finishing touches

Think in Colour

In the same way clothing can signal a person's identity, colour is a room's signature - it reveals a room's personality and sets the mood. Of course, that personality reflects the point of view of you, the homeowner. How do you want to express your distinct style? This season, inspire your next project with our trio of seasonal design trends: Sentimental for the traditionalist at heart, Vintage for the home decorator who likes to mix and match and Visionary for those who love a cool, contemporary look.

Sentimental

Sentimental: Grounded in tradition

You're a lover of décor classics and an overall elegant look. Finishes are important, as are pieces that evoke a sense of time and place. And, of course, you don't shy away from drama.

For the Sentimental decorator, deep greys and soft creams work well as neutrals and are brought to life by shots of sophisticated blues, teals and purples. This shade range is complemented by dark hardwood flooring, patchwork area rugs, classic light fixtures (think oversized chandeliers) and solid or patterned opaque drapery.

Sentimental Paint Palette

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Mystery Sound
70BG 19/071

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Social Butterfly
360A-1

Behr

Lilac Bisque
620C-2

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Nostalgic
70RB 11/196

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Glistening Sea
50BG 62/133

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Patch of Blue
30BB 08/263

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Tucson Teal
500B-7

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Emerald Coast
490B-6

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Vintage

Vintage: Inspired by nature

Your inspiration comes from the natural world - you love earthy colours, rustic wood furniture and textured finishes. Mixing vintage and antique pieces with modern touches is the key to your design personality.

For the Vintage decorator, earthy browns, golds and taupes mix with blues and greys for a subdued (but not boring!) palette. The nature-inspired tones mix well with warm wood floors, natural fibre area rugs, bronze-finish hardware, industrial-inspired pendant lighting and linen drapes or natural blinds.

Vintage Paint Palette

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Twilight Gray
750E-2

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Icon Grey
00NN 31/000

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Forest Black
30YY 10/038

Behr

Eminence
550E-2

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Image Blue
50BB 18/276

Behr

Farmhouse Red
170D-7

Behr

South Kingston
700D-7

CIL

Baroque Jewel
90YR 19/487

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Visionary

Visionary: Urban minded and distinctive

You're not afraid of taking risks - both in life and when it comes to your interiors. You like a combination of crisp white and cool grey with bold strokes of colour, as well as statement finishes and minimalist furnishings.

For the Visionary decorator, bright colours are thrilling, not frightening. Pure tones of pink, blue, green, red and purple make for a cool palette that complements glossy tile and cabinets, stainless faucets, sleek LED light fixtures and industrial details.

 

 

Visionary Paint Palette

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Castle Path
730C-3

CIL

Fleur de lis
79RB 76/076

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Elevator
10RB 35/167

Behr

Velvet Morning
520E-3

Behr

Leapfrog
380D-6

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Napa Valley
90YY 35/304

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Fire's Glow
25YY 50/592

Behr

Fiery Red
180B-6

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Before you start selecting paint colours for your next decorating project, take a moment to consider your own leanings. Which one of these three ranges best reflects your tastes? Once you've picked your palette, the rest is easy.