Don’t worry if you missed the opportunity to decorate this weekend, there are lots of lovely bank holidays to look forward to (such a lovely thought on your first day back after the break). I’ve been hunting for some great ways to add a splash of colour to your home, so put down that magnolia paint pot, and check out the latest modern colours – they’re bound to be hot this summer (and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the days will be too!)
Electric brights - contrasting colours are hot on the catwalk, so why not use them in your kitchen-diner? You could also try electric blue with neon yellow, or lilac with zingy lime, depending on how bold you want to be.
roomenvy - fuchsia and spicy orange kitchen-diner
Chalky pastels - try a relaxed easy-to-live with look in the living room. Here they’ve used faded duck-egg blue, delicate shell and rose pink with lashings of pearly white. Oooh and silver and crystal accessories never hurt anyone!
roomenvy - faded duck-egg living room
Leaf tones – this natural look is ideal for the home office. Go for deep greens from rich olive to lime, and team with beech and white-painted furniture, sisal flooring (perfect for a high-traffic area) and chunky wicker baskets for your paperwork.
roomenvy - olive home office
Smoky greys - grey is set to be the key colour of 2010. Match a grey wallpaper pattern in the hallway with a mixture of grey tones on the furniture, walls and floor.
roomenvy - grey and charcoal hallway
Intense blues - create a feature wall in the bedroom with a rich indigo paint shade – but keep the rest of the scheme light with a white bedstead and accents of white in the bedding.
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roomenvy - sky blue bedroom