Pantone’s 2017 Colour Forecast & Colour of the Year

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Every year we wait with baited breath for Pantone to announce the colours that we will be seeing in design for the next 12 months. This year’s collection is a very interesting mix of colours with some very bold hues and two quite muted ones. Pantone 2017 Colours Interestingly, on our computer screens the colours […]

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Mood Enhancing Décor

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After R U OK? Day this month, we started thinking about the ways design can influence your mood, and how a few simple ideas can help to enhance your general mood and wellbeing. Colour Our brains are programmed to respond to colour, which is why certain colours make you feel a certain way. Light and bright colours […]

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Growing up Pink

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Happy first day of spring!!!   Pink is one of those colours that comes with a ‘stigma’. Many consider it to only be appropriate for young girls when it comes to home décor. We’re out to prove that pink can also be ‘grown up’ and sophisticated. The most ‘flattering’ colours for a main bedroom are […]

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The Blues

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Did you know that blue is considered ‘the world’s favourite colour’? That’s because it is versatile and timeless, and can suit almost every décor style, from classic Hamptons to contemporary. At present, blue is a major trend colour for the home with plenty of accessories available in hues of navy, cobalt, lapis lazuli, aqua, turquoise […]

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Seasonal Colour Inspirations

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If you want to keep the look of your home evolving throughout the year, why not take some inspiration from the ever-changing colour palette of the seasons? This can be simple to do if your home is decorated with neutrals as the base scheme, as you can easily add seasonal colour with decorative accessories. Autumn/Fall […]

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3 Secrets to Creating a Lighter & Brighter Room

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Most of us have at least one room that always is dark and therefore feels smaller than it actually is. There are some simple ways to create the illusion of light and space within a room without knocking out any walls. The first question you need to ask is, should I be embracing the darkness? […]

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Just see Jenny, it really is that simple !

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I was in the early stages of building my dream home. I came unstuck pretty quickly when my builder asked for my exterior colour selections. At my local Dulux paint store I was overwhelmed with the many colours on offer, as I was really scared of using colour and had no idea on how to […]

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2015 Colour Trend Forecast

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Every year colour trend forecasters around the world predict the colour fashions for the year ahead. Inspiration can be found in almost anything from politics and the economy to pop culture, the automotive industry, and the arts. Brands like Pantone, Dulux and PPG Industries promote their forecasts to manufacturers and the design industry who then create on trend colour schemes […]

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Has Your Home Decor Caught Spring Fever Yet?

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I just love this time of year… the air is fragrant, the days are warmer and the colours more vibrant. Spring is a sensory feast, and it’s descended upon our lives very fast this year. The time has come to pack away the layers of winter and let the sunshine into your home. 

You’ve stowed the blankets and doonas, donated […]

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Can your kitchen be too white?

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You’ve decided you’d like your new kitchen to be white because it’s more versatile and unlikely to date too quickly. A white kitchen also suits both classic and contemporary design styles. But if you consider your kitchen to be the heart of your home, you may be just a bit worried that an all-white kitchen […]

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