Neutral tones will always have a place in design, but there’s nothing quite like a splash of colour to add a touch of interest and playfulness to a home.
If you’re looking to inject a little colour into the interior or exterior of your home, your mind may jump to the tried and true feature wall. While feature walls are a great way to add colour without overwhelming a space, they’re not the only way.
In this article, we’ll show you how to add colour to your home without a feature wall. Let’s get started.
Why add colour to your home?
There is nothing wrong with a completely neutral colour scheme – whites, greys, and stone shades are the most popular among our clients. If you know that’s what you want, then stick to natural hues.
That being said, painting your property is an opportunity to showcase your personality, to give your home a unique twist that sets it apart from your neighbours. In your interior, certain colours can influence moods, too: blues are calming, yellows and oranges are inviting, and rich purples and teal jewel tones add a sense of elegance.
If you’ve decided a touch of colour is right for your home, here’s how you can use that colour to enhance your space without opting for a feature wall.
Highlighting architectural features
A great way to make your home pop is to use a contrasting accent colour on your home’s best architectural features. Here’s a great example of this technique on a property we painted in West End.
Here’s the finished property.
As you can see, the client chose a very neutral grey colour palette, which works perfectly with the style of the home. The white accents add lightness and brightness. And now, the pop of colour:
This stunning gate acts as the entrance way to the home. The burnt orange shade pairs beautifully with the timeless grey, while still adding a touch of personality to the home.
The colour also draws the eye to the intricate details and unique shape of the gate, showcasing the architectural style of the house. Here's a related article on Choosing colour schemes for Queenslander houses.
Using colour inside your home
You can create a similar effect inside your home. Here are just a few ideas of architectural features you may like to highlight with colour:
- Staircase bannister
- Window seat
- Built-in bookcase
- Window frame
- Crown moulding
- Kitchen backsplash
You are only limited by your imagination – so get creative and use colour to make your property shine.
Give your property a refresh
Want to transform the look and feel of your property? It’s time to call in the professionals. Here at Kraudelt Painting, we are passionate about delivering expertly finished paintwork fast and without fuss. Plus, all of our clients have access to a complimentary colour consultancy service. Call on 07 3829 5735 or fill out the form on this page, and we’ll be in touch soon.