How to Use Vibrant Colours in Your Home

Use vibrant colours to inject personality into your home. For some people using vibrant colours can be a bit daunting, if you feel like this start by using them as an accent colour in your design scheme. For example introduce colour in accessories.

Tropical colours such as hot pinks, electric blues and sunny yellows can be cooled down by using with lots of white. Look for a bold floral fabric for your curtains and then pick out the colours for plain cushions – keep walls white and floors neutral.

Acid brights such as bright greens, yellows and turquoises also look really great with lots of white. In a lounge choose a statement chair in one of these colours, add a colourful rug and some bright accessories and then keep the rest of the furniture and walls white. This is a very contemporary look and a key trend at the moment. Don’t be afraid of mixing and clashing these colours as they can work very well together as long as you use some neutrals as well.

Reds are a popular choice for adding vibrancy to a room. Red is a powerful colour that can create a dramatic impact in rooms and is particularly good in dining rooms as it is said to encourage appetite, it also works well in bedrooms as it is also said to be a passionate colour!

Read the rest of this entry »

Colour in Interiors

White – Pure Bliss

In interior design and styling white is a neutral background colour but is also used to highlight stronger hues in a colour scheme. By mixing colours with white (tinting) you can soften them to pale pastel shades. On the other hand white can make strong colours even more prominent.

Trend forecasters in Europe predict the colour white to become the hero of spring and summer 2013. Bright, breezy, light, summer, young and fresh, joyful, lifting the spirits, colour of purity and innocence – feelings associated with the colour white. White is mixture of all colours in the visible spectrum and reflects 100 per cent of light. White aids mental clarity and encourages us to clear away clutter and remove obstacles.

Lidewij Edelkoort in her Trendletter: “Forward-thinking editors at Vogue (Germany, Italy) already herald the power of white standing above all others, whether in romantic baptism dresses or in clean business tailoring, they promote white as a more abstract and mental choice. The colour white will absolutely become essential for spring/summer 2013. So do make the right fabric choices and do not get blinded by yet another rainbow of brights; peace of mind is in the making, creating a sense of bliss.” Be inspired by my Pinterest board Pure Bliss!

Read the rest of this entry »

The 7 Things You Must Know About the Art of Colouring Your Home

Your home is your sanctuary. It is a place where you can come home to recharge your batteries after a stressful day at work.

The colours in your home can also reflect your moods in everyday life it is the same principle as your working environment.

1 The art of colour matching: Did you know:-
Every colour has an emotional association and each of us are drawn to shades of the various colours that most resemble or reflect our own out look on life, this is also known as our personal colour profile. Exploring the wonderful opportunities available to capture different moods and feelings, using colour that reflects your personal inspiration.

Here are some examples:

Read the rest of this entry »