Make color work for your home interior in surprising ways. There is much to say about color and many ways to bring it into your home. Selecting colors and employing them in your home can seem quite intimidating at first glance. Let’s break it down and explore the many ways to use color in your interiors.
Primary Plus One
If the use of color in your home makes you nervous, start small. Choose a primary color and add a few accents in a different color. You can keep this scheme or gradually add more accents in the same color.
A Pop of Color
If you have a color scheme already in place and you want to add some zip, bring in a piece that contrasts. This pop of color can make a big difference in your room.
Color Under Foot
One quick way to add color to a room is with an area rug. If you don’t want to make a big change, like painting or investing in a new sofa, an area rug can serve you well. Choose one to contrast your current color scheme or use a multi-colored rug as a point of inspiration for throw pillows and accessories to use in the room.
There is nothing quite like art to make a statement and send your imagination soaring with creative ideas with color. Take advantage of paintings and sculptures to be the starting point for making color work for you.
A Softer Palette
If you prefer a softer palette, pastels are a wonderful way to go. Create a space that is calming but never boring with a combination of lighter hues. Add darker shades with accessories such as vases, artwork and pillows. Metallic accents also do wonders to raise the aesthetic quotient of pastels.
Simply Elegant With Shimmer
A great way to make color work for you on a more minimal scale is to use one color with neutrals and add touches of gold or brass. The shimmer adds texture and elegance to a space, while keeping colors to a minimum. You will find a space highlighted with metals to be quite sophisticated.
A Perfect Balance
Creating a perfect balance of two colors makes for a stylish space. Bring together two contrasting colors such as red and blue or two complementary colors such as blue and green. These combinations work equally well in a room and are an easy way to work color into your design.
Mix it Up
If you want to truly make a bold statement with color, mix it up! To make it work, use a palette of complementary colors (purple and pink) and add contrast (green, blue) with a few accessories. For more impact and a lighter feel, keep the wall color subtle.
Surround Yourself in Color
Take a color risk that pays off with positive impact. Paint the walls of a room and keep furnishings and textiles neutral. Add color through accent pieces and accessories. Use touches of black or white to ground the space and offer color “relief”.
Splashes of Color
You can’t go wrong with splashes of color in unexpected places. An accent chair is expected, but a colorful lampshade is not. Floating shelves in various colors can lighten up a wall and give your accessories the spotlight, as can wallpaper or paint on the back of bookshelves.
A neutral background gives you a blank canvas from which to work your color magic. Use colorful pillows, throws and artwork to accentuate a tan sofa. For an open concept home, create a seamless flow of color throughout by using one color against a neutral background. For a contrast to this method, use neutrals to accent a deeply hued wall.
Use Black to Pull Colors Together
Black accents in a colorful interior have the power to ground a space and pull colors together. Black also adds depth, giving the room added dimension.
Make color work for your home interior by experimenting and taking inspiration from artwork, rugs and even the color wheel. By observing contrasting and complementary colors, you can easily decide which colors work best together. Don’t let color intimidate you. Simply take a bold step and embrace the surprising ways that color can enhance your rooms!