1. Play around with contrasting colours

“This is a great opportunity to show off your favourite colours. You could choose a palette of pure primary colours, such as navy blue, scarlet red and emerald green, or perhaps a pastel palette of soft blues and pinks is more your style. Use these to create a dramatic striped effect – don’t be afraid to play around with different sized stripes to create a playful effect.”

-- Lotta Linde, Global Colour Designer

2. Enhance your space

“Working with a long room, such as a hallway or kitchen? Paint the furthest end wall in a warm, bright colour and it will appear to come towards you. Keep the ceiling and surrounding walls light and neutral to create the most amount of impact.”

-- Louise Smith, Senior Global Colour Designer

3. Update your existing interior

“You don't need to paint the whole room to make an impact. Instead, try adding a combination of traditional and quirky statement prints, ornament displays and photographs to what you already have. Punchy patterns look especially fabulous against crisp white walls. Try using them in a kitchen with vintage-style furniture and colourful accessories to create an upbeat, eclectic feel.”

-- Willeke Jongejan, Senior Global Colour Designer

4. Throw in a surprising accent hue

“Colour in unexpected places – on table legs, dining chairs and inside bookcases – works wonders at creating an element of surprise. Be bold and choose a colour that makes you smile!”

-- Marieke Wielinga, Global Colour Designer

5. Get your creative juices flowing

“A quirky wall effect, such as hand-painted dots in different colours, will make it feel like a party every time you enter the room. These kind of effects look particularly good when placed above furniture, such as sofas or beds, as they help to draw the eye to the key element of the room.”

-- Marieke van der Bruggen, Global Colour Designer

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