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8 colour blocking ideas to liven up your space

Interior trends colour blocking panelled walls painted in Lick paint Blue 04

WordsMaha Elley

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Putting together a colour scheme for your home? Express your creativity and add instant impact to any room with colour blocking. This popular interior design trend can liven up any space with pops of colour and contrasting prints and patterns.

Discover 8 clever colour blocking ideas to revive any space in your home below.

Firstly, what is colour blocking?

In a nutshell, colour blocking involves combining a range of different colours (or patterns) in one area. Not only can this create an impactful statement area and liven up bland spaces, colour blocking can also help you to highlight certain features in your home.

From ceilings and sideboards to fences and furniture, you can pretty much colour block any surface you choose.

Colour blocking idea: go bold with your colour choices

Although colour blocking has traditionally often been done with just two colours or patterns, it’s important to point out that it doesn’t exclusively need to be done with just two colours. You can colour block with lots of colours! Be brave with your colour choices if you want to create a space with that wow factor. Try unusual combinations of colours and you may be surprised at how well they contrast with each other.

a downstairs bathroom is always a great place to go bold with your colour choices, like @anna_wazza
a downstairs bathroom is always a great place to go bold with your colour choices, like @anna_wazza
Interior trends colour blocking hallway painted in Lick paint Yellow 02
when your walls become abstract art via @verdant_rosedale

Colour blocking idea: go bold with your wallpaper

While it’s called ‘colour’ blocking, this design trend doesn't just work with paint colours. You can also block with prints and patterns. Mixing and matching your wallpaper is a great way to do this.

Interior trends colour blocking shiplap cladding walls painted in Blue 04 and bed with Lick wallpaper Electric poppies 01
@our_victorian_home uses wallpaper to create a cosy bed nook
Hand holding Lick wallpaper Electric poppies 01
love the look of this wallpaper? check out electric poppies 01 for a pop of colour
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