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20th March 2019

The Calmer Way to Colour Block

The latest colour forecast from Haymes has arrived, with four palettes showcasing four alternative approaches to achieving peace, solace and wellbeing in our interior spaces. The boldest of the palettes, In Balance, offers a contrasting but balanced colour scheme of blush and olive.

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Colours used are Haymes Thrush, Haymes Ironstone and Haymes Simply Woodcare Interior Stain in Ebony

Whites and neutrals are often synonymous with creating peaceful interiors, but In Balance shows that deep hues and earthy tones are an equally harmonious couple. If your first thought was that pink and green would completely clash, you might be surprised to learn that their location on opposite sides of the colour wheel means they are actually complementary colours.

By implementing a well-balanced colour scheme, we are able to infuse a sense of calm and quiet that is often difficult to find in our everyday life, where we are exposed to constant change and a go-go-go mentality.

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Colours used are Haymes Thrush and Haymes Ironstone

Wendy Rennie, Haymes Colour and Concept Manager, says “we can’t underestimate the impact that the colour schemes in our home have in setting the mood and atmosphere.”

“Choosing a colour scheme that feels connected to our natural environment is vital to our overall wellbeing and creating that important feeling of security or the cocoon effect in the home."

Colour Tip: When colour blocking, experiment with muted tones to achieve a look that still creates a sense of calm.

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Colours used are Haymes Thrush, Haymes Ironstone and Haymes Simply Woodcare Interior Stain in Ebony

When furnishing a colour heavy room, focus on natural textures and materials to ground the space. As seen in the Deep Calm palette, accessories made from timber, clay, linen and even twigs are the perfect addition to your space.

Product Tip: Don’t underestimate the impact that flooring can have on achieving a well-balanced colour scheme. In Balance features Haymes Simply Woodcare in Ebony, a timber coating that creates that all important tie to the natural environment, and is available in a large number of hues to be able to perfectly tie into any colour scheme.

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Colours used are Haymes Ironstone and Haymes Simply Woodcare Interior Stain in Ebony

Wanting to take the colour blocking leap but it’s feeling a little out of your comfort zone? Get in touch with our expert Colour Stylist Service, and let our team help find you a professional solution to incorporating colour into your home.

Thank you to our suppliers Canvas + Sasson, Cone 11 Ceramics, Cultiver, Globewest, Halcyon Lake, Hale Mercantile Co., House of Orange, Hub Furniture, Open Room, Plyroom, Southwood Home, Tide Design and Wingnut + Co.

Photography by Martina Gemmola
Styling by Ruth Welsby