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Volatile Organic Compounds is the collective term for any organic compound having an initial boiling point less than or equal to 250°C measured at a standard pressure of 101.3 kPa. Though not all VOCs are harmful, the term is predominantly associated with chemicals generated from burning fuel, oil, gas and diesel exhausts or emitted from paints, solvents and glue. The procedure occurs when liquid turns solid – which happens when paint dries. These chemicals can linger for several weeks after application.

VOCs are not only harmful to the environment, forming ground-level ozone or smoke and thus contributing to the climate change, but to humans and animals as well. In particular the chemically sensitive, asthma sufferers, those with respiratory problems, eye, nose and throat irritations or allergies are at risk when exposed to newly painted areas. With some of the compounds being listed as carcinogens they aren’t exactly healthy to anyone else either.

Fortunately there is hope.

eicó paints do not only offer a superior finish to interior walls but reassuringly contains some of the lowest VOC ratings on the market.

We can all benefit from using them in our homes, schools, hospitals and offices. eicó paints also offers complete peace of mind for parents, being the perfect choice when decorating children’s bedrooms and nurseries. Despite its green credentials, this paint with a conscience does not compromise on quality but offers an extensive colour palette to suit you.

Watching paint dry may still bore you to death but now it won’t literally kill you.

Transitional entry by Donna Figg DesignSummertime is well and truly here but if you feel that your home isn’t summer ready yet then you need to grab a zesty paint pallet of lemons and limes so your home pops with the feeling of summer. Colours and shades like g3 jelly, g19 chawka gull, g20 miro, g15 limesickle, e18 lemon and e8 sunset are the paint colours you need to instantly freshen up your home, with minimal effort.

Why not start with your front door, if it looks less than lively a fresh cost of a lemon or lime paint will freshen it up, however if you opt for a bright front door you’ll need to consider how you are going to bring the colour into your home. However, it may be worth bearing in mind that most neutral coloured homes can handle a pop of colour on the front door.

Lime green looks great when it’s paired with shades of white or gray, offering a really crisp look and feel without too much commitment to the brighter shade. You may want to consider painting a window sill, shelving or a fireplace surround along with a patterned rug or pillows for seating areas.

Citrus colours are a natural addition to outdoor areas like gardens, decking, balconies and porches. Try to match the citrus colours with a rich neutral background colour to set the ideal stage for the perfect summer living atmosphere.

You can use citrus colours to energize your bedroom too, through the simple addition of artwork, pillows and throws. Think about coordinating a landscape print to a pillow or throw in complementary citrus shades as a quick, simple and effective way of creating summer in your bedroom.

We recommend using yellow or green undertones in a living room, lounge or dining room is a great way of making an area feel modern, fresh and renewed while creating a focal point of interest for people in the room.
How will you bring the citrus pallet of green and yellow into your home?

How will you bring the citrus pallet of green and yellow into your home?

 

Transitional Entry by Austin Interior Designers & Decorators Donna Figg Design

 

If you have a home that looks tired, unloved, dirty or even unappealing from the outside sometimes a lick of paint is all you need to give your home a new lease of life. Don’t run away screaming, painting the outside walls, doors and window frames of your home can be one of the most cost- effective and easiest ways of improving the look and feel of your home.

You need to prepare your home for exterior painting – this means checking the home is structurally safe and there are no breaches on external walls that could cause damp to the home. If you do spot any cracks or holes in the exterior walls of your home they may need rendering or plastering so wait until the hole or crack is filled and the plaster has dried.

Make sure you remove any damaged or flaking paint before you start painting, scraping sanding or power washing can be great ways to remove old or peeling paint. This means you have a smooth surface for painting the exterior of your home.

Have a look for any mould or fungus on the outside walls of your home and remove it before repainting the walls or the mould and fungus will grow into the next layer of paint. Typical places that mould and fungus could be found are in the shady areas of your outside walls or areas near drains and gutters.

Next you need to make sure you chose a paint colour for the exterior of your home that is in-keeping with the others houses nearby you and owners of listed buildings and buildings in conservation areas are required to double check the rules. eicó paints are hardy and durable and popular with owners of coastal homes were the weather can be extreme. We found a10 old white, a12 slate, c20 aquifer, r31 poppy stem, d1 whisper, c13 aqua, e5 oyster are popular neutral colours for painting the exterior of your home. Flower pot e27 is also perfect as is the deeper striking cranberry cocktail t48 (team with rich cream window frames) and late olive k12 or grodan h11 on a period property.

