Inspire | 11 January 2018

Introducing Feature Colours: The Do’s and Dont's

by Carlisle Homes

It’s time to dust off the styling rule book and review the do’s and don’ts of introducing vibrant colours into your new home.

This year’s bright selection is inspired by the need for thoughtfulness, reflection and looking towards the future. With such meaning behind a selection of colours, it’s the perfect time to add some into your home to introduce a soulful pop.

1. Find your neutral base

When selecting finishes for your home, opt for a neutral palette that can adapt to changing trends. Floor coverings, wall colour and even investment furnishings such as your bedroom suite, work best when kept as neutral and timeless as possible. Focus on using tones of cream, sand or even earthy mushroom for your structural and investment pieces. Try to keep vibrant features for easily interchangeable items such as cushions, throw rugs and artwork.

A neutral base colour palette comes to life with touches of Greenery. As displayed at the Crompton at Aurora Estate, Wollert.

2. Find the perfect pairings

When working with bright colours, it’s important to consider how to blend the look within the space. Be mindful of the colours and textures that you pair with bright tones to ensure the room is easy on the eye.

Cottesloe Activity as displayed at Minta Estate, Berwick

3. Easy Does It

Use subtle pops of colour to add a sense of personality and fun to your room. Less is more when it comes to introducing bright colours. You’ll be surprised how much impact a cushion or two can have on the look and feel of a room. The occasional use of a feature colour throughout a room will tie the look together without being overpowering.

Piermont Master Suite as displayed at Attwell Estate, Deanside

4. Keep it Classy

When experimenting with colour in your home, there is a fine line between adding character and going over the top. Keep your home grounded with classy black features to offer a contrast against bold feature tones. Black is very much an essential ingredient to add definition and like white, it compliments majority of colours.

Langholm Kitchen as displayed at Newhaven Estate, Tarneit

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