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Colour Blocking

As you’ve probably gathered from our recent trend blogs, bold prints and colours are key for S/S 2018. This article looks at another way of incorporating this theme into your décor, by using bold, bright colour blocks on your walls.

To capture this trend, graphic colours and shapes are created using clever paintwork to establish eye-catching interior focal points!

geometric wall

Source: Murals Wallpaper 

The biggest trend when it comes to colour blocking is to create large, graphic geometric patterns using contrasting colours and immaculate lines.

This can be tricky to do, as to make this paint style look effective the lines within the pattern need to be meticulously straight, and the angles accurate. To make this easier, measure out your pattern by lightly drawing on the wall with pencil first, so you can check that you’re happy with the motif before committing to paint.

Use a tape suitable for applying to delicate surfaces, and using your pencil markings as a guide, tape up to the drawn lines. The tape will act as a protective surface to ensure that your paint lines are sharp and neat. Depending on the amount of colour blocks you have, this may take a while, but trust us, the end result will be worth the effort!


Source: Bloglovin

grey and yellow

Source: Pinterest

Love this look, but don’t want to colour a full wall? Get creative with upcycling and give an old piece of furniture a new lease of life!

geometric cabinets                           upcycling

Source: Pinterest                                                          Source: Brit + Co

Another popular way to colour block your walls is to use only two colours, and create a colour divide either halfway up, or part of the way up your wall.


Source: Decoist

Stripe effects are also becoming popular, with your base wall colour appearing above and below your chosen stripe colour.

stripe wall

Source: Good Homes Magazine

colour block

Source: Decoist

We love how Sofa Workshop customer @_catandhouse has styled her Cameron sofa with a geometric colour block feature wall!


Source: Instagram

Find even more colour block inspiration on our Pinterest board!


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