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Trend watch: Be inspired by whitewash
If you're looking to add a touch of colour to your garden this summer, there's only one end of the spectrum you should be focussing on - and that's muted tones, think country cottage garden.
Whether you're using milky white tones, shades of clotted cream, dove grey tints or whitewashing wood you'll create a haven of tranquillity and elegance.
According to the Ronseal Trends Experts, in 2012 natural soft tones are set to be the coolest trend in British gardens.
Shades of white can be used to create a rustic and salvaged look, or a slick and modern finish.
Use the colours on all kinds of furniture and wood including pagodas, tables and chairs, benches, planters and fences. The muted white tones will help furniture sit comfortably in the garden, creating a sense and harmony.
Ronseal has worked in conjunction with the Woodland Trust to develop a brand new range of exterior paints inspired by 12 naturally beautiful colours including Elderflower and White Ash.