This week we thought we’d take some time to review our top colour pick of the summer and how to use them. Summer always brings some fun & fresh combined with classic and neutral. A little something for everyone…
Where to Use It: As we all know using a hint of lime always makes things better? The colour can have the same effect in a room. Use it as a highlight accent, like the backdrop of a bookcase, then bring in smaller accessories in the same colour to complete the look.
Where to Use It: Just like the sky itself, this shade of blue has a serene, calming presence. We like to see it used in healthy does with fabric, large accessories and on furniture. It can bring a quieting effect to a bedroom, sitting room or any space where you like to relax and unwind.
Flirty Pink (soft mauve)
Where to Use It: We all know pink is the ultimate girl colour — nothing else can give a room a feminine touch like this blushing hue. This is what makes it the perfect choice for a girls room. Highlighting different shades in a floral fabric and pairing it with purple only intensifies its playful appeal.
Bright & Sunny Yellow!
Where to Use It: Let’s say wow to yellow! This bright, happy colour can’t help but bring a smile to our face. Artwork and accent pillows are two simple ways to let the ‘sunshine’ in to your room. To make this colour pop even more, pair it with a soft neutral, such as gray or white.
Where to Use It: As one of the stars of 2012 coral is a standout shade no matter where you use it. Accessories are a natural fit for this accent colour, whether it’s a pillow sham a lamp shade or a throw. For a bigger statement, why not add an unexpected twist by pairing this vivacious colour with white for a striped ceiling?
Where to Use It: If you follow fashion trends, you may have noticed navy is one of the hottest ‘new neutrals.’ Just like black, white and gray, navy can create a statement without overpowering a room. Pair it with bold colours, such as red or pink, to create style-setting combos. Want to follow the nautical trend? Consider using it in a striped pattern for something a little different.
Red (with hints of pink)
Where to Use It: Entry ways are one of the best places to make a statement so why not take a risk and throw a rich red on your walls?Not only does this room set the tone for the rest of the home, it entices guests to want to see every room of your home. A cheerful red is a great option, but there are so many reds out there that you can choose to go with a red that works for you and your space.
Where to Use It: Like laundry draped across a clothesline, a brilliant white can give any space a fresh, clean look. Use white as a neutral backdrop and then accessorize with accent pieces in your favourite colours. Another look is to create a monochromatic design by enveloping the room in an all-white palette, a hot trend in many modern spaces today… check out!
Where to Use It: When we say summer orange is the colour that comes to mind, whether it’s juice from a roadside stand or cool sherbet on a hot day. For a quick spruce-up, add orange or tangerine throw pillows to a neutral couch. If you’re a true fan of the juicy & fun colour, add statement pieces such as painted side tables or a sideboard. Remember it’s just paint, you can change your mind if you want.
Water’s Edge Blue
Where to Use It: No matter where you live, nothing is as inviting as a cool body of water on a hot summer day. Get the same feeling in your living areas by immersing the room in this cool shade. For a dramatic effect, use the colour on upholstered pieces, drapery panels and accessories.