This website uses cookies to give you the very best experience on our website.       See details

Blog

Colours psychology & you - How to get the best colour for your home

Colours psychology & you - How to get the best colour for your home

Posted by The Organic & Natural Paint Co. on 24th Mar 2014

Taking up a DIY project at home can be exciting, and adding a new coat of paint to any room leaves you with a realm of colourful possibilities! While your options are limitless, there are a few important things to consider when painting your home and choosing just the right colour!Introducing warm colours to a room such as yellows, oranges, or reds creates a bold, energetic statement. Many people report these colours to be stimulating and to promote a more optimistic atmosphere in places where they’re most prevalent. While these colours can create an intense environment that catches one’s attention, it has also been noted that prolonged exposure to these colours can make one more susceptible to anxiety or eye fatigue due to the amount of light these hues reflect.On the other hand, cooler c … read more
Using Natural & Eco Paints to Paint Kids Toy Chests & Furniture

Using Natural & Eco Paints to Paint Kids Toy Chests & Furniture

Posted by The Organic & Natural Paint Co. on 14th Mar 2014

For a perfect, functional, and let’s face it, adorable addition to your child’s room, consider decorating your own toy chest!  If you aren’t one of the lucky few to have a handcrafted family toy chest that has been passed down through the generations, be the beginning of your own family tradition.  It’s not difficult to create a simple toy box that can be decorated in any way you like.  Either purchase an existing one or make your own- there is a plethora of free plans online.First, decide whether you want a painted / prefinished variety to start with.  Those that are already painted or stained will be less work, but you may not be able to find a good match for your existing furniture.  Unfinished varieties are cheaper and more customisable with paints and stains… … read more
Small Space Container Gardening - Get outside and dig & transform!

Small Space Container Gardening - Get outside and dig & transform!

Posted by The Organic & Natural Paint Co. on 10th Mar 2014

If your garden is too small for planting flower beds and vegetables, don’t worry! There are all sorts of plants that can flourish in a pot or planter that you can set on your deck, in a window, or on a patio. Many flowers will do just fine in a deep flower pot or window box. Pansies, zinnias and geraniums are always a welcome spot of portable colour. Herbs are a wonderful addition to any small space container garden. Plant a variety of edible herbs such as basil, chives, thyme and parsley right in your window box or in a long, shallow tray that you set in a sunny location. You’ll always have a supply of fresh, tasty herbs at your fingertips and the lush greens and heavenly scents will keep you feeling cheerful even in the dead of winter. Make it a decorative piece by painting yo … read more
Building An Awesome Eco Friendly Treehouse

Building An Awesome Eco Friendly Treehouse

Posted by The Organic & Natural Paint Co. on 3rd Mar 2014

The magic and allure of treehouses has been making a comeback in recent years—and they aren’t just for kids anymore! The eco-friendly little gems can be custom built and painted to suit your location and desires, and can be as simple or elaborate as you wish. Sometimes the trees you have to work with will determine the layout of your treehouse, so the first thing you’ll need to do is scope out your location. What you’ll be looking for is a group of closely growing trees that are at least 30cm in diameter at the height you’ll be placing your treehouse’s floor. In this example, we’ll be discussing a fairly simple treehouse such as the type that would be appropriate for children, rather than the super pro monster in the photo. This treehouse was built by Will Giles Norwich, Norfolk. … read more
Make your rooms look much bigger by painting your ceiling!

Make your rooms look much bigger by painting your ceiling!

Posted by The Organic & Natural Paint Co. on 22nd Feb 2014

One of the best ways to bring your interior look together is by applying a fresh coat of paint to your ceiling. It will liven up your room and can even effect how visitors perceive the room’s size depending on the colour you’ve chosen.So what’s the easiest way to go about painting your ceiling? It’s important to make sure you have purchased the proper tools before taking on this task. Buying a paint roller with an extendable handle is very important, as it will allow you to reach your ceiling easier and is infinitely less tiring than painting the whole ceiling with a brush while hanging off a ladder. If the ceiling you wish to paint is textured, you will need to use a thick-nap roller to get paint coverage on all the irregularities, but for a smooth ceiling – a smooth roller will w … read more
How to prevent house mould by using natural & eco friendly non toxic mould sprays

How to prevent house mould by using natural & eco friendly non toxic mould sprays

Posted by The Organic & Natural Paint Co. on 19th Feb 2014

It's that time of year when we're just not ventilating the house well enough, and with the constant cold and damp weather the house never seems to rid itself of condensation and moisture, leading to the evil of all evils, house mould. No matter what you do you'll always find places around the house where mould starts to appear, whether in your bathroom, around your shower ceiling - or at our house we recently had a small patch in the coldest room in our house and behind a bookcase. Bad mould.How to do you get rid of house mould using something safer like natural mould sprays? There are loads of products on the market, I've tried many of them over the years - and although many of them do a good job, you're spraying super toxic chemicals in areas of your house that you're living in … read more
What should I do with my old paint? Tips for disposal & recycling

