Bored of playing it safe when it comes to colour palettes?
Colour is all around us yet when it comes to bringing it into our homes, many homemakers tend to play it safe by opting for a predominantly neutral scheme.
For a long time interiors have embraced the paler palette; with hues typically ranging from the various shades of white, all the way up to the taupes or pastel coloured tones, however, when it came to walls, that's where colour kind of stopped.
While this has been the go-to solution for many, more and more homemakers (not just Interior Designers) have been becoming braver with their choice of paint colours and the results have been nothing short of stunning.
Experimenting with Colour
Sometimes we just need a little extra encouragement in order to feel comfortable with using colour, or to see examples of successful outcomes. If you desire something a little more daring when it comes to colour schemes, you've come to the right place!
The team at House of Home believe life's too short not have fun with colour, so with the help of Hayme Paints Colour & Concept Manager, Wendy Rennie, we have come up with two inspiring colour schemes to show you how the use of bolder tones can be successfully applied to an interior.
The following colour schemes will create a beautiful mood and bring life your living room.
Claret & Copper Colour Scheme
Darker shades evoke a sense of intimacy and elegance, and invite cosiness and warmth into the home. Teaming darker colours such as charcoals and rich burgundy’s with copper, terracotta or blush accents will create depth, contrast and balance, while shifting the ambience of a room to one of peace and calm.
Although this colour palette is both liberating and empowering, it instils an innate sense of quiet (an almost meditative quality) that will a help a living space become a place to retreat and find some solace from the business of life’s daily routines.
Olive & Ivy Colour Scheme
The colours in this palette are clean, crisp, and simple. The natural tones of olive and ivy offer a leafy look and feel. While the off-whites with their subtle differences, have a minimal undertone that sit beautifully alongside the greens.
Punctuated by warm ochre tones that provide energy, these colours are incredibly easy to inject into a space as they are harmonious, balanced and fresh. When applied to a living room setting these combined hues will create a restful, relaxed and positive atmosphere that bring the colours of the natural world to life.
Choosing a Colour Scheme
You can now see how colour can really set the tone for a space and how it can have a strong and powerful effect on mood and emotions. When choosing a colour palette, find one speaks to you. It should evoke feelings of well-being and transport you to a place of joy and comfort.
Remember, painting is the easiest and most cost effective way to change the entire look and feel of a room. You can experiment freely with peace of mind knowing that should you change your mind, it’s nothing a new lick of paint can’t fix!
If you love the products shown in our mood boards, you can find the details for all of them in our Schedule of Finishes below.
Olive & Ivy Products
|Product Type||Supplier||Product Name|
|1||Wallpaper||Seneca||Nina Campbell Rosslyn, Mey Fern, White/Silver|
|2||Throw rug||Marco Fabric||Zinc, Shadow Mountain Furs, Cougar|
|3||Furniture Finishes||Christian Cole Furniture||American Walnut|
|4||Furniture Finishes||Tiento Tiles||Black Marble Stone|
|5||Furniture Finishes||Essa Stone||Evolve Quartz, White Concrete, Matt|
|6||Furniture||That Metal Company||Brushed Light Brass Aluminium, #904|
