colour wash

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Noun1.colour wash - a wash of whitewash or other water-base paint tinted with a colored pigment
wash - a thin coat of water-base paint
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Mrs Pugh said she also really liked the original cupboards in the lounge, which she stripped back to their natural wood and then colour-washed inside.
The bathroom boasts still more clever paint effects, a timber, gilded dado, and colour-washed walls.
Since 1968 Carl Nyren has moved from the pure rationalism of precast concrete and an exposed structural skeleton for the Arrhenius Laboratories at Frescati University to more subtle and colourful buildings, like the Jonkoping Museum in 1991, with colour-washed fair faced concrete walls, pine ceilings and floors, in an extension of a '50s building.