Colour Through Texture
by Tina Stephen
Flip through a magazine or scroll through Pinterest, and more often than not there will be scandi-style neutral homes, or the opposing shock of colour with bright primary colours. Often finding a happy medium can be a challenge, and ultimately achieving a home with a balance of neutral and colour can be tricky when considering so many elements.
Moodboard accessories: Floor cushion from Pony Rider, Leather Cushion Kanuka Co, Throw from Wallace Cotton, Art from Samantha Totty
Choosing a soft paint palette in both light and dark hues – charcoal, beige, olive and bone white offers a canvas for layers of seasonal texture and colour. Be inspired by nature, especially during the change of seasons. Rich forest green, dusky pink and blue, and deep mustard for the coming winter months, as well as warm greys and rich dark navy.
Add to this key furniture pieces in classic tones and fabrics which stand the test of time, natural linen and cotton blends* in charcoal and beige, as well as leather in natural tones and soft pastels. Featuring La-Z-Boy’s Chicago Modular Suite.
Moodboard accessories: Floor Lamp from Mr Bigglesworthy, Throw and cushion from Wallace Cotton, World Flag Cushion from The Axe
For textural layers such as cushions, rugs and throws, there is a place for most colours, and these are being incorporated in rich textures such as velvet, wool fibre and linen to suit seasonal changes.
Top tips for adding colour to your interiors:
- Choose 2-3 neutral colours for your main paint palette, and 1-2 stronger colours for colour blocking and interest.
- When choosing key furniture pieces, consider the texture of the fabric as the main visual factor, neutral colours and fabrics will stand the test of time. Featuring La-Z-Boy’s Mateo from the Nordic Collection.
- Occasional furniture pieces such as ottomans and occasional chairs are a safer bet for stronger pops of colour.
- Add the final layer of with accessories and focus on colour and texture in equal measures.