Spring has sprung, and there is never a better time for a spot of redecorating and giving rooms a fresh update. If you are planning a transformation, make sure your new décor will fit in with the season. Brighten up your home by shunning those dark wintery shades and inject colour and life into your living space.
So where do you start when creating a spring-inspired interior design? The decorating experts at Steve Lively have their eyes on the current trends so read on for an informative guide to the season’s hottest shades.
Pantone is the name to trust when it comes to colour trends, and for spring 2016 the canvas is full of calming, tranquil tones. Some people say blue can make a room feel cold, but get the shade right and it can be soothing and transcendent. Serenity blue is a gorgeous shade for a feature wall, furnishings and interior accessories.
This stunning colour works well in literally any room – the lounge, the kitchen, the bathroom, the bedroom. It is neutral enough to entirely cover the walls and works in harmony with other pastels, white or black.
Pantone has named this shade rose quartz for spring 2016 but some refer to it as blush. Blush is extremely popular this year across the board; not only does it make for a gentle interior colour but it is also extremely popular in wedding colour schemes. As we’re coming into wedding season that’s a perfect excuse to use blush around the home for an uplifting spring accent.
If lighter colours are a bit too daring for your property, the easiest way to freshen up a room is with simple white paint. Ceilings, walls, doors and window frames can all be touched up. Furniture can also be transformed and modernised by painting it white –your dining room will look ready for spring and summer if it is white rather than a dark wood finish.
Using the spring palette can be relatively easy, unless you have a large house and a bigger job on your hands. Speak to our painting and decorating specialists who can repaint everything from walls to floors to a high standard in a short space of time. Don’t wait until autumn to get your renovations finished or it will be time to follow the winter trends!