Similar utility room by Gunter & Co, from £10,000. cabinets painted in Hague Blue estate eggshell, £62 for 2.5L, Farrow & Ball
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Utility rooms are often crammed into small spaces, but your choice of surfaces and colours can help disguise awkward or unattractive features. ‘In this 16th-century cottage, we painted the walls white to make the most of the light from the small window,’ says Irene Gunter, director of Gunter & Co. Painting the sloped ceiling in the same shade as the walls is a wellestablished heightening trick.