Designer Spaces

Out with the cold – In with the hue

(NC)—With the warm days of summer upon us, it is the perfect time to inject vibrant colours into our homes to lift our spirits and make them as warm and inviting as the weather. And luckily, with just a few minor updates you can create a major impact on the décor (and enjoyment) of your home.

New Hue in the Loo

The powder room is a space you use every day – and that guests also view. For this small space, test out a new bold colour that you may not be as daring to use in other larger areas.

According to industry experts, green is one of the most popular hues in the bathroom this year. Splash the walls with a coat of paint in a vibrant shade. Or simply update your decorative accents throughout the room with contrasting colours to make a beautiful design statement.

Freshen Up Furniture

As you move outdoors to enjoy the weather… has your patio furniture seen better days? If the sun and snow have taken a toll on your outdoor seating, look no further than a can of spray paint to update the look. No matter if you’ve got rusty metal, weathered wood or dingy plastic, you can turn trash into treasure in no time.

Krylon’s Fusion for Plastic paint is available in dozens of colours to bring everything from seating to decorative accents back to life. For wood materials, try Krylon’s outdoor spray stain, and to cover rust on metal – or to prevent it in the future – Krylon’s Outdoor Spaces has the colour and finish to suit any décor needs.

“Spray painting is a simple project that even a novice DIYer can feel comfortable doing,” said Katherine Merkle, Krylon brand manager. “With just a bit of prep work and a quality product, your project will be the envy of your neighbours in no time.”

Amazing Accents

If you’ve grown tired of the colour scheme in your living areas or bedroom, updating fabric accents can make a dramatic change to your rooms for years to come… or simply for the season.

To brighten chairs, loveseats and couches add new decorative throw pillows or drape a new blanket over the back. In the bedroom, a new comforter can add new style (and comfort) to the room. Plus, these accents can be quite affordable and are easily changeable when you’re ready for a new hue.

With a few simple updates, your home’s style (and your mood) can be elevated with new bright colours. More information can be found online at


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