Colour blocking is a blast from the past that’s rocking the interior design world right now. Here’s how bold paint colours can transform your home.
Geometric shapes and clashing neon colours characterised the 80s version of colour block items, on the catwalk, in the home and quite possibly in your own wardrobe. If the thought still makes you cringe, never fear, the style of today is chic, cheery and effortlessly cool. In fact, it’s anything you’d like it to be. The one thing that’s guaranteed, is that it has the power to make a serious impact in your home.
Getting right back to basics, colour blocking is simply combining a variety of different colours in the one area. This creates a bold statement, but it also highlights special features of your home and instantly enlivens a bland space without the need for wall hangings. Anything can act as a canvas for block painting colours, including window recesses, trims, doors and furniture.
While it looks like the work of a professional and is often quite detailed, it’s certainly not as time-intensive or hard to achieve as you might think. All you need to do is choose your palette, then gather a tool kit including a tape measure, a spirit level and decorators’ low tack masking tape. That’s all you need to create those crisp, straight lines and the design that’s going to transform your space. Check out this video to learn all the tips and tricks for how to do it.
Creating a colour block room gives you the chance to embrace your love of colour in a way that truly makes the most of it. Bright paint colours are in their element with this style and, once you’ve tried it, you might wonder how you ever lived without the enlivening energy. However, bold paint colours don’t have to clash or scream at you when you walk in the door. Contrast soft pastel hues, use thin stripes for just a dash of impact or try tonal colours for a soothing atmosphere.
Here are six new ways to make it work for you.