Many Australians have the attitude that painting a room is permanent job, but as the seasons change so does our sense of style and inspiration so there’s no reason why our colour scheme can’t change with us.
Using rich, bold colours in a room is the best way to give an extra layer of detail and depth to an interior scheme and is a cheap and cheerful way to add warmth to any room.
The use of bold pops of colour continues to be a popular trend in interiors and there are a few ways you can incorporate a bold hue in your décor. For those less daring, don’t feel pressured to paint every wall in a bold colour. Many Australians shy away from painting a ‘feature wall’ as it can make a room look like one from the 90’s. Avoid this dated look by painting two adjoining walls in a bright, bold colour while keeping the other two in a more subtle or neutral colour. A bold blue such as Taubmans Endure in All That Jazz can easily brighten a dining or lounge room. Pair with timber and white furniture to make the colour pop.
For those willing to truly embrace a bold colour try painting all four walls, enveloping the room in one shade like Endure in Lifesaver or Endure in Peacock Green. To avoid overwhelming the room, balance the look with muted colourful tones of blues and yellows as well as neutral accessories.
When using a bold colour it’s important to keep all your skirting boards, picture rails, architraves and doors in the same colour. This ensures that the room looks well balanced and consistent.
Before you paint, make sure your new, bold colour palette will work with the existing features of the room like window treatments, carpet and floorboards as well as your bigger furniture, like couches or your bed head. When you’ve made the decision to go with a bold colour, paint one room first so you can better adjust to the change and gain the confidence to continue with a bolder colour scheme. It’s best to choose a frequently used room like the lounge room, hallway or bedroom so that you see it often.
Painting and creating a new colour scheme in a room is an inexpensive and easy way to change your interior look and with the right bold colour you’ll be able to brighten up your space to get you through the winter months.
Written by Shaynna Blaze