Falu is a deep shade of red often associated with traditional cottages and barns, and tends to makes a room feel smaller. “To counter this effect, pair it with a white ceiling that has a visually-enlarging effect,” says Dulux paint expert Jeremey Rowe. Ensure a Falu-coloured wall does not overpower the space by pairing it with unfussy, clean-lined furniture.
Chartreuse is an arresting colour that’s a cross between green and yellow. A dash of playful chartreuse is the perfect accent hue to break up the monotony of neutrals in home interiors as it juxtaposes well with white, charcoal gray and warm woody tones. It can also add a touch of zest to crammed spaces or homes that lack a view of greenery outside.
Saffron’s muted yellow and orange hues exude vibrant effervescence and exquisiteness. If your house has limited exposure to natural light, add splashes of saffron to bring warmth and lighten up your room. “Complement a saffron wall with furniture of autumnal hues such as green and auburn to create a harmonious room setting,” says Jeremy.
Teal is a harmonious mixture of blue and green. Its blueish tone lends it a sense of serenity and calmness, while the greenish shades embody strength and growth as well. With these characteristics in mind, try applying teal to study nooks and working areas to help lubricate your thought processes and encourage clear and concise thoughts.
Greige is a cross between grey and beige which makes it a highly effective neutral base colour. It’s ideal for those who think white is too stark and clinical. Pair this hybrid tone with other varieties of neutral and soft furnishings to form a comforting colour theme, and add depth by filling the space with dark wood furniture.
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Dusk is a greyish variant of blue, with a modern and sophisticated slant. It adds a luxurious yet subdued character to simple rooms, and can serve as a beautiful backdrop for warmer shades of neutrals. “Like other shades of blue, it also has a therapeutic effect on the mind and body – balancing hormone levels and lowering breathing rates,” says Jeremy.