colour blocking tips

Making a statement with colour blocking

If you’re looking for a way to add impact to one or more rooms around your house, one option is to use colour blocking. What is colour blocking? It’s a way of using two or more different colours in strong graphic shapes in the one area of your home. Colour blocking has been used in a wide range of house styles on walls, floors, ceilings as well as items of furniture, and can add a bold element to your décor when used correctly.

Colour blocking can be incorporated in a number of different ways, from horizontal wall strips that can extend right around the room, (like the example pictured), to feature ceilings or dramatic shapes such as square blocks or circles on a single feature wall.

If this is a concept that you’d like to explore further, here’s some ideas on some of the uses that you might want to consider:

  • Colour choices are crucial. Look at contrasting colours that you probably never thought of putting together. Pink and green, soft creams and melon shades, chocolate and soft baby shades…all things are possible when you have enough colour swabs!
  • Look at what’s around you. Colour inspiration can come from the floors, your furniture, even the artwork on your walls.
  • Don’t be timid. Remember, if you want to create a feature, it has to stand out. So don’t be afraid to be bold in your colour choices when selecting sample pots at the paint store.
  • Bedrooms can make a real impact. Children’s bedrooms can be a great spot for unexpected shapes on the walls and ceilings, whilst your own boudoir can take on a whole new vibe with an adventurous feature wall.

Of course, if you are considering adding impact to your decor in preparation for selling your home, first it is important to understand what your key target buyers will be looking for. That’s one of the reasons you should be giving the team at Ian Reid Vendor Advocates a call on 9430 0000 before you start painting. You’ll find lots of helpful tips on selling your property in our free booklet, “Fatal Real Estate Traps Exposed”, so be sure to download a copy while you’re here.