What should I do with my old paint? Tips for disposal & recycling

Posted by The Organic & Natural Paint Co. on 1st Feb 2014

We know that the paint sold on this site are made from natural ingredients, which are easy to dispose of, some you can even just sling on the compost heap. But what about all the old paint you used before switching to natural paint? Those old tins of paint, remember those? The tins you stumble over in the dark when parking your car. They've been there for years and you just haven't done anything about them. We've all got them, tins of standard household paint you've bought on the high street, you've used it a bit and then left it rotting in the garage for now seems like an eternity - but you'd like that space back. What do you do with the paint? We've heard of people tipping it down drains or down the sink, but you mustn't do this, for a million reasons! Ever! With your stan … read more
The Importance of Creating Colour Illusions For Your Home

The Importance of Creating Colour Illusions For Your Home

Posted by The Organic & Natural Paint Co. on 27th Jan 2014

Choosing what colours fill your home is important. You want to make sure that they produce the exact atmosphere you were attempting to achieve. This can be difficult, given the infinite amount of options one faces when staring at the sheer amount of colours available. In order to help with this daunting task, it helps to know just how different colours affect the energy of a space. The following painting tips harness the idea of using colour to create an illusion within a room, which can help you control just how the interior of your home ‘feels.’ Using dark and warm colours The colours you pick have the potential to visually change the size of a room. The use of dark and warm colours will scale down a large room and make it appear cozy, while a small room can be opened up by a … read more
Preparing Your Deck Staining Project for Natural & Eco Friendly Paints

Preparing Your Deck Staining Project for Natural & Eco Friendly Paints

Posted by The Organic & Natural Paint Co. on 13th Jan 2014

With the change of seasons, many find that a re-staining the deck is a manageable DIY project that can vastly improve the exterior physique of one’s home. While it is manageable, there are still several ways this task can go awry, so it’s important to make sure that the conditions are ideal to prevent any mishaps.First and foremost, clear weather is an absolute must. Look for a dry forecast, as damp wood will not hold stain as well – and if it happens to rain in the 12 to 24 hour period after applying the stain, your whole project could be ruined! The ideal weather forecast is a dry day with temperatures between 10 and 32°C.Then check the condition of your wooden boards. If the wood is moist, the stain will not adhere well. In fact, it may even peel off or crack as it dries. For the best r … read more
Using Natural Paint In Your Kids’ Bedrooms for a safe and eco friendly alternative!

Using Natural Paint In Your Kids’ Bedrooms for a safe and eco friendly alternative!

Posted by The Organic & Natural Paint Co. on 8th Jan 2014

Today, kids are growing up faster than ever before and often want to show their originality in a variety of different ways. One of the best ways for you to let your kids be themselves is to let them decorate their own bedrooms based on what they like, and more times than not, this means that kids will want to change the colour of their bedroom to something they like.There are loads of options, but one of the easiest and cheapest ways to naturally paint your kids rooms would be to use a natural paint, such as Auro 321 paint. Auro’s 321 paint is natural and organic, there are no harsh chemicals at all. It also means that you do not have to worry about your children breathing in harsh fumes that could even trigger asthma problems. If your child was to accidentally ingest this natur … read more
Combining Colours in Your Home - You guide to help decide the best way to work with colour

Combining Colours in Your Home - You guide to help decide the best way to work with colour

Posted by The Organic & Natural Paint Co. on 8th Jan 2014

While choosing your main colour for a room is important, you will need additional colours in your palette to keep it from getting too mundane. So what sort of colour combinations should you try in order to add that zest you’ve been looking for? What colours work together to create a modern room, without being overpowering or garish? While the answers vary, we have a few suggestions on colour combinations that will add a chic flair that is guaranteed to raise eyebrows!The 60-30-10 RuleBefore deciding what colours to choose, it is important to familiarise yourself with this ratio: 60-30-10. This rule of thumb helps to balance out your colour palette and create a harmony in your room. Your main colour should take up approximate 60% of the room’s space to lay the groundwork for your atmospher … read more
Why Natural Paints Are More Sustainable Than Conventional Petrochemical Paints

Why Natural Paints Are More Sustainable Than Conventional Petrochemical Paints

Posted by The Organic & Natural Paint Co. on 9th Dec 2013

For years, many people have used conventional paints inside their home. These paints are also known as petrochemical paints, and they are certainly not all that they are cracked up to be. Petrochemical paints are bad for the environment and are equally dangerous to your health, especially if you spend a lot of time using them. Here is the inside scoop on why natural paints are better and more sustainable than conventional, petrochemical paints.Natural paints are environmentally friendly and a lot safer to use. They are not carcinogenic and you will not have to worry about breathing in harsh chemicals when you paint. You will notice the difference the first time that you use a natural paint, such as Auro’s 321 matte finish paint or Auro’s 250 gloss finish paint. There are many diffe … read more
How to Paint Your House in an Environmentally Friendly Way

How to Paint Your House in an Environmentally Friendly Way

Posted by The Organic & Natural Paint Co. on 9th Dec 2013

If you own a home, you know how exciting it can be to do little things to make your home more ‘you’. Some people choose to wallpaper their homes, but others prefer to paint because wallpapering just seems like way too much work. For many people, painting is a big deal because it allows your home to become what you want it to be. Painting can help you to express yourself in a easy way. However, many people tend to avoid painting because they cannot stand the fumes that come from the paint. Now, there is a better and safer alternative to conventional paint. There is natural and organic paint and it can make a huge difference! The first thing you should know about natural paint is that it is, well… natural. Natural paint is created from natural ingredients found in the earth and … read more
What Kind of Natural Paint Colours Are Available To Buy?

