Interior design secrets to boost your colour confidence

Interior design secrets to boost your colour confidence

Interior design secrets to boost your colour confidence

Decorating should be fun, but decorating with bright and bold colours can be daunting. Today’s blog is all about helping you overcome your fears and gain confidence when introducing bright colours to your home.

We’ll reveal interior design secrets for using vibrant colours successfully, and show how to add colour to your room with a blanket without redecorating at all. Make a splash and have fun with colour!

colourful wool blankets for the home

Interior design tips for decorating with vibrant colours

Start with a statement piece: Find a brightly coloured piece of furniture you love and use this as the starting point of your colour scheme, picking out 2-3 colours from the fabric.

Soften it with ombre: If colour blocking is too dramatic, add colour with softer ombre effects instead. The beautiful Ombre blankets from our Shipping Forecast collection are perfect for a living room or bedroom.

Paint vintage furniture: Look on Facebook marketplace, eBay or local junk shops for pre-loved wood furniture and give it a new lease of life with a lick of bright paint.

Commit to one colour: If mixing and matching colours isn’t for you, create a high-impact look using a single colour on everything from walls and floors to woodwork and tiles.

Use the 60-30-10 rule: The 60-30-10 rule is simple interior design technique that helps you to balance the proportion of each colour used within a room, creating a harmonious look. Read our dedicated 60-30-10 blog post to learn how.

Pop against a backdrop: Set off bold colours against a dark and dramatic backdrop to really make them pop. Dark grey or navy blue are good wall colour options.

multicoloured merino wool throw blanket

This Multicolour Check Blanket really sings against the dramatic dark grey backdrop

How to add colour to your room with a blanket

Here at The British Blanket Company we love how easy it is to add colour to a room simply by adding a vibrant throw. Our online shop groups all our blankets into colour collections so it’s easy to find one in the perfect accent colour for your living room or bedroom. We also weave all our blankets from pure wool at traditional weaving mills in the British Isles, so you have the added enjoyment of a blanket that’s completely natural and locally made.

Our Signature Collection blankets (below) have been created in 13 hand-picked colours that make it easy to mix-and-match, or for use alone as an accent colour. A colourful blanket instantly adds a little pop of colour wherever it’s needed in the room.

british wool blankets from The British Blanket Company

The Signature Collection by The British Blanket Company is all about colour with13 versatile blankets to liven up your home.

Embrace the rainbow interiors trend

Rainbow interiors rose in popularity when the rainbow become a symbol of appreciation during the pandemic. Today, our love of multicoloured rooms shows no signs of fading. If you fancy dipping your toe into the trend for rainbow interiors, start small and buy a rainbow throw. We have designed our rainbow blankets to be colourful yet subtle, and they now come in small, large and XL sizes. There’s also a rainbow stripe merino lambswool throw for those who like their colour to be extra cosy!

soft wool rainbow stripe blanket The British Blanket Company


 Whether you’d like to brighten up your living room, bedroom, kitchen or even bathroom with a bright colour palette, you’ll receive interior design tips direct to your inbox when you subscribe to our newsletter. And, don’t forget to visit The British Blanket Company shop for cosy and colourful wool throws in every hue.