Johnstone's paints used in college makeover
Acrylic Durable Matt
Johnstone's has helped to provide the historic Hurstpierpoint College in West Sussex with a distinctly contemporary makeover.
Founded in 1849, the college has an architectural design that was intended to resemble Oxford and Cambridge universities, with adjoining inner and outer quads and the chapel and dining hall sitting adjacent to one another.
Bryant Decorators, of Hove, had to remain sympathetic to the original architectural design when tasked with bringing to life classrooms, corridors and staircases in a new block at the college.
The new facility was designed to be in keeping with the traditional nature of the existing buildings, yet bring a modern feel to the college.
Using Johnstone's Acrylic Durable Matt, which has a robust, washable formula, making it suitable for removing dirt and stains through simple cleaning regimes, Bryant Decorators took advantage of the colour choice provided by Johnstone's tinting system.
19 colours, including shades of blue, red, purple and yellow, were used to create contemporary feature walls throughout the building.
One example of where colour was used to dramatic effect was in the building's presentation room, where wooden beams, which are a prominent feature throughout the building, contrast against the bold blue of the feature wall.
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