Kiwi and purple: It’s a thumbs up for the texture of grass cloth wallpaper – some might say it’s more interesting than a painted wall and less busy than a pattern. Here, the serenity of the vibrant green backdrop and tidal blues wash over the room and play a supporting role to pick-me-up purple, pink and yellow flowers, which manage not to steal the limelight. Similar wallpaper: Albany Natural Textures in Green, Wallpaper Direct.
Moss and rust: Lucky enough to have a dado rail? Draw attention to it by painting the wall below it a beautiful moss green. Stick to white walls above for a crisp look, as too many paint colours can detract from the very feature you’re trying to emphasise. Here, burnt orange and yellow accessorising are on song with green.
How to choose your paint colour: When looking at a colour on a paint strip, isolate it by covering with white paper with a window cut out. To choose a hue with the right undertone, check the most saturated colour on a multi-chip card. You’ll soon be clued up to which colour family it belongs.