With so many gorgeous paint shades at our fingertips these days, it can be a challenge to narrow down which colours to choose for the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and every other zone of the Queenslander home. To help ease the way, check out our top tips for foolproof colour schemes that won’t let you down…for years to come.
Choosing the perfect colours for your home can be daunting, to say the least, but these amazing colours will transform your interior forever. Why not take the headache out of the process and try our online colour consulting service, where qualified colour consultants will help you decide on the ultimate colour scheme for your property?
If you’re a confident colourist and need a spark of inspiration, read our room-by-room guide for colours that are trending this season.
The Living Space
It’s not difficult to capture the spirit of the sea living by the coast, but that doesn’t mean you need to settle for the obvious blue and white colour mix. Try a breezy, palette of cool neutrals such as ‘Nana’s Nightie’ and ‘Baby Teeth’ and sprinkle with weathered timbers, metal lanterns and vintage linen cushions – a laid-back, effortless look that works just as well in inner-city dwellings.
For colour maximalists who crave a little more drama, though, embrace wall-to-wall, colour with our ‘English Summer’ or “Stonehenge’ shades – both beautiful greys that will saturate your home with a timeless sophistication. (And if you want to go that little bit further, paint skirting boards in the same hue too for on-trend colour blocking at its best).
COLOUR TIP: Pretty pastel shades are making their way from the bedroom into the more ‘visible’ areas of the home, so consider a pile of cushions in peppermint green, rose pink and baby blue. Alternatively, try a blast of bold tangerine – a great colour partnership with grey.
Mix materials and colours for a high impact and on trend kitchen.
Long gone are the days when kitchens were treated to a top-to-toe, single colour or material. And while banks of glossy white doors or rich exotic timbers will never date, why not harness the mix-and-match trend by combining two or three different paint colours, materials and textures. You can’t beat banks of gorgeous, grey-painted doors (try Rochele’s ‘Venetian Grey’ or ‘Driftwood’ for example), offset with a fabulous indigo blue island unit – a current colour crush for all kitchens-in-the know this year.
Otherwise, paint walls in a timeless, faded neutral like ‘Dairy Fresh’ – not too yellow, not too bright white, just spot-on for the feel-good hub of the home.
COLOUR TIP: Warmer metallics such as copper, rose gold and brass are riding high on the interior’s wishlist this season, taking over from cooler, flashy metals like stainless steel and chrome. Try a beautiful copper tap or even a battered brass sink for a touch of modern rustic chic with serious design clout.
With the right colour pairing, bold colours work magic.
Lovers of vintage style can create the most tranquil sleeping den with a palette of skin-tone pink, washed-out lilac and creamy buttermilk. I love ‘Squires Wisdom’ for being the perfect lavender-grey – not too saccharine sweet but earthy, elegant and unavoidably soothing for the soul.
If you’re tired of pales and pastels, try a feature wall in a striking charcoal hue (still so versatile all over the home) such as Rochele’s ‘Hoot’ and highlight with milky whites and a hint of crystal and mirror for a low-key touch of modern-day glamour.
COLOUR TIP: You can’t go wrong with crisp, white bedding whatever combination of paint colours you choose for walls. Opt for smart, self-striped duvet covers and pillowcases or a touch of ruffle and lace if you are going full pelt with the vintage vibe
There is something oh-so timeless about a monochrome, bathroom scheme – be it sleek, chic black-and-white in all its super-modern glory, or a smart, unruffled period look taken from the Art Deco era.
Yes, a black and white palette used across basins, feature walls, floor tiles and baths will never let you down (whatever style and design you choose) and best of all, you don’t need to pore over paint charts for hours on end.
Try our ‘Lady Fiore’ colour for a fail-safe backdrop of fresh, bright white and, accent, if you dare, with a ceiling or alcove in ‘Blackout’ for a cocooning and drama-packed touch. But if all this monochrome is a little too stark for your design tastebuds, tone down the black and white with a softer take using off-white, muted charcoal and rich pebble grey for sophisticated bathing you’ll love.
COLOUR TIP: To prevent all the cool whites and greys from looking too clinical, accessorise with a pile of coloured towels, either in jewel brights, soft pastels or even a stripe or floral print. A flash of citrus yellow will add an invigorating burst and is on trend for our homes (and our wardrobes).
Go for a daring monochrome palette to bath in luxury.
Whether you are grafting away at a growing enterprise or just in need of a quiet space for children to catch up on their studies, a home office needs to be cool, calm and collected. Wrap-around white surfaces and furniture will create a fuss-free vibe (great storage is vital here) and help promote a productive 9 to 5 day.
You can always paint one wall in a soothing blue shade such as ‘Infinity’ to keep a lid on a hectic day at the office or try an accent of invigorating, spirited green (we love ‘Lime Split’) to stimulate the brain and get the most out of your day. The rat-race has never looked so good…
COLOUR TIP: Create bold, colour-coded storage that will not only keep your paperwork, files and data in perfect working order, but add a big jolt of personality at the same time. Seek out box files, trays and racks in juicy-fruit shades and let your office glow…
Keep your study both personal and organized to channel your best work habits.
Choosing the right colour for the right space can be daunting, to say the least, but the perfect paint colour will seriously transform you interior forever. Why not take the headache out of the process and try our online colour consulting service, where fully-qualified, colour consultants can pick out the ultimate colour scheme for your property?
With so many gorgeous paint shades at our fingertips these days, it can be a challenge to narrow down which colours to choose for the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and every other zone of the Queenslander home.