Summer colours inspire decorating ideas
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.