Sumptuous colours create beautiful backgrounds

Anchorage complements furniture and accessories with minimalist lines. Photos: Mike Baker. Stylist Heather Nette King.
Anchorage complements furniture and accessories with minimalist lines. Photos: Mike Baker. Stylist Heather Nette King.

Porter's Paints have added 44 rich and textured colours with a velvety matte finish to their palette, in a range called Smooth Impasto.

Porter's Paints Colour Expert, Melanie Stevenson, said the properties of the Smooth Impasto paint affords the range its signature pigment intensity, a tactile softness and ultra-matte finish.

"Porter's colourists carefully craft colours with a layered combination of Porter's unique tints, which when applied, the complexities of the colour allow it to play and shift in the changing light of your space," Melanie said.

Santa Cruz hints at an Eastern influence, and pairs with natural materials, such as warm timbers, stone and linens.

Santa Cruz hints at an Eastern influence, and pairs with natural materials, such as warm timbers, stone and linens.

"The focus is also on the range's application, which is characterised by its lack of uniformity, a distinct layering of colour with subtle but visual brush marks that is both beautifully textured and undeniably original."

From rich Grenache to Verdant green - there is a colour to suit any interior scheme.

"Australians' confidence with colour is growing, and with this the drive to create spaces that reflect our individuality and personal expression," Melanie said.

The textured finish is evident in Grenache.

The textured finish is evident in Grenache.

"Porter's Smooth Impasto creates a sense of depth and gives walls a unique natural character, which enables styling to be pared back and creates a beautiful background for statement artwork, furniture or decorative accessories."

"Warm terracotta and burnished reds, such as Dolce Vita and Santa Cruz, hint at an Eastern influence, and pair beautifully with natural materials, such as warm timbers, stone and linens.

"Smoky, cool and muted blue-greys, such as Anchorage, Duck Egg and Vintage Blue denote laid back drama, sophistication and simplicity, complementing furniture and accessories with minimalist lines, particularly in black and metallics," Melanie said.

Gulf Stream creates an elegance, moodiness and theatre.

Gulf Stream creates an elegance, moodiness and theatre.

"Complex deep greens like Nori and Andalusian Olive, decadent blue-greens such as Gulf Stream and Viridian, and vibrant olive tones like Castelvetrano and Extra Virgin create an elegance, moodiness and theatre, which can work well in studies, dining spaces or master bedrooms," she said.

The Porter's Smooth Impasto range can be protected and made wipeable with a protective coat of Porter's Matt Wall Sealer, to protect against general signs of wear and tear if featured in some of the most lived-in rooms of the home.

Porter's Paints Smooth Impasto is available in 2 Litres, 4 Litres and 10 Litres, retailing from $95.00 - $320.00.