5 Easy Ways to Add Colour to Your Home

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.

5 Easy ways to add colour to your home

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

bathroom hexagonsI 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

plywood kitchen

Grey and gold kitchenThere’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

Kids playroom wallA 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

OSB office space

Office desk lamp OSB shelfAnother 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

Black garden trellis and macrame plant hangers

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.


Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an interiors writer and blogger and has an insatiable love of home style and decor

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  1. Ellie Holmes
    March 15, 2016 / 6:00 am

    Thanks for sharing this with us. People are so afraid of using colour, particularly bold colours but done right it can be fab. Hopefully this will inspire a few people to be brave and take a chance.

  2. Claudia Carbis
    March 17, 2016 / 6:04 am

    I love everything about this post. I kept saying I love that to something in every single picture from the gorgeous blue, through the the colourful chairs (and that wonderful clock!), to that gorgeous door! I have a pretty safe, neutral base too and add splashes of colour.

  3. Jodie
    March 17, 2016 / 6:23 am

    Hi Jen,

    It’s first time to visit on your officila blog Jen & I really enjoyed “5 EASY WAYS TO ADD COLOUR TO YOUR HOME”! Jen, I really appreciate the sound you present in your post.

    Colour is basic and most important part of home ! Colour increase personality of home & obviously different colors does better.

    Well amazing post with such a deep knowledge.

  4. Heather
    March 17, 2016 / 3:25 pm

    Hi Jen! I just found your site via Pinterest. Oh my goodness, your site looks AMAZING! Love your aesthetic. Peace and love from the state of Texas all the way to you:)

    • Jen Stanbrook
      March 18, 2016 / 5:53 pm

      That’s so kind Heather, lovely to have you here and thank you for the comment xx

  5. Andrew
    March 21, 2016 / 12:12 pm

    Hello ,

    It looks so amazing. After all who doesn’t want their homelook beautiful 😛

    Thanks for sharing !

  6. Carole
    March 22, 2016 / 2:23 pm

    Wow, that’s a LOT of colour! There are some great ideas here and I like what they’ve done with the kitchen, it’s different. As for black in the garden: big yes from me – then again, I would say that… 😉

    • Jen Stanbrook
      March 22, 2016 / 4:03 pm

      Yes I guess it is a lot in one go! 😉

  7. Katy
    March 22, 2016 / 5:19 pm

    Such great ideas, aren’t they? I loved the garden set and I think the kitchen is genius. Just goes to show what you can achieve with a bit of creativity x

  8. Rachel
    March 22, 2016 / 9:52 pm

    I love all the colours, particularly in the kids’ room. Those storage racks are amazing. I’m in the midst of updating both boys’ bedrooms at the moment and hunting down cool accessories for the walls. Orange is one of my eldest’s favourite colours (mine, too) so I’ll take a look!

  9. modular kitchen Chennai
    August 12, 2016 / 12:35 pm

    it’s amazing chance less. super colour, Well amazing post.

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