Tips on how to select different shades of lavender

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Tips on how to select different shades of lavender

The Sunday News


Amanda Ncube
LAVENDER colour is one of nature’s most stunning colours, and it never ceases to give you options for interior decoration. It symbolises love, purity and elegance hence it can work anywhere, be it indoors or outdoors. With its refreshing smell, you will never go wrong.

However, lavender has several shades that you need to consider before settling for the one that you like.

This might be a problem to others as they may be confused on which shade to settle for. Here are some tips on how to select different shades of lavender and where to use them.

Lavender blush is the lightest shade. It is pale with a mixture of pinkish tone. It can be used as a substitute for white while adding that subtle colour to your palette. It also adds more volume to a dining table. It contrasts well with chairs for the set that display a stronger shade of lavender.

Wisteria is another lavender shade that you can settle for. It dominates in any room as it is bold and attention seeking. It can work perfectly on walls, especially if you are going for a single coloured wall display. It also gives you the option to grade shades in your room, as it is the strongest of the lot.

Lilac is a mixture of a bright shade and lavender pink. This combination is a beautiful option for pillow covers, quilt covers, and curtains.

While lavender blue is a lovely hue for your couch and cushions, old lavender is more grey than purple. It is a lovely option for doormats, towels, tablecloths, mugs, cabinets and window frames benefit with its gloomy yet not lifeless charm.

English lavender is a not-so-strong or weak shade that goes perfectly for just about anything material based.

Instead of just using lavender throughout your house, there are other colours that will complement different shades of lavender in a fascinating way.

The combination of black and lavender can be quite fascinating. Black can work as a secondary colour and lavender as the main colour. Imagine lavender coloured couch sets flecked with black or black and white striped cloth pieces. Quite interesting.

Black and white with lavender pattern can be used for a bed and pillows. Black can also be used for vases, pots, dining table and chairs.

Pink and lavender colours can complement each other perfectly. You can have the strongest shade of lavender (Wisteria) cloth and furniture then pink walls with a white ceiling balance the environment. That is if you love bright colours.

Silver is a striking colour to go with lavender, especially its stronger shades. Imagine a room with an alternating application of both these colours.

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