It’s obviously highly recommended that you paint the exterior of your home in the spring or summer months and you really want to aim for drier weather periods.

Main picture © Transitional Exterior by London Estate Agents Domus Nova
Traditional Exterior © by London Interior Designers & Decorators Annie Stevens designs ltd

What colour would you paint the outside of your home?

The front door of your home gives off the first impression, when someone is visiting your home the first thing they will see is the outside of your home and your front door. However your front door doesn’t just represent your home, it represents you and your family as well so if you are considering painting your front door this is a ‘must read’ article for you. A Red Front Door: Having an e26 bus stop or h17 moscow red painted front door is a bold colour, it’s telling the
world to ‘look at you’ and is for those that are not afraid of standing out from the crowd, or the local neighbourhood.

An Orange Front Door: If you have an e23 jacko lantern or an u8 midnight sun orange painted front door you’re saying that you are a fun and friendly person and you enjoy getting together with other people. This is great if you want to get to know your neighbours, but not if you are a more reserved person. A White Front Door: A crisp white door in a5 bone, a10 old white or a26 shadow white shows the home of an organised, neat, tidy and clean person or family. The crisper the white of the painted door, the cleaner the family.

A Green White Door: A green painted door in d2 apple, d3 wedgewood green, d7 folly or k25 wood stock shows that the people living in the home care about each other, the neighbourhood, their community and you have more traditional views.

A Black Front Door: An o14 anthracite or o19 malt painted front door offers a timeless look saying that you and your family are consistent, conservative, reserved and don’t waiver for the latest fashions and trends.

A Blue Front Door: Painting your front door with c19 blue yonder, c4 air force, h27 haapsula, c11 fleet or c17 baltic sea it says that you have an easy go‐with‐the‐flow personality and people will easily to flock to you, especially your neighbours.

A Yellow Front Door: If you opt for a e23 vanilla, e8 sunset, e18 lemon, g19 chawka gul or g20 miro yellow front door it offers a sunny and brightness to your home. It is likely you are the leader of the neighbourhood if you opt to paint your front door in a shade of yellow.

A Purple Front Door: Choosing shades like b6 blossom, b7 lilac or g23 mosaic to paint your front door purple you are telling your neighbours that you are comfortable taking risks, you’re a big dreamer and maybe even a free spirit.

What colour would you paint your front door to best suit your personality?

Coloured doors
Main article photo © Transitional Entry by East Anglia Architects & Building Designers Charlie Laing Ltd

Summer is the perfect time for painting your summer house or even transforming your garden shed! This doesn’t mean you have to break the bank as all you need is a paint tin or two and some rollers. In this article we give you some top summer painting tips to help create your stunning tranquil garden hideaway , all while saving money to enjoy the summer.

Choosing the Paint

High gloss paint is very shiny and durable, as well as being washable. It’s great to accent surfaces like trims so opt for bold colours in these areas such as c19 blue yonder, k25 wood stock, h17 moscow or g20 miro for example. Semi-gloss paint is less shiny than high gloss paint but is still durable and washable so consider colours like u8 midnight sun, h9 mackan or e1 silk. Pearl / satin paint is also ideal as it’s washable and has a slight sheen so opting for lighter colours like b5 snowdrop, d5 willow and c13 aqua is recommended. Where no sheen is required consider eggshell paint as its both washable and durable, ideal for imperfect walls and moisture-free rooms. Flat paint is great in bedrooms but isn’t very durable unless the whole is perfect and wiped clean.

Preparation

We recommend that you spend time preparing the surfaces, ensuring you have clean lines and protecting the areas you don’t want to get fresh paint on. Make sure you remove nails from walls and fill the old nail holes, nobody enjoys washing the walls but if you do it you’ll remove the dirt form the walls and save yourself an extra coat of paint so it will save time (and money) in the long run. It’s recommended that you take the time to cover up or remove electric switches, door handles and hooks to keep them paint free and to make your job easier.

Painting

When it comes to the painting, if you paint with a roller and an edging brush you’ll save yourself a lot of time and if you use an edging tool as well you will be able to easily apply paint along the edges. If you’re going from one paint colour to another, however extreme make sure you prime the walls and use tinted primers with bold colours like t28 cranberry cocktail, g22 blue suede or k23 avocado. If you are painting your whole summer house then begin with the ceilings before you do the walls, doors and woodwork, in that order, before moving on to the floor for the finale and don’t forget to save a small amount of the paint that you are using in a glass jar for touch ups later on.

