1) Play around with contrasting colours

Create a successful open-plan living room with a cohesive colour scheme and striking accent shades.

“This is a great opportunity to show off your favourite colours. Experiment with a palette of pure primary colours, such as Juicy Red, Lemon Drizzle and Atlantic Adventure, or maybe you’d prefer a pastel palette of soft blues and pinks. Use these to create a dramatic striped effect – be bold and play around with different sized stripes to create a playful effect.”

-- Lotta Linde, Global Colour Designer

2) Enhance your space

Bring warmth and passion into your hallway with a colour scheme of rich oranges and cool neutrals.

“Working with a long room, such as a hallway or kitchen? Paint the furthest end wall in a warm, bright colour and it will appear to come towards you. Keep the ceiling and surrounding walls light and neutral for maximum impact.”

-- Louise Smith, Senior Global Colour Designer

3) Update your existing interior

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“You don't need to paint the whole room to make an impact. Instead, try adding a combination of traditional and quirky statement prints coupled with an eclectic mix of stylish accessories. Try using them in a kitchen with vintage-style furniture to create an upbeat, eclectic feel.”

-- Willeke Jongejan, Senior Global Colour Designer

4) Add a hue with a surprise element

Use a multi-coloured colour scheme to create a statement staircase.

“Colour in unexpected places – on table legs, dining chairs and inside bookcases – works wonders at creating that surprise element. Be bold and choose a colour that makes you smile!”

-- Marieke Wielinga, Global Colour Designer

5) Get creative!

Street art is leaping from urban spaces to the living room with spectacular results.

“A quirky wall effect, such as hand-painted dots in different colours, will make it feel like a party every time you enter the room. Use these effects as a backdrop to furniture such as sofas or beds, as they help to draw the eye to the key element of the room.”

-- Marieke van der Bruggen, Global Colour Designer