To enliven a kitchen or dining room, consider a grey shade like Sincere Brew for the walls and add a bright strip of red or yellow on the ceiling trim. For more contrast, intersperse white areas throughout your scheme.
If you already love your walls, look at your table and chairs. You could dip the chair legs in various colours for instant cheeriness. Ever thought of a two-tone table? Pair up some spectacular brights for a refreshing look that makes your table stand out from the crowd.
Warm, cosy home ideas are easy when you think outside the box. Look for unusual areas to indulge in your love of Collective Coral or Party Surprise 4. Could you paint the window recess? The back of a large display shelf? Use blocking techniques for even more contrast? The smallest hit of colour can dramatically change a room’s ambience from dull and cold to welcoming and friendly.
Top tip: consider all angles
Take a moment to consider your space. As you look around, which walls are visible at the same time? Can you see into the next room? If you’d like to add some personality to your space with layers of colour, a simple way to start is to choose two contrasting shades for adjoining walls or rooms.
Kids’ bedrooms are perfect for unleashing your inner colour fanatic, so don’t hold back with your creative ideas! Two-tone walls bring visual fun and give you the chance to play with colour combos to your heart’s content. This also helps to separate areas, such as two beds, so the kids can pick a favourite for their side of the wall. Don’t be afraid to add a stripe or two of contrasting colour as well!
Top tip: divide the space in a room with paint
You can use colour as a tool to change how a room is viewed – and used. Here, a children’s shared bedroom has been cleverly divided to give each child their own space – with a two-tone wall that combines sunny colour with a pastel shade using a quirky accent stripe. You can read more about how paint can help create a multipurpose space here.