When decorating your home, it’s important to remember to make the space yours, filling it with colours and patterns to suit your own personal style, and to put your stamp on a place. Incorporating bold colours and patterned fabric is a great way to bring joy and happiness to your room of choice. Whether it’s your living room, bedroom, bathroom or even your kitchen, adding colour is a great option for anyone.
Whilst the colour you decorate with is a personal choice, it is important to remember that some basic colour rules remain the same. The Colour Wheel is a great tool to help you find the right colours when it comes to updating your houses interior design.
The Colour Wheel
The colour wheel is a wheel which simply describes the different colours. It contains the primary and secondary colours and the multiple tints and shades you can derive from the colours present in it. The main reason why people trust the colour wheel is the simple and understandable structure.
Complementary colours are placed directly opposite each other in the colour wheel. These are often strong and can overshadow each other, for instance, the combination of black and white (or red and green). If you are planning to add two complementary hues to a single room, getting the balance right is important. You can try applying a lighter version of one colour and the opposite of others to get a harmonious effect. Mixing two extreme colours can get tricky at times but the colour wheel makes it simple for you to choose.
Analogous colours are placed next to each other in the colour wheel. If you want to create a sense of warmth and give a room a soothing touch, these are the colours you should opt for. If you love pastel hues these interior colour combinations are perfect for you. Richness and elegance come naturally to rooms that are decorated with such hues.
Check out this online interactive colour wheel to see for yourself how it works, and for some guidance in picking the right colours that go together.
3 Ways to Incorporate Colours and Patterns
Having colourful walls is great but incorporating the theme throughout the room is just as important. Here are three ways you could incorporate the theme/pattern throughout your room.
Using the colour scheme of your room, a pair of patterned curtains, or a roman blind, can really bring the whole look together. Here at Millshop, we supply a large range of printed fabric and have something for everyone – from bold bright patterns to make that perfect statement piece or plain and simple pieces, perfect for creating that subtle, elegant atmosphere.
Why not add a bold piece of furniture to your room? Using our wide range of upholstery fabrics, you’re able to upgrade whatever piece of furniture you wish. Whether that’s a headboard for your bed, an armchair for reading in, or a window seat for your bedroom, you have the opportunity to fill your home with fun, bold colour and patterns.
Give your sofa a fresh look with some statement cushions. Our wide range of fabrics can be used for anything you wish, cushion covers are just one of many great things you can do. Do you have an old sofa? Give it a new look with some lively cushions and throws. Matching cushions and throws are a great interior design idea.
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And if you would like to find out more about how we can help you incorporate bold patterns and colours in your home, contact us or give us a call on 01604 875 062.