Design

Decorate with Vibrant Colours

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Learn how to decorate with energetic colours and fun patterns to create dazzling, eye-catching spaces. From bright purples to dazzling pinks, lime greens to sunny yellows, this scheme demands hot colours and cool patterns. From bright purples to dazzling pinks, lime greens to sunny yellows, this scheme demands hot colours and cool patterns. Don’t be afraid to mix bold patterns. When in the same palette of vibrant hues, the patterns don’t have to match.

Use bright colours on walls and darker hues on furniture. For a visual lift, paint the ceiling a light shade. Unify the look with accessories in similar hues, but exercise restraint―bright colors don’t need much embellishment. Make strong colours stand out by introducing them in small doses. Painting accents in one or two bold hues is an old island trick.

Select two analogous colours for your home’s exterior, and a complementary hue to accent doors and shutters. You’ll bring the palette of the islands home and make sure delivery trucks never pass you by. Tame a tropical palette by pairing it with warm woods. Just as white gives colors room to breathe, natural woods absorb their vibrancy. The result is vivid but not overbearing.

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