Over the past couple of months, we have seen more and more clients open up to the use of color in their spaces. Don’t get us wrong, we are all about a soothing tone on tone space, but we love seeing the revival and use of color. The beauty of color is one of the many God’s gifts to us and for those who embrace the use of color, this blog post is for you.
Your Inspiration and Tips
So you’ve decided you need more color in your life but you’re not exactly sure how to go about infusing this color into your space. Here are some tips to help you along your color path.
- Select a single color to introduce gradually: You can start with your favorite color for inspiration. Choose whatever color makes you happy and start small. You can begin your color commitment in small increments by adding in bright accessories or throw pillows. If you’re more willing to commit, you can add a piece of furniture or paint a furniture piece your chosen color. Try to choose different tones and hues of your color to make the space cohesive and not look too contrasting.
- Accent Color: If you have a very neutral palette, you can subtly add a single accent color in small, understated ways. For example, you can use a bright orange throw as a stunning pop of color against your neutrals and carry these accents throughout your spaces. Again, if you’re willing to experiment in bigger ways, then you can add a gorgeous accent piece in the selected color.
There are many ways to bring color into your home. From wallpaper to bright accessories, let’s explore how you can add those pops of color.
An easy way to incorporate color into your space is through the vast and wonderful world of wallpaper. You can select from various colors, textures, and prints, giving you many options that best fit your willingness to experiment. Spaces we like to see clients experiment with wallpaper and get outside their comfort zone are in powder bathrooms, wash closets, and laundry rooms. Since these areas tend to be more closed off from the rest of the house, it is an easy space to infuse color. We completely understand if you want to dip your toe to test the waters instead of jumping right in.
Art is another great way to bring in pops of color into your space. Your art style will depend on your personal preference and style you’re attracted to. If your style gravitates more towards mid-century modern or contemporary, a bright abstract might be perfect for you.
Rugs and Runners
Again, depending on your willingness to commit to a color overhaul, rugs might be the perfect inspiring element. Rugs have the ability to completely transform your space and make your look cohesive and this is especially important when it comes to color. Having a rug with your chosen color will ground the color within the space. Runners are also a great option for adding that splash of color. Whether it's your kitchen area or a long hallway, a colorful runner will bring life to an otherwise dead area.
Accessories are the jewelry of interior design. They accent the space to make the whole look complete and finished. If you’re looking to flare up your design with color, bright accessories are an easy way to do it without having to make a huge investment. Whether it be some colorful pottery or a bright accent throw or pillows, it will surely give you the pop you’re looking for.
How you use color within your interior design is all up to personal preference. For some, being around color instills happiness, joy, and brightness and for others, color might make them feel busy, distracted, and cluttered. If you are inspired by color or just simply want to try it out to see how to bring color into your home we would love to help you find the right mix and amount of color to infuse into your space.