I relish an opportunity to use the Heritage range of Dulux paints. Not so many people seem to know about Heritage colours, or that they they have their own colour chart. As was the case with this project, if pink is on the agenda then it’s the palette to go for in my opinion.

Quartz Pink as seen here is what I would call an elegant antique pink, rather than a sugary pink you might see in a child’s bedroom. In this living room we combined this Quartz Pink colour with Pale Walnut, also from the Heritage range. This neutral shade toned beautifully with the client’s existing sofas, armchair and footstool.

It’s the only project yet where we painted the ceiling pink – but it works! The reason behind this decision was to help the space feel warm and cosy, and as the ceilings are so high, there was no reason not to draw them in a little closer with some colour. The ornate cornicing stands out so well against the colour on either side of it. In the alcoves either side of the chimney breast we used a wallpaper in a mauve colour with a delicate metallic pattern.

Much of the ambience of the room comes from the lights on the chimneybreast – these are made from individual porcelain tiles and give such a warm glow to even the harshest of energy saving light bulbs!

A wooden floor, silk striped curtains in the dining room and a buttoned ottoman completed the look.