Once upon a time, interiors were all about clean, minimalist and simple décor, however recently we’ve began to see bursts of colour injected into homes and we’re loving it!
A lot of people shy away from bold colours in their homes, but we think the results look amazing. Here’s why you should think about introducing bright colours to your home, and how to get it right:
Have Some Fun
If you’re nervous about filling every room with colour straight away, try doing it one room at a time to start off with. You can have a lot of fun with it, play around with different colour combinations and build up to a bolder, brighter home.
Try picking a coloured piece of furniture and build your theme around it. If you want to play it safe, anchor your brightly coloured walls with fresh white furniture, like these timeless wardrobes from The Cotswold Company. But if you’re feeling brave, try breaking the rules and clashing bold colours and patterns for a modern and crisp look.
Create Joyful Rooms
Different colours can have different effects on a person – certain shades of orange and yellow are said to stimulate a person’s appetite (making them perfect for the kitchen) and green can calm your nerves, which could be great for a relaxing environment in your bedroom.
The best way to decorate is to choose colours that immediately spark some joy when you see them- and let’s face it, that probably won’t be magnolia! Vibrant colours can show off your personality and make sure your home looks completely unique. Every time you walk into your room, you’ll feel a sense of happiness that the beautiful colour scheme represents you perfectly and all your friends will be envious of your vibrant style!
Top Tips to Embrace the Bold!
If you want to introduce plenty of bold and bright colours to your rooms but you’re not sure where to start, here are a few tips that may help you embrace vibrant interiors:
- Work with what you’ve got. You don’t have to change absolutely everything in your rooms to make a big difference; work with your existing pieces to form a colour palette and then incorporate bright hues.
- If you’ve found a palette that works for you, don’t be scared to repeat it throughout your home. It can make the entire house look more cohesive and put-together.
- Use the 60/30/10 rule – interior designers swear by it! How it works is that one colour is used for 60% of the room (e.g. the walls), another colour for 30% (e.g. the doors, windows or furniture) and a third colour for the final 10% (accents like cushions and vases).
Don’t be nervous to bring some brightness to your interiors with joyful colour combinations and bold styling – you won’t regret it and your vibrant home will be the envy of all your friends!