Don't Be Afraid of Colour

Posted on October 17 2016

Don't Be Afraid of Colour

Don't Be Afraid of Colour

Here's some paint colours I LOVE and examples of how and where to use them...

I am so happy that I am starting to see more colour in peoples homes.  Whilst I love the soft grey trend and have embraced it in my own home I love it when a client gets a bit more daring and chooses something vibrant and colourful.  For a long time the advice has been 'stay neutral'  - wall colour, carpet and curtains all neutral, add a smattering of colour with cushions and lampshades and BAM you're done!.  This still works and looks lovely but maybe lacks personality? Sorry!




Not that we object to colourful cushions!!



Your home should reflect your combined personalitites.  Artwork on the wall should have meaning, places you have travelled and people you love.  Our homes used to have shelves full of CDs declaring our liking for regae or classical music. Bookshelves full of books displaying our guilty pleasure in trashy chic lit or our bookishness with Daphne Du Maurier. What I am saying is our personalities were on display but in the techincal age we live in a lot of this is hidden on various devices. Therefore we need to inject our personalities into our homes in other ways. and what better way than colour?

We have some really fabulous fabric collections to help you do just that:

villa nova aymara



But by far the boldest way to add colour is on your walls. Don't be scared! it's only paint and can so easily be changed if you really hate it, but the chances are that you wil LOVE it!!

Here are a few of my favourite bold wall colours and don't they look AMAZING!

Greens - 

paint and paper library

This gorgeous green is from Paint & Paper Library

mylands paint

And just look at this colour combination! the wallpaper brings the wall colour and and wardrobe colour together beautifully. And how about painting the skirting boards?

This is Brompton Road Paint by Mylands


blue walls

Here is the blue kitchen at our Bethersden showhome!

prussian blue zoffany
Just look at how the gold cabinet and gold cushions stand out against that beautiful blue wall.  This paint is Como Blue from Zoffany
And the teal blue against the dark blue wall adds real interest to this room.  This colour is plimsoll from Paint & Paper Library.


Careful not to choose anything too 'zingy'. the mustard shades of yellow are much easier to live with.


sudbury yellow farrow and ballCheerful Sudbury Yellow from Farrow & Ball is just pure sunshine!

Pinks and REDS - eek!!

Blush pinks and coppers are bang on trend at the moment, in fact Little Greene have just launched a new range of pinks - 

little greene pink


copper blush

And as for Red, well if you have a Georgian or Regency property with gorgeous high ceilings and period features then absolutely go for it!


regency red room

So if you'r a little afraid of colour then why not give me a call and ask for some help?  I may drag you into a whole new world!! 

x Kim





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