Colour can be tricky to add to your home, especially if you’re used to more neutral tones. For some of us, painting a feature wall in a chic grey hue can be the most adventurous we get with colour, preferring to stick to predominantly white colour palettes that emit a Scandi or minimalist aesthetic. In a quest to encourage our readers to embrace colour in their homes, we’ve pulled together a collection of inspirational images that demonstrate different ways that you can introduce colour into a room, however adventurous you are feeling. The ten spaces shown below all use colour perfectly to create stylish rooms that don’t feel overwhelming or too busy.
Dark grey walls are the perfect companion to a light parquet floor, providing a stylish blank canvas upon which a burst of vibrant colour will look amazing. Our chili pepper 366 easy chair is the only bright colour in this room (aside from the greenery) but it instantly adds interest and personality.
If you really can’t imagine introducing bold hues into your home, try adding a large plant to introduce rich green shades that don’t overpower a neutral colour palette. We love how everything in this room is simple and pared back but the addition of the plant adds a splash of colour without deterring from the overall ambiance.
If you’re really brave, try using two bold hues that work together. This emerald green sofa creates a dramatic statement against the navy blue paneled wall but wouldn’t look quite as impressive if the wall had been white. If you’re using two bright colours, remember to keep everything else simple and neutral – the only other colours used in this room are white, gold and grey.
A more subtle way to create a statement with colour is to stick to one shade and use it across a variety of items all in one space. We love how the wall, bedside table and cushion are all the same pale green hue, lifted by the white wooden floorboards and bedspread and small touches of black. This is a tricky look to get right, but can create a really beautiful room.
Deciding which colours work well together can be tricky. If you’re unsure or want to add colour in a more subtle way, try adding one bold piece of midnight blue furniture to an otherwise neutral room. This velvet love seat looks striking against the grey walls in this room without being overpowering, especially with the rattan basket and greenery adding warmth. As blue only sits a notch away from grey on the colour wheel, it’s a great choice for a first time foray into colour.
Dark walls are a huge trend at the moment and can instantly make a room feel more stylish while adding warmth. Try painting a feature wall the same colour as your sofa but in a different shade, adding plenty of neutral accessories to balance everything.
An easy way to introduce colour into a room is with accessories. Keep your floor, walls and furniture neutral then add a pop of colour with a few carefully placed cushions, blankets, lamp shades, bowls or vases. We love the splashes of mustard throughout this room as the space would look rather dull without them.
If you follow us on Instagram you’ll probably know that pink and green is our new favourite colour pairing, so much so that we’re about to create a pink and green room in our showroom! If you’re unsure about pairing two colours together, try introducing a couple of plants or botanical prints to allow green to be your second colour in the room – you’l be surprised just how many colours green complements!
Adding colour into a kitchen can be challenging. Once again, blue can be a great option if you’re new to colour. We love the kitchen shown above with navy cabinets working beautifully with a light wood work surface and marbled tiles.
Try adding interest to a dull hallway by painting the walls a bold shade. Mirrors, prints and frames all look beautiful when hung on a dark wall – you could create a wall of mirrors or prints to impress your guests as soon as they enter your home.
Images all via Pinterest | Image 1 and 5 our own