Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - LIFESTYLE -

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.

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