Unleash your inner designer: Tips and trends for perfecting colour and texture in your home

The world of interior design is all about innovation, creativity, and staying on top of the latest trends. From modern minimalism to rustic chic, every design style requires an eye for detail, creativity, and an understanding of the latest trends. And when it comes to bespoke interior design, mastering colour and texture is crucial to creating the perfect design scheme.

DIYgirls INTERIOR shares tips and trends for a perfect interior design scheme using colour and texture

Here are some tips and trends that we swear by to help you master colour and texture in interior design:

Start with a Neutral Base:

Don't go overboard with colours! Start by selecting a neutral shade for walls, flooring, and large furniture pieces. A neutral base sets the stage for a harmonious and balanced design scheme. This creates a blank canvas that can be easily accessorized with colour and texture.

When designing your interior DIYgirls suggest starting with a neutral base

Use the 60-30-10 Rule:

The 60-30-10 rule is a tried-and-tested formula for balancing colour in interior design. It involves using 60% of a dominant color, 30% of a secondary color, and 10% of an accent color. Trust us, it works like a charm! Take this room, for example – 60% dark green, 30% biscuit tones, and 10% terracotta. Minimalistic yet sophisticated – with just the right amount of contrast and pops of pattern.

According to DIYgirls you should use the 60-30-10 formula when balancing colour in interior design
Photo: Eve Wilson For The Design Files // Design: Lucy Feagins


Experiment with Texture:

Texture is an excellent way to add depth and interest to a room. Mix and match different textures such as jute, velvet, fur, leather, silk, and more. These elements can be introduced through rugs, cushions, curtains, ottomans, and other accessories. The more, the merrier!

According to DIYgirls texture is an excellent way to add depth and interest to a room's interior

Consider the Latest Trends:

Stay on top of the latest interior design trends for inspiration and fresh ideas. Earthy tones like terracotta, deep greens, and shades of blue are all the rage. Natural fibers like rattan and wicker, stone, ceramic and marble, and matte finishes are in vogue too. Mix and match them to your heart's content!

2023 Interior Design trends by DIYgirls

Mix and Match:

Don't be afraid to mix and match different colors and textures to create a unique and personalized design scheme. Play around with different combinations until you find what works best for your space. Or, consult with an interior decorator who will be able to help you achieve your interior design vision.

DIYgirls recommends mixing and matching different colours and textures when planning your interior design

In conclusion, mastering color and texture in interior design requires an eye for detail, creativity, and an understanding of the latest trends. So, keep these tips and trends in mind and create a harmonious and balanced design scheme that is both timeless and personalized.

P.S. Don't forget to visit the DIYgirls activation area at the upcoming Homemakers Fair to see these principles in action. And, make sure to attend their talk focused on this topic, where you can ask questions during the Q&A. Can't wait to see you there!