Bulletproof hues take the guesswork out of decorating
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.
Greys can give a room an edgy contemporary feel.