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Interior Design and Framing Colours 2015
It’s the ideal time of the year to grab your paintbrush and your overalls and get stuck into revamping the rooms in your home. With this in mind we thought we’d give you a breakdown of the top colour trends this year, and of course the picture frames to go with them.
We’re all loving the environment a lot more nowadays so why not bring out your earthy and organic side with these warm toned colours. Think colours that make you feel comfortable and at ease and create a clean rustic style by styling the room with modern but casual furniture.
(R461 – 20mm Deep sloped grey wash, R337 – 25mm Misted metallic volcanic red gloss with bright silver line, K55 – 40mm Antique brown)
Pastel shades aren’t just for the children anymore, now they have taken on a more contemporary feel. These barely there shades are great for rooms which you want to create an open feel with whilst also adding a splash/hint of colour. If you’re looking for more of a defined style to go with your pastel colours lean towards shabby chic/romantic styles.
(R296 – 23mm Flat Baby pink with slight rounded edges, 816-127 – 52mm Ivory swept, R297 – 23mm Flat Baby blue with slight rounded edges)
Barely There Nude and Neutrals
A classic approach to lightening up your home, neutral colour schemes are perfect for accentuating textures in the room which often get overlooked due to the visibility of colours. It also helps to balance the rooms and create a warm welcoming environment. With neutral schemes it’s a lot easier to bring across your personal tastes in individual objects and furniture.
(R431 – 45mm Shabby Chic pale pink over cracked brown (c), R460 – 40mm Block painted grain pale mauve, R343 – 25mm Misted metallic white gloss )
The Deep and the Dark
Deeper and darker colours are the ideal choice for rooms with a lot of light, however should be avoided being used in most smaller rooms as can make the rooms appear smaller and tighter. An exception to this is the bedroom where often a darker and more sensual environment is welcomed.
(R65 – 20mm Smooth flat Lilac with slightly rounded edges, K55 – 40mm Antique brown, K3 – 15mm Green grain with slight rounded edges)
With creatively cool colour schemes you are looking at ways to bring the mediterranean style and holiday feel of sand, sea and sun into your home. This kind of colour schemes works well in rooms where you want to display more decorative and ethnic pieces of furniture and ornaments as the colour helps to balance and calm more eccentric patterns.
(R354 – 28mm Smooth Oxford blue with bright silver back line, R334 – 25mm Shabby Chic black paint spotted chalk white (c), A23 – 22mm Rounded edge matt grain blue )
Fierce and Friendly
Get more playful with colours with a fierce but friendly colour scheme. For this it’s as much about having a balance in brightness and patterns and also the amount of colours used in the room. Embrace colours which work well together and aren’t too heavy.
(R64 – 20mm Smooth flat Amber with slightly rounded edges, R65 – 20mm Smooth flat Lilac with slightly rounded edges, R220 – 22mm Metallic electric green (c))
Strike in the Dark
The key thing about this color scheme is that red is your burst of colour, black acts as your room’s bold feature and the white colour aims to help neutralise any shrinking effect the other colours may have in the room, opening the walls up again.
(P88 – 32mm Flat square smooth red, R402 – 22mm Flat cadmium orange with very slightly rounded edges, C59 – 23mm Smooth cushioned black)