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Coloursmith Journal

Find the perfect shade with paint sample pots

Find the perfect shade with paint sample pots

Paint colours and shades can go through drastic changes from the application to the drying process.

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Top interior designers to follow for inspiration

Top interior designers to follow for inspiration

Every time you want to paint your home interior and can't decide on the colours, don't you wish you could ask an accomplished designer? Whether you want your home to have a serene atmosphere, a modern design, or a contemporary look, you need to pay attention to a lot of detail to get it right.

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15 Favourite Front door colours

15 Favourite Front door colours

What colour is your front door? Is it a front door that still makes you happy each time you enter it? To have your door stand out or not is always a difficult choice to make. Don't forget to think about how the paint colour will look when the door is open, it needs to carry through the house.

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Wow factor decorating with Coloursmith confidence
Wow factor decorating with Coloursmith confidence

There is one rule of thumb for home design: Personalise. Home interiors say something about the people who live in them. You need to understand the space, have an insight into the psychological effects of your design choices, and be creative when choosing the colours, shapes and textures to best create a cohesive and pleasing environment. It is a delicate balance of art and science. 

From paint colour, tiles, flooring, fabrics, to finishes, colour can significantly affect how your home looks and feels. The colour palette is one of the most crucial design decisions. Will a contrasting colour combination beyond black and white work? Does a black granite kitchen countertop go well with a wall covered with white subway tiles? What if I choose a timber wood flooring and pair it with Ol' Buttercup painted walls?

If you are planning to embark on your interior design project, the tips in this article will help you. We're going to explore the basics of design and colour palettes, so you can avoid potential headaches and pitfalls. If you’re planning to move ahead without the help of a professional, you will first need to take the time to carefully research and plan your project step by step.

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Bedroom paint colours for 2022

Bedroom paint colours for 2022

If it's high time your sleeping quarters received an overhaul, we've got the lowdown on the bedroom paint colours to consider in 2022.

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Living Room Paint Colours for 2022

Living Room Paint Colours for 2022

Painting your home can be a joyous experience — it’s made all the better by adding a splash of colour.

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Before and after: A lesson in how to paint brick exterior

Before and after: A lesson in how to paint brick exterior

A fresh paint job can be an easy and cost effective way to modernise an old brick home.  While certain shades of brick can put an unappealing timestamp on your home, a lick of paint can take it from retro to contemporary chic.

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Kyal and Kara's Blue Lagoon Dream Home
Kyal and Kara's Blue Lagoon Dream Home

Kyal and Kara's Blue Lagoon build is a coastal dream, with a beautiful and calm aesthetic.

Upon completing the home, Kara did a walk through to check the final use of colour throughout the spaces. One of the centrepieces of this home is a stunning spiral staircase, but she found the staircase was getting lost against the white wall at the back of the home and needed some warm tones to provide some depth and contrast.

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Colours of the Cretaceous — telling historical stories through colour

Colours of the Cretaceous — telling historical stories through colour

Colour lives at the heart of this partnership to share creativity, inspiration and joy through colour across all Museum spaces.

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Museum Design and Colour

Museum Design and Colour

In celebration of the Coloursmith by Taubmans partnership with Melbourne Museum, we asked Museum Victoria's Visual Design Manager, Jo Pritchard about the value and importance of colour in exhibition spaces.

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Painting Bricks

Painting Bricks

There's something about the texture of brick that makes it an appealing canvas for sensational colours in the home. While we may think of bricks as more difficult to paint, their spartan simplicity makes them deceptively easy to colour with a bit of modern painting knowhow.

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Chromatic Joy & Colour Specialist Rachel Lacy
Chromatic Joy & Colour Specialist Rachel Lacy

Recently we sat down with Taubmans Colour Category Manager Rachel Lacy to discuss her passion for colour as well as her role in creating new colours each year for Taubmans. Our most recent colour range was created with the help of the Coloursmith tools. Rachel leads us through the process that went into the new 2021-2022 colour range Chromatic Joy – from inspiration and concept to creation. 

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How to take colour cues from Australian flowers

How to take colour cues from Australian flowers

Australia is known internationally for its ‘burnt’ desert and beach landscapes. However, Australians well know about our diverse range of landscapes including lush forests and bushlands.

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Colour Psychology: How do colours affect our mood and emotions

Colour Psychology: How do colours affect our mood and emotions

The psychology behind colours and the effect they have on our living space.

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Paint your home in the colours of your life

Paint your home in the colours of your life

Your home is an extension of your personality so why wouldn't you personalise as much of it as you can from furniture to accessories and your impactful colour palette.

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Colour theory Explained

Colour theory Explained

Colour theory Explained

Fiona Dawson, one of our Taubmans colour specialists, walks us through the theory of colour and how a basic understanding can help you elevate a space. To begin, what is colour theory?

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Creating a colour palette from a mood board.

Creating a colour palette from a mood board.

Whether you are looking to design your home or a space for a client, creating a mood board is an effective method of putting visual details together in a cohesive vision.

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Adam Nathaniel Furman a visual feast.

Adam Nathaniel Furman a visual feast.

Recently we interviewed artist Adam Nathaniel Furman, a unique talent with a refreshing approach - equal parts pleasure, colour, and joy. Known for his approachable and often cheeky designs, his art comes from an exploration of form, colour and ornament.

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Camille Walalaa long life in the sunshine

Camille Walalaa long life in the sunshine

Camille Walala is a London-based artist that creates positivity, expressed through vibrant colour and bold pattern. Her most popular work is known for explosively colourful, large-space installations in public spaces.

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Yinka Ilori colour obsessed
Yinka Ilori colour obsessed

Known for fusing his British-Nigerian heritage and contemporary design, artist Yinka Ilori specialises in storytelling through vibrant colour. Inspiration can come from anywhere. 

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