Neutralising the Palette

Neutralising the colour palette in your home, is a great thing to do prior to selling. It is something that will engage a new buyer to really imagine your home as their own.

I am however doing it in reverse. I am doing it as we move in, but this is because the house was full of the previous owners personality. I really want to see the space as a blank canvas before I make a decision about the style I want to apply to my home. Let’s just say I am letting the house speak to me.

The main area that I am hoping to get a better vision for is the kitchen, living, dining space. It is huge, and could be expensive, so I want to just get rid of the few major splashes of colour that are in the way of me seeing what would be most effective.

The other great thing about a neutral colour palette is that you can bring in your pops of colour with accesories and furniture, which is always fun!

The area I targeted first was the dining room:

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As you can see there was a pink feature with beading, so only 2 days after we moved in, I found the matching paint colour for the rest of the walls – Dulux “hog bristle”and worked on getting rid of the pink.

I ripped the beading down, patched the walls, sanded and repainted the dining area.

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We haven’t really been able to decorate the dining room as yet, just place existing furnishings in there. We added an incredible new pendant light from the online store My brother Albert  – I LOVE it!! The dining room has definitely been neutralised and pared back from its dated beginnings, and it’s helped me to envision new options for the area.
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I have been playing around with options for the dining space, and I really want to bring in beautiful natural elements. Timber and plants. I want an elegant, light filled space, with a large table so that family and friends can gather, laugh share and enjoy … thats the dream anyways! With a little time and money, I will get there.

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I planned this using the website www.dmlights.com ! Its the best!! I use it when planning all of the spaces in my home

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Next I will be continuing to neutralise the palette, this time in the first impression area, the entryway! Keep reading for more!

 

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