Blue Lobster R146A

Colour trends: clashing colours

This year we’re tearing up the rule book when it comes to interior decorating; colour clashing is in, so forget what you know, embrace the trend and follow our tips for introducing clashing colours to your home.

Express your personality

Obviously, there are lots of colours that clash, so knowing where to begin can be tricky. First things first, pick a colour that you love – this can act as the dominant colour in your home. From there, simply look at the colour spectrum and identify what clashes.

You can choose as many different colours as you like but using similar shades of your clashing colour will help to add some organised chaos.

It works best in small spaces

Small spaces are perfect for clashing colours. It gives you the opportunity to make the most of the room and be creative instead of opting for a shade of magnolia.

You don’t have to paint swathes of wall with multiple colours but could instead use the clashing colours as an accent colour for your trimming or soft furnishings.

Use white to break it up

If you’re using several bright clashing colours white can break up the barrage of colour as well as offsetting it so your eye is drawn towards the clash.

Try it in small doses

If you’re not feeling brave enough to paint your walls just yet, experiment with clashing colours in your accessories instead. This will help to give you an idea of what you like and what you don’t like before you go ahead and paint.

Colours used
Eclectic Green R234D
Vitamin C X63R135E
Passionate Peony X29R64D