Finding that decluttering a room, buying new lamps or rearranging the furniture still doesn’t make your room feel quite right? Try these clever tips and tricks with neutral paint colours to refresh your home. And there’s no need to worry about keeping your walls looking as good as the day you first painted them. The tough, washable finish of EasyCare® means you can wipe off stains easily, leaving clean walls with colour that lasts.
Uplift a space with shades of blue
Gentle and soft blue tones can create a balanced and laid-back look, reflecting light more than darker tones, so they will brighten any room with small windows and a lack of natural light. Pair with simple yet modern furniture with accent colours like lime green and red to create focal points of contrast.
Open up spaces with a painted split effect
In a long and narrow part of the home, help open it up with a split effect. A warm grey on the bottom half and a lighter shade on the top half will help create a sense of space, making the area feel taller and larger. Paint skirting and doors in white for a sophisticated, crisp finish.
Get that charming, pared-back look by combining our Colour of the Year 2017, Steel Symphony 2 with a luxurious cream. These tones work beautifully together to create a harmonious space. The split effect widens the appearance of the room for an open and inviting setting for meals with loved ones. Finish setting the mood with a matching fresh linen tablecloth and a rustic throw for extra comfort.
Create zones with versatile tones
Zone an open plan space with warm tones and pastel hues. Add depth with Colour of the Year 2018 – Pictured Rocks and complement with a warming pink.
Make a statement with your furniture by painting fitted storage doors in a separate, paler violet shade. This zoning technique is practical and beautiful, allowing your space to serve multiple functions in harmony.
Create depth by dividing up long open spaces using Colour of the Year 2017 – Steel Symphony 2 – its versatile quality means it looks different as lighting changes throughout the day. This blue-grey takes inspiration from the colour of the sea and the sky and works well with light wood furniture and polished concrete floor.