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Combining colours in interior design

With trends changing on a seasonal basis, it can be tricky to know where to begin with choosing a colour scheme for your bedroom so we get some top advice from interior designer, Andy Briggs.

Not only do we need to ensure we’re staying up to date with life’s little odd-jobs every month, but we’ve also got the added stress of trends changing on a seasonal basis. With this in mind, it can be daunting when it comes to choosing a colour scheme around the home. So, where better to go than to get some tip top styling advice from Spaceslide’s resident interior designer, Andy Briggs.
 
“When deciding a colour scheme for the bedroom, always start with a neutral colour to work as the base. Warm greys are a good choice at the moment, then add your highlights and feature colours based on your personal choice. Using fabrics or accessories such as cushions, ornaments and furniture, you will be able to complement your palette by mixing and moving elements around the room. It's essential to get the basics covered such as your wall choice first, as changing this is a lot harder than changing a cushion. With trends adapting on a seasonal basis, this gives you the flexibly to play around and change your colour choice on a six to 12-month basis. “
 
Every house is different so it's important to choose a colour palette that suits your personal taste and your home. However, what’s Andy’s top tip? “Try not to incorporate too many colours. I tend to use a 'three colour' golden rule per room, as too many can start to look busy. Stick to a primary base colour, a secondary highlight colour and a third feature colour.”
 
“If you're confused about what colours work well together, I would focus on grouping tones rather than colours. Take pastel shades for example, the gentle tones complement each other, such as a powder pink and a soft blue, achieving sophistication and elegance.”
 
Spaceslide wardrobe finishes are great for providing a respectful, subtle base colour with a secondary highlight colour, such as Blush Pink or Nordic Teal. A wardrobe is an investment, so make sure you select a colour that works well in your bedroom, and will continue to do so for years to come.
 
Yet has Andy got any concluding advice? “When choosing wardrobe finishes, avoid using more than one wood effect, as too many wood textures can become overpowering. My advice would be to opt for a glass or mirror finish combined with one wood finish.”