While the idea of adding color to your surroundings is enough to make many stout-hearted decorators flee to the comforts of the monochromatic, there are some simples ways to add colors to your decor for subtle soothing effects or even bold statements.
Following are few essential tips from the experts in interior design on how you can produce some colorful home decor in your living spaces.
Use Color Palettes
You will want to select colors with a purpose. While your primary color selection should be a hue you personally feel good about the subsequent colors should complement or contrast with this primary color scheme. For example, if you are fond of blues, wrap your blue families with whites that pronounce their beauty and throw in some bright oranges, coral, grapefruit and tangerines here and there to accentuate the turquoise, cobalt and navy-blues in the environment.
Blue And White Always Works
You just can’t go wrong when selecting one area of the home to grace with that classic, elegant and soothing blue and white combo. This can be as fun and jazzy as jeans and a t-shirt or sophisticated as a navy-blue blazer and a white shirt. It all depends on the specific hues and tones you choose to adopt in your home. The best thing is the way this combo can be carried and transformed into the surrounding rooms of the house.
Pick a Palette and Repeat
While you can feel the liberty of splashing your home and surroundings with every color in the swatch book, you would gain a better effect by choosing a single Palette and work by repeating this over and over. This will have the desired effect when you stand in the central room be it the foyer, living room or hallway and look down into the other areas of the home seeing a well-combined color scheme flowing into each and every area. Otherwise, this same perspective will give you all the colors and tones of a flea market.
Change the Focus
From your set color scheme of choice tones, feel free to accentuate each as needed throughout the home. From your blue and white bases, you can greatly improve the energy and spirits of the dining room with curtains taken from the orange palette. In the bathrooms, the same color scheme can be presented with different percentages for the full color experience.
Balance Colors and Patterns
Just like too many colors can add confusion to a peaceful presentation, too many patterns can also clash. Be sure you strike a delicate balance between your colors and patterns. Sometimes to is easiest to begin by looking over the patterns you’d like before selecting how you will apply the colors to these.
The pointers here should never be considered hard and fast rules. These colorful home decor ideas should be turned on their head to create special exceptions that make new rules. Taking a slow and intuitive approach to your subject is always the best solution.