Styled Home Design Logo

To limewash or not to limewash?

Move over flat painted walls, there's a new, (or not so new), kid in town.

Us interior designers have a new darling, introducing limewash paint. Thanks to its new vivid colours and textured finish, the look is coming into the spotlight, and I'm here for all the romantic, old world feels its giving off!

If you know me well enough by now you’ll know I’m a sucker for soft, muted colour tones, and natural textures. So, it’s no surprise I’m drawn to the limewashed wall trend. 

I’ve been deliberating whether to go for limewash or micro cement for a staircase feature wall in my own home, and I’ve finally decided to go for limewash!

Obviously I’ve done my homework and here’s what I’ve learned so far…

  • Although lime washed walls have become increasingly popular it’s far from a trend. Lime wash is actually an accent staple dating back to Roman times and was one of the original house paints. 
  • Its mineral base not only leaves you with a beautiful chalky, textured finish, perfect for adding depth to flat walls,  it’s also an environmentally friendly paint choice.
  • It’s up to 10 times darker when it’s wet so it’s important to test colours, typically up to 3 coats are recommended.
  • Applying it is a technique, (and you have to know what you're doing!) For interior spaces its recommend to prepare surfaces with an acrylic based primer using a natural bristled brush that's at least six inches wide.
  • The textured look is created by the brush stroke, and there are three types of strokes, horizontal, vertical and a cloud like pattern.

If you like this finish as much as I do I’d recommend Bauwerk colour they specialise in this product and have a wide range of beautiful colours.

Watch this space, I can’t wait to share my results with you! 

bauwerk limewash


Ebury Street London

Greenlands Cambridge

The Anchor Cambridgeshire

Swaffham Road Cambridgeshire

Duxford Church Cambridge

Moor House Newmarket

Get in touch
"A lovely person, and the best in the business, it really is that simple!"
Ollie Drake, Drake Property & Developments
"Tash elevates properties to the next level. She has a wonderful style and eye for design"
Alex Babouris, Babouris Property Management
"Tash is so organised, it's been a very easy journey and a pleasure to work with her in my home."
Daisy Dowler, Private Client
"Tash is a lovely, warm, & thoughtful person to work with. She takes time to get under the skin of what her clients want, learning about who they are to help guide the design process."
Louise Border, Private Client
"Tash worked within my budget, so that I had the option of several products to work with that would all compliment each other. On top of this, Natasha has such a warm presence which made her so easy to work with and so comfortable to talk to"
Sophie Van leeuwen, Private Client
Tash completed a redesign across our home, working with some existing furniture we wanted to keep. The house feels so cosy & warm now, & I have some lovely pieces of furniture!
Natalie Saunders, Private Client
We can't thank Tash enough. Her eye for design, combined with her understanding of our needs and limitations was key. The first stage of our renovations have been received so well and we look forward to working with Tash again to complete phase two
John Rowell, The Anchor
I would highly recommend working with SHD, Tash has a fantastic eye for detail and creates stunning spaces with her unique designs to make your property stand out from the crowd. Tash's communication is brilliant, keeping you informed at every stage of the process!
Sam Carter, SJC Property Developments
We are a short term rental management company based in Cambridge, we needed fast property staging and room planning. Styled Home Design exceeded our expectations, the photography has resulted in a very profitable launch. Our guests love the design. Natasha was so easy to work with, she translated my ideas into amazing room designs. We will continue to work together
Nicky Brewin, Brewin Properties
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram