“When selecting whites or neutrals to pair with a bold colour, consider using a shade with a warm yellow or brown undertone as it will keep your room feeling inviting and uplifting,” says Nikki. “While colours with a cool undertone can create a soothing atmosphere, they can also make a room feel cold.”
“Bright and bold statement reds work best in small quantities, and in high impact areas, such as a feature wall or door. These tones can also be continued throughout your space, tied in through artwork, cushions, and throws.”
“When selecting paint colours, take into account the fittings and fixtures going into the space as well, such as flooring, benchtops, blinds or curtains. Natural green tones that emulate deep forest or tropical environments look great with white, glass, and wooden furniture.”
“Lighting is key when choosing a grey colour palette,” says Nikki. “Both natural and artificial lighting can affect how grey paint appears. Darker charcoal and grey tones are best in well-lit rooms, and look best with soft white furnishings. Light grey tones can be used in darker rooms. It’s best to paint the colour on a board and place it around the room at different times of the day to ensure you are happy with it, before painting the walls.”
“With blue tones now being so popular, I recommend selecting colours based on a look you wish to replicate,” says Nikki. “Tones of light blue and sky blue are perfect to create a coastal atmosphere, while azure and cornflower tones can help you achieve a contemporary minimalist look.”
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