What it is: "Colour washing is a great way to create a soft, cloudy effect without actually adding texture to your walls," says Sharon. The current trend is to apply the technique more subtly than in the past, she says, so it looks like a soft water colour rather than a heavy plaster.
Where it works: Perfect for powder rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms, for creating a dreamy atmosphere.
How to do it:
• You can use a rag to "wash" the glaze over the base coat, or a large brush to apply the glaze in random criss-cross strokes for a more textured look.
• "It’s important to use colours from the same family, such as a pale blue with purple," says Sharon. "And usually your base coat should be lighter (about two value changes on a paint chip) than your glaze."