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Colour on Trend with Shaynna Blaze

Design Field Notes catches up with Shaynna Blaze, revered Interior Designer, co-presenter of Selling Houses Australia and judge on The Block, to discuss Spring colour trends for 2014.

WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO CLASSIC COLOUR COMBINATION?

Dark indigo, with black and white accents and a hint of pink in flowers.

WHAT WOULD YOUR RECOMMENDATION BE FOR INJECTING COLOURFUL ENERGY INTO OUR INTERIORS THIS SPRING?

Look at your accessories and add some tangerine or chartreuse to the mix and add one or two new cushions to your couch in a pattern.  Those quick pops of colour in your eyeline can make a difference to the energy of a room.  Try these Oly vases, for example:

IF OPTING FOR A NEUTRAL INTERIOR WITH MINIMAL POPS OF COLOUR, WHICH PIECES AROUND THE HOME WORK BEST IN COLOURFUL SHADES?

One big bold rug can anchor a space and give it enough colour to set the scene.  If that is too much for you look at the artwork on the walls as not only your pop of colour but help creating a mood, then you can layer as much or as little in colour from there in your side tables and accessories

IF YOU HAD TO CHOOSE BETWEEN PASTELS AND BOLD, BRIGHT HUES?

If I had to pick between the two I would first think of the mood I want as my guide.  Pastels I love in bedrooms and small spaces like powder rooms as it feels intimate where as bold colours work so well in big areas like entries, lounge rooms and open plan living.

WHAT COLOURS ARE ON YOUR RADAR RIGHT NOW?

Tangerine and chartreuse for strong contrast colours and I love putting soft linen in the mix with black and white as a great spring and summer mix.

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