|7||Furniture||That Metal Company||Aged Brass Dark, #338|
|8||Paint Swatch 1||Haymes||Intermittent W|
|9||Cushion Fabric||Mokum||Borneo, Palm Leaf|
|10||Sofa Fabric||Mokum||Alpaca Velvet, Forest|
|11||Armchair Fabric||James Dunlop||Brooklyn, Citron|
|12||Paint Swatch 2||Haymes||Water Grey MTT|
|13||Curtain Fabric||Marco Fabric||Zinc, Etienne Calico, Bonheur, Calico|
|14||Ottoman Fabric||Warwick||Eastwood, Sand|
|15||Cushion Fabric||Mokum||Vintage, Sage|
|16||Armchair Fabric||Marco Fabric||Black Edition Kaleido, Oxide|
|17||Ottoman Bench Upholstery Leather||Marco Fabric||Zinc, Form, Hepworth Blizzard|
|18||Paint Swatch 2||Haymes||Plantation ED|
|19||Rug||Armadillo & Co||Tangier, Limestone|
Claret & Cinnamon Products
|Product Type||Supplier||Product Name|
|1||Wallpaper||Porters Paints for James Dunlop Textiles||Decoupage Wallpaper, Sable, JD Indent, Artisan|
|2||Furniture Timber||Christian Cole Furniture||Vic Ash Stained Black|
|3||Furniture Finishes||Chemetal||423 Swirled Solid Copper|
|4||Furniture Finishes||Caesarstone||5143 White Attica|
|5||Furniture Finishes||Chemetal||607 Core Aluminum|
|6||Furniture Finishes||Essastone - Laminex||Monte Cervino Gloss Luxe|
|7||Mirror Finish||Copper Rose gold|
|8||Throw Blanket||Zinc Textile||Z337/01 Laughing Owl, Collection: Shadow Mountain Furs|
|9||Occasional Chair Fabric (Front)||Black Edition||9037/02 Erbusco Mopane, Collection: Herbaria|
|10||Sofa Fabric||James Dunlop||Velluti 10915 (Colour 818)|
|11||Fabric Cushion||James Dunlop||Roman 30244 (Colour: Cabernet 114)|
|12||Occasional Chair Fabric (Back)||Warwick Fabrics||Hudson Paprika|
|13||Curtain Fabric||Zinc Textile||Z500/03 Giacometti Driftwood, Collection: Form|
|14||Rug||Armadillo||Sierra Weave Grey|
|15||Cushion Fabric||Zinc Textile||Z498/02 Penthouse Plain Platinum, Collection: Teatro|
|16||Fabric Ottoman||Warwick Fabrics||Lumiere Plum|
|17||Curtain Fabric Opt. 1||Warwick Fabrics||Husk Marble|
|18||Curtain Fabric Opt. 2||Mokum||Emperor 10092 (Colour: Blanc 809)|
|19||General Paint Colour||Haymes||W02 Worn White|
|20||Accent Paint Colour||Haymes||A22 Fired Clay MTT|
|21||Accent Paint Colour||Haymes||A21 Mousse UDT|
We would like to thank the following companies for for supplying samples of their gorgeous products for our mood boards.
- Armadillo & Co. - www.armadillo-co.com
- Caesarstone - www.caesarstone.com.au
- Chemetal - www.chemetal.com
- Christian Cole Furniture - www.christiancolefurniture.com.au
- Haymes - www.haymespaint.com.au
- Essa Stone - www.essastone.com.au
- James Dunlop Fabrics - www.jamesdunloptextiles.com
- Marco Fabric - www.marcofabrics.com.au
- Mokum - www.jamesdunloptextiles.com
- Porters Paints - www.porterspaints.com
- Seneca - www.senecatextiles.com
- That Metal Company - www.thatmetalcompany.com.au
- Warwick - www.warwick.com.au
We hope you found this article helpful. If you are ready to start building your wish list of products, then be sure to check out our Living Room products range.
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Image Credits: Claret & Copper Scheme: heathernetteking.com.au | insideout.com.au | pinterest.com | tono-co.myshopify.com | bloglovin.com | design.seeds .com |marcofabrics.com.au | thedesignerchaser.com.au
Olive & Ivy Scheme: housebeautifulmagazine.com | mydomainhome.com.au | pinterest.com | etsy.com | article.com | creerrecycler.blogspot.com.au | pantone.com | mote-historie.tumblr.com
Flat Lay Photography by Julia Chapman (Graphic Designer) | Materials and Finishes Mood Boards by Sarah Radhanauth (Interior Designer) & Kate Shaw (Emerging Interior Designer).