Neutrals don’t have to be boring and using them effectively is one of the easiest ways to create a harmonious design throughout your home. In fact, neutrals themselves create stunning contrasts, as bright colours make an impact on neutral backdrops. Many neutrals have the capability of appearing both warm and cool, depending on what they’re paired with, which also makes them a breeze to work with!
Consider a grey, like Natural Slate. Combined with a relaxing deep blue, like Lost Lake, it creates the feeling of a tranquil sanctuary. However, blend it with pops of Honey Mustard and the outcome is instant warmth and energy. Cool neutral colours look great with splashes of warm colour, and vice versa, to create contrast. However, if you’re blending a range of neutrals, it often works best to stick to either cool or warm tones.
Still confused? You’ll be happy to know there’s a tool to help you decide how to choose your colour scheme. Dulux’s free Visualizer App brings your home colour combinations to life, using augmented reality. Simply take a picture or video of your room, choose from all your favourite shades and tap them to instantly see what they’ll look like on your walls.
This way, it’s easy to test all those wild, wacky and wonderful ideas before you take the plunge. Chances are, if your choices make you happy, you’re well on your way to achieving good colour combinations.