The colours of the Indian tricolour are timeless. They are just the right picks when it comes to choosing a colour for your home. Infusing the bright hues in your home decor add an element of brightness and elegance to your space. As we celebrate our 74th Independence Day, here are a few home decor tips to help you add the colours of patriotism, and a little panache, to your home.
Raising the Flag – Orange in Your Kids’ Room
A colour as bright and happy as orange is the perfect pick for your kid’s room. You can pick a preferred tone of orange to paint the main wall of the room. If you want to add a minimalist tone of the colour in the room, you can accessorise the room using orange linens, chairs and gloss laminates for racks and wardrobes. Don’t forget to add some orange knick-knacks to complete the look!
Why Orange for the Kid’s Room?
Orange is a vibrant and extroverted colour which is energetic, yet calm. It is the colour of the evening sun and fresh tangy fruits like tangerines. Orange in your toddler’s bedroom will add excitement and a sense of adventure, making your child feel upbeat and happy. And yet when sleep calls, the warm glow of orange can help your kid drift off to a peaceful dreamy sleep.
Peaceful in the Middle – White as a Bedroom Accent Trick
Accent walls are usually thought of in bold colours. What if you could turn that myth around and use a peaceful, calming white as an accent instead? Paint the walls in your bedroom in a different colour (shades of grey and purple are a wise choice) and then use a silver or pearlescent white to add texture and designs. You can choose your own favourite ornamentation for this trick. Remember it is all about making heads turn, your unique way! Another way to use the colour white is to use tints of white to add texture to your walls and use old world wooden furnishings as accents. What wouldn’t we give for a room as beautiful and calm as this!
Why White for the Bedroom?
White is the universal colour of peace and calm. It is generally used in bedrooms and living rooms because of the calming effect it has. And who doesn’t love clean white sheets on their bed when climbing in at night? But introduce white as an accent colour in your bedroom wall decor, and you are sure to make heads turn easily.
A Houseful of Sky – the Blue Cook Space
The gentle effect of the shades of this colour adds much to alleviating your cooking prowess. You can pick a light or dark tone of blue to paint one of the walls of your kitchen. However, if you don’t want to go overboard with the colour in your cooking space, the backsplashes come to your rescue. Backsplashes are the perfect way to add some colour to your kitchen, at the same time ensuring that the colour does not give out an overwhelming vibe to the space.
We Love Blue Because?
Blue is one of nature’s most prominent colours. It is an uplifting and airy colour. The shades of blue add a soothing vibe and the perfect splash of colour to the space around.
The Final Salute – Green in Your Living Space
Green is the colour of harvest, health and fertility. The shades of this colour are the favourite picks of the new-age living room design with burlap or upholstered sofas, cushions in quirky prints, and furniture in solid wood or wood finish. If you believe that green is a bright choice, you can opt for shades of olive for your walls. Green also works well for outdoor spaces, like a sit-out or barbecue area on your terrace can be done up in this colour for maximum appeal. The play of green and the open blue sky is the perfect recipe for happiness. And good barbecues, of course!
Why We Choose Green?
Just like blue, green is a colour we find in abundance in our own universe. It is a colour that we never tire of and has a deep soul connect. Tranquil and harmonious, green is an ideal choice for living spaces. Your indoor plants will agree with us on that! Though green as a paint option is not a novelty, you can always play with shades and accents and create your quirky and personal Zen space.
Fashions and fads change, and what was new yesterday becomes passe today. So is the case in the interior decor world too. However, by playing with colours in zany ways, you can ensure that your house maintains a trendy and fresh feel. Whether it is the tricolour that inspires you or something else, break free of established norms and paint your home the way you want. After all, that is exactly what ‘freedom’ is all about, isn’t it?
Here’s wishing you all a very Happy Independence Day from HomeLane!