Clean Up

Once you have painted the room of your summer house leave it for at least 24hours before returning the furniture into the room, if you want to keep the paint brushes and rollers to use again in the future make sure you clean them immediately.

Add colourful bunting, cushions, yourself and a well-earned G&T?

BlueSummer GreySummer Summer Houses

Which colours are you considering for your summer home this year?

Sumer Hourses pictures from Pinterest.
Main article picture © Scandinavian Hall by Other Metro Furniture & Accessories MR.FRÄG

UK-beach-hutWith summer fast approaching, you may be looking at different ways of beaching up your home, especially if you have a beach hut or summer holiday home. Here are some top tips for beaching up your home.

Paint your walls white with a5 bone or a2 chalk or with a hint of cream such as u27 apple milk or m3 vanilla white for a clean, bright look and feel to a home then match this with c19 blue yonder or h27 haapsula on the ceiling rafters, window frames and doors.

If you have a porch or entrance hall, paint the ceiling with a20 sea mist or d2 apple as this will make smaller areas seem higher. Remember this is not meant to be a dramatic look so opt for delicate shades as a little colour really can go a long way.

Paint your wooden floors for a whimsical and fun feel to porches or kitchens; you can paint them in striped or a full colour. You may want to consider c18 surf, d9 sage, e13 vanilla, e8 sunset or e27 flower pot for a really nice, beachy and costal style. Although our paints are suitable for the floor we recommend you use floor enamel for additional durability, to keep your floor looking better for longer.

Bring some texture into your home relatively cheaply with sea grass, bamboo and jute as floor rugs or stair runners, this can be a great way of bringing the outside inside.

Woven and bamboo blinds and shades can give a real casual and laid‐back to any room, or even linen blinds and shades of lighter and cooler colours. Many beach hut owners opt for roman shades that are available at relatively low prices and when folded up let in lots of natural light.

Paint salvaged items that you find at car boot sales and junk stores in a bright colour like e18 lemon, e23 jacko lantern, g18 summer plum or g23 mosaic. Don’t worry about the imperfections of items as these will add to the character of the item and the room.

It’s also a good idea to bring the outdoor scents into your home with linen sprays and potpourri, scents of the sea, beaches and summer evenings are always available and ideal to finish off your perfect coastal home.

How are you planning to beach up your home?

Beach Style Patio by South West Architects & Building Designers The Bazeley Partnership
Beach Style Exterior by South West Photographers Harbour View Photography
Contemporary Bedroom by South West Architects & Building Designers The Bazeley Partnership
Kate and William

As we warmly welcome Princess Charlotte to the world,  we have been thinking about how you can make your Prince or Princesses nursery look regally striking without the ‘royal’ price tag.

Of course you can go for white and lacy, keeping it posh, clean and perfect. Opting for a5 bone, a1 antique white or a26 shadow white with some long flowing white curtains and a plush accent rug in white or cream will really bring together the look and feel of a clean and crisp royal nursery.

If you know you’ll be having a baby girl maybe opt for a pink and grey colour scheme for your little Princesses’ nursery. Using b5 snowdrop or n22 socialite with o7 cement or t15 weathered oak can work really well with a white wooden cot and some pink lining in the cot.

However, if you know you’ll be giving birth to a little Prince you may prefer to go for a posh beige and white striped nursery to step away from the typical baby blue. Using a2 chalk and m5 painters white with a14 clay or a15 fired clay will work really well with a feature rug to add a splash of colour and personality to the room. You may choose to accent the room with c19 blue yonder or c11 fleet to create the perfect nursery for a Prince in training.

Another option for a future Princesses’ room is to go for d2 apple, d3 wedgewood or d7 folley walls with trims of d1 whisper and d5 willow added to pink bedding in a cot. It’s not the usual look of a little girl’s nursery but it looks really good and can be ideal if you are just looking for something a little bit different.

Then if you are looking for something a little bit different for your little Prince and you want to step away from whites and blues then why not consider using p15 greyhound, p16 battleship or o6 moonstone with splashes of c19 blue yonder, e18 lemon or g15 limesickle? You can also look at bringing in these brighter colours through cot bedding, rugs, curtains, throws and cushions.

What colours are you opting for, for your royal baby?

Picture: Transitional Kids by East Anglia Interior Designers & Decorators SB Design Studio

Little hero

As toddlers grow, they are often all over the latest trends and all they talk about is their favourite  cartoon which they then eat, sleep and breathe! If your child sees a toy, ball, book or even a  cardboard box with the cartoon characters they don’t just want it but they need it in their lives, and  right now.

