BEST WAYS TO INTRODUCE COLOR BACK INTO YOUR DECOR
Remember how we started off the idea of this blog….we said we’d talk about topics of interest to us. We’d mix in questions that come up during our projects. We have the opportunity to work with so many wonderful clients. Lately we are getting similar questions about the use of color. “Is color coming back?” What colors are “in”? “Can I use a little color…I’m tired of gray?” We suspect gray is a tad tired of us too.
Color never left, all colors are in, and yes, designers are experts at showing you how to use any color you can dream up in the very best way for your spaces.
Just for fun, remembering that all design is personal, let’s see if you’d be open to use either of these two colors in your decor if a designer recommended them to you. We will even show you two DIY projects we found on Pinterest so you can get a better look before you decide.
Benjamin Moore Mermaid’s Tail
You’d Most Likely Say, “No Thank You!”
Benjamin Moore Paradise Valley
No…well maybe. Probably not. You’d have to think about this.
What about using both of the colors above together? Are we crazy?!
Nope, how about now?
Simple, classic and just a tiny bit adventurous. We’d meet this designer for a beverage any time in the decor where the Mermaid is most definitely in Paradise!
There are so many ways to use color in ways that can enhance the many neutral palettes that have been trending for a few years. Let’s take a look and some popular wall hues and ways to change then up a bit with color!
BM Storm Cloud Gray
Try adding oversize art pieces with lots of color onto these smokey backgrounds. In lieu of bright white trim and moldings, try an off white creamy hue. Mix metals, finishes and textures. Bring in rich, aged woods with modern glass and brass and sink your toes into lush area rugs.
Try These Colors
BM Gray Owl
Are the soft gray walls too muted after living with them awhile? Ready for a little more interest? Try the addition of strong pattern area rugs in softer pastels with pillows and all kinds of textiles. How interesting is this innovative center table?
Consider These Colors
BM Swiss Coffee
Rooms with walls all painted in the same hues can be ordinary. Take advantage of the light and architecture in a room to create walls of interest with accent colors, and by creating contrast on the other walls. Use unexpected colors as accents in artistic ways.
Consider These Colors
BM Revere Pewter
Many times a color is so popular that it is just that….popular! It works in so many ways and yet do we want our home to look so much like our neighbors? Try adding several shades of your favorite color in pillows and art.
Try These Blues Together
BM French Canvas
There is nothing like adding color with a large piece of upholstered furniture! Add in a secondary bright color and top it all off with black accents.
Don’t Be Afraid Of Color!
Decor of tone on tone white palettes are among some of the most beautiful. Modern, traditional, casual or formal whites both reflect and absorb the light in a room. Let your architecture guide you in choosing colors to add to these classic spaces.
Perhaps These Colors Appeal To You
Thinking of incorporating some color into your decor? Concerned about making a mistake? Not sure where to look for just the right additions? Perhaps a quick virtual design consultation can give you the confidence and resources to work with. Have you explored our Digital Design Packages?