Pulling off a design with strong hues can be tricky. We show you how to balance out bold colour in your bedroom.

Be relevant

“When making bold visual statements, make sure they mirror the passions or interests of the person who will be sleeping there. Or, if you are creating a themed environment, then be consistent with the look throughout the room. To further create continuity and cohesion, you can mirror and complement your bold colour choices with lighter tones.” – Audi Snÿman, owner of Audi Snÿman Interior Design

Audi Snÿman Interior Design

Be inspiring

“As bedrooms are a place to reset and revitalise, what you wake up to in the morning will often set the tone for the rest of the day. Your bold visual statements, overlaid on a neutral and calm palette, can be inspiring and invite action.” – Audi Snÿman, owner of Audi Snÿman Interior Design

Audi Snÿman Interior Design

Bring in accent colours

“Bold colours work best when they have something else to play off with. Think about it this way, instead of painting the wall in just one colour, why not experiment with a two-toned wall using Dulux Luxurious Silk for a premium mid-sheen finish? You can then bring in other textures like wood, leather, velvet and silk, which will automatically create a harmonious space that is comfy and welcoming.” – Palesa Ramaisa, Dulux colour expert


Add a dose of pattern

“Patterns are a great unifier in interior design. In a room featuring bold colours, you can use them to bring the design together by choosing a pattern that features your shades in a cohesive application. By creating small details or a graphic feature for the focal area, using Dulux Easycare adds an extra dimension to the room. Textures such as brushed copper and black leather enhance the tonal warmth of these colours for a fashionable finishing touch.” – Palesa Ramaisa, Dulux colour expert


Create warmth

“Dark colours can really transform a space – from being used as a tool to draw attention to a feature item to being the feature in a space. Dark finishes can be used to intensify the feeling of intimacy and warmth in an interior. Although it might seem counterintuitive, painting an already dark bedroom a dark paint colour will expand the room and make it look larger, versus smaller. In addition, a dark bedroom, painted a dark colour, feels more enveloping and glamorous.” – Ryan Olivier from ARRCC and the team at Paintsmiths