Interior Colour - Bright Bold and Beautiful

The thought of painting your interior a bright bold colour may scare you silly.  It's a lot safer to paint your walls white and add colour through furniture and accessories but taking the plunge and painting walls in a bright hue can add some major wow factor to your home.

image via decoist.com

image via decoist.com

Colour has both symbolic and cultural meaning.  For example, blue can make us feel sad or calm depending on the shade.  Yellow in the animal kingdom represents danger.  White in China is the colour of death and mourning whereas in western culture it is the colour of purity, peace and cleanliness.  

Contrasting fresh white with a bright colour can help to 'calm it down' a little and provide a place for the eye to rest.  Rustic touches also help to tone down the colour and provides a bit of texture to contrast with the sharpness of the hue.

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image via apartmenttherapy.com

Go tone on tone or use a complimentary colour to give your walls the WOW factor!

Here are 5 bold colours you might like to take a gamble on, and remember - it's only paint... you can go over the top with another colour when you tire of it!