Easy ways to add color to your home

Hang a gallery wall

Jazz up a blank wall by hanging bright and playful framed prints. Art is a great way of introducing color and pattern to your home, as well as injecting some personality. Mix an array of artistic styles, from pop art to impressionism, for a cool and eclectic feel.

 

Photo by Jeff Mindell

 

All about pastels 

Pastels are a great way to introduce color gently. Combine a few shades together for a subtle and harmonious space. This living room feels fresh and modern, with a subtle mix of pink whisper, light grey and classic pastel yellow. Channel all the accent colors into a single piece of artwork to tie the whole scheme together.

 

Credit: Dominic Blackmore

 

Play with paint effects

Next time you think about adding a new lick of paint to your walls, why not get a little creative? Rather than sticking to one shade, choose a few contrasting hues and mark out a graphic pattern with tape.

 

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Zone with bold hues

If you don’t have a dedicated space at home for work or study, design a creative zone in the corner of another room. Paint the lower half of the wall in a bold, show-stopping hue. Choose a shade that will complement the rest of the room while creating a stunning contrast. This white and navy scheme is stylish and vibrant – we love that the color runs behind the shelving units.

 

Credit: Crown Paints

 

Jazz up the staircase

When it comes to colour, staircases are often neglected, but with a little imagination they can really pack a punch in your hallway. These blue patterned risers have been created using adhesive stickers which can easily be removed in the future. Simple and easy, this ingenious idea delivers striking results.

 

Credit: Purlfrost Window Film

 

Pick appliances that pop

If you’re opting for a bold, dark kitchen, bring in colour with vibrant stand-out appliances. This sunny yellow Aga range cooker is the perfect choice to break up a block of cabinetry. Why not continue the burst of sunshine with small matching appliances, such as a kettle or a toaster?

 

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Let the sofa take the lead

Get inspired by an existing piece of furniture when it comes to adding a vibrant splash of colour to your walls. This bold geometric design reflects the modern hues of the sofa and makes a real statement in this living room. Neutral white and grey foreground the yellow and help to balance out the vibrant hue.

 

Credit: Dar Lighting

 

Lead with a runner

Liven up lacklustre thoroughfares with a bright and cheerful runner. For a modern country feel, checked designs work particularly well to soften up brick or exposed wood flooring. Use to connect a hallway to a kitchen, bedrooms to the landing or to define a transitional space in an open-plan living area.

 

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