Color is deeply personal. We all have our favorites (mine is fuchsia) and those we despise (green just isn’t my hue).
For some it’s all about beige, and then there are those of us who go wild and paint a whole room blue.
(Yes I am referring to that episode of HGTV Design Star).
Whatever you feel about color, I think we can all agree that its presence or absence determines a lot about an interior. The right color can make a room feel bigger or smaller; sterile or cozy; inviting, comforting or absolutely dreadful. And while bold color on every wall may not be for everyone, there are some simple ways to bring color home and transform your space.
One of the best ways to bring color into a space on a small scale is through accents. Textiles are my favorite way to experiment with a color palette. A bolster or pillow that incorporates two or three favorite shades is the perfect way to test a palette without feeling over-committed. Some of the most beautiful spaces are those that embrace color in small bits by relying on accessories.
Feature walls can also make a colorful statement. Highlight an architectural detail in your space with paint and bring attention to a favorite feature.
Don’t forget about furniture. A yellow sofa is not going overboard, especially in a neutral space that can temper the bright hue.
So, don’t be afraid. Experiment. Try layering some of your favorite shades, through accessories, paint or even furniture. They’re sure to add that special pop to your space.