While we’re all for dependable neutrals, there’s something about bold colour we can’t resist. Between pops of jewel tones and deep inky blues, magnolia will no longer cut the mustard next year. If you’re feeling brave and are very much tempted to instil some drama into your interior decor, read on this week as we look at five ways to go bold or go home.

Try a classic combo

The way we combine colours has just as much impact as the actual shades themselves. If this is new territory to you, then it’s best to start small with this tried and tested approach. Our colour experts suggest balancing a strong wall colour with a white painted trim like blue, which is still on-trend. Try Greenwich Blue, or if you love a nice grey, Sussex Flint from Andrew Martin paints.

Choose a statement piece

A simple way to inject bold colour is with a piece like a rug. An emerald rug can also add personality without it being too much – the darker, the better for high-traffic areas.

Paint from floor to ceiling

When you have a small room, it can be tempting to go for an all-over neutral colour. Contrary to popular belief, it’s the opposite in fact, with small spaces benefiting the most from big, bold shades. Painting both the walls and the ceiling in a rich jewel colour will create a cocoon-like feel. We love Maritime by Mylands or their Teal of Tunbridge Wells which is a custom-made paint exclusive to The Colour House.

Use Encaustic tiles

Some rooms cry out to pack a punch – something paint alone just won’t do. Thankfully, Encaustic tiles are the solution for this to add interest and beautiful pattern. Created using different colours of clay on ceramic tiles, the result is surprisingly hardwearing yet gorgeous. This makes them perfect for the hallway or even the lounge – why not add the wow-factor with gold, black or teal Anna Hayman Hex tiles?

Concentrate on accents

Bold wall colour takes commitment, something not everyone can give. The good news is there’s more flexibility in non-permanent objects, and these are easy to change as you wish. We love golden, yellow tones for lush fabrics from velvet to buttery leather. When you bring in bold colour with clever accents like these, there’s no pressure to keep them should your tastes change.

Still not convinced about bold colour? Grounded earth tones work just as well. In fact, 2021 will see more terracotta’s and peach and stop a bad decision from spoiling the show. If you’re looking for that perfect wall shade, we’ve got you covered with our custom-made paint service. Drop us a line and let’s talk colour for that look you’ve been dying to get! Thanks for reading.