DON’T LET COLD SPOIL COOL LOOK
CREATIVE consultant and stylist Bree Leech advises those using colour to dress their living space this winter to be adventurous.
“Don’t be afraid to use different combinations or contrasting colours together,’’ she says.
Experimenting with painting is a cost-effective way to change the mood and feel of a space, and can be easily changed, she says.
She demonstrated by using different colours in the same space to create two different looks – a cool palette and a dark one, using colours from the Dulux Wildland range.
“We’ve simply replaced some feature pieces in the room to tie into the new colour palette for each space,” she says.
“But the message is you can transform your room with paint, keep your main furniture items and choose accessories to suit your new colour scheme with items such as cushions and homewares.” Cool-palette winter tips:
A graphic wall pattern mimics mountainous landscapes and adds subtle visual interest to the space.
Primitive textured furnishings in leather, wool, stone, fur and pale blonde timbers soften the geometric wall pattern and cooler grey-based colours. Dark-palette winter tips:
Sultry hues help make large spaces feel cosy.
Add focal points in lighter colours or warm tones to create depth and intensity.