Pairing pink and blue in a living room

Colour scheme to suit your family with Colour of the Year 2018

Simple ways to reconnect with your home – and nature – with Vivechrom Colour of the Year

Take the soft pink Heart Wood – Vivechrom Colour of the Year 2018 – and pair it with a broad range of versatile, nature-inspired blues and greens that suit every room, every occasion and every age group.

Communal kitchen colours

Blue and white kitchen

Softening a slate blue against off-white colour scheme with a trim of Heart Wood adds an eye-catching feature and warmth to these cooler shades. It’s a very easy way to warm up cooler rooms. Complete the look with natural woods for a modern, stylish feel.

Which paints?

COY 10YR 28/072

90BG 17/090

90BG 35/068

A bedroom kids grow into

Stripes in kids’ bedroom

Do your kids share a room? Play with that sense of sharing by linking the two beds with chunky horizontal stripes. Here we have used sky blue and yellow cream with Heart Wood to create a mood that’s cool yet playful – and will work for children of different ages and genders. Don’t forget to make a feature of the window with a strong Heart Wood border.

Expert tip: Horizontal stripes of colour make a room feel wider – vertical stripes make it feel taller.

Which paints?

COY 10YR 28/072

40YY 51/084

30BG 56/045

Two-tone retreat

Split effect in a bedroom

A two-tone wall can create a striking backdrop that’s simple to achieve and, with these nature-inspired colours, feels fresh and easy. When it comes to colour combinations, a darker shade works better below a lighter shade. As a finishing touch, use Heart Wood to highlight features such as window frames.

Which paints?

COY 10YR 28/072

72BG 75/023

Here’s our easy guide to painting a two-tone wall.

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