Surrounding Yourself With Your Favourite Colour at Home

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I'm finally moving out of my share house stage and into my own home. It's a great feeling to be a little more grown-up, and I want to able to look around my home and feel proud of having a great looking home. I am using an interior designer, as I spend a lot of time working, and I don't feel like my current furnishings are quite as sophisticated as I'd like for my first solo house. This blog has tips for first home buyers who are looking for ideas on how to decorate their home in a classy and sophisticated way.

Surrounding Yourself With Your Favourite Colour at Home

11 April 2017
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If you love a specific colour, it can be nice to surround yourself with that colour at home. It helps to make your space feel personal and relaxing but can come across looking a little unusual if everything is totally monochrome. Here are some ways to make your favourite colour look great as part of your home's interior.

Tonal variations

One way to make your monochrome interior look classy is to use a large tonal variation on a single colour so that you can have shades that range from the lightest blue to dark navy blue. This helps to create some interest and contrast in the rooms, which can make the colour scheme less jarring. This is particularly useful if your favourite shade is quite vibrant such as red or yellow, as you can use paler shades to offset the mid-range tones. 

Pops of colour

Another option if you only like one shade of your colour, such as particular vibrant magenta, is to have a neutral backdrop to your home with big feature pieces of that colour. This is a great option if you have accumulated some art or large pieces of furniture in your favourite colour as it allows them to be featured in the interior design and the eyes will naturally be drawn to them. You can choose a flattering and complementary neutral shade such as a warm beige to go with warmer coolers or a bright white to go with a cooler toned feature colour. 

Play with texture and patterns

Another way that you can break up a single colour is to to use textures and patterns, such as using patterned wallpaper and different patterns of fabrics on soft furnishings, to make the room look and feel more interesting. This can often be tricky to pull off, but it can be relatively affordable to get an interior decorator to help you to select new items in the colour family that you like and they can often help guide you to stores and resources with soft furnishings in less common colours. 

If your favourite colour helps you to feel calm and relaxed, choose to incorporate this colour scheme in areas you like to relax, such as in your bathroom or bedroom. If you do not feel confident coming up with a design scheme on your own, it can help to get advice from a professional who can suggest different options which suit the space.