Braving colour


 Picking new colours when decorating, for me, has always been hard work. Considering 80% of my work is about colours and painting faces I should be great at it but I always seemed to lack the confidence when painting walls. I knew I would want a bold and strong colours, but somehow I always took the safe route, until recently. It was my husband who gave me a great lesson in being brave with colours. Visualise what you want to achieve, pick the colour, commit to it and you won’t regret it. 

After living with our bedroom for a couple of years, I decided it was just lacking the personality of the rest of the house. I always loved light airy bedrooms but I thought ours was a little colonial with its pale furniture and it just seemed to be missing something. After doing our usual research in magazines I was leaning towards the idea of French navy. With my usual issues I thought it would feel cold but actually once it was painted, it wraps around you and feels strangely warm. Painting a set of drawers and changing the handles made it feel more interesting and finished it off. We love being in the navy at The Grown Up Edit.

Old colour scheme

New colour scheme

FARROW AND BALL Stiffkey Blue from £39.50

 To contrast the blue slightly I mixed a colour for the set of drawers, Stiffkey Blue, Inchyra Blue and a dash of Down Pipe.

MORE HANDLES £6.49 each.


 JAMIE HEWLETT price varies.