Adding Colour To Your Home
If the idea of using colour to any significant degree in your home frightens you, fear no more! It is time to welcome colour and brighten your home with a few lively tones. Decorating your home is all about injecting your character into your decor. There is no right and wrong way to do this, bring together pieces that you cherish and organise them in the way you wish. Let your home be a reflection of you. If it goes wrong, then try again.
With that in mind, let’s speak about how you can bring a little more colour into your home. We’ve been living with very neutral colour schemes for quite a while a now, in fact, the neutral Scandinavian look is still quite attractive. But if you’re ready for anything different, how about embracing some of your favourite tones and bringing them into your home.
Paint companies are informing us all the time how we need to adopt colour. But if we’ve lived with neutral colour schemes for so long, how do we start introducing some of this colour into our homes?
Take Small Steps:
If you’re nervous about introducing too much colour, and not sure if you can cope with it, start small and do it slowly. In the living room, for example, one of the simplest ways to do this is to add some colourful soft furnishings. A few new cushions can give your neutral scheme a pop of lively hue. For bedrooms, it’s much of the same idea! See how you like living with this small shot of colour and if it suits you, start to think bigger.
If you’ve explored with a few accessories in softer pastel shades and loved the look, why not try something a bit bolder in another room. Colours will have greater intensity in brighter rooms while some pastel shades can look nearly ‘dirty’ in cooler light. Experiment with small samples before making a big purchase. If you’re content sticking with neutral walls, continue injecting colour through furniture and accessories.
So let’s start adding some colour to the walls, and bringing a full colourful project together. Some of the most stylish colours at the moment, focus on dark, inky shades that add emotion and effect. Inky blues are everywhere and give a room warmness and depth of colour.
Inject Some Detail:
Now you’ve gotten used to the idea of including some colour into your home, let’s work on stirring it up a little with some patterns or print. There is a vast collection of colourful wallpaper and designs available, from floral to geometric print to stripes, etc. You’re bound to find something you'll love, that suits you and your personality.
As you can see, adding some colour to your home doesn’t have to be a hair-raising experience. But with just introducing a few of your favourite shades, a bit at a time will help you to understand how colour can change your mood and the character of your home.
- Lindsey Brown Burden