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Spring colour picks: guest post by Shaynna Blaze

Spring has arrived Australia and we are reveling in the warmth of the sun, the longer days and the bursting blooms. Now is the perfect time to get spring-inspired in the home too, rejuvenate your home with colour and texture in celebration of the seasonal change. We’ve told you about the key themes trending this season, but what about the key colours?

This spring, pastels are trending and Australian TV personality and styling Queen Shaynna Blaze weighs in on how to incorporate this trend in the home. Taking a more modern approach to pastels Shaynna says hues this season are stronger and darker in nature with the style spectrum ranging from pinks right through to teals.

Shaynna is also the Taubmans Brand Ambassador and Colour Creative Director, and today we welcome her as a special guest on the Freedom blog to share with you her top tips for the season:

This spring it’s all about embracing crisp pastel tones that capture the change of the seasons and create a refreshing palette in the home. These trend colours will vary from soft pinks in peach and salmon hues, through to mint greens and deeper teals. My five favourite Taubmans colours this spring are Really Rose, Pink Clay Pot, Swordfish, Dancing Water and Traveller. 

Shaynna Blaze

These five statement colours are fun and energetic without sacrificing sophistication and refinement. Here are my top tips for incorporating this fresh palette into your home:

Turn to taupe

The unexpected colour in our spring trends palette is a taupe-like shade, Traveller. Rather than a neutral a taupe would traditionally be considered, this hue can be used as an accent for your fresh, new look.

Tone down with timbers

All of our spring hues work best in combination with blonde oak furniture and flooring. These light features will accent the brightness of the hues and tone down the vivacity of the vibrant spring palette.

Bailey Dining Light Oak V2 Comp Bike

Bondi vignette

Embrace the power of paint

Each of these spring colours can be used as the focal colour on your walls anywhere in your home for rooms of all shapes and sizes.  For instant impact, paint two adjoining walls in your favourite spring hue so that the colour wraps the room without overwhelming it. Painting just two adjoining walls is also a much simpler weekend project, allowing you to enjoy the fruits of your labour faster!

Spring-inspired style

For first time painters, or those less daring with colour, you can incorporate these spring trend colours by injecting one or two (or all!) of them with your accessories, furnishings and artworks. Try pairing a neutral wall with pops of pastel pinks and blues throughout your wall hanging and soft furnishings, like pillows and throws, so that you can add a fresh feeling to your room without making a huge change.

Quinn Bedroom

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