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Buyer's guide: the power of colour in your home

Why it's time to embrace colour in your home.

Many of us are afraid of using colour and really struggle when it comes to choosing the right shade. However, colour is so important. It affects our moods – energising or calming us – and has the ability to transform a room with immediate effect. Read on to discover how to embrace colour in your home. And remember, colours are very personal, so follow your heart and have fun.

Energise your bedroom with colour

There are a few things to think about before you choose your focus colour. How do you want the room to make you feel? How will it vary to other rooms in your home?

 

The bedroom is an important room to get right when it comes to interior design, it’s where we start and finish the day so it should reflect our personal styles. While some people look for calming bedroom colours, an alternative to this would be to look for energising bedroom colours. Waking up in this bedroom setting featuring Miji from Belleville would make waking up much easier! Pinterest is a great way to curate bedroom colour ideas. All our collections are on Pinterest so it’s easy for you to set up a board and get creative.



Using colour psychology in your home

Colour can be a powerful tool to help improve our moods. As we all strive to improve our wellbeing in various ways, the psychology of colour is an interesting area to look at when putting together colours for your home. Interiors blogger Peacock Finds has paired our L.A. Sunset Wallpaper in colourway Onyx, a chic monochrome design that nods to the artist David Hockney, with a fabulous shade of yellow. Yellow is a colour associated with happiness and optimism, who wouldn’t want that in their home?



How to find the perfect colour combination

We know that it can be tricky finding complementing colour palettes for your home, even more so if you’re trying out less traditional colour pairings. Lilac and mint green, red and pink, orange and light blue, there are so many unexpected colour combinations that look fabulous when you find the right shades. Make a start by requesting your free fabric samples from any of our collections. If you require more samples, one of our specially selected stockists will be able to request additional samples for you. Requesting samples is a great way to discover collections with a lot of colourways like Juno, one of our stain resistant plain collections, and to create the perfect colour palette for your home.



Careful Colouring

Colour is so important for Linwood. Each collection we release has been carefully coloured by our in-house design team, it’s a fascinating process how our designers fractionally change colours to get the perfect end result. Our Omega Prints collection is coloured to ensure it matches shades of Omega, as shown here with Genie and Carnelian. This makes pairing patterns and prints much easier for you. Our velvet colour palette is so comprehensive we even have neon velvets – check out Neon and Carmine from Omega to see for yourself.



Are you a colour lover?

If you’re an Instagram user and you love interior design, there’s a good chance you’ll be following colour lover Sophie Robinson. Her vibrant style and #banthebeige always stand out on Instagram. She recently chose Les Fauves from Omega Prints for her office chair, shown here in the London Eye in a recent project about working as a freelance. We love how she’s styled it with extra bright florals, metallic accents and pops of our L.A. Sunset wallpaper.

 


Maximalist Style

Colourful wallpaper can give life to spaces large and small. Would you be brave enough to combine pattern on your furniture and wallpaper? If so, you must be a fan of the maximalist interiors movement. Moving away from the minimalist ‘less is more style’ and embracing the maximalist ‘more is more’ is a bold move and looks fabulous when thought out and executed the right way. It’s all about being brave with colour, clashing your prints and, most importantly, doing so with confidence. Looking for a place to start your maximalist journey? Have a browse of our Tango collection which has an array of tropical prints, weaves and wallpapers with lots of exciting colour and design combinations.