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Colour Theory 101

Colour Theory 101

Getting the colour balance of a space can be tricky and when it comes to renovating - you're spoilt for choice. If you're doing a kitchen you have floors, countertops, cabinetry, walls, splash backs, tap ware and fittings to consider. If you're doing a bedroom or lounge you have furniture, walls, a roof, textiles like curtains, flooring or carpets and more to consider. 

So how can you get it right the first time? It comes down to understanding how colours work. As humans, colours - believe it or not - can influence our moods. They create emotion and feeling so getting the balance right is imperative. 

The first thing to understand is what moods colours create...

The second thing to do is understand how to combine colours. So once you know what mood you're trying to create in a space, what combinations can work? 

 

Then you need to be smart about the two elements. Pick a couple of colours, not too many. Have one focal colour, accompanied by one neutral tone and two or three accent colours to work together for a space with life. 

Monochrome is all the range thanks to the smart Scandinavian trends we've seen recently in interiors, but colour is making a come back - so get ahead of the game and start playing with it in your home! 

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