Decorating with beautiful bold colour
Being brave with bold, bright colour creates a room full of character. One such company that fully embraces the style is Corita Rose, a textile company based in Dorset. Their strong Mexican inspired folk art colours and motifs are also used to upholster unique pieces of furniture.
If you’re thinking of trying out a bold colour scheme yourself, painting one wall, alcove or area with a bold colour looks quite effective and can be a good way to try out colours to see if you like them. Or, experiment with bold colour in home furnishings and accessories. Bold colours come alive under a bright lighting scheme; you can also create definition with plenty of white space.
Brighter, more intense paint colours can be more challenging to find as most paint companies produce more muted colour ranges, but here’s my pick of a few.
For the very brave, Trumpet from Little Greene is quite an acidic yellow that could be used to paint a small area or perhaps even shelving to add a highlight to a room. Or try any of the following; Mister David, Marigold, Phthalo Green, Leather and Atomic Red.
Designers Guild paint range are generally lighter with a few more clear colours and a sprinkling of bright saturated colours such as Primrose, Borghese Lime, Orchid and Canteloupe.
There are also some flamboyant colours as you would expect (!) from Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen’s paint collection for Graham & Brown, including Spring Greens, OK Coral and Lily in the Pink.
Bernay’s background in interior design led her to develop her passion and study of colour. Now a specialist in colour psychology, she advises on projects, and also lectures and teaches on the subject. You can read more about colour-related topics her blog in:colour! You can follow her on Twitter @bernaylaity. Read more posts by Bernay Laity.
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