Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Decorating Master Class: Colour Injection

As you know, I'm a die-hard advocate of the 'White on White' school of interior styling, but that doesn't stop me from having moments of intense fascination with colour.  To prevent homes from becoming bland and lifeless, injections of bright, beautiful, fun colour are sometimes the perfect antidote.  

Creating the perfect scheme is the crucial step... start with a collection of images, colour swatches, fabrics and wallpapers that you love.  Play with them, mix them up, try startling combinations - you will be surprised where the exercise takes you.



You can then peel back the layers to start piecing together a colour scheme that reflects your theme...


For me, a little goes a long, long way, but don't be afraid to be daring if it suits your personality... your home should be a total expression of your individuality!

Images from here, compiled by me

4 comments:

Tania said...

This is great advice, thanks!

Tesca said...

Although I'm a big fan of all whites, I love to inject a dose of colour here and there. Thanks for the ideas...
x. Tesca

Keren - The Brown Trading Co. said...

I love white too but I am a colour nut from way back, can't help myself, drawn to it.

Keren
xx

Gigi said...

Yes! What I love about this is that you're encouraging play. That's where so many of the best ideas come from! What a wonderful post, Angela. xo Gigi

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