Even though I'm often all about a minimal neutral interior, I've been really loving the rise of colour in the past couple of years. Especially following all the lockdowns in recent times, I found that clients have been a lot more open to add colour into their homes. If you're considering adding colour in your next renovation, here are three ways you can do this:
1 | Make it a feature
If there's a colour you love that works well with your spaces, then don't be scared to go bold. The trick here to make sure you have one accent colour while the rest of the interior is very neutral. This way, you know it's not going to clash and the colour becomes the focal point in the space!
Examples of places where you can go bold with colour include,
Walls: this can be either one wall or a whole room. To take it one step further, think about pattern and texture as well. For example your feature walls could be a great place to do some wallpaper or add cladding to like VJ paneling.
Doors: add colour to a feature door, like a barn door, or a front door
Joinery: this can be a whole kitchen or just a section, like the island. You can also add colour to bathroom vanities, TV units, robes or a bookshelf.
Main soft furnishings pieces: like a couch, curtains or an upholstered bed
Tiles: think about a kitchen or laundry splashback, a feature wall or floor in a bathroom or even a fireplace wall or hearth.
Large pieces of art: these are also a great way to add colour to an entry way, hallway or stairwell, where you don't have a lot to play with.
Fixtures and fittings: there are now a lot of fun options for colourful basins and tapware that you can use to add colour to kitchens, laundries and bathrooms.
2 | Go subtle
You can also add colour in bold places, without the colour itself being bold! You can do this by selecting colour that is soft, light and muted - that is, colours with a lot more grey in them. Doing this allows the colour to fade back so that it is a lot more subtle and a lot less risky. Greens and blues are particularly good colours to go with if you'd like to go subtle.
3 | Scale it down
If you're not ready to go all out with colour, or you're renting and not able to change much in the home, you can still have colour in smaller pieces like cushions, throws and decor. The best part about this, is that because they are much easier to replace, you can change up the colour easily if you're wanting to play with a few options.
Some examples of smaller interchangeable pieces where you can add colour include,
Table cloths or tableware
Cushions and/or throws on a couch or armchair
Books on a bookshelf
Plants and floral arrangements
Towels and bathmats
Bonus tip: If you're having trouble with what sort of colours to select, you can also read our blog post about selecting internal paint colours through the link below:
I hope these ideas has been helpful for you! If you are planning to build or renovate and want to get in contact with us, you can do so by filling out the client contact questionnaire below,
Hope you have a wonderful week,