorating. Paint (Tikkurila).

Commercial Projects

 

 

PAINTING COMMON / COMMUNAL STAIRS

BORTHWICK DECORATORS are experts in all aspects of painting common stair areas. 

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SASH AND CASE WINDOW REFURBISHMENT

BORTHWICK DECORATORS are experts in all aspects of repairing and fitting Sash and Case Windows. 

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Colour selection, what is right for your room?

People are different and what may be right for one person is not for the next. Equally all rooms are different and influenced by several factors e.g. natural or artificial light, regular or irregular shape, the purpose of the room, etc.

The right use of paint can create a calming effect, warmth, improve the aspect of a room and sense of size, also providing sophistication, welcoming and spiritual moods. Over doing something though can have detrimental impact.

The paint type is also a consideration, so is it matt, latex, acrylic, durable matt, eggshell, satin or gloss? These will all have an impact on the colour and effect you are trying to achieve.

The following is our rough guide to creating the correct mood or feeling from colours and how a room is decorated.

 

Reduced Size – Absorbs light draws you in to the room

  • Red
  • Brown
  • Orange

Increased Size – Reflects light and therefore increases spatial awareness

  • White
  • Yellow

Warmth – Think of Summer and Autumn Colours

  • Red
  • Yellow
  • Orange
  • Brown

Cold – Clean and Crisp Colours, a Frosty Winters Morning

  • Blue
  • White
  • Green

Sophistication – Do not over use certain colours which should be features or highlights

  • Black
  • Red
  • Gold
  • Grey

Spiritual – Religious and healing colours, calming and serenity

  • Pink
  • Orange
  • Brown
  • Violet

Calming – Often associated with holidays, sunny days and nature

  • Yellow
  • Blue
  • Green

The above gives a breakdown of the primary and secondary colour palate but consideration should always be given to the shades and the blend of colours. There are thousands of colours to choose from! Also feature walls in one colour and the rest of the room in another colour can provide a talking point or change the overall aspect of the room. Overdoing certain colours can have a negative impact.

So, consider a large dining room. What might work well is a deep “Red” with “Gold” highlights. This will provide sophistication and warmth but will absorb light, therefore drawing the room in to provide a cosy dining space.

Kitchens will often be painted in clean and bright colours with features highlighted in darker colours but often as a contrast. The use of warm colours may be used to provide a design with the likes of Tuscan red/orange which gives a Mediterranean aspect to the kitchen, whereas whites will provide a modern living space.

Another example might be a bathroom in Blue, Green and White where colours provide clean, calming and cold as a contrast to the environment of heat and steam whilst giving a sense of a larger room.

With Borthwick Decorators we will discuss options, use colour matching, and provide you with the right effect you are looking to create. Why not contact us on 0800 772 3973 or visit our websites www.borthwickdecorators.co.uk  or www.furniturepainters.co.uk  to see some of our previous projects.

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