With the arrival of Spring - along with Ideal Home's inspiring colour issue - we've suddenly got a taste for all things colour-related at Housetohome.

Being the kind bunch we are, we decided to share our enthusiasm and decorating wisdom with you. So whether you're au fait with bold brights or have a preference for modern muted hues, we've put together all sorts of ideas and tips to help decorate your home in a shade that suits your style.

 

Find your ideal shade

Pink living room

Everyone has a favourite colour, whether it's nature-inspired blue, passionate purple or vibrant yellow. And within that, it's likely you have a tonal preference, too - from brights, to muted or pastel hues. Here are our guides to using each colour, whatever your interior style.

How to use greens

How to use yellows and oranges

How to use reds, purples and pinks

How to use blues and greys

How to use neutrals

 

What does your room colour say about you?

Find the perfect colour to suit your personality

Chilled-out, calm and quiet or bold and brilliant? If you want to know what your choice of colour says about you, or want to pick the right palette for your personality, watch our video with Ideal Home's Deputy Decorating Editor, Robin Collingwood.

Discover inspiring ideas with our video on what your decorating colour says about you.

 

Create the perfect colour scheme

Monochrome bedroom

Chosen your colour but not quite sure how to work it in your living areas? Fear not. Here are four instant options to help you on your way to colour scheme perfection.

Keep it simple with a tonal scheme

Create calm with a harmonious scheme

Go for wow with a contrasting scheme

Fall in love with a monochrome scheme 

5 colour rules that are meant to be broken

 

How to add colour to every room

Bright orange kitchen

Don't be daunted by the prospect of choosing the right colour for every room in your home. We've pulled together a selection of room ideas to get your creative juices flowing. 

Bathrooms 

Kitchens

Hallways

Bedrooms 

Living rooms

Dining rooms

Children's rooms

Home offices

Gardens

Take a tour around Ideal Home's colourful roomsets for the Ideal Home Show 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

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