Colour is arguably the most significant element of design, front of mind when making decisions on home décor and often the basis of a design concept or theme for a space. It’s important to think outside the realms of your personal preferences when it comes to colour in order to keep your décor current and fresh.
We spoke to our design experts to find out more about what can be achieved by using colour…
First and foremost, a space has to be aesthetically pleasing to those who live within it, but try and push personal taste and convention to the side and think outside the box. Pinterest is a great place to find new, up and coming colour and material combinations that you may not have thought about.
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If you’re working with a small space, it’s easy to make it feel even more closed in by over-using deep shades. Stick to muted, neutral and pastel hues and in order to make a room feel more spacious and airy. Add pops of colour to demonstrate your personality; reflective metallics such as polished copper work really well with neutral tones and are high on the trend agenda right now.
Featured floor: Knight Tile – White Painted Oak (KP105)
Colour is a great way to create a focal point in a space, but you don’t need to paint a feature wall in a bright shade in order to make an impact. A more original approach would be to draw the eye to a feature floor – accentuating borders, intricate design and unusual laying patterns. Try using different shades of the same colour tone to draw subtle focus to a space.
Colour has been proven to evoke specific psychological responses. Strong hues keep the brain active, which is great for schools, offices and creative spaces, but can be quite draining when overused in a living room or bedroom. To create a calm and inspiring space, opt for a lighter shade of a strong colour. We love pale yellows, greens and pink, which are known to encourage clear thinking and concentration.