Why settle for bland and boring when you can live in full colour. Be inspired by these colourful home interiors.
Decorating a home in white is practical and timeless, but all-white living spaces can be monotonous. Here's how to warm up white with wood and metallic accents.
Gold, a warm and luxurious colour, is a winning choice for an interior update. Gold symbolizes extravagance, good health, and wealth. Add some gold to your life if you are seeking success, relaxation, enjoyment of life, or an increase in personal power.
Provocative and thoughtful, Ultra Violet is Pantone's colour of the year for 2018.
When choosing paint colour for a room - or for your entire home - you want to get it right. But sometimes it can end up matchy-matchy, or bland more than monochrome. We asked paint experts, Prominent Paints, to give us a few tips.
Choosing the right colour scheme can be both exciting and scary. A well-designed interior incorporates a variety of colours, in the right proportions, for a good balance.
Decorate your living spaces with sage green. It's a colour that is ideal for both warm and cool rooms and works beautifully with other hues.
There are those that love to decorate their home with neutrals and there are those that prefer to use bold colours. But white remains the popular choice for decorating a home.
One of the most popular hues trending at the moment is copper - elegant, chic and bright. Rust-Oleum have a range of metallic spray paints that make it easy and affordable to add copper elements to a home.
There was a time when it was recommended you paint a house white from top to bottom when putting up for sale. Nowadays there are a variety of soft, muted hues that give a home a fresh and inviting feel.
Decorating with black is back, and what better way to add refined sophistication to living spaces.
The cooler weather is on its way and we will soon be spending more time indoors. In this feature we look at how you can use colour to make a home feel warm and cosy.
We love shades of grey, but decided to put a feminine spin on it by adding splashes of pink to a predominantly grey colour palette.
Grey is an elegant neutral and really easy to work with in a decorating space. As a colour choice, grey has many virtues – one of which is its ability to hide flaws – smudges and fingerprints.
Every year we feature Pantone's Colour of the Year, for 2017 Pantone selected Greenery as its Colour of the Year.
Coral and teal or soft aqua bring pastel colour to any home without the saccharine sweetness of many other pastel hue combinations.
If you still haven't built up enough energy to paint walls with a chevron pattern - hurray! Chevron is out and zigzags are a fun way to use paint to add fun detail to walls, especially in a child's bedroom.
Last year's 'blue blocking' trend continues to be popular and is perfect for decorating in coastal style or simply for giving a home a fresh, new look.
If you are looking for a way to add a touch of soft summer colour to your home, think about combining pink and blue.
Paint is a simple and effective way to revive your home and give it a new look. Whether you choose neutral or colour, a fresh coat of paint instantly refreshes and updates a home.
If you are thinking about redecorating your home and looking at colour choices, we offer a collection of beautiful colours that enhance this year's trend for metallic accessories.
Children love colour, whether it's bold, primary colours, or more muted pastel shades. We put together some ideas for decorating a children's bedroom using both bold and pastel colours.
Every year Pantone chooses a colour of the year, but this year it presents two colours for 2016 - Rose Quartz and Serenity.
South Africans tend to be very cautious about introducing colour into the home. By nature we tend to gravitate towards more traditional styles, but perhaps it's time to step outside your comfort zone and dare to be different.
I came across Urban Grace Interiors while researching for decorating with muted or monochromatic hues, since not everyone wants a home splashed with bold colours.
If you decorate using colour psychology as your guide book you will know that blue is a colour that cools and soothes. We put together a collection of blue room; from bathrooms to living rooms, blue is perfect for our hot summers.
Not many would be bold enough to paint a wall in flat black, but black has a way of introducing a level of drama and impact that no other colour can do.
During the autumn and winter months many homeowners find themselves looking for ways to warm up a home that won't increase the electricity bill and is easy to achieve.
The Rust-Oleum range of fluorescent spray paints are easy and fun and can add instant colour to decor accessories, walls and trim, and even furniture.
With the movie 50 Shades of Grey due to hit the circuit this weekend to tie in with Valentine's Day it seemed appropriate to look at how shades of grey don't have to be bland but can inject just as much personality as other neutral shades.
Pantone Colour of the Year, Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing warmth.
While I still love the look of neutral and monochromatic colour schemes, to me a room without colour is a room without personality!
After living with a floor plan that just didn't work for this family, the walls between the tiny kitchen, dining room and sunroom were knocked down to create a large open plan space that is filled with colour and light.
Everyone eagerly awaits the launch of the annual Plascon colour palette and this year was no exception. Crowds flocked to Decorex for the unveiling of the new Plascon 2015 colour palette and weren't disappointed by the beautiful displays for the new colour trends.
With spring just one month away, I decided to revisit fresh white interior design for those who prefer a monochromatic or neutral colour scheme for decorating a home.
The Ikea catalogue for 2014 might offer products that sadly aren't available to us here in South Africa, but that's no reason not to take ideas and inspiration. The new Ikea catalogue is filled with colour, with colour-splashed furniture being the dominating feature.
Whether you choose shades of pale blue, robin's egg blue, blue with a hint of green, or darker shades of blue, there's no denying that blue refreshes any room setting. Decorate with blue in any room in a home for an interior space that is cool and calm.
Decorating with light shades of grey allows you to decorate in so many styles and with so many colour combinations, that grey should be the new white.
