Fire cracker 4

No, this isn’t the name of the new must-see film due to hit the big screen, it is the name of the must-see (and much talked about) spring feature colour from Dulux.

Fire cracker 4 - Spring colour from Dulux

Some of you will know that I am a bit of an interior design tart. I constantly update my home with touches of colour and new accessories and spend many hours glued to the home and living channels on Sky. I love home interiors. I adore seeing how a little bit of colour can completely turn a room.
As well as browsing the TV renovation show I have been known to hit the estate agent websites for inspiration. So many interiors that I can admire or look at and try and work out what it needs to bring it to life. I’m pretty convinced that in another life I will be a very famous interior designer.

Someone representing Dulux emailed me recently about their newest feature colour, Fire Cracker 4. Often I gloss over these emails but the colour jumped out at me. Fire Cracker 4 is bright, vibrant and very exciting! Would I use it in my house? Possibly, I’m hesitating only because my home is a very traditional home built in 1880 which needs a lot of light colours for people to appreciate the size of the rooms.  I would love to see it on the estate agent websites or on DIY SOS though because I’m sure that there is a way I could incorporate it into my home!

Such a gorgeous colour which could be used for a feature wall, inside glass front cupboards, for whole rooms or half rooms if painting up to a picture rail. This is a colour that an complete transform a room. If I used it I would couple it with bold textiles and smooth lines. Funky and modern is a good way to describe this colour yet in the right room it could also turn from invigorating to calming and restful as it is a warm and very versatile colour.

Would you use Fire Cracker 4? Could you see yourself with such a bold colour in your home? Feed my interior design love and tell me what you think of this season’s key colour and if you do like it, where you would use it.

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Pinterest: Just fun or destined for more?


Apparently Pinterest is the Next Big Social Media Thing. Maybe it is already but I’m not quite seeing it myself.

Don’t get me wrong, I use Pinterest (I’m here) and am suitably hooked but I use it for me. It appeals to me in so many ways, I can label things (I like boxes), I can search and collect pretty, useful, interesting things and store them for my own pleasure. I’m not sure what else there is?

I have 4 Boards.

Just Because – This is a board that contains anything that makes me chuckle, intrigues me or makes me think. It also contains anything that I want to pin but can’t think of a suitable board name for.

For the Home: Things I have, want, love for the home. This board is my main board and feeds my interior design obsession. Lots of pretty and striking things mixed up.

Make and Do: Started around Xmas this board has craft things for the kids and thing I’d like to make for the home. I probably won’t of course as I am rubbish at anything crafty myself, I’ll find somewhere that I can buy it from and add it to my For The Home board 🙂

Style Board. I have three pins in here. Clearly I am not very stylish, I’m more of a comfort girl. I might rename this board “Things I might buy and wear if I was skinny, rich and could be arsed”. I might even just delete it, because I can.

And that is it!

Perhaps I need a “Pinterest for Idiots” guide to see the bigger picture but you know what, for me, it’s just an enjoyable tool.

What do you use Pinterest for? Are you like me and just like to collect shiny things to browse and grin at, to find new blogs and sites that the pictures link back to and enjoy nosying at what other people find funny / pretty etc?

Do you use it, or do you plan to use it as a business or social networking tool?

What do you use yours for?

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