Colin and Justin: Living life in colour

Add a burst of colour to those boring beige rooms, say Colin and Justin

If your home is little on the bland side and you’re desperate for a style injection, then fear not – you don’t have to wait for spring to burst into life to make a difference, you can colour your home and be totally on trend at the same time.

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Yes, colour blocking and bold single shades are predicted to make headlines in the fashion and interior worlds for 2019, so don’t just limit colour to your wardrobe, get it into your home and just start feeling the benefits of having a brighter take on life!

But before you hit the shops, check out our colour guide to find your hero tones and your boring beige bedroom or grey on grey living room could enjoy the welcome burst of colour and wake up it deserves.


Red is the colour of fire and blood and is associated with energy, war, danger, strength and determination, as well as passion, desire, and love.

Red is a very emotionally intense colour. It enhances human metabolism, increases respiration rate, and raises blood pressure thanks to its warmth and extremely high visibility. Fire up things in the kitchen with the Milano Stovetop 3-Cup Espresso Maker – Red by Grosche at Chapters Indigo Combining great coffee with great looks, this bold red espresso maker makes a small but powerful style statement.


Yellow is the colour of sunshine and we all know what sunshine does to the cloudiest of days! The colour of joy, happiness, intellect and energy, yellow produces a warming effect, arouses cheerfulness, stimulates mental activity, and generates muscle energy. Bright, pure yellow is an attention getter, which is the reason taxicabs are often painted this colour.  Add sunshine to your darkest corner with the 1950’s styled Strandmon Wing chair and matching footstool in Skiftebo yellow from Ikea –


Orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow to create its own unique boldness. Conjuring up joy, sunshine, and tropical climes, orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation – wow! The Bel Occhio Table Lamp from EQ3 ( is a clear sphere with a cylinder of orange glass seemingly floating inside. The glow of the orange when lit, totally delivers all you would expect from this exciting colour.


Green is the colour of nature, symbolising growth, harmony, freshness, and fertility. Green has strong emotional correspondence with safety and also has great healing power, as it’s apparently the most restful colour for the human eye. Capture the sense of freshness and harmony with the sage green range of kitchenware from Le Crueset New for spring 2019, this gentle green tone perfectly compliments the strong shape of these already iconic French pots and will instantly make your kitchen feel easy on the eye!


Blue is the colour of the sky and sea. Often associated with depth and stability use blue to instil feelings of trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, and truth.  Blue is also considered to be beneficial to the mind and body as it slows human metabolism and produces a calming effect evoking feelings of tranquillity and calmness – ideal for home décor! Really bring spring into your life with Brian Eno Flower Mask Blue Wallpaper from Graham and Brown. Great for feature walls or to make a huge statement in a small space, this blue toned floral extravaganza is just bursting with life. For more visit

So are you ready to enhance your home with a whole myriad of colour? Well just remember, you don’t have to paint your entire room in one deep hue to make a change, sometimes less is more and a few key pieces may be all that’s required to add a burst of colour that will make your home totally unique and totally YOU!


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