What Kind of Natural Paint Colours Are Available To Buy?

Posted by The Organic & Natural Paint Co. on 9th Dec 2013

Are you getting ready to paint a room or two in your home? If you are sick and tired of looking at plain, boring walls, you may be considering painting them, since it is a lot easier to do than wallpapering. However, you may be dreading painting because you hate the fumes from traditional paints. There is no need to worry because today, you can purchase natural paint, which will work just as well for changing the colour of your walls from drab to fab. Natural paints have so many different benefits and are available in a wide array of colours. The first thing you may want to know about natural paint is what colours you will be able to find. You may be surprised to know that natural paints come in many different colours. One of the most popular paints is Auro’s 321 Emulsion paint wi … read more
Using natural paint in your living areas - Spruce up your environment

Using natural paint in your living areas - Spruce up your environment

Posted by The Organic & Natural Paint Co. on 8th Dec 2013

When it’s time to give your home refreshing magic, natural paints will provide your home with unparalleled beauty. Nature’s vibrant, radiant colours are unrivalled and you can have them right in your home. Breathe fresh life into your home by purchasing one of our many natural paints, like the Auro range of natural and breathable paints. By using paint made from nature’s goodness, you’ll create a safe, eco-friendly environment that will astound everyone walking through your doors. How so? By using the Auro 321 Matt Emulsion Natural Resin Wall Paint, you can breathe nature’s magic into your living room and bedrooms. By using the white shade, you’ll create a warm, serene sanctuary that will have you floating on the clouds in no time, personalise your magic by choosing … read more
Is Using Natural and Eco Friendly Paints More of a Problem?

Is Using Natural and Eco Friendly Paints More of a Problem?

Posted by The Organic & Natural Paint Co. on 5th Dec 2013

Today, it is more popular than ever before to use natural and eco-friendly paints when it comes to painting rooms in your home. Of course, because these paints are natural, there are no harsh chemicals in them and they are environmentally friendly as well. Many people seem to think that it is more difficult or problematic to use these paints, but that is a common misconception. The truth of the matter is that it is just as easy to use natural and eco-friendly paints in your home. These paints work in the same way a regular paint would, but they are composed differently. You will still get the same even coverage as you would with a regular paint. You will not have to use extra coats of paint just because it is organic. Auro‘s 321 emulsion paint is a great product that can be pu … read more
Buying Natural and Organic Paint in the UK Just Got Easier!

Buying Natural and Organic Paint in the UK Just Got Easier!

Posted by The Organic & Natural Paint Co. on 4th Dec 2013

So you’ve decided to buy natural paint and kiss conventional paint good-bye. Congratulations on making the first move towards a healthy and eco friendly alternative! Now the question on your mind may be, “But where can I find a good selection of natural and organic paint products?” While these safer paints can prove challenging to find in-stores, here at The Organic and Natural Paint Co. we offer a great selection of natural and organic paints for online purchase. Not only do you now save time on travelling from shop to shop to find the perfect paint, but the paint can be delivered to your doorstep for maximum convenience. Environmentally aware consumers now have easy access to eco friendly paint products online through The Organic and Natural Paint Co. and no longer … read more
Indoor Air Quality, Paint, and You. Why it matters.

Indoor Air Quality, Paint, and You. Why it matters.

Posted by The Organic & Natural Paint Co. on 4th Dec 2013

It is no secret that conventional paint produces a strong odour. When painting a room, it can cause terrible headaches from the smell and irritate your lungs. Then after the job is done, it can take days or even weeks for paint fumes to disperse. While both of these things are unpleasant and inconvenient, have you ever stopped to wonder if there is more to it than that? Have you ever thought to question what these fumes could mean for your or your family’s wellbeing? Conventional paint poses serious health risks for people because of its toxic ingredients such a volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or solvents evaporate into the air as the freshly applied paint dries. This dramatically reduces indoor air quality (IOQ) of the area. While the severity of effects these could have on a pe … read more
Going Green in the Home with Natural Paint

Going Green in the Home with Natural Paint

Posted by The Organic & Natural Paint Co. on 29th Nov 2013

In recent years, consumers have put more consideration into environmentally friendly, or “green” alternatives to the products that they buy. Part of this phenomenon can be attributed to a collaborative push for environmental preservation. With the world facing a fast growing population and the extensive used of the earth’s natural resources – more and more people have become concerned about insuring the longevity of their surroundings. Thus, business have become more forth coming in providing eco-friendly alternatives to their (of their competitors’) products in light of a growing demand. The trend of “going green” has become so prevalent that many homeowners are looking for green alternatives when building, decorating, or even remodelling. The Natural and Organic Paint Co. offers a wide … read more