Sum­mer colours in­spire dec­o­rat­ing ideas

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - HOMES - CON­NIE OLIVER

AHHH sum­mer. It will soon be here, and with it comes a plethora of colour in­spi­ra­tion and ideas for your decor. Sum­mer fruits and flow­ers bom­bard us with de­light­ful colour. Let th­ese sum­mer hues in­spire you to up­date your decor with a fresh, new look. Our fea­ture photo, cour­tesy of Du­lux, boasts two cheer­ful colours rem­i­nis­cent of sum­mer mel­ons. The can­taloupe or­ange and a yel­low hon­ey­dew com­bi­na­tion are un­ex­pected and or­chard­fresh in this bright and cheer­ful living room. A mat­ter of bal­ance As the fur­ni­ture is light in colour and has no pat­tern, it’s the wall colour that makes this par­tic­u­lar space lus­cious and vi­brant. Note both colours have the same vis­ual strength. While the or­ange is more vi­brant and would be con­sid­ered the fo­cal wall, the yel­low is no shrink­ing vi­o­let and stands on its own be­side the or­ange wall. If you used a pale yel­low on the op­pos­ing wall, then the or­ange wall would be very dom­i­nant. While such a com­bi­na­tion could work, it could also make the room look un­bal­anced. It’s best to use the same hues when us­ing more than one colour in this man­ner. Try the un­ex­pected This par­tic­u­lar colour com­bi­na­tion is re­ally un­ex­pected. That’s what makes it so in­ter­est­ing. While this par­tic­u­lar pal­ette might not be for you, there is a les­son to be learned here. Try un­usual colour com­bi­na­tions if your decor needs a lift. Prac­tise th­ese new palettes in small doses (on a piece


Du­lux’s Can­taloupe or­ange and a yel­low honedew cre­ate a bright, cheery en­vi­ron­ment.

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