Imbue your bedroom with a gorgeous blush by applying a duo of soft pinks from the 2017 Colour Forecast’s Pause palette in a soft-edged, tonal paint technique.
Plascon Cashmere in Petite and Perfect (O4-B2-2) and Morning Clay (R7-C2-1). Other: Sponge, medium paintbrush, stiffish piece of rectangular plastic, like a Tupperware or ice cream container lid.
Step 1: Paint the wall with two coats of Petite and Perfect, allowing it to dry between coats.
Step 2: Combine 1 part Petite and Perfect and 1 part Morning Clay, put some of the paint mix onto the edge of the plastic lid.
Step 3: Apply to the top of the wall, then work the piece of plastic in a downward motion, fading out the texture halfway down the wall.
Step 4: While the paint is still wet, apply Morning Clay in the same method, working mainly along the top of the wall to create a fading effect.
Step 5: Soften the edges of the textured paint effect by dabbing with a sponge until the colours are blurred into one another.
PHOTOGRAPHS: SHAVAN RAHIM AND HENK HATTINGH
PRODUCTION: SUMIEN BRINK
PAINT EFFECTS: ILARIA AND JULIAN LOUW OF PAINTIQUES