If you are stumped for decorating ideas, use paintings to inspire your interiors. Take color and style cues from your favorite paintings to create rooms that are not only stylish and chic, but are well balanced and contain a great piece of art. Here are a few examples based on popular paintings to help inspire you.
Starry Night – Vincent Van Gogh: The yellow stands out in this painting against a blue night sky. Create a room that is dominant in saturated blues and accent it with yellow and white. Add in a bit of black for contrast. This painting works well in contemporary rooms or as a wonderful contrast to traditional design style.
The Scream – Edvard Munch: Taking the primary inspiration from the orange of the sky and blue flowing water, the room inspired by this painting is warm, sunny and inviting. The blue is brightened by the orange with yellow and brown accents to pull it all together. This painting blends well in contemporary and traditional spaces.
Water Lilies – Claude Monet: Watery blues and greens mixed with pink and fuchsia make this a winning combination for spring and summer. Fresh and inviting, this room delights. In a contemporary room that is sleek and sophisticated, this painting would play the perfect counterpart.
Misty Mood – Leonid Afremov: The room inspired by this painting is bright and bold, with orange and blue taking the lead. Accents of lighter blue, green and yellow enhance this vibrant, of-the-moment room.
Mona Lisa – Leonardo Da Vinci: Warm cream, brown and shades of subtle green make this room one of calm sophistication, almost as enigmatic as the smile on Mona Lisa’s face.
Girl with Watering Can – Pierre-Auguste Renoir: This room is a fresh and colorful cottage style that plays upon the blue of the girl’s dress and the green of the background, while red pops as the accent.
Girl with Pearl Earring – Johannes Vermeer: Blue combined with a rich, warm golden cast sets the pace for this calm, sophisticated room.
These paintings have been reproduced worldwide in many different forms and are widely appreciated by art lovers, artists and designers. Whether your favorite painting is by one of these great artists or by your kindergartener, art is the perfect inspiration for decorating your interiors.