The STYLE RULES
Think outside the box with a limited colour palette
Open the door to new ideas by using paint shades to highlight architectural features. Limit colour choices Stick to just three shades – a light, a dark and an accent colour. Paint the walls that get the most sunlight in the lightest shade. DRAW the eye Make doorframes, skirting boards and built-in cupboard doors pop
by painting them in your accent shade, so they become the focus. LAY geometric tiles Statement floor tiles in a neutral colour introduce pattern without detracting from the drama of painted walls and doors. Mirror colour-blocked walls and trims by choosing angular furnishings. Accessorise in the same palette for a cohesive and modern look.
Walls painted in Woad absolute matt emulsion and Grey Stone absolute matt emulsion, both £45 for 2.5L, Little Greene
Paint adjacent walls in brilliant white to make sunny yellow doors really stand out