Get­ting it right

Living Etc - - AGENDA / STYLE -

‘don’t pair swim­ming pool blue with cold-toned or metal­lic ac­ces­sories – this will make the room feel clin­i­cal and un­invit­ing,’ ad­vises paula tay­lor of

Gra­ham & Brown.

‘do echo swim­ming pool blue in the ac­ces­sories you choose, but don’t be a slave to per­fect matches. near­matches will help make this colour work well in your home, with­out feel­ing too con­trived,’ says david Mot­ter­shead of Lit­tle Greene.

don’t dive into swim­ming pool blue if you’re colour shy. dip your toe in the water with small ac­ces­sories or even a fea­ture wall first.

do try Be­fore you Buy – or­der sev­eral tester pots and paint a small amount on each wall to see how the colour changes with the light at dif­fer­ent times of day.

don’t Be afraid to em­brace all-over colour. Swim­ming pool blue can be used in large quan­ti­ties with­out over­whelm­ing a space.

‘do choose un­clut­tered con­tem­po­rary prints that have clean lines. Geo­met­rics work es­pe­cially well and chime with the mid-cen­tury vibe that is syn­ony­mous with this colour,’ ad­vises david Mot­ter­shead.

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