Hands-down one of the biggest trends in home design right now is the use of color.
In fact, I won’t even call it a trend—using color, even very bold and vibrant colors, can be timeless, if done well.
At the High Point Furniture Market color was everywhere—from what I recently covered with the combination of coral and aqua, to other shades of green and blue, and even more unlikely furniture colors like red and pink.
For some people it can seem like a risk to use a lot of color in their home, or they may prefer a neutral palette, but that doesn’t mean you can’t throw in a whimsical dose of color here and there. If you’re more daring you can utilize bold colors anywhere, including your walls.
Paint Colors for the Adventurous Homeowner
If you’re adventurous and you love the idea of having color throughout your home, I say go for it. With that being said, try to be cohesive with your paint colors.
That doesn’t mean you can only use one paint color in every room, but instead try to have some rhyme or reason—for example, all jewel tones, or all pastel colors. They can represent a variety of shades and colors, but there should be some unity.
Picture from Houseandgarden.co.uk
If you want the pop of a bright wall, but without feeling like it’s too much, consider doing an accent wall.
Small Splashes of Color
If you’re not ready to make the commitment to a bold hue on your walls, you can still infuse color in the form of anything from throw pillows, to pieces of furniture that pull double-duty as a work of art and create conversation in a space.
The room above is very much a neutral color palette, with the exception of a few bright and colorful accessories.
Something like a rug is a good way to include color in a room, yet still give yourself the opportunity to change it out if the mood strikes.
The color palette of this kitchen is soothing, light and airy, but the glossy tangerine table becomes the focal point of the room, without being overwhelming.
If you love the idea of color, but you’re unsure of how you’ll feel once it’s actually in your home, start small with a powder room or small bathroom. Small bathrooms are a great place to experiment, and take more risk than you would in a larger space.