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How To Decorate With Bold Colours

When you are thinking of decorating a room, do you find yourself sticking with a similar design and colour palette throughout the whole home? It can be very easy to fall into the habit of choosing similar colours and designs for each room you decorate.  However, if you are looking for a way to break out of the same routine and try something new, why not add some bold colours into your space? Not only will this give your room a modern, bright look but you’ll also get to highlight a few of your favourite accent items!

When adding bold colours into a neutral room, it’s important to not crowd the room or overpower it with colour. The general rule of thumb for decorating with colour is that 60% of your room should be in one colour family, 30%  should be from a separate colour family (something different from your base colours) and the last 10% should be in a bold, strong colour. This will give your room a cohesive look that will carry into the rest of the home!

In the room above, you can see how the perfect balance is achieved by bringing pops of colour into a neutral room.  The tan and white base gives the room a bright and natural look that works well with the large picturesque windows.  The second layer of colour is the blue and metallic objects that accent the smaller spaces in the room.  These items also bring your eye directly to the feature wall that holds the Valor Ventana, giving the fireplace the attention it deserves.  Lastly, the red couches make a bold statement to really pull the room together. Blue and red may not be your first thought when it comes to colour combinations, but as it’s shown the colours work in perfect harmony to make the room shine!

h4-llvOn the opposite side of the style spectrum you have a room based around light, soft colours. The bright white walls really give the room a good base to show of the colours and designer objects within the space. The white room also makes it much easier to be adventurous with your colour and design choices, a great example being the tile around the Valor H4 unit.

By adding the rich blue colours and the touches of living greenery, it pulls the room together to have one cohesive and smooth look. Lastly, if you love to create a theme for your room it can be done with a few simple stand out pieces.  This room is showing off its nautical style with small touches such as the river picture about the H4 and the wooden sailboat that adds that extra touch of fun!

Do you have any tips or tricks for decorating with colour? Share them with us below!


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