The most important thing in any interior is the choice of colour, because it defines your atmosphere and taste. Choosing colour combinations that blend together can be a nightmare, but once you know what you want all becomes easy.
2012 has been a year of colour, but there have been some colours which were more popular in homes, offices, bars and restaurants than others, just in case you didn’t notice.
Neon and pastel
More home owners are becoming experimental when it comes to choosing colours for their homes. Not just the wall paint, but even in terms of furniture and other decorating accessories as well.Combining neon and pastels is the look that most young singles went for – because there are no children in the house to make the furniture visibly dirty. Neon hues, from electric pink to zingy lemon and lime, are the hottest way to spice up a neutral colour scheme at home. True highlight colours though, they are best introduced through homewares and accessories rather than wall paint, and are most magic teamed with crisp white or a scheme of subdued pastels. Most people who had painted their walls in white, chose neon and pastel because, they only needed to add neon and pastels in form of accessories which combined well with the white walls. For example, bold tones of pink, purple, orange and blue instantly add magic to an all-white scheme.
Black and white
Who doesn’t like black and white? This bold combination has been a staple in the fashion universe, constantly finding its way into interior décor as well. The best part with combining these two colours is that they balance beautifully with any decorating style, and being very versatile, especiallywhen you want to add some pop of colour.
Black serves as an anchor, heightening any decorating composition, and white reflects a great amount of light, driving black to stand out even more. This colour marriage is powerful, and this season it has been the epitome of fancy patterns galore.
As an elegant blend, black and white gives you the chance to play with different patterns and textures. Filling the light side with the dark side truly brings the best of both worlds into your home.
Black, white and red
When it comes to décor colours, this particular combination is my poison. The combination of black, white and red is unique and modern. A home in these colours has a charming effect and seems to provide comfort for you and your family. These colours can be mixed either way. One of the most striking mix of these colours I saw was when the owner of the home decided to have three walls of her living room have different colours and then she mixed and matched the patterns and accessories. The home is so stylish and warm.
Choosing the colours to your home lies with what makes you and your family comfortable. These colours are still on fashion – go with what suits your style and taste.