Friday, 12th February 2016

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Monday, 08th February 2016

After a day advising customers about colour schemes there's nothing more enjoyable than settling down in front of the TV to watch others giving it a go  which is why we were so pleased to see the return of 'The Great Interior Design Challenge'. The BBC Two show is presented by Tom Dyckhoff and aims to find Britain's best amateur interior designers. Each week a group of hopefuls face judges, Sophie Robinson and Daniel Hopwood, to battle it out for a place in the next round and a chance to win the show. 

Get the look with our picks from week 1...

Episode 1: Converted Leisure Centre

Get Sharon's bold Bloomsbury-inspired look with Yeabridge Green by Farrow & Ball; Button Tin and Rosie Posie by Earthborn; Foam Roller Sleeve by Axus.

Episode 2: Weatherboard Cottages

Choose a bold blue such as Drawing Room Blue by Farrow & Ball or Deep Space Blue by Little Greene to achieve Holly's look.

Episode 3: Scottish Castle

Be inspired by Frankie's winning design and use a panel-effect wallpaper. 

Justus by Sandberg (call Relics on 01993 704 611 or email to order).

All screenshots taken from Series 3 of The Great Interior Design Challenge.

Friday, 05th February 2016

There's always excitement when our paint suppliers release new colours... but especially when they're from Farrow & Ball.

Farrow & Ball do colour really well and this week has seen the launch of 9 new colours and a wonderful (and slightly barmy) marketing campaign. The colours are held together by a farmyard story, with each colour taking on the guise of a farm animal.

Watch 'The Great Animal Escape':

The new hues are natural additions to the palette of 132 colours and have been crafted by Farrow & Ball's team of experts. They have been designed to be optimistic colours which lift the spirits. 

Shadow White

Shadow White is the lighter version of Shaded White. It has an understated look, with none of the yellow of Slipper Satin or the grey of Ammonite.

Drop Cloth

Named after the traditional painter and decorator's dust sheet. Drop Cloth is a darker version of both Shaded White and Shadow White. Not too yellow or grey and will work in any style of home. This will be a popular one!


This colour is the perfect neutral. Worsted pairs brilliantly with Wevet, Strong White or Cornforth White.


Cromarty will create the softest of rooms and is sure to become a Farrow & Ball classic. A great choice for the kitchen.


Peignoir is a soft pastel with just a hint of colour. Perfect for traditional, lush bedrooms in the traditional home. It will sit well with stronger colours, such as Brassica and Brinjal.

Yeabridge Green

Yeabridge Green is a clean, fresh and contemporary colour. With greens growing in populraity it's one to watch.


Vardo is one of the stronger hues from the newly released colours. It is full of life and joy and is the perfect accent colour. It works wonderfully with whites and also sits well with Pavilion Gray or Down Pipe.

Inchyra Blue

Inchyra Blue has been getting a lot of attention and it's easy to see why. A beautiful colour for exterior doors or for walls in modern homes. It's one of those colours that's hard to pin down and that's part of the appeal. It has an immense depth of colour and can read as a blue, grey or even green.


Salon Drab

Another colour that has been much in demand. A rich colour that is much cleaner than Mouse's Back and less red than Mahogany. Salon Drab is a colour that will feed the current demand for darker tones in the home.