Boost Your Interiors with Color

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Bright colors enliven this living room
Bright colors enliven this living room (vangviet)

Color.  So much can be said of this design staple.  Color can transform a room.  Color can add personality and style.  Color can ignite creativity and inspire new ways to see your interiors.  Color can wake up spaces, infusing your surroundings with life and pizazz.  Let’s explore some rooms that have embraced color and learn how you can boost your interiors with color.

A bright and colorful home
A bright and colorful home (vi-sualize)
Apple green walls provide the perfect backdrop for artwork
Apple green walls provide the perfect backdrop for artwork (Pinterest)
Pops of color throughout the room
Pops of color throughout the room (waveavenue)

Upholstery is a significant way to boost color in your interiors.  One furniture piece with a vivid color in a sea of neutrals can make a large impact.

Yellow sofa adds a pop of color
Yellow sofa adds a pop of color (homedit)
Bright fuchsia fabric enhances this wing chair
Bright fuchsia fabric enhances this wing chair (quintessence.parisenne)

In a room with a fine balance of black and white, purple upholstered chairs make the room come alive.  These chairs make a bold statement in this dining area.

Purple chairs add a pop of color
Purple chairs add a pop of color (Pinterest)

Carrying a color throughout an open space works to balance the color.  This sofa color is reflected in the kitchen and on the dining and coffee tables with the use of accessories.

Purple and gold upholstery adds personality
Purple and gold upholstery adds personality (apartmentlifestyle.net)

This little seating nook is made light and inviting with a wonderful shade of blue.  You can see the walls are painted blue, blending this room into the overall design.

Beautiful blue fabrics enliven this seating area
Beautiful blue fabrics enliven this seating area (blog.fabfurnish)

A vibrant and modern color scheme of lime, turquoise and fuchsia is appealing in this open dining space.  Notice how the vases on the sideboard pick up the color of the lamp and the painting mirrors the colors in the console table, sofa and dining chair.

A mix of vivid colors dominate this dining room
A mix of vivid colors dominate this dining room (swarta)

Don’t be afraid to work with unexpected color combinations.  This bright orange sofa adds a vibrant punch to this purple room.  The black of the mirror frame and lampshades grounds the space and offers a relief from the lavender walls.  The white trim and cornices highlight the space.

An orange sofa gives interest to this purple room
An orange sofa gives interest to this purple room (Pinterest)

White provides a neutral background for a multiple color palette.  The varied fabrics on this sofa, along with colorful accessories and rugs, are highlighted beautifully against the white walls and shelving.

A colorful mix of furnishings
A colorful mix of furnishings (homedit)

Here, soft blue-gray walls amplify the blue of the furniture and accessories.  This space radiates with color.  Flowers and throw pillows infuse contrasting colors into the mix for interest.

Vivid blue furniture highlights this space
Vivid blue furniture highlights this space (denoxa)

A neutral background allows you to sprinkle a mixture of colors throughout a space.  The general rule of thumb is to limit colors to three.  However, each color has different tones, which creates a layered approach to color.

Colorful upholstered accent pieces, pillows, lamps and artwork spark this living area
Colorful upholstered accent pieces, pillows, lamps and artwork spark this living area (rnews.co.th)

Accessories are an easy and often inexpensive way to add color to your rooms.  A beautiful vase, a lamp, artwork, or even pillows and throws can contribute to color variety in a room.

Accessories and pillows add touches of color
Accessories and pillows add touches of color (HGTV)
Layer color with accessories
Layer color with accessories (interiordesignfiles)
Infuse color with pillows and throws
Infuse color with pillows and throws (Houzz)

Don’t forget the floors when designing your room.  Rugs are an ideal way to add color.  Mix stripes, color-blocked or richly patterned rugs with neutral interiors for a spot of color and pattern, or enhance vibrant interiors.

Rugs and artwork add color
Rugs and artwork add color (freshome)
Rug and pillows add a touch of color to this white room
Rug and pillows add a touch of color to this white room (architectureartdesign)
Color is highlighted with the rug
Color is highlighted with the rug (homeportfolio)

Design a room or several rooms with one central color.  Choose a color that you love; one that you can see yourself living with comfortably, and design your space around your choice.

Yellow brightens this home
Yellow brightens this home (home-designing)
Fuchsia highlights this colorful room
Fuchsia highlights this colorful room (homedecorthai)

This sunny room uses a variation of the color orange for dimensional appeal.

Lovely shades of orange keep this room bright and cheerful
Lovely shades of orange keep this room bright and cheerful (lushome)
A beautiful red room
A beautiful red room (home-decoratinganddesign.BlogSpot)

See in the home below how the color tones change from room to room.  The plum palette goes from light to dark and is enhanced with orange curtain panels.

Vivid walls and contrasting fabrics provide the wow factor
Vivid walls and contrasting fabrics provide the wow factor (brabbu)

Vibrant turquoise envelops the room below and highlights the patterned sofa.  The chair picks up the fuchsia tones of the sofa fabric, and pops of yellow appear in the pillows and flowers.

Bold walls highlight this bright room
Bold walls highlight this bright room (culturescribe)

The bright yellow is off-set with a neutral sofa and balanced with orange and turquoise accents.

Brightness prevails with walls, furnishings and accents
Brightness prevails with walls, furnishings and accents (apartmenttherapy)

Color can be added to a space with accents in small bursts or as an overall feature of the design.

Splashes of red enliven this space
Splashes of red enliven this space (apartmentlifestyle.net)
Colorful fabric brings vibrancy to this room
Colorful fabric brings vibrancy to this room (jmyersandassociates)

Color can work magic on your interiors.  It is easier than you think to work with color.  If in doubt, limit it to three colors and use a variety of tones.  Can’t make up your mind and just love color?  Experiment and infuse your home with your own unique color personality.  Boost your interiors with color and embrace a vibrant home!

 

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