Add a pop of colour to your home and transform a space, giving it a new lease of life. As interior design fanatics, we love that we have the freedom to play around with colour schemes all day long. This year, neo-mint is a big one for us, so watch this space! However, when it comes to your own home, we understand that getting it right the first time saves a lot of money and perplexed looks from guests. If you're someone who gets carried away by your love of all colours, we're here to offer you a helping hand. The art of injecting colour into an interior space without getting into children's play area territory is an area in which we consider ourselves experts. So, keep reading if you're ready to revamp a neutral palette and add some fresh excitement to your living space.
1. Make a mood board
This isn't the first time we'll say it and it won't be the last: Curating a mood board is the secret when it comes to working out your colour scheme. Once you have the foundations of your room on your board, establishing your wall colour and flooring option, it's easy to experiment with adding bright colours. If you need some inspiration and guidance, head over to our blog post How to create a mood board, according to the design experts at RAFT
. With expert advice from our interior designer, Tamara Frye and our Visual Merchandiser, Lubo Todorov, you'll be inspired in no time.
2. Feature cushions
It's no secret that we're huge advocates of investing in a gorgeous, long-lasting sofa and refreshing its aesthetic every once in a while with fun feature cushions. We love bold prints and bright colours, as well as classic floral cushions that give you colour in a timeless fashion. In fact, you'll notice we update our seasonal scatter cushions
in-store and online every few months. All of our sofas at RAFT are British manufactured, made in our factory, here in London. For this reason, acquiring a bespoke service is as easy as not. You can choose from thousands of fabrics and RAFT can cater to your every need.
3. Statement sofa
If you're committed to colour, why not implement it into your home with a statement sofa? We love choosing sofas in really bold, bright fabrics and watching them set neutral toned interiors alight. The photo above shows our Madison Sofa
in ochre with a fuchsia pink scatter cushion. We love the way it transforms the room and makes a bold, contemporary statement. What's more, placing it by the window allows it to absorb the sunlight, maximising its potential as a mood booster during the more grey and gloomy seasons.
4. Paint the woodwork
A lick of paint will refresh the look of any room and create the illusion of a total interior makeover. In the photo above you can see the kitchen cabinets have been coated in a muted green paint; (if you love this colour as much as we do, check out our how to guide: Dulux Colour of the Year 2020, Tranquil Dawn: How we style muted green paint
). It's up to you if you want to go all out with your coloured paint; however, we're more in favour of using colour to create an accented statement. For example, adding a lick of paint to your woodwork, a door, a feature wall or the ceiling works really nicely to add a bit of something, without overwhelming.
5. Colourful dining room chairs
We are enamoured with the concept of mixing and matching dining room chairs. The dining room is the hub of the home, where everyone gathers to share food, memories and laughs. For this reason, when considering how to add colour to your home, the dining room is a perfect place to start. Here, we've chosen pastel hues because we love the soft, summery feel that they give. However, we also love mustards, pinks and blues... or whatever sings to you!