Spring seems to have finally arrived. And with the onset of warmer temperatures and some much needed sun, comes the desire to freshen up the home decor. Am I the only one? So, as if on cue, arrived these lovely images of the Dulux Words and Pictures trend.
This trends celebrates the pairing of words and pictures (naturally) and the corresponding colour palette uses the blue of ink and grey of graphite in contrast to tones familiar with smartphone and social media filters. Personally, I’m drawn to the way these shades have been applied to brick. They look thick and creamy, almost edible and totally unexpected.
Blue Charm and Pebble Drift
Style Lessons: Why use one blue when you can use two? A slightly darker shade on the furthest wall, makes the wall recede and the room look bigger. It also can be used to highlight any architectural interest. Accessorised with Scandinavian style furniture, casually arranged prints and a collection of house plants, this room looks light, airy and certainly spring-like.
Grey Steel and Marble Swirl
Style Lessons: Dark colours can look sensational when paired with crisp white. The contrasting colours also highlight the different textures of the brick wall and the smooth ceiling. Add an unexpected colour peeking through the doorway and you have added another layer of interest.
Wild Mushroom and Twisted Bamboo
Style Lessons: Ceilings don’t have to be white. And pastel shades don’t have to look girly. In this instance the room has been given a global vibe with the addition of some strong typographical wall decoration, a tribal rug and cushion, and some chunky texture.
Style Lesson: Masculine looking furniture and industrial looking accessories can be softened with a gentler shade on the wall.
Letterpress, Blue Charm and Paper Mint
Style Lessons: You can use several shades together in one room as long as you keep the same tone throughout. Or by keeping to the same collection on the paint chart. Just remember to keep everything else in the room low key. Neutral soft furnishings will work best and not overcomplicate the overall scheme.