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Add pop of colour to your home

Agency | November 06, 2018 11:14 AM

New Delhi: Colour has the ability to transform a space and depict the style and personality of individuals living in a home. While bright bursts of color have made their way into our wardrobes courtesy catwalk cues, why not introduce them to homes as well?

Manjari Upadhye, CEO and Head of Domestic Business, Welspun India and Arshi Mukri, Design Expert, Pepperfry, tell how to add a spurt of color to every nook in your abode and up its glam-quotient:

* The Bedroom: For the elderly, one can go for pastel or powder shades that add warmth and harmony while a child's bedroom can be adorned by bright hues that reflect their hyperactive nature.

While white is timeless, what's even better, is adding a pop of color to your room. Blue tones are considered cool colors, while shades of reds and yellow provide the warmth.

One can also go for the timeless combination of blue and white that simply looks classic -- whether you go for bed sheets or wallpapers. Experimenting with gelato colors can go a long way too. Another important thing that takes the focal point in the bedroom is, of course, the bed, which makes it a crucial object of decor along with the functionality that it brings in. In fact, it is the first thing that people notice when they enter your room and making a long lasting impression is a quite easy and fun task.

Want a modern look? Add a pop of colors through quirky bright colored cushions. If you are the art lover, you have the option of selecting bed linens in prints that are inspired by traditional art forms that will take you back to your roots. Bunch of throws and shams in contemporary colors will definitely bring in cozy comfort.

* The living room: For a chic look with a vintage touch, choose muted tones like white and beige as the overall color palette. Add period-style gilded accessories such as antique gramophones which will accentuate the room's ambiance.

Balance the richness of these hues by adding a textured regal red or matte grey wall. Add sofas in complementing hues like clay red or soft pistachio green from Casacraft by Pepperfry. Complete the look with throw pillows and cushions in an assortment of cool colors.

* The kitchen: Instead of the classic white, opt for soothing pastel greens, pinks, yellows or blues when it comes to kitchen walls and cabinets to enhance the overall appeal. While most people merely ignore the ceiling, go for a low-gloss finish to conceal flaws and age, and keep in mind that darker colors tend to make a ceiling feel lower. To further enliven the kitchen one can pick from an array of colorful toasters, blenders and beverage makers.

* The outdoors: For your balcony or veranda, you can utilize colorful ceramic bowls and earthen broken cooking pots for a rustic appeal. Place tiny shrubberies like wheatgrass into these to incorporate an all-green alfresco element and rattan seating in understated nudes across space. Finish the setting with dainty accents from Pepperfry's assorted collections in shades of matte candy apple reds, amber and tiffany blues - include metal birdhouses, hanging lanterns and colorful gardening tools.

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