Last week I went along to a little press event run by B&Q and was really impressed by the way they are trying to inspire their customers to create with colour. They had built 6 different sections, focusing each on a different space within the home, showing how you can create something really beautiful from basic materials, new colours and inspiring accessories. I came away with lots of ideas, and a new found love of Plywood.
So, I thought I’d put together some of my top ways to introduce colour into your home, with images and inspiration from the lovely people at B&Q.
1. Be Creative in the Bathroom
I love the idea using frog tape to create shapes like these hexagons on a bathroom wall. Too often bathrooms can be lifeless, soulless rooms that look clinical and feel utilitarian. Adding colours like these from the new B&Q bathroom Colours paint is a perfect way to inject some personality and help the space feel more fun.
2. Colourful Kitchens
There’s much more of a trend now to use paint colour instead of tiles in a kitchen, and again if you use the correct paint, it can be washed and scrubbed to help keep the room clean. This is where I saw the plywood, used here to build this kitchen countertop and stained to seal and give shine. Also the addition of gold paint on utensils and door knobs give the look a little lift and lustre too.
3. Bright Kids’ Rooms
A kids room can never be too bright right? Add paint on pieces you’ve made, likes these storage racks and giant knobs to create a fun room, that’s still packed full of useful, practical ideas.
4. Bold Office Space
Another great use of a basic, inexpensive material, here OSB has been used to create a great office and desk space, and painted using Lars Contzen paint; a new range available exclusively at B&Q. I love the organic, earthy colour palette available in this collection, a great match for the use of materials.
5. Blacktastic Outdoors
Is Black the new Grey? Well maybe not quite, but it’s certainly giving it a run for its money. Chalky blacks are making their way into interiors in a big way and can look smart and sassy when paired with the right accessories. It also looks pretty fabulous outdoors too, and is the perfect backdrop for greenery and garden plants. This idea above is so easy to achieve in any garden, big or small, and being modular can be adapted to any requirements. Add a few home made macrame plant hangers and your garden styling is done.
Have you any plans to use colour in your home or garden in the coming months? I’d love to hear how you’re planning to do it.