Stroll through any fabric or paint store and you will discover a kaleidoscope of textures, styles and colours. Not for the faint-hearted, bold colour can be beautiful and exciting. But would you dare...?
Bring your life - and your home - out of the doldrums with a splash of colour. Whether you use paint or accessories, colour invigorates and refreshes a home and instantly gives you a boost.
Last year, Emerald was Pantone's colour of the year. For 2014 Pantone have selected Radiant Orchid. Express your creativity and originality with Radiant Orchid - a colour that inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health.
You can transform dated or secondhand furniture into a colourful and practical piece for your home. Use bold, bright colours for a children's bedroom, add an ombre touch to a chest of drawers , or doll up a dark piece for a more modern touch.
Keep your interiors cool during the hot summer months by selecting a colour palette that is fresh and inviting. We take a look at rooms designed by Muse Interiors, for a glimpse into how subtle colours work beautifully to create timeless interiors that stay fresh during summer.
If you are looking for a way to add a touch of soft summer colour to your home, think about combining pink and blue.
My favourite colour combination from Plascon's 2014 colour palette is Second Nature. This palette offers a selection of bright greens and blues that bring the vibrant colours of nature into the home. Be daring and paint a wall in your favourite colour!
Add a splash of vibrant colour to your home with Plascon's Urban Tribe colour palette. This mix of contemporary brights, combined with pure gold and black accents, will add excitement to any home.
Providing homeowners with a snapshot of what is happening in the worlds of design and interior decoration, the Plascon Colour Palette interprets the most relevant and contemporary colours into easy-to-use, inspiring palettes.
Decorating my own home in a rather eclectic style has made me realise that it isn't always necessary to follow the trends when it comes to colour. If you have your own favourite colours - there's no reason why you can't use these colours in the home.
I have found the most wonderful site - a creative mint - that displays the most beautiful visually colour images. Below are just a few examples of the visual creations you will find on this site, and it's well worth a visit just to see more...
Design Seeds make it so simple to choose paint colours for a home or room decorating project. Print out and take the colours along to your local Plascon supplier and let them mix up your unique colour scheme.
We've put together a selection of modern colour palettes to make choosing the right colour for your home easier.
Are you craving a colourful new look but are stumped about where to start? We asked a handful of designers to share the colour palettes they're using now to give rooms a refresh.
Choosing a colour palette when decorating a home can be a difficult task, but set yourself up for success by knowing the basics of the colour wheel and how different colour schemes come together to create a harmonious and stunning room interiors.
A dynamic reddish pink, Honeysuckle is encouraging and uplifting. It elevates our psyche beyond escape, instilling the confidence, courage and spirit to meet the exhaustive challenges that have become part of everyday life.
With a few tricks of the trade you can use colour to your advantage when decorating spaces that are too small, too high, too cold, etc.
If there are two colours that are meant for each other, it has to be turquoise and yellow - or teal and lemon. These two colours complement each other perfectly to create a fresh and invigorating combination that is calm and serene at the same time.
Every year I trudge off to Decorex for the unveiling of the latest colour palette, and every year I am awed by the colour combinations. This year was no different, but I am nicely surprised to find out my new decorating scheme ties in perfectly with the 'Dare' palette.
Picking your favourite colour from a paint swatch is easy, but making it work in a real interior is far more difficult as colours do not work in isolation.
With its sunny appeal and versatile nature, yellow is one of the most popular colours for decorating. It warms up a cool room and brightens a dark space, but you need to keep in mind a few guidelines when using yellow, so that it does not overpower.
White is by far the most popular colour for interior decorating. Why? Is it because it is the colour of joy, hope, innocence and cleanliness. Or that it represents purity, optimism and enlightenment. Regardless of what’s in fashion, no colour is more universally favoured.
Need a pleasing colour palette for your home decor? Just look around you! From works of art to stylish scarves, gorgeous colour combinations are everywhere. Choose a colourful piece by an artist or designer, and the work is done for you.
Orange is the most controversial of colours. Many consider it to be the gauche legacy of the freewheeling '70s. But what an unfair reputation that decade has!
Combining the serene qualities of blue and the invigorating aspects of green, Turquoise evokes thoughts of soothing, tropical waters and a languorous, effective escape from the everyday troubles of the world, while at the same time restoring our sense of wellbeing.
The paint colours you choose for your walls sets the tone for the decor in a home. If you haven't recently decorated, give your home a new look. Pretty purple accessories can add a punch of liveliness to any room.
Colour palettes may change each season, but classic colours remain true favourites. These are colours that can be used in a home that will not age over time.
Certain colours innately evoke different memories, thoughts or moods. If your home is laced with walls that are too white or overbearingly dark, details in your décor can change everything.
Southern Living transformed one room using paint colour and accessories to give three completely different looks, showing just how much difference colour can make to any room in a home...
When decorating a home for sale - or staging a home - one of the most important rules of thumb is to view your home from a buyer's point of view. Apart from furnishing, the wall colours you choose have a big impact on how a room feels.
The paint colours used in room settings always seem so perfect. Interior designers and decorators make use of the 60-30-10 principle...
Need a pleasing colour palette for your home decor? Just look around you! From works of art to stylish scarves, gorgeous colour combinations are everywhere.
Choosing paint colours can be a confusing experience, leaving you racked with indecision as you peruse paint swatches and try to figure out which colours will look perfect on your living room wall.