In a world full of neutrals, it is no surprise we are craving colour, as it enhances the senses and heightens emotion and mood. We look at incorporating colour into your home.
Coloured appliances and utensils are simply delicious these days. Colour also means you can find things – they shout from a drawer of stainless steel. With a black kitchen for example, red adds drama, hot pink oozes pizzazz. Akin to the ’50s domestic goddess days, retro pastels that became so chic still charm the benchtops.
Look closely at the towels, they can fade to grey before you’ve realised. A neutral bathroom can so easily have a creative change around every week. Lime green towels with a leafy indoor plant and a quirky frog by the basin, a vintage vase of fuchsia roses against raspberry-red flannels, or a watery world of aqua soaps and icy-blue bathmats.
Cushions; the chameleons of interior design., these plump pops of hue are excuses to show off your personality. If the dining room is dim, utilise lovely yellow. Too hot in mid-summer, cool with the blues and mint greens. Follow the palette of the flower garden outside, purple is vogue. Have an object de art in a different colour to everything else – all eyes will be upon it.
Change the duvet for an instant mood lift – it’s a bedroom’s creative canvas. Include colour to relax and inspire in lamps, curtains, headboards and linens. It’s likely to be the first thing you see in the morning, so wake up to your favourite.