If there’s one thing I’ve learnt it’s that neutrals are far from boring. I love colour, but I’ve discovered that sometimes the most sophisticated and interesting colour schemes include only a hint of actual ‘colour’. There are so many quick and easy ways to do this, here are a few of my favourites:
To nail a neutral colour scheme you need to remember that neutrals can be colourful in their own right! Layering neutrals from the same family adds tonal light and shade to create real depth in a scheme. Painting furniture, the inside of cupboards, floors, recesses, woodwork and alcoves in a stronger or softer tone of the same colour creates a myriad of different focal points within a room to draw your attention.
Add Colourful accents
If you are more wedded to colour, try using stronger colour as the accent. From artworks and fabrics, to rugs and soft furnishings you can add colour and texture to space, again giving added depth and interest. A pop of bold colour in a neutral space can sometimes make more impact than rich colour on all four walls.
Paint up a colourful storm!
Adding colour in this way is really quick and easy. Try painting the underside or panelling of your bath in a strong tone like Pelt or Studio Green. Or update a piece of furniture by painting it bright Incarnadine or Yellowcake.