Success lies with the right combination of colours; pick the wrong ones and you risk the zones clashing into each other and not actually achieving any delineation. It’s all about creating contrast that’s still pleasing to the eye. For our take on zoning, Marianne has introduced a compact desk area in a bedroom alcove. It’s a great way to turn an awkward space into a stylish feature.
For her home office colour scheme, she chose a modern pairing of beige Natural Hessian and majestic Decadent Damson which brings a warm, opulent feeling to the room. The dark plummy colour works wonderfully in the alcove as it makes the space recede and separate itself from the neighbouring beige walls, so it doesn’t overshadow the bedroom space – effectively achieving a room-within-a-room effect harmoniously.
Marianne’s insider tip: If you want to give an area in your room more prominence, opt for a light shade – it will really pop into focus, especially when surrounded by darker paint colours.