Is it just me or do Aussies always get colour spot on? Every time I see a vibrant home located Down Under it’s packed full of inventive and stylish ideas to invite colour into one’s home. No surprise, then, that I’m loving the special Makeover with Colour issue from Australian magazine, Inside Out – today I’m sharing some favourite tear sheets, along with a few of my top tips, from the issue. Kicking things off is this yellow bathroom, where sustained use of a golden, saffron-like yellow shade across all surfaces results in a striking and energising yet sensual room. Sticking with yellow, this time in the bedroom, we can see how the hue can be tempered with cool grey and mauve tones to create a calmer space. Or, how about combining yellow with purple and orange like the rug seen above? Such a statement introduction of colour and pattern means you can afford to keep the rest of the space fairly pared back. I felt most inspired by the summary combination of true blue and mint seen in the final living room and gallery wall; this is an excellent colour combination for a relaxation room because while it details strong individual hues, the result of the combination is a fresh and undemanding scheme. What’s inspiring you about Inside Out’s colour issue, friends?
// Inside Out, April 2013 | Colour Combination: Styling by Julia Green; Photography by Armelle Habib | Yellow Bathroom: Styling by Vanessa Colyer Tay; Photography by Brigid Arnott | Green wall: Styling by Glen Proebstel; Photography by Derek Swalwell.