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Room refresh: a colour-loving illustrator shares her tips

Bright illustrations for the Washington Post, candy-coloured window designs for adidas stores and yes – even beautifully designed coffins. When it comes to colour, artist Ju Schnee knows very few limits. Her aesthetic? A unique mix of poster art, graffiti and pop culture references. The Berlin creative allowed us a glimpse into her apartment, and shared her tips on how to work colour into your home.

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1. I'm into vibrant primary colours like red and blue. Putting them next to each other creates a really vivid contrast. If you want to add more shades, pretty much all secondary colours and even pastels work.

2. Colourful lamps can totally change the vibe and mood of your space. My suggestion: play around with various tones.  

3. I like to collect art from all over the world. There's nothing better than strolling through small studios and galleries while travelling. That's where I find new pieces for my home. They make the living room look interesting, and sit nicely beside my own work. 

4. Personally, I like bold interiors. In my illustrations I use strong, rich colours and combine them wildly, so why not do the same at home? Red, blue, orange, pink and yellow – the more, the merrier!

5. You don't always have to paint an entire wall – there's a lot of white in my apartment to break up the brighter areas. A white room can easily come alive with accessories: striking pictures, coloured lighting and eye-catching textiles work well.

@ju_schnee

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Article written by: Lisa Wenske

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