Dulux has announced its Colour of the Year for 2024, Sweet EmbraceTM. The colour is a delicate, optimistic and modern tone that is understated and comforting and brings a sense of stability and softness to a space.
The Spine, located in the heart of Knowledge Quarter Liverpool – a central hub for higher education and research in the city – includes the new northern home of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP). Designed by renowned architecture and building consultancy practice AHR, the building has been hailed as one of the healthiest workplaces in the world, thanks to the pioneering research in biophilia, health and wellbeing that has been drawn on for its creation.
Carefully considered colour schemes for commercial buildings such as offices can benefit users by assisting with wayfinding, wellbeing and even productivity. With the majority of people still working from home at the moment, now is the ideal time to refresh workplaces to create an inviting interior that staff will look forward to returning to. Here, Crown Paints’ Colour Consultant, Kathryn Lloyd, addresses how to style a fresh and on-trend colour scheme which will tick all the right boxes.
The one activity that has seen most of us through lockdown is walking. We’ve all become more familiar with our neighbourhoods as we have wandered around the local streets on a weekly basis (daily for those who are more energetic) for almost a year.
Crown Trade’s Clean Extreme Anti Bacterial paint range offers the best of both worlds – a paint with added anti bacterial protection which will not diminish over time, no matter how many times it is scrubbed clean.
Paint isn’t exciting, but it’s hugely important in the commercial realm. Paul Smith of F.H. Brundle, which stocks a wide variety of paint alongside wrought iron, mesh, steel and other products, talks us through five key types of coatings in commercial projects, and what makes them useful and popular.