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Colour layering is the new paint trend everyone is talking about – paint experts give top tips for using it

Colour layering is the new paint trend everyone is talking about – paint experts give top tips for using it

Paint layering is the new paint trend that’s injecting interior design with fresh ideas ahead of the autumn-winter season. As far as painted wall ideas go, layering is more subtle and delicate than colour blocking – its main goal is to add depth and subtle colour play  to a space, where traditional colour blocking is bold, big, and relies on strong contrast. We’ve asked paint colour experts to give their top tips on using paint layering. Here’s what they said. 

1. Enhance the depth of architectural features

A layered paint design by Crown Paints

(Image credit: Crown Paints)

Layering and architectural features such as arches, recesses, and mouldings were made for each other. Helen Shaw, UK Director of Benjamin Moore, thinks that accenting any architectural features you have is by far the most effective use of paint layering. ‘Accent colours have multiple applications but are particularly useful for highlighting architectural features, zoning or simply adding life and movement to a room’, she says.