A change of colour is one of the easiest ways to give a tired interior a bright new look. The latest trend for creative colour blocking sees colour being used in imaginative new ways with dynamic combinations taking colour scheming to a whole new level.
Create a break-out zone
Painting a large block of colour in a key area is a clever technique for breaking up a large open-plan space and creating a smaller, cosier zone within. Start with a neutral background colour and then add a feature panel in a bold contrast tone. Maximise the effect by extending wall colour to the ceiling and out over a dining table or a bed to create a focal point feature. A statement pendant light such as the GoodHome Pegmati pendant light accentuates the colour blocked area.
Use paint creatively
B&Q is working with a team of Changemakers to transform one of the spaces in their home, using B&Q’s incredible range of interior products. B&Q is inspiring the nation to pick up their brushes and create the change they’ve always dreamed of in their homes.
Talented @Miafelce got creative with colour in her Victorian terraced home, using B&Q paints to re-work the conservatory and create a cheerful WFH desk space and colourful reading nook.
‘Working as a Changemaker for B&Q, I created two new areas in our conservatory. I did this by zoning with colour, which was really easy to do. I’ve gone for Nautical Charm (Valspar V700) for a calm, relaxed look. The desk space has been painted in Rhubarb and Custard (Valspar V700) a warm pink that adds a cosy touch, and I chose Midsummer Night (Valspar V700) for the reading nook. It’s improved how we use the space tremendously and I’m so happy with how it looks!’
While colour is a brilliant way of brightening up a space, working in a few accent pieces here and there can make the perfect finishing touch. Mia chose the striking Frula chair in shapely rattan (£110, B&Q) to make a statement, teamed with the Mali matt oak desk (£110, B&Q).
Get the perfect match
Colour blocking is all about enlivening surfaces with contrasting tones, whether bold colours, subtle neutrals or calm soothing shades. You can colour block pretty much any surface you please, from walls and ceilings to furniture and floors. Go for a tropical mood with Valspar’s Fresh Artichoke paired with Flamboyant Flamingo, or cocoon yourself with a combo of Warm Nutmeg and Terra Cotta Blush.
Find the right colour combination with B&Q’s wall and ceiling paint range, with thousands of different colours to choose from, you’re guaranteed a perfect match. Or why not use the Valspar paint mixing service at B&Q to create the colour that’s right for you.