A Splash Of Colour Is All It Takes

So you want to display your personality on the walls of your home but aren’t quite sure how to use colour effectively. Back in the 90s and early 2000s it was easy to display colour. You simply daubed it onto the the walls of your house – in paint form, as bold and garish wallpaper, in your carpets and anywhere else you could possible run the “theme”. But times have changed and we are, we hope, a little more refined in our tastes these days.

However, when it comes to interiors the modern take can seem somewhat dull. A palette of hues in whites, beige, greys and other neutrals can hardly be described as vibrant, though it can be called crisp, clean, and undeniably relaxing. However, there are ways you can subtly inject colour into a room without overdoing it. Here’s how:

  1. Colour your accessories

The use of coloured cushions and other such accessories in a white or neutral room can really boost the vibrancy of a space without being too overpowering. This is the ideal solution if you’re not feeling up to painting a feature wall in a block colour, particularly if your colour of choice is something particularly bright like red or orange.

Take a look at this room we designed for a customer last year, where purple was the accent colour. Not how the rest of the colour scheme is very subdued and relaxing. DSC_5587

2. Use wall or floor furnishings to display your personality

Rugs, blinds, curtains, or pieces of furniture in a vibrant hue can help transform a plain space into something with real personality. We designed the room pictured below in this manner.


3. Colour with lighting

Whether it’s LEDs or standard lamps, you can use lighting to add extra colour to your environment. In the picture below you can see how LED strip lighting allows a splash of colour to flood the walls without the need to paint or wallpaper.