Colour Theory: Decorating Schemes with Strong Colours
The best way to bring in brighter hues without overwhelming your space…
Whilst there’s nothing wrong with decorating your home with calming neutral tones and soothing off-whites, sometimes life calls for a splash of colour. There’s no better way to brighten up a room than by giving it a colourful makeover - the thousands of unique and vibrant shades available on the market welcome the chance to be experimental, creative and have fun whilst decorating your interior.
Here’s our guide to using bright colours to style your space, including some of the paints and style secrets we’ve used to create our own photo studios over the years.
It should come as no surprise then that eco plant-based, water-based and water-borne paints contain lower levels of VOCs(Volatile Organic Compounds) and pose far less risk to our health and planet.
Luckily, just like conventional paints, eco paints come in a wide-range of finishes. As well as emulsions, interior and exterior solutions, masonry paints and primers, you can also find hard-wearing, wipeable natural paints on the market (not to mention a great selection of colours and shades).
Hicks' Blue 208 - Little Greene
Blue tones are always a great option: versatile, dependable and effective. There are hundreds of different blues out there so you shouldn’t have a problem finding the perfect tone for your intended space.
We used Hicks' Blue by Little Greene for a recent photo-shoot and love its understated yet impactful tone. Reminiscent of a regal colour palette, Hicks' Blue provides the perfect backdrop for our iconic Skipper Pendant in oak and our Beeble Pouffe in the Hallingdal fabric.
Top tip: Avoid clashing yellow, peach and green shades with blue - unless you intend to achieve a primary colour theme in your space.