A Colour Masterclass with Fleetwood Paints

At the end of last year we were delighted to be approached by Fleetwood Paints, to work with them as part of their campaign for the Pantone Colour of the year.

Pantone, as many of you will know, is an international colour matching system, which is used in a range of creative industries but only recently became available to the interiors industry in the form of Fleetwood‘s new Pantone paint range.

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A selection of sample pots in Roisin’s chosen colour palette for 2017


Fleetwood greenery photo shoot at the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin Image: Al Higgins


Fleetwood’s recent partnership with Pantone is a really exciting one , given the enormous choice of colours now available to homeowners using this renowned colour system.

This week, we teamed up with the guys at Fleetwood for a Colour Masterclass, given by our Creative Director and Founder Roisin Lafferty.

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KLD Creative Director, Roisin Lafferty at the Fleetwood Colour Masterclass


As part of the masterclass Roisin held an informal discussion on colours, offering her tips and tricks of the trade when it comes to paint. A group of interiors and lifestyle journalists joined us in the gorgeous garden terrace of Residence at Stephen’s Green for a morning of relaxing painting and discussion.

Every attendee had a few simple household items to experiment with and paint in their own design, adding colour and style to the pieces.

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Some of the colourful creations from the Fleetwood Colour Masterclass


This high quality paint range has excellent coverage, covering over even dark wall colours in just one coat. In addition to coverage, it also extremely washable, and is the toughest wearing paint on the market today.

A shot from the greenery photo shoot in the National Botanic Gardens, styled by KLD. Photo: Al Higgins


As part of the KLD collaboration with Fleetwood our team concepted, styled and executed a ‘greenery’ inspired photo shoot in the Botanic Gardens during the Spring. These images were featured in press promoting Greenery as the Pantone Colour of the Year and all that it symbolised, focusing on freshness and the urban garden.

Roisin Lafferty in the National Botanic Gardens. Photo: Al Higgins