Since the Christmas holidays, you may have found a lot of things at home that is in need of fixing, replacing or refreshing. You may want to compile a “To Do” list when tackling these jobs and also consider whether the work involves the use of colour.
2022 Pantone Colour of the Year
The Pantone Colour Institute, the global authority on colour, has recently declared that “PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri” is the official colour of the year 2022.
“Very Peri displays a spritely, joyous attitude and dynamic presence that encourages creativity and imaginative expressions.”
Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute
Don’t be dismayed by its bright and accentuating purple hue. There are many ways you can incorporate the look into your home interior or exterior.
You may be considering painting a whole room or just a single wall, but painting is a cost-effective way to give your home a new look. The boldness of “Very Peri” may not be to everyone’s liking, but it will certainly help you as a starting point in the paint selection process. Choosing the right colour is probably the hardest part of the process. As for the actual painting, you should leave that up to Hire A Hubby.
Our Hubbies can help you with all your painting requirements. From cleaning the surface areas, taping edges, securing drops sheets, cutting in, paint application or patch up and repair work, and cleaning up.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to inject colour into your home – especially during the winter. Colour can be added to practically everything. It is best strategically used when dealing with mostly neutral colour palettes, but you want to use just the right amount of colour that won’t overwhelm the space. A splash of colour to the woodwork can make a once-dated look or dull finish spring back to life and add warmth to a room.
- Window ledges and window seats
- Storage – doors, cabinets, handles
- Cabinets – doors (matched with new handles – black, silver, rose gold, gunmetal grey)
- Bookshelves (and bookends)
- Home offices – walls, flatpack furniture, shelving, frames and pictures
- Wendy houses – walls, stairs, slide
- Handrails and balustrades
3. Bathroom, Kitchen and Utility Rooms
Adding colour both enhances and infuses a room with individuality and personality. It can provide contrast to areas that once looked flat. Remodelling your kitchen with a colour like “Very Peri” could give your cabinets that desired lift. Maybe even consider a two-tone kitchen or bathroom?
Don’t be afraid to borrow patterns or colours from your existing kitchen or bathroom into your utility room. Continuing the colour or pattern can make the area better connected with the home. Be creative – colour doesn’t have to be limited to certain areas and can brighten up a once ordinary space.
Painting is definitely on the list when it comes to these rooms, but also consider:
- New cabinets and hardware
- New doors and handles
- Mirrors or shaving cabinets
- Vanities and basins
- Tiling and grouting
- Hanging new artwork
- Utilising “dead” space – storage, shelving etc.
Thinking about the room and the mood or feeling you want to create will help you in your selection of colours, textures, and finishes. This should be part of your planning process. After you (or our Hubbies) have done the job, styling will be easier.
4. Outdoor Jobs with Colour
There are lots of ways to add colour to outdoor spaces without breaking the bank. Colour can come from a variety of sources including furniture, pots, tiles and of course, plants. The impact that colour has on a landscape cannot be understated. Colour can always be appreciated during these winter months as it warms up the look of the garden. Flowers to consider at this time of year include Pansies, Clematis, Coronilla, Cornus and Hellebores. All these flowers will add a vibrant punch of colour to your garden. Why not get Hire A Hubby to build you a planter box!
The less expensive option is to focus on your accessories. If you have a conservatory, change any worn seat cushions with colourful or patterned replacement covers or even paint some of your plain-looking indoor and outdoor pots with bright and bold colours.
- Wooden furniture
- Planter boxes
- Wendy houses (kids love colour!)
- Handrails and balustrades
- Fencing – protect and upgrade with a fresh coat of paint or replace with a new coloured version
Create a ‘To Do’ list of home maintenance and DIY jobs and don’t forget, we’re here to help.