“Anti-cookie-cutter” was the phrase used to describe the eclectic style of designer Jane Hall, whose home is featured in our latest Original Home Tour. Her rooms were not only colourful but full of character and personality — a definite conversation starter.
Which got me thinking: why are we so often scared of colour? The challenge is in how to use it, and trial by fire is not always the best. Sometimes, window shopping is the safest way to get comfortable with colour and all it can do, whhich is why I took a trip to our Flickr group: If ever there was a place to browse for inspiration, this is it!
The Main Event
By using colourful chairs in a clean white room, telokaspo shows how to use colour to focus a space. In a dining room, this technique helps highlight the notion of gathering around the table.
‘Focus’ not quite your style? Then let it all go! A sure way to make multiple bright colours look good is to incorporate as many of them as possible! Once you’ve passed the prescribed three-to-four-complimenting-colours scheme, then like lollapalootza — just keep on going! This Flickr member wanted her rooms to reflect her love of colour and photography.
A Rhyme to the Reason
How do you take your love of art, interior design and textiles and weave it together to create your own, unique space? Colour! jackie121467 (left), unifies her textiles and patterns by keeping them to all red tones. decorology (right) sticks to a fresh palette of jewel tones (turquoise, blue, mauve and green) to reign in her lush living room.
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