Bul­let­proof hues take the guess­work out of dec­o­rat­ing

Pilbara News - - Property - Cy Clay­ton

Neu­trals are the ul­ti­mate dec­o­rat­ing tool but se­lect­ing the per­fect shade is not al­ways sim­ple — just ask any­one who has ever spent months search­ing for the right white.

Whether you’re time-poor or sim­ply lack­ing in­spi­ra­tion, in­te­rior de­signer and Taub­mans am­bas­sador Shaynna Blaze has three tried-and-tested colour pal­ettes.

Blaze says her “bul­let­proof” hues fall into three cat­e­gories — greys, whites and neu­trals — and are great for tak­ing the guess­work out of choos­ing a colour scheme.

“The big­gest de­ci­sion you need to make is sur­vey­ing your in­te­rior and see­ing which of the three best suits your par­tic­u­lar needs,” she says.

Be­low are Blaze’s three fool­proof pal­ettes, each fea­tur­ing Taub­mans En­dure paint.


Windy Beach, Stormy Shadow, Se­cret Pas­sage

“Use any one of th­ese as a start­ing point and you can’t go wrong,” Blaze says.

“Grey is one of the most ver­sa­tile colours to work with and makes an in­te­rior crisp, edgy and so­phis­ti­cated. It makes a tra­di­tional room feel mod­ern and a min­i­mal con­tem­po­rary space feel less stark.”


Tahira White, Aspen Snow, Akimbo

For those who find choos­ing that per­fect white the most daunt­ing task of all, Blaze says the first step is to choose a colour for your trims and doors.

“Taub­mans Tahira White and Aspen Snow are two solid choices that will high­light any fea­tures in a space,” she says.

“If you’re after a more tra­di­tional pure white op­tion, then try Taub­mans Snow­drop or Taub­mans Crisp White.”


Taupe Stone, Ab­stract Half, Mar­tini

Neu­trals are far from bor­ing; they can be used on ev­ery part of a house, from the walls to the trims to the exteriors, ac­cord­ing to Blaze.

Pic­ture: Taub­mans/Three Birds Ren­o­va­tions

Greys can give a room an edgy con­tem­po­rary feel.

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