Bold and beautiful, the second in our three-part series on colour trends is all about breaking the rules
With choice, sometimes comes a fear of getting it wrong, and the temptation to repeat other colour schemes as a safe option. We look to others’ choices to help narrow down our own. But it is important to remember that every project is different – the light, the space, the combination of materials.
Use the palettes and their colours as inspiration for your own, not as a rulebook: it’s your project; so choose your colours because they work for you, not because they work for someone else.
Palette three: POP
Want more intensity? Pops of colour remain strong: boldly coloured front doors, blocks of colour coordinated into a single wall, or random blocks as accents.
Art meets design, and both meet colour. Whether it’s a feature wall, ceiling or area in a single striking colour, or a colour-blocked effect or a freehand painted design, bold saturated colour is becoming the artwork, taking centre stage on walls, floors, ceilings and furniture.
Who said life had to be serious all the time? How did most of us go from loving colour as children to living in a world of whites and neutrals as adults? Don’t worry about the neighbours or what others might say: indulge your inner creative streak and paint that optimistic colour.
Palette four: CLASH
The world continues to shrink. As with people, ideas flow freely across borders and space. Exposure to new cultures encourages mixing and matching of colours in unexpected combinations. Colours that would not have been seen together once are now happy partners; it’s colour clash with a purpose.
When you break the old colour rules, there is no going back.
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