Haymes Paint are so excited to be re-launching our latest addition to the Haymes Colour Library - Volume 13 CALIBRATE. This re-edit, with some additional fresh new images, showcases how each palette can be used in your home.
CALIBRATE contains three different palettes; EQUILIBRIUM, POSITIVE LIGHT and HOME GROWN, all focussing on different tones and hues that link back to embracing change in a positive and sustainable way. You can read more behind the meaning of CALIBRATE in our launch blog.
So, let’s get into the palettes and how they can be used in your home!
Finding a balance is among the many demands of our everyday lives and is where we need to find our EQUILIBRIUM. The tones of the EQUILIBRIUM palette explore our powerful connection to nature, bringing it to the forefront of interior spaces.
The palette brings together colours that complement each other whilst also being great on their own. So, lets dive into some looks.
If the below look and feel is what you are after, then you’ll need to start off with the right base colour. A top tip from Wendy Rennie, our Colour and Concept Manager at Haymes Paint, is to “build on your base colour with accessories and accent colours that help give you the overall vibe you’re going for!”.
Our bedroom featured in EQUILIBRIUM showcases the colour ‘Haymes Paint Abstract Mood’. A neutral that incorporates the earthiness of the palette. It can be freshened up when paired with the vibrant tones of the colour ‘Haymes Paint Pastel Pine’ in the duvet cover and white and bone ceramics.
This colour scheme is a great base for the bedroom. Wendy says “it’s a nice mid tone colour that creates something of a more intimate vibe for a bedroom, whilst still being lively with the hint of those fresher hues”. Through the accents in the EQUILIBRIUM palette the overall feeling achieved in this look is calm and uplifting whilst also fresh and bright.
The EQUILIBRIUM palette can also be applied as a more neutral colour scheme. It can be used throughout your home to create a different look and feel in many spaces.
Here we have used the palette with the focus on the soft warm tone of ‘Haymes Paint Stoneware’ as our base colour. The natural wood in the room brings the warmth of the palette to life creating an inviting, soft and relaxed space. This is perfect for living areas as they are at the heart of the home.
Our last EQUILIBRIUM look concentrates on this idea of the new “neo mint” trend we are seeing in appliances and fashion. The colour ‘Haymes Paint Pastel Pine’ is fresh and really embraces this notion, when teamed with neutrals it can be uplifting but on its own it’s fresh and preppy.
Here we showcase how to use it as a standalone colour. The energy and freshness this mint tone offers can’t help but make a space feel bright and also contemporary.
Top tip from Wendy is to use this colour in areas of the home you want to make a statement. Pair it with white and geometric shapes for the ultimate impact. She also Recommends using ‘Haymes Paint Modesty White’ as the white to team it with.
Moving onto the second palette of CALIBRATE we have POSITIVE LIGHT. Here we explore the idea that nature is powerful and also fragile through the deep blue tones and lighter shades.
Blue is often a colour many can love or leave and find it intimidating to bring into the home. “I continually believe I am drawn to greens but learning more about the qualities of blue and how fun it can be, it does lend itself to many looks” Wendy says.
Blue can be used as a pop of colour. Here we have used it as an all over tone with ‘Haymes Paint Royal Fair’ .
The two tones of blue help to show how transformative a space can be. The appeal of this in a bedroom is in being a space where we want to feel like we are out of the mainstream of the house.
Once again using beautiful accessories of new and old, handmade and precious personal items help to build a space that feels completely individual and more like a sanctuary to retreat to at the end of the day.
Office spaces, desks or nooks are a great way to add blocks of colour in your home. It is also a great way to help get you into a different frame of mind, as the colour helps act as a divide from the rest of the home. You can come into the space ready to work or concentrate. The high energy of ‘Haymes Paint Debonair’ helps you to feel motivated and focussed all at the same time.
Top tip from Wendy: Having items that are functional but look and feel nice help to keep you in the zone. Colour coding your stationery and having items like plants help to make the space feel both organised and positive to be in which is so important to keep you productive. Natural materials can also help. As pictured, the introduction of a wooden benchtop helps to ground the space.
Our last palette HOME GROWN is all about embracing comfort within your own home. Navigating a fast-paced, driven lifestyle encourages us to look inwards and towards our own homes as a place of sanctuary and refuge
When you have a palette that is as harmonious as this grouping of beautiful neutrals you can create a space that is comforting in its soft and relaxed feel.
Natural textures and fibres paired with wood and oversized furniture creates a feeling of relaxation. Inviting the whole family to come and go as they please.
Wendy says “picking a base colour can be the trickiest part of creating a lounge room. Picking a colour with just the right depth that isn’t too warm or cool and not too yellow or grey” can be a daunting task.
That is where ‘Haymes Paint Refuge 3’ comes in. As a base it offers the perfect in-between colour, not too brown or yellow and not too grey. It feels like the perfect neutral for a home when you have large character features, it’s great to really highlight those. You can see how this can work with the contrast between the walls and the frameworks below.
If you are wanting to try something a bit more adventurous the beautiful browns and red undertones of our HOME GROWN palette offer something really special.
Furniture supplied by Globe West.
Furniture supplied by Globe West
Thanks to our suppliers Arttoart, Eleanor Millard, Josh Fartch, Laura White, Sara Rowe, Aura, Bobby Clark, Bonnie and Neil, Canvas + Sasson, Coco Flip, Cone11 Ceramics, Cultiver, Globe West, Halcyon Lake, Hay, House of Orange, Ingrain, Jardan, Kazari + Ziguzagu, Mud Australia, Nord Mordern, Pepite, Clae Studio, Emily Ellis, La Petite Frabrique de Brunswick, Simone Karras, Seljak, Southwood and Tide Design.
Photography by Annette O’Brien and Martina Gemmola. Styling by Ruth Welsby.