Decorating Trends 2014: How to add intrigue to a favourite room
Photo caption 1: Seaside Harmony gives you the colours of sun, surf, and sand. A cool palette of blue-green and white, plus the warm peach with white, revives the spirit. Design elements: minimal furnishings, sculptured driftwood, and sea glass. Behr Paint Colours: Ocean Liner (T14-1), South Peach (T14-2), Miami Weiss (T14-3), Edgewater (T14-4) and Sky Blue (T14-5).
Photo caption 2: Urban Alternative applies neutrals like olive and burnt orange to showcase skills and craftsmanship in wood, metal and stone work. The atmosphere is modest, relaxed and attainable. Design elements: distressed wood treatments, raw metal finishes, filament lightbulbs and earthbound shades. Behr Paint Colours: Boho (T14-6), Offbeat (T14-7), Film Fest (T14-8), Hipsterfication (T14-9) and Coffee Bar (T14-10).
Photo caption 3: Grand Reign captures the imagination with a sense of opulence, romance and mystery. Use luxurious detail, colour, and ornamentation. Choose a rich, masculine look, or delicate and feminine. Design elements: jewelled colours, layered textiles, guilded frames, and decorative mouldings. Behr Paint Colours: Imperial Jewel (T14-11), Coronation (T14-12), Grand Soirée (T14-13), Cloisonné Blue (T14-12) and Minuet Rose (T14-15).
Photo caption 4: Natural Avocation expresses respect for the things that intrigue you. In your favourite room, give any curious mind a rich colour experience in passions like botany, geology, archaeology and celestial events. Design elements: weathered maps, antique books, geological artifacts and illustrations of birds, plants and insects. Behr Paint Colours: Arboretum (T14-16), Archivist (T14-17), New Shoot (T14-18), Sunday Afternoon (T14-19) and Amaryllis (T14-20).
(NC) If you feel you've waited long enough to give your rooms a fresh coat of paint, now is the perfect time to take the home decorating plunge. Check out the dynamic trends for 2014 below:
Experts at Behr Paint tell us that the coolest concept right now is about expressing yourself, especially your passion for people, places and things. As a guide, the paint company has developed the 2014 Colour Trends to help spotlight the intrigue of history, hobbies, and nature. Illustrated in eye-catching images, the themes are Seaside Harmony, Urban Alternative, Grand Reign, and Natural Avocation. To achieve a similar look in your own home, take a cue from the visuals and colours noted below, with more details online at www.behr.com and at The Home Depot.
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