Making your mark on your home is a process. It takes time and certainly shouldn’t be trend-led, especially when it comes down to colour. After all, you’re the one who has to look at it everyday. Here at W.A.Green, we like to think about the way we use colour to dictate a mood and be creative. Being more inventive with colour schemes can help you to create something unique and ahead of the pack. These 2019 updates look at how you could work it, while staying true to your own top colour choices.  


Make your Ceiling Pop

Painting the ceiling has become a popular choice for a few design-led individuals, and when featured in the right room, can look incredible. Make like Sarah Akwisombe and choose a neutral for the wall with a bright hue for the ceiling. A pop of colour above is a really great way to open a space up but do consider your lighting options too as only certain rooms will be able to carry this look off.


Colour Block

Why choose one colour for your walls when you can make a feature out of it? Colour blocking is a great way to create a graphic look while also satisfying the need for a colour palette. Simple shapes on a wall can create a stunning feature and be a great conversation starter. This is where you can mix those brighter shades with a more pared back colour, if you’re not quite sure about going the whole hog. Stripes along the top of a room can also be simple but strong statement.


Feature Artwork

One for the renters. Create your own large painted canvas to hang from the walls; the bigger the better. Gallery walls have become overdone so instead concentrate on creating an abstract piece that covers one of the walls and plays with colour. This is a cheap update that pretty much anyone can do without much time or expense.


Choose Contrasting Colours

If you’re feeling extremely experimental and what to update an existing room scheme, why not pick a contrasting colour to off-set another hue. Pink and yellow, lime and lilac, and orange and blue, are going to be making their way into more interiors in 2019 as people choose to go bolder and brighter than ever before. Peter Pilotto’s townhouse at London Design Festival 2017 has seen this update creeping in to become even more consumer-friendly.



Create a Statement Fireplace

Fireplaces are a wonderful focal point for a room and this makes them the perfect object for a little bit of colour. If you want to use a really strong colour such as a bright pink or orange, adding it to a fireplace can make a statement accent and set the backdrop for your shelfie objects. Be sure to check how you need to prepare the fireplace first!


Get Shapey

Both geometric and abstract shapes are going to be big for 2019. Take inspiration from Evie Kemp’s wavey wall for a maximalist take or simply have a go with some triangles or squares - you won’t regret it!

For further colourful interior inspiration, follow us on Instagram @w.a.greenlondon and Pinterest or pop into our Shoreditch-based store for a good old fashioned chin-wag about what could work for you.

January 31, 2019 — The Green Team