Bored with beige, tired of taupe and fed up with fawn? There’s more to home decor than playing it safe, so get ready to exit the neutral zone and enter the world of colour.
Some of the most exciting homes we sell have bold, bright and even dark colours, but lots of advice out there insists that neutral is the way when putting your home on the market.
Before we go any further, let’s give neutral tones their due. Scandi interiors are an eternally stylish choice that looks great in any home, but they’re not the only option. So to offer you a slice of alternative inspiration, let’s take a look at some colourful homes we’ve sold in Reigate and Redhill.
Next we’re off to Reigate Road.
Whenever we’re asked to advise on a wall colour, we rarely say “hmm, black?” but this striking games room wears it particularly well. What a glorious backdrop to the orange base of the pool table and the vibrant arcade machines. Using the bold colour in a block creates interest and the bold artwork undeniably completes this space.
Over on Hornbeam road is the most cheerful of living rooms.
The two-tone mustard yellow and white wall, split on a diagonal that slices through the radiator, is paired with a sky-blue couch and sage green coffee table. All of 2022’s colour trends in one room! If we told you this worked with no image, you’d probably deny us, but take a look at this striking space and tell us it doesn’t look like an expensive hotel. The artwork and rug stretching across the room emphasises the space on offer. The lesson: go bold or go home.
Colour blocking cabinetry.
We bounce across both Carlton Road’s open kitchen and into Monks Walk clever use of colour in their living room. Using cool mint splashes on a white background undoubtedly opens up the light in the space. Paired with natural wood tones, this combines a scandi feel with a bold pop, and
Bold furnishing in Reigate Heath.
Colourful textures combine with bright furniture and antique styling to create a luxury feel not often seen. Possibly better belonging in a gallery, this neon chair creates interest and a focal point in a not-so-large space. Don’t be afraid to use bold furniture if unsure about committing to wall colours.
High gloss and deep colours at Redwood Mount.
Glossy moss-green kitchen cupboards meet bright orange paintwork and a mustard yellow couch to combine in the home interiors equivalent of an autumnal stroll through Reigate Park – nature without the mess. The entire house gives us an American mid-century luxe feeling, you can almost expect to look out over Los Angeles hills from the window.
How was that for you? Are you feeling inspired to try a new look? Remember, there are no fixed rules for decorating your home. All that matters is style, and good taste always sells.