Decorating: The Best Ways to Work In Super Brights
Zingy, eye-catching and unashamedly fresh, super bright shades pep up any scheme and add a spritz of modernity, too
A kid’s bedroom is the perfect home for some neon colour. Here, a You Only Live Once neon sign and fluorescent yellow shelves bring pops of accent brightness without being overbearing.
If the idea of painting a whole room in a bright tone is too daunting, limit it to the skirting boards. This clever, colourful trick creates a border of interest around the room and shows serious design intent, while never letting the colour march all over the space.
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For a bold and uncompromising look, stick to a simple recipe of super bright accent colour against an all-white backdrop. This lemon yellow artwork sits in a white scheme, adding vibrancy to it and creating a confidently modern feel.
Impose some order on your bright ideas by choosing a tightly edited palette, with one dominant super loud shade and a couple of muted colours that will help it cool down and look stylish. Here, grey and white balance strong candy pink.
Cleverly combining hot colours means mixing, not matching. Orange, yellow and green are all in the same section of the colour wheel, and therefore work well in a shared setting. In this kitchen, plenty of sensible grey flooring helps to anchor these accent brights.
It can be scary to commit to a hot colour, especially over large expanses. So choose neutrals for the walls and restrict the bright shade to the ceiling, with a sprinkling of accessories and details in the same lively tone below. Hot pink headboards and a leather pouf tie in with this zingy ceiling, while the rest of the scheme is more muted.
Using strong, bright shades throughout a home can look overpowering, but many of us enjoy a splash of bold colour and would like to treat our walls to some super bright paint. But where to use it? Try painting the wall in a hallway or corridor. It’s a space that benefits from some impact — these parts of a house are often overlooked — but you never linger here, so will not have to live with the shade for hours at a time.
Could this decorating idea be any more simple? Give the walls of a cloakroom a lick of zesty fresh paint to transform a perfectly functional space into something exciting and fun.
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Neon paint not your thing? No problem! You can add splashes of fresh, zingy colour on wall art. This also means you can make changes to your colour scheme without having to repaint.
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