Colour your world
Whether you are living in a Niddrie apartment or a Mentone townhouse, every residence can benefit from the addition of a bit of colour. They say a change’s as good as a holiday, and a simple spruce up of your home can be the holiday you and your home need. It’s also a great way of shaking off all the cooler weather and getting ready for the party atmosphere of summer. Here’s some ideas to help you keep up with the latest trends.
Warm it up
You don’t have to stick to a neutral colour (50 shades of white, anyone?), you can find warmer colour combinations – try matching some of the darker beige shades with a warm grey (Dulux: Tapestry beige with Dieskau, perhaps). These shades can create a warm and comforting look and are growing in popularity. This may in part be because these tones match up very well with certain items of Scandinavian furniture, also very popular.
While a room completely painted in lemon would look like it belonged in a theme park, a feature wall in ‘fruity’ or ‘citrus’ shades (Dulux have shades wonderfully named Citrino, Apple Slice Half, Citrus Delight and Golden Orange) can make you feel like summer whenever you look at it. These colours can be introduced into a room without grabbing the paintbrush – try some cushions or curtains to brighten the room.
Again, overusing colours such as read and green can produce an undesired effect, these colours are experiencing a resurgence. They especially work well in living and dining areas, which tend to have a strong abundance of natural light. As with our citrus colours, if you are not brave enough to go for a whole room or wall, introduce the colour through cushions, a rug or even indoor plants in coloured pots.
Let’s be natural
If you prefer an earthier look, and don’t want to make a bold statement, more natural greens can provide a comforting and calming effect (try Dulux shades Green Spruce or Backyard). These colours work especially well with natural timber.
If a colour change isn’t enough and a move is needed, or if you are looking to add to a property portfolio, then speak to the team at Accrue Real Estate.