Bring a blast of colour to your inside space
Now that summer’s drawing to a close and the days are getting shorter, time is ticking until we’ll be spending more time than ever indoors again. So now’s the time to take action and bring a blast of colour to your inside space.
As Sunday Times Style explains in an article called Period Drama, by Claire Bingham: Quit Kondo-ing your house and whitewashing the walls. Clutter and colour are in!
And if you’re thinking of bringing a blast of colour into your space, don’t forget to consider the impact that colour will have on your mood and wellbeing. Says Grazia magazine: Pantone’s Classic Blue is remarkably on point for the times we’re living in. Instilling calm, confidence and connection, this enduring blue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era. Green shades are also a great shout. Greenery was Pantone’s pick for 2017 – it’s power to refresh and revitalise feels right in 2020 – while Emerald is a colour of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of wellbeing, balance and harmony, so is as fitting now as it was in 2013. Turn to the spicier end of the spectrum, meanwhile, if you need energy. Punchy reds, oranges, pinks and yellows signal warmth and confidence. If you’re wondering how to send the right message on your video call, turn your hues to hot.
Futon Company says: When you live in a small space there’s limited scope to make big sweeping changes. Often, once you’ve invested in key furniture pieces that’s that – a small space doesn’t lend itself to constant reinvention in the same way that a bigger space does. But if your space is more pocket pad than palatial, don’t despair – there are plenty of ways to shake things up, and bringing a blast of colour to your inside space is a step in the right direction:
• Update your sleep space with a colourful cushion or throw
• Add a touch of drama to your wall space with a quirky wall hanging. Alternatively, if you’re on the hunt for more storage consider investing in new hooks or shelving
• Consider small but colourful trays for mealtimes or cocktail hour
• A new lamp with a colourful shade is an easy addition to update any space