So, with Pantone partnering with Universal Studios to product a ‘Minion’ yellow and the new  Avengers film now out on the big screen, we thought it the perfect time to team together some  great paint shades to bring your child’s cartoon heroes to life in their bedroom! Keeerbang!

Minions – bright yellows and bold blues

If your child is into Minions but you don’t want the room to look too ‘despicable’ opt for colours like  g19 chawka gull with c19 blue yonder or e18 lemon with h27 haapsula if you’re looking to tone  down the blues and yellows. You could also throw in some splashes of a10 old white and a26  shadow white to set the tone of the room perfectly.

Frozen – turquoise, white and blue

If your son or daughter isn’t able to ‘Let it Go’ and they’re keen to keep their door open, as ‘Love is  an open door’ then you need to think about colours that are going to work well. The issue with  Frozen is that’s it’s all blues and whites which can make a bedroom look cold and just like the North  Mountain but if you use g22 blue suede, c11 fleet, o20 sea mist, c13 aqua and c17 baltic sea well  together you’ll create the perfect Frozen themed room that your child will just love.

Spiderman – bright red and blue

Although Spiderman is a character for kids of all ages it can easily form the perfect bedroom for your  children. Going for colours like e26 bus stop with g22 blue suede will certainly create a bright and  bold bedroom so consider using q24 into picture frames, borders or window sills to help make the  room a little less bold while still capturing the essence of Spiderman. The biggest benefit of a  Spiderman themed bedroom is that you will not need to worry about dusting down the spider webs  as you can claim they are Spiderman’s.

Big Hero 6 – orange and purple

Big Hero 6 is the newest cartoon favourite spreading the UK and kids are going crazy for it, as you  are probably aware. The colours of Big Hero 6 are ideal for bedrooms of girls and boys and work  really well to create a bright bedroom that your kids will adore. Using equal measures of g23 mosaic,  e23 jacko lantern and a10 old white will create the perfect Big Hero 6 theme for your little hero. These paint shades make the perfect backdrop for the many accessories and fabulous themed wall  stickers available so have fun! Breathe easy: eicó offers complete peace of mind for you and your little heroes as it boasts ZERO  VOC MI and APEO’s. The paint is also washable for up to 2000 washes and retains colour with super‐ hero resilience. What cartoon trends are your children into right now?

Frozen1 Minions
Picture © Modern Bedroom – London Interior Designers & Decorators Fleur Ward Interior Design

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Super Man little hero Picture © Megan Altman Photography

Sideman bedroom Picture © Modern Bedroom – London Interior Designers & Decorators Fleur Ward Interior Design

Have you ever painted all the walls in your favourite shade only to find when it has dried, it looks a completely different colour?

This is because differing artificial lights have different relationships with your paint colours, walls and ceilings. When you go into large paint stores they often use large, extra bright fluorescent bulbs, unlike the ones you would have in your own home. The discrepancy is often noticeable and can be noticeable. It’s purely because the light in your home is not the same as the light in the store where you first saw the paint colours.

Here are the general differences in light bulbs and how they can affect paint colours and choices;

Incandescent Light Bulbs: These light bulbs are a shade of yellow-amber in colour and they will make reds, oranges and yellows much more vivid, while muting out blues and greens. If you have incandescent light bulbs in your home try and tone down the yellow, reds and oranges – for example opt for u8 midnight sun instead of e23 jacko lantern. At the same time tone the blues and greens up – for example opt for c19 blue yonder instead of h27 haapsula.

Fluorescent Light Bulbs: Fluorescent light bulbs are flat and cool, enriching blues and greens so if you don’t want the blues and greens in your home to be too strong try and tone them down. For example, go for d3 wedgewood green instead of k24 turtle or c11 fleet instead of c17 baltic sea. Halogen Light Bulbs:

Halogens give off a white light to resemble natural light; this makes colours look more clear and vivid. Many homeowners opt for halogens to make the shift from daytime natural light to night-time fake light less jarring. When using halogen lights just remember the colours will be more vivid.

LEDs: LEDs are very popular now as they are more energy efficient than other light bulbs, you can buy warmer or cooler LEDs or even purchase ‘smart’ LED bulbs that can be controlled wirelessly. You can purchase LED light bulbs in a wide variety of colours to match your wall colours so there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to paint colours and LED light bulbs.

It’s really important you test out colours to make sure they suit the style of your room and the lighting that you have in your house. This is why we have a wide range of tester paint pots for you to try out at home and see which ones suit your home, room and personality best.