Vancouver home trends for 2017 see colours coming into play through the application of accents; not only in paint, but in feature finished walls, accents, accessories, and hardware.
Neutrals are finding new inspiration in bold ways. Darker richer versions of nature inspired hues; greens, browns and even navy are popping up in innovative ways. There have never been more metallic options; stunning metal fixtures and features can add a very pleasing visual appeal.
White and brown are sticking around, especially as kitchen staples, but designers are showing us ways to add a punch of interest with a feature wall or element. This is not limited to paint; a feature wall in a kitchen could be a contrasting bank of cabinets or a bold artistic tile or wallpaper.
Darker colours can be used in subtle statement applications without overpowering the space. A great example of this is in the replacement of a traditional wood based island with an adventurous painted cabinetry piece topped in a lighter stone to brighten and open the space.
If you are hesitant when it comes to applying colour to your home, start small and choose colours from nature. Earth tones blend better; complimenting rather than contrasting the colours that already exist within your home.
Grey is also a way to take a small step away from white. Where cabinetry may have previously been chosen in white, if you want something a bit more unique or lower maintenance, try going grey in your kitchen.
If you fear colour the best way to start is with non-permanent applications. Think ‘re’… could you re-place it, re-paint it, re-upholster it with relatively little labour or cost involved?
If your project is smaller in scale you could start here; re-upholder your existing dining chairs or replace your kitchen and bath hardware – it will change the whole look with a very modest investment of your time and money. If adding new items; a brightly coloured couch or signature chair, layered with a textured throws and brightly coloured pillows are a stepping stone to getting colour in your home and loving it.
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