Mix Your Own Colours

Mix Your Own Colours

Thorndown paints are really easy to mix together so if you can’t find the right colour on our colour chart and don’t fancy one of the RAL colours, create your own bespoke shade.

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Photo by Holly Wlaznik

Naomi Slade, prolific garden journalist, author and designer, is bringing to life her own small urban city garden which started as an unprepossessing slope of clay and concrete. After plenty of ground work and a fair bit of planting she has now started to focus on the garden structures, starting with the fence and potting shed.

Before climbers shot into action Naomi painted her fence in Wispy Willow to create a bright, fresh boundary that would frame her garden and provide a lovely backdrop to her planting.

Studying the Wood Paint colour chart for hours, Naomi couldn’t quite find the shade she really wanted. Reed Green was close but she wanted more of a sea green. To create the right shade she picked Peregrine Blue to add the right hue, then experimented by mixing different ratios of Peregrine Blue into the Reed Green. Being creative she used clean old yoghurt pots to mix together paint using an old plastic medicine spoon to measure out 5ml and 2.5ml quantities.

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