EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE FUSION NEUTRAL PALETTE
At Fusion, we are forever inspired by colour. Colour is such an important feature in our interior designs, At Fusion, we are forever inspired by colour. Colour is an essential feature in our interior designs, homes, and life. We love helping you achieve your favourite interior design looks and techniques on your furniture and interior decor projects. And we always aim to inspire your creativity with our colour collections.
Sometimes colour is complicated, and at other times, choosing colours feels right, and you know instantly what will work and what won’t.
Factor in there are so many neutral paints available in many different finishes it can get a bit confusing to know which neutral will be best suited for your project.
Refinishing your treasured pieces is an investment in both the present and future. It is also an investment in your time and money. So I created this blog post to inspire you to use neutrals in your furniture transformations. And to tell you about the Fusion neutral collection. So that when it comes time for any home painting or refinishing project of yours, you will know exactly which of our neutral colours will give you what results! But, of course, we want you to make the right colour choice. So this article is an unbiased look at the Fusion Mineral paint neutral colour palette to make sure it is the right option for you.
THE FUSION NEUTRALS
warm yellow-based neutrals:
Raw Silk: The lightest of our neutrals, a warm and delicate white. This warm old white with barely a hint of yellow has just a touch of grey. The colour of newly formed silk – the perfect off white. When you want a piece of furniture to be both elegant and modern, Raw Silk is what we recommend. The strong aged ivory tone will make your home feel formal while also sophisticated without feeling too delicate or harsh. Its elegant but gentle manner makes this furniture paint colour perfect for any room in your home or office.
Champlain: A light warm grey beige. Hands down our most popular neutral. From small to large projects, it goes well with everything. Champlain is the perfect way to go for any style that needs a warm, neutral hue. Its versatile and durable finish can be used in any manner or design. It’s an excellent complement to clean whites and raw metals for industrial layouts. At the same time, bright accent colours provide striking contrast against its warmth – perfect if you’re looking for cohesive yet unique pieces!
warm traditional neutrals with a hint of green:
Cashmere: A soft, warm, elegant grey neutral with a hint of green. If you are looking for a way to add some much-needed elegance to your bedroom or home decor, Cashmere is just what you need. This gorgeous hue will bring a rich warmth while keeping everything elegant! Load your brush with Cashmere, and you can enhance any interior with warmth and luxuriousness. Paint all your furniture in this beautiful hue – it’s guaranteed to bring drama while keeping everything rich and elegant.
Chateau: A grounding neutral with a kiss of soft green, inspired by enchanting castle walls. This shade reflects light beautifully and creates an instant feeling of cosy sophistication. Chateau oozes class and culture and is perfect for creating that modern urban elegance you’re looking to bring into your home. Lightness and airiness make an elegant finish on painted furniture projects, especially when paired with a suitable colour scheme.
Putty: A sophisticated neutral blends beige and grey and grounds any colour scheme. Putty is a warm, soft grey paint colour perfect for any space. It has an antique feel with understated elegance and sophistication but can also be used to create modern designs. It’s a rich, warm grey that will go with any decor. Soft putty tones are especially perfect for rooms with lots of natural sunlight since they will make everything look brighter. Pair with Bayberry for a classic look.
Bedford: One of our hidden gems is a mid-range neutral grey with a solid yellow tone. Bedford goes well with the colours Limestone, Ash and Fort York Red. Bedford is your shade for those who love the soothing feel of an earthy tone. It has hints of green that gives it an inviting feel. It is a popular choice among many homeowners because it’s not too light or dark, making the space feel brighter. A classic interior staple. A green, yellow-based neutral grey.
Easy warm neutrals
Cathedral Taupe: An understated stoney taupe with the slightest hint of a soft pink undertone. This neutral taupe goes with virtually anything. Cathedral Taupe is an ongoing best-selling pale neutral colour used in many design schemes. For those who want a soft, warm tone but don’t like burnt-out colours or stark contrast, this may be the perfect taupe. Are you tired of boring old furniture? Cathedral Taupe is the perfect soft neutral colour for using Fusion’s Antique Glaze to highlight delicate carvings and details without losing its warm, light tone.
Algonquin: Our most popular deep taupe tends to change its colour tone depending on the lighting situation. Is this neutral colour a yellow-beige or a brownish-grey or a grey-sage? It’s tough to say as it all depends on the colours used around it. It can go with just about anything. The colour Algonquin is a very rich taupe used by interior designers the world over to bring modern classic style into their designs. It works well as an understated base for dark glazes and furniture transfers, but it also looks great when paired with light colours!
Chocolate: I’ve included this warm chocolate brown as it is the perfect colour to ground any interior design scheme. It brings a stylish yet cosy earthy feel and works well as a base coat for wet distressing furniture, picture and mirror frames. Watered down, it is perfect for painting the inside of antique wooden drawers that have seen better days and making eco-friendly water-based wood stains—inspired by a deliciously dark cacao bar or your favourite truffle. Choose Chocolate as an anchoring statement with Bedford for an elegant look or Champness to create a bold yet calm feel.
Cool architectural neutrals
Lamp White: A transformative neutral that offers warmth or coolness depending on its surroundings. A cool neutral white with a vintage feel, Lamp White painted furniture can tie any design together. It has just enough grey tone to bring an industrial look while still being able to work alongside soft silks and velvets in your chic living space! Looks amazing painted on kitchen cabinetry and bathroom vanity units. Pair with Coal Black for a bold, dramatic look. Lamp White works with Inglenook so well for a more serene feel.
Sterling: This beautiful colour has an understated yet elegant feel that is perfect for adding subtlety and spaciousness to your design. It’s reminiscent of Swedish colours from centuries ago; it’s a stylish addition to any space with modern nuances. This silver-grey’s coolest neutral crosses several design styles, from traditional to contemporary to coastal; it’s equal parts calming and refreshing.
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Warm architectural neutrals
Cobblestone: This warm grey is inspired by winding cobblestone roads – equal parts romantic and sophisticated. This clean, grey cobblestone is a great way to add an elegant look and feel to any space. This understated grey goes with everything, making it perfect for a constantly evolving home. The epitome of understated design to bring sophistication and grace. An elegantly understated grey neutral that pairs well with Bedford for a truly traditional look and Homestead Blue to get a laid back vibe to your designs.
Hazelwood: A moody but deliciously warm taupe grey. This deep grey feels both warm and grounding. Use it to create dimension as an accent or make a dramatic statement. Hazelwood is so friendly and lush that we can’t stop painting with it. We dare you to resist the allure of this deep, rich and creamy shade. It’s so warm and inviting you’ll want to cuddle up in a blanket with it. Pair with Cashmere for a neutral paradise and Rose Water for a feminine classic pink and grey palette.
WHY CHOOSE FUSION NEUTRALS?
Not only do we have a beautiful range of neutrals Fusion Mineral Paint also offers an outstanding easy to use formula. It is ultra-durable and eco-conscious by design. Moreover, it is very straightforward to use.
The Fusion™ Mineral Paint line has everything you need to tackle your home decor painting projects, big or small, inside or out. With a supportive network of expertly trained Retailers and lots of FREE resources to help you easily create beautiful finishes in any style with little to no prep work required, whatever your skill level. Fusion™ is exceptionally easy to apply and has outstanding coverage that easily allows you to achieve a smooth and ultra-durable matte finish with no top coat required.
BENEFITS OF USING NEUTRALS FOR YOUR PAINTING PROJECTS
Paint has a visual attraction, particularly on painted furniture. Paint can lavish gravity and charm on an otherwise nondescript chest of drawers or battered old sideboard. It can disguise all sorts of cheap materials and cohesively dignify all manner of awkwardness and bodges.
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When using neutrals, they are easy on the eye and perfect if you want to create a look of understated elegance. As a result, they form a strong foundation for every interior design, traditional, contemporary or Avant Gard.
When matched with a darker or bold background, neutral painted furniture and other home decor objects look stunning. Consider where you will be placing your finished pieces before you choose your colours to make sure you balance your designs. Consider styling, too; a perfectly placed darker taupe table lamp can set off a neutrally painted side table, and a matching picture hung above can pull everything together.
PRO TIP: Another method for making neutral furniture pop is using Fusion Mineral Glaze. Check out this blog HERE to see how I transformed a Hazelwood chest of drawers using a custom colour glaze.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
You may be wondering how much it would cost to transform your item of furniture? The average piece of furniture only takes around one 500ml pot of Fusion Mineral Paint, costing just £23.99. Considerably less than buying new and is also a much better option for the environment.
We offer FREE Colour Cards so you can easily match your colour to your interiors. You can buy your perfect colour risk-free. There are also tester pots to maximise your options, and of course, our expert Retailers are on hand to give you a helping hand along the way.
WHO IS FUSION MINERAL PAINT RIGHT FOR?
Fusion is an excellent option for you if you are looking for a non-toxic, environmentally friendly way to refinish and repaint your furniture and other home decor items.
- ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS BY DESIGN
All Fusion products are lead-free, virtually odourless and contain no ammonia or formaldehyde.
- LITTLE TO NO PREP WORK IS REQUIRED
With little to no prep work required and carefully following directions, Fusion can be applied to most previously painted or coated surfaces with priming or significant prep work.
- NO TOPCOAT REQUIRED
Fusion is formulated with a built-in topcoat; it’s 100% resin. However, no top coat is needed for water permanency.
- OUTSTANDING COVERAGE
Fusion paint offers excellent coverage of 75 sq ft per Pint (500ml). So in most cases, one coat is all you need.
- HIGHLY DURABLE FORMULATION
Once Fusion has cured, it yields a highly durable and washable finish. If you choose, you can achieve a beautiful lustre by adding a topcoat. Fusion is dry to the touch after 2 hours and can accept a recoat after 4 hours. Cure time with all acrylic paints is 21 days; however, painted surfaces can be used gently after 24 to 48 hours of drying time.
- SMOOTH, MATTE FINISH
Fusion is offered in a gorgeous matte finish; this means an almost zero reflective value that allows you to achieve a beautiful smooth finish.
WHO FUSION ISN’T FOR
If you are not prepared to do some simple prep work which includes washing and cleaning your piece of furniture, you will not get the stunning smooth finish you may desire. However, because most furniture items require cleaning and quick scuff sand with a simple 220 grit sanding pad, it only takes a short time. Still, the results will be spectacular, and you can quickly achieve a professional finish.
So depending on how much time you are prepared to invest in your project, Fusion may not be for you?
However, if you are ready to get started, head over to our online shop or better still, you can find your local Stockist HERE. They will be able to help guide you every step of the way, and they love to welcome paint newbies or anyone who wants to try Fusion for the first time. They also offer a trade discount to Pro Painters, and you can apply for a trade account HERE.
So if you are looking for that smooth ultra-durable neutral paint that can achieve a myriad of looks now, you now know everything you need to know about our neutral collection. So there you go; I hope this has helped you. As a reminder, here is where you can buy our Fusion Mineral Neutral Paints.
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