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Colour Blocking at home, its time to be brave with colour!

With us all staying at home during these unprecedented times, it is more important than ever for your home to feel like a happy balanced space, somewhere that makes you feel proud to live which will help with your mood and mental mind set.

In this blog I am going to discuss how zoning spaces in your home using colour blocking will take colour scheming to a whole new level, not only can it enhance an area, it will also allow you to create another room within one room, more commonly known as zoning. Perfect for creating a home office within an existing room that previously was a spare room for example or define an area from the rest of the space, such as the dining area below.

Feature walling has been around for years in homes creating a bit of design dimension to a room by using one paint colour or decorative wallpaper. Both still work great and will continue to be a popular decorating choice in our homes.

The 2020 trend colour blocking trend is most effective when you use colour bravely, which will result in a real design wow factor within any home.

Lets take a look at some great examples of colour blocking!

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Introducing open plan living, with special attention towards the dining area , vibrant fiery orange similar to vintage Craig & Rose- Cadmium paint is a perfect choice with the retro mix & match furniture. This room definitely has the fun factor creating as the paint colour cascades over the walls & ceiling . Adding the swag ceiling light in a relaxed but purposeful manor adds a relaxed atmosphere perfect for diners.

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Geometric colour blocking, this is a very quirky artistic touch to a room, perfect for what could have been a pretty blank wall with just the mirror, however the mirror combined with the rich yolk yellow back drop gives the already interesting mirror, more drama...

Do you want to recreate this colour blocking in your home? Try using Little Greene- Mister David- paint colour.

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Subtle & sophisticated colour blocking. This is a great unique way to display wall art, pictures or framed quotes that inspire you. Giving them a strong back drop using colour blocking makes them stand out if you are planning to do this, make sure the lines are perfectly straight and well proportioned on the wall, this is a great feature in a narrow hallway, where there is little room for furnishings.

Great colours for this would be, Farrow & Ball-Hague Blue, as seen above. Farrow & Ball- Inchrya Blue, Dulux- Noble Grey, for something brighter try Farrow & Ball- Yeabridge Green.

Using I much lighter neutral shade as a back drop such as a strong white.

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Lastly, don't be afraid to get playful when colour blocking, you can layer a selection of colours that compliment each other to add depth and more impact. Look at paint manufacturers like Farrow & Ball, Craig & Rose & Little Greene for the intense pigmented colours and if you're not great at measuring or straight line mapping use a qualified decorator, if your in the North West of England I can recommend Holly Hall Decorating services.

Have fun Colour Blocking everyone! Would love to see some of your creations, please share your creations on social media and give me a tag @Cole_and_Fox_interiors (instagram) or on Cole & Fox Interior Design Facebook.

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