How to avoid mistakes with colour
Here are some great pointers from interior designers on how to blend colours to make a statement in your home.
• DILUTED VERSIONS OF TRUE COLOUR ARE OVERUSED. Creams can be lovely but they often feel dirty and dated. Rather go for true, crisp white, and instead of sand, try cocoa. – Patrick Mele
• CLUSTER SIMILAR COLOURS. Colours from a single family blend effortlessly without being ‘matchy’. If you paint the walls green, for instance, choose curtains in a rich khaki. Punch up the palette with a bright sofa. – David Hicks
• DON’T DEFAULT TO WHITE. Painting a room white doesn’t always make it feel bigger. If the room has little natural light, white walls can look flat. – Emily Henderson