This sea­son, take an un­apolo­get­i­cally bold ap­proach to colour – and reap the re­wards

KNOW-HOW AND DECOR DE­TAILS THAT MAKE THE LOOK

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As top paint brands en­tice us with re­lat­able pal­ettes and ap­pli­ca­tions, paint has never been a more feel-good, cre­ative and trans­for­ma­tive home cos­metic. Pinks look mod­ern if you treat them struc­turally and of­ten bet­ter in a large, bright room with or­ganic fur­ni­ture. Try ‘Silken Sun­rise 5’, ‘Caribbean Dawn 2’, ‘Roasted Red’ and ‘Monarch’ from Du­lux.

CRANK THE NOISE WITH MICROPATTERN

Walls that con­ceal stor­age doors are eas­ier to achieve at this large scale with wall­pa­per. opt for Pierre Frey ‘roots’ in Tutti Frutti from Mavro­mac and Tiphaine al­ston ‘Voc dutch’ from robin sprong.

GET AN IN­STANT ART UP­GRADE

a solid-colour wall can be given colour-blocked char­ac­ter with an ar­ray of ab­stract paint­ings and framed plain paper in a loose com­po­si­tion. For the wall try ‘delhi Bazaar 2’ from du­lux and be sure to cre­ate a shadow line be­tween the wall and floor for a so­phis­ti­cated fin­ish.

GEISHA PUNK YOUR WALLS

Mud, mus­tard, spicy reds and pinks feel fa­mil­iar be­cause they are earthy, in-fash­ion tones. use paler colours, here a light pink such as Plas­con dou­ble Vel­vet ‘Whipped cream’ or ‘Laven­der Veil’, for big­ger ar­eas and darker ones for the trim – ‘african Mud’ from Plas­con – and, for the ceil­ing, du­lux ‘00YY 12/279’. ‘hot-n-spicy’ from Plas­con is the per­fect shade of red. For the floor, Plas­con floor paint in ‘cam­ou­flage’ is a great not-too-grey neu­tral.

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