Is every room in your home just a mixture of black, white and grey? Feel like you’re living in a newspaper? Although decorating with a monochromatic colour palette is very ‘in’ right now, you don’t want everywhere to feel cold and clinical. Here’s how to inject a bit of colour (and warmth) into your home.
- Paint a feature wall in the living room
This not-so-new trend is still popular in many a living room. A red, orange or yellow feature wall is bound to make a bold statement, while a blue or green would create a softer look. Just make sure to use paint – colourful, floral wallpaper is so 2010.
- Lay out a colourful bedspread
A colourful, patterned bedspread can really make a difference to an otherwise neutral bedroom, making the bed like a decorative feature. Dress the room further with accessories such as lampshades and wall hangings in matching or complementary colours.
- Choose bold furniture
Keep your walls white or cream and express yourself through your furniture instead. Choose sofas, armchairs, tables and other items in off-the-wall colours to really give a room a lift; they’ll stand out well against a beige backdrop.
- Fit a colourful granite worktop
A colourful granite worktop would complement any kitchen with a monochromatic colour scheme, breaking up those black tiles and white cupboard fronts. Place monochromatic appliances on your worktop to create a nice contrasting effect. If you rely on the experts, installing granite worktops in Dewsbury couldn’t be easier.
- Bold tiles in the bathroom
Bathroom fixtures and fittings are traditionally white or black (unless you just can’t let go of your 90s-inspired pea-green toilet), so it makes sense to add eye-catching colour elsewhere in the room. Why play safe with the usual blue seen in so many nautical-themed bathrooms? Ramp up the sophistication factor with brick-style tiles in a daring orange.