The hardest part of repainting your home is to stick with one colour…

The struggle is real here people

If you are anything like me, you fall in love with basically any colour swatch you pick up. Lets all accept the truth here, you end up changing your mind a million times and end up with the first colour you picked. Am I right, or am I right? SO! in order to help all of you out, here are four tips for adding contrasting colours to your spaces. Picking one colour that you can manipulate in these four ways. 

Dimension.

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Picking two colours that add dimension to the space is a must, even better when you can ground them with a clean neutral. Polar opposites like navy blue and mustard yellow play well against casual neutrals. Colours like these add a dramatic design to a space, but also play up the space. In this instance, pick two colours that have the same hue, tint or tone. This will make them play upon each other and connect your space together.

 

Pops of color.

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South Shore

Paint a room in a unified shade and then shake it up with playful accents. This is a great example for someone, like me, who likes to change up space a lot. Pick an item that is easily changeable. Such as pillows, blankets, vases, artwork or curtains. This will allow you to add pops of colours, but will not let you break the bank when you choose to change it up.

 

Soft transitions.

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Ombre is not only a big hit with hair styles, it is also making its way into the design world. This design from AD France, is a great example of soft transition. They took the ombra concept with yellow on the walls and made it more subtle with the slow transition in the woods and whites.  Here, contrasting colours slowly blur into each other making a beautiful connected space.

 

Shiny things.

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Add in any metal, doesn’t matter what it is just add something. I say this because if your room is dark, it will reflect the little light that you have. It will also add an upscale look to your space. Take a old coffee table and spray paint it, or even pick up an old vase whatever it is, it will add bright dimension to your space.

These are just a few quick guidelines that can help you create your space. Keep these in mind when you are standing in the paint store not knowing what to go with. Design can be easy if you know what you are looking for. HAPPY PAINTING!!!

 

 

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