The Bold & the Beautiful

Isn't it great how colour is currently being embraced by homeowners?  It would seem that colour is being used with more confidence and it's so uplifting!  I really love the contrasting colours in this room.  It's a real mix of traditional and modern, beautiful ornate black chandeliers pop against a white backdrop - look how the french doors are framed by the paint, almost like a painting.  The pink and green is a very soft hue whereas the blue is a little softer but it works.

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image via sweetlittlesnippets.tumblr.com

And how about this hand painted wall below for a punch of colour?  It's not for everyone but you must admit it is stunning.  Ideal in a hallway where you just pass through on your way elsewhere - no art needed on this wall - the wall IS the art! (Can't figure out if the dog is real or not…)

image via keltainentalorannalla.blogspot.com

image via keltainentalorannalla.blogspot.com

Here is colour given the boho treatment, mis-matched patterns, motifs and textures.  It's a softer way to introduce colour to your home.  Boy that dog cushion is cute but I have the wants for that pretty peacock rug!

image via minasdecorandfashion.blogspot.co.uk

image via minasdecorandfashion.blogspot.co.uk

A bit more of a retro vibe below, check out the various shades of green - chartreuse, mid green and grass green, balanced with a lot of white and accents of yellow-orange, blue and purple - that's a room with a lot of energy!

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image via whatsaybeauty.tumblr.com

This child's play room has been given a great dose of colour that's really different - no primary colours on these surfaces!  The artwork embraces the colour palette and have you noticed how the roman blinds compliment the pattern within the art - clever huh? 

image via Lonny Magazine April 2013

image via Lonny Magazine April 2013

I absolutely adore the room below, it's fresh, bright, airy and very feminine.   I feel this would make a great teenage girls retreat.  This homeowner is very clever in the way they have painted the room white and the only colour is in accessories.  When you get tired of this look swap them out for something a little different and change the entire look of the room.

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image via tumblr.com

How about this darling kiddies room?  What a gorgeous space for a little poppet to call their own.  It has such a lovely happy feel to it and the retro lamp is cool baby… You could paint squares on the wall or use cardboard, that way you can change the colour to suit the seasons and keep the wee nipper stimulated at the same time.

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If you are a little colour-phobic you can always keep bold colour for the wardrobe or dressing room.  The dressing room (below) in Anna Cauldwells home is fabulous, I'd want every visitor to my home to be able to see this - no cupboard doors for me!

image via Adore Magazine

image via Adore Magazine