Don’t be afraid to be bold with colour; decorate your home using your favourite colours to create the mood and feeling you want to evoke in your home.
Colour trends will come and go, using colours that reflect the personalities of the people who live in the home will make it beautiful and timeless.
Being bold however does not mean being frivolous. Choosing and designing with colour requires careful thought and planning. Colours not only impact the mood of the space, but can effect the perception of the size, scale and shape of the room.
Making colour choices also includes choosing your colour combinations and the shades and tones of your chosen palette. This first step is often the most intimidating, here are some tips on how to get started:
Colours behave in three basic ways:
Also keep in mind that using light shades of any colour tend to create a more open expansive space and darker shades of any colour make a room more intimate.
When creating your interior design colour scheme try and stick to a maximum of 3 or 4 colours as using more than this can make a space seem cluttered and confused. Here are our tips on creating a successful colour palette:
If you are confident in your colour preferences and opt to go with a strong colour as your dominant colour then consider having customised shutters made in your colour of choice. Coloured shutters make a bold and beautiful statement and the way they play with natural light when the louvres are opened and angled in various ways adds interest and new shades of the colour to the space.
If you are unsure of how long you will keep your colour scheme, then we suggest you go with either a natural finish or neutral colour in your long-term decor investments and permanent finishes such as shutters and bring the colour into the space with furnishings, finishes, accessories and paint choices.
Don’t be afraid to bring your favourite colours into your space, fashion and colour trends come and go and it is more important to have your home represent your taste and make you feel as comfortable as possible. So be bold and create some beautiful colour schemes unique to you and your home.Image credits: