If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll probably know that I recently moved out of my family home and into an apartment with my boyfriend. Being a designer, the first thing I did after putting my deposit down was to plan my colour palette!
Believe it or not, it’s actually quite difficult to design your own home when you are an interior designer. This is partly due to the pressure of your family/friends/followers as they expect your home to be beautifully designed. But, it is also down the constant shift of design trends. Designers are constantly exposed to new design ideas and colour trends which then influence their own style. One day you could be really into navy blue interiors, then you see a press release of blush pink chairs which makes you change your mind. So, how did I chose my colour palette?
My starting point was to use teal as an accent colour as I already had a few cushions and accessories in that colour from my uni house. I then went onto Pinterest to find some colours that work well with teal. The top results were mustard, copper and blush pink. For me, I just thought blush pink helped to soften the palette and make it look a bit more feminine. A lot of image results for teal and blush interiors featured brass metalwork, which I thought looked a bit too blingy for my taste. Instead, I liked the idea of black metal accents as it has a more edgy look (see the picture of the bedroom on my board below).
This is the colour concept board I created as a guide for myself to follow:
Because our apartment is rented, we can’t put wallpaper up or repaint the walls. The good thing about a new build apartment is the walls are normally white, so we’ve got a blank canvas to work with. Colour can then be brought in through furniture and accessories. Furniture wise, I’m going for a Scandi scheme with industrial touches. Think natural woods, black details, clean lines and pops of colour. Here’s a little sneak peek of my dining area so far:
What do you think of my colour palette inspiration? Has this post given you ideas on how to create a colour palette for your own home? Let me know in the comments!
Also, keep an eye on my blog and insta profile over the next week or so as I will be posting a few more photos of my new home for you to see…
Speak to you soon,