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Crown Vintage Paints

With so many great wallpapers available, it would be tempting to paper every wall in the house, but to make it a bit easier on the eye, you may want to paint a few, which is where Crown’s new range Crown Vintage comes in.

Created in association with Wayne and Geraldine Hemingway, whose love of all things vintage is no secret, the range consists of 30 flat matt emulsions. The colours are inspired by music, fashion, film, art and design from the 1940s up to the 1980s, and have names such as Make Do and Mend, Mop Top Mania, Beat Generation Blue and Free Love.

You can read more about the range on the Crown Paints Blog or buy them exclusively at Homebase, priced £22.50 for a 2.5L tin.

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Barbara Hulanicki for Graham and Brown Paint

Obsessive fans of Barbara Hulanicki’s work might be interested to know that as well as the wallpaper we’ve mentioned in the past, she has also created a range of paints for Graham and Brown.

As you would expect from the Biba founder, the Barbara Hulanicki Matt Emulsion colours tend towards the bold and dramatic with several shades of purple amongst the 24 options. Obviously once it is on your walls, the designer won’t be apparent, but the paint does come in a pot with Hulanicki’s signature design on the front.

It costs £23 per 2.5 litre pot from Graham and Brown.

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Paint-Your-Own flying ducks

Flying ducks

Flying ducks are forever associated with Hilda Ogden's sitting room on Coronation Street and many other hallways across Britain in the sixties and seventies. Here's a chance to update a classic, with Paint-Your-Own flying ducks

Yes, it's three plain ducks with mini paint pots so you can interpret the ducks as you choose. Given the colours of paint available it looks like the finished result isn't going to be too naturalistic. 

A bit of silly fun, you can buy the set from Urban Outfitters, a shop that seems to specialise in silly fun gifts, for £20.  

Buy them online