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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Five colour ideas for your home

Did you like my crazy colour combo for last week's Fashion Friday? If so, you may like these bright colour ideas to try at home. For most of these ideas all you need is paint, courage and a bit of patience!


IDEA 1: I have always loved coloured front doors but how about coloured garage doors? This pinwheel design is fabulous and eye catching. Imagine being able to say to new visitors to your home "just look for the house on the street with the massive pinwheel out the front".


IDEA 2: Colour furniture with vertical rainbow stripes like this Zoe Murphy chest of drawers. You can try strips of coloured tape for a non permanent option, assuming you aren't like me and have the patience to rip off the tape carefully afterwards.


IDEA 3: Paint stripes on the floor (if you are brave!) like this floor spotted in a Kate Spade store in Palm Springs. Or rather than paint the whole floor try painting a faux rug.


IDEA 4: If you are like me you have probably collected lots of little paint sample pots over time. Pull them out and paint boxes on a wall (or fabric) to create a focal point. Be creative and give the colours your own unique names - pollen yellow, blue beard, orangina orange? I'm sure you'll think of something better!


IDEA 5: Last idea, and my personal favourite, paint chips arranged within a frame to create a stunning feature in this dining space. A great alternative for artwork.

Images via Nicole Balch's pinterest page (she pins the best stuff!) and via Sally TV


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