How do you give your home a more modern colour scheme that still blends in with the existing architecture? Shaynna Blaze shows us some saavy tricks
Modernising older homes also means updating your colour scheme. Interior design trends change frequently, which means looking at new colours for your accessories, your furnishings and your paint.
But how do you give your home a more modern colour scheme that still blends in with the existing architecture?
Well the trick is not to put the colour on the walls. The latest look is hot neons and bold pastels, which wouldn’t have worked at all in a 30 year old house.
So keep the walls neutral and added bright trend colour with the accessories. The result is a stylish modern interior with a broad appeal.
Another trick that won’t break the bank is to use coloured throws over your existing furniture.
Use some fabric samples to see what works or grab some colour charts and test the colours. That way, you won’t make expesive mistakes when you go out shopping.
As a rule, it’s best to match colours to your existing scheme, rather than introducing a whole new palette. The trick is to work out what the base colour is. In this property, it was yellow, a warm colour, so I’ve used a warm white on the walls and warm coloured accessories, such as reds and oranges.
But if the base colour had been cooler, like a blue or grey, then deep greens and bright blues would have been a good choice.
And if you’re feeling a bit nervous about using colour, always keep the walls neutral and add colour in your accessories because neutrals match the full spectrum of colours so you’ll get a perfect look every time.
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