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“WHITE SPACE” COMMUNICATE A SENSE OF SIMPLICITY What is White Space? White Space doesn’t just apply to the colour white.  Contrary to its name, White Space refers to any background design which is not occupied by other elements, eg. Photos, illustrations, or other embellishments.    The importance of White Space When applied specifically to design, …

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The staging of the second International Public Art Festival (IPAF), was recently held in Cape town.  The festival attracts art and art lovers from the many galleries, onto the vibey streets of the City.   Paintsmiths supports the IPAF 2018 theme, which focusses on a deep consciousness about the mishandling of nature. Paintsmiths is the …

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Back to School

BACK TO SCHOOL The start of a Brand-New Year is imminently upon us. This can often entail a mind-shift of reaching for new goals and a renewed energy to strive toward making the New Year the best ever! It could also entail re-decorating your home or even your office space. It is a fact that …

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Earthcote Granite

Granite Paint – WHERE SOUL AND TEXTURES MEET Inspired by the rich look and feel of granite rock, this robust paint has a flecked appearance created from recycled dried paint.  Earthcote Granite is a versatile indoor paint, which allows for the perfect introduction of soft, and soulful accessories. A faux throw, beautiful drapes or a …

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We were recently approached by Adri from Atelier Interiors, to assist them with their exhibition stand at Design Johannesburg. Adri needed advice on colours, textured finishes and an applicator. Linda from PaintSmiths Blackheath, kindly sponsored the paint and Adri was ‘over the moon’ and very complimentary about the recommended applicator and the final result. Pandomo …

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How this project came about (story supplied by Jacob): I am Jake (Jacob) Daurham a 22 year old Artist from Arizona, US. I’ve been drawing my whole life, painting for the past 8 years and it’s my main source of income. My art career picked up after I lost my brother in May of 2015. …

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After receiving an empathetic call from DA Ward Councillor Tommy du Toit, the Paintsmiths Ballito team immediately responded and jumped into operation, giving the Isiphumelelo Creche in Driefontein a much needed ‘pick me up’.   Tommy du Toit approached Paintsmiths Ballito Manager Heidi Gibson, on behalf of the principal of the Creche, Harriet Ndlela, who was …

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Reacting to a formal request to support and/or to participate in the Peace My City initiative, Paintsmiths Head Office (Woodstock), immediately jumped in and got painting at the newly identified ‘Peace Zone’ NY116 Sports Field in Gugulethu. The International Peace Youth Group (IPYG) calls on youth around the globe to unite in an effort to …

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5 ways to create a cosy home Our in-house interior fundi has put some easy points together to help you to get your cosy on and to create the picture perfect family home. Play With Colour Being in the business of colour, we are firm believers that colour holds the power to change the world…or …

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Spring is a great time to touch up the exterior of your home with new paint. If you’re considering updating your home’s exterior paint, spring is the best season to make a change! We’ve got 5 great reasons for getting your project started this spring: After a long winter, the exterior of your home is …

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