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All About Colour Drenching in Interior Styling


You’ve been asking us about the concept "Colour drenching" so in this blog we address its characteristics and what to consider.

“Colour drenching” in an interior styling colour scheme refers to a technique where a single colour is used to saturate or dominate a space. This means that one particular colour is applied to various elements within a room, such as walls, ceilings, woodwork, furniture and even architectural features, creating a cohesive and immersive environment. The idea is to envelop the space in a bold and unified colour scheme, giving it a distinctive and impactful visual character.

Here are some of the key concepts:

Emotional Impact

Colours have a significant psychological impact on our emotions and moods. Colour drenching can be used to evoke specific feelings or atmospheres. For example, cool blues might create a calm and serene ambiance, while vibrant yellows might create feelings of warmth and happiness when it’s grey outside.

Visual Continuity

By using the same colour throughout the space, you can establish a visual continuity that ties different areas together. This can be particularly effective in open-concept spaces where distinct areas need to feel connected.

Accenting and Contrast

While colour drenching typically revolves around a single colour, it's possible to introduce accents or contrasting elements to prevent visual monotony. These accents could be achieved through a complementary colour or a contrasting neutral.

Texture and Material Considerations:

The choice of materials and textures can play a crucial role in enhancing the impact of colour drenching. Different textures can interact with light in unique ways, adding depth and interest to the monochromatic scheme.

Function and Space Size

The effectiveness of color drenching might vary based on the function of the space and its size. Bolder colours might work well in certain spaces like art studios or entertainment rooms, while more subdued colours could be preferable in bedrooms or relaxation areas.


While trends can be inspiring, it's important to infuse your personal style into the design. If you're considering colour drenching, think about how the chosen colour resonates with you and your lifestyle.

So there are lots of advantages to colour drenching and most importantly we are here to help you get your scheme just right. Make a free appointment in store with one of our interior stylists and let us help you make your home even more beautiful. Not only can you purchase Little Greene paint and wallpaper online here, but as a local and family-owned bricks and mortar store you can visit the Drew Decor showroom in person in Sheffield to view our full range of wallpapers and made to measure window furnishings and be guided by of one of our expert interior design stylists. So, whether you prefer the convenience of online shopping or the personal touch of a physical store, we have you covered.

Thanks for reading!

The Drew Decor Team.

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