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From chalky blues to fiery reds: 10 ways to make your home more colourful

If you're looking for a way to update your home over the next few months, you might want to consider adding some colour.

This year, interior trends are starting to move away from the minimalist and monochrome Scandinavian-inspired influences of recent seasons. While we still love white walls for their simplicity and practicality, bold colour palettes are back in our inspiration books for their ability to create cosy rooms that look finished, put-together, and - in a sea of white walls - stand out from the crowd.

According to Marianne Shillingford, Creative Director at Dulux, paint shades to go for this season include understated chalky grown up pastel blues, pinks, greens and greys, as well as fiery reds, bright blues and lime greens.

The ways that we're using paint are also changing. As Marianne says, "multiple colours can be used to create grid-patterns overlapped by circular shapes in a reflection of the contemporary yearning to break the mould, and be more playful with interior decoration. This trend represents a much more fun filled, light-hearted way to brighten the home."

Of course, wallpaper is another great way to combine colour and pattern, but if you're not quite ready to commit to colourful walls, you could experiment with bold homewares instead.

For the best colours of the season and how to use them in your home, browse the